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Outlook A two-footed tackle from behind in football is an aggressive and stupid play because it's liable to leave your team with 10 men. You'd think Mike Ashley would understand that, owning a football team and a sports retailer as he does. But apparently not.

Compromised: The Surface Pro 2 from Microsoft

A week with: The Surface Pro 2

Microsoft comes so close in the search for a perfect hybrid

Google offers free Microsoft Office editor for phones and tablets (Microsoft doesn't)

The Quickoffice app allows you to edit Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and Powerpoint presentations on the move

Jim Armitage: Cracking the code is the way to business success

Outlook A footnote from a meeting with Wonga's chief executive earlier this week. I know, I know: to many readers, Errol Damelin is the epitomy of all that's wrong with British capitalism. But when it comes to tech, the veteran of three different start-up firms knows his stuff.

Toshiba bets on Windows 8.1 for success with new laptops and tablets

A trio of mid-range devices from Toshiba include an 8-inch tablet, a 13-inch laptop/tablet hybrid, and a small laptop.

Office for iOS: Apple and Microsoft join up

New app allows Office 365 subscribers to edit Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents on iPhones

The 10 Best sports earphones

Whether you’re hitting the gym to the Boss you or pounding the pavements to J-Lo, we’ve got the perfect pair for the job.

Tess Daly speaks at the UK Launch for Microsoft Office 365

A rival to Google Drive? Microsoft launches online version of its Office software

Microsoft today launched an online version of its flagship Office software to rival “cloud” storage systems such as Google Drive.

Some smokers will have to puff away in their own time

The trials and tribulations of January exam season

The local Tesco is all out of Red Bull, strawberry laces and instant coffee. There’s a queue at the library help desk (this has never happened), and Facebook is nearing breakdown with a spike of activity. Welcome, exam season.

The 10 Best headphones

If you’re looking for cool, Seventies retro, earpads as comfy as old cushions or cans that keep your music private, this selection has it all...

Unseated: Danny Baker, sacked by the BBC, laid into his employers on air

The joyous power of bawling out the boss

Bureaucrats may try to control our working lives, but as Danny Baker dramatically showed, employees can find ways of striking back

DVD: Parade's End (15)

"He's making corrections in the Encyclopaedia Britannica," wails Rebecca Hall's spiteful Sylvia to her cerebral, cuckolded husband, Christopher Tietjens (Benedict Cumberbatch, in Ed Stoppard's adaptation of Ford Madox Ford's Edwardian drama.

Fred Evans enjoyed an easy win over Algeria’s Ilyas Abbadi

Boxing: Evans sets up revenge match with Lithuanian

It was the finest and rarest of nights at the Olympic boxing last night with wins for Fred Evans and Josh Taylor in two contrasting bouts that once again helped create a staggering atmosphere here.

How to beat the London traffic: take to the air

Cable cars were tested on the new link across the Thames in London yesterday.

GCSEs 2011 - Cumulative percentages of UK subject results by grade and by gender (Excel)

Provisional GCSE (Full Course) Results (All UK Candidates)

Dave Gorman's PowerPoint Presentation, Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

No matter that he has changed direction a few times, a Dave Gorman audience will always be an expectant one, preparing to be, well, googlewhacked – bowled over by some nifty questing and bamboozled by layers of seemingly inconsequential knowledge that build up to a rewarding climax.

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Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn