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John Bercow, foreground centre, said that in future ministers should not have control over what the House of Commons debated.

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Speaker flouts convention with public claim that Parliamentary politics is becoming ‘irrelevant’

LG's G2 puts buttons on the back for easy access

New high-end handset will be the first in LG's new premium 'G' range of smartphones

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The HTC One has been a critical success – can its Mini Me version do as well? David Phelan finds out

HTC's Desire 500: a mid-range handset with a quad-core, 1.2GHz processor

Phone also features a 4.3-inch screen and onboard storage expandle up to 64Gb with microSD

Present company excluded: Beyonce and Jay Z at a film screening; Paris and Nicky Hilton at a fashion show; David Furnish and Elton John at 2011's royal wedding

The rise of phubbing - aka phone snubbing

Practice has spawned an online backlash that has gone global

Barack Obama's trade representative has vetoed an import ban on some Apple iPads and older iPhones

Barack Obama overrules Apple import ban

The latest decision in the patent war between Apple and Samsung has overturned the ruling that would ban imports of the iPhone 4 and iPad 2

Moto X: Google's 'always on' phone that offers you Google Glass for cheap

The new handset is trained to recognise its owner's voice and answer queries, make calls and search the web

One in twelve UK adults admit they photograph attractive strangers on public transport, in the park or at the doctor's surgery claims poll

The survey also claims that almost seven million people in the UK have admitted to taking an intimate picture of themselves

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BA in-flight entertainment scales new heights

David Phelan takes flight with the latest entertainment on-board BA

Vibease: 'World’s first wearable smart vibrator' syncs with your iPhone

The Vibease can be controlled remotely from a smartphone or sync with an audio 'fantasy'

Samsung's Galaxy S4 Active isn't child-proof, the warranty says so

Adverts show the phone getting dunked in water but the manual says you'd need to check twenty 'snap points' first

Carsten Schloter felt guilt over not seeing his children enough

Swisscom chief executive Carsten Schloter who committed ‘suicide’ could not stop looking at his smartphone

Stressed by work and life, Swisscom CEO failed to follow advice about switching off

Nokia's Lumia 625: With its 4.7-inch display this is a budget big-screen aimed at first time smartphone buyers

Latest addition to the Lumia range aims to provide a winning multimedia experience though may be hamstrung by a slow processor

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