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Murdoch's rival in space

As the satellite-phone star wars hot up, Peter Koenig meets the man who's set to play Han Solo to the BSkyB boss's Darth Vader: Profile; Olof Lundberg

Technology '98: The ultimate fashion accessory of the season, Gucci or Motorola?

Smaller, lighter, smarter: according to the mobile phone industry, this is the future of mobile communications.

In the courts: Firm dismayed as jury rejects phone patent lawsuit

A British company is to appeal against the rejection by a US jury of a $180m lawsuit over mobile phone technology. Steve Boggan reports on a case that highlights the vagaries of a legal system.

Help always at handbag: a mobile is a girl's best friend

Stylish, fits in the palm, keeps you in touch with mum - the phone's future is female.

Kill off the clones and go it alone

Steve Jobs has embarked on a high-risk strategy to regain Apple Computer's market share. But by pulling the plug on clone-makers, he could end up alienating the Mac faithful.

`Bank in a phone' 18 months away

Hate queuing at cashpoints? Worried about carrying cash around? Logica, the fast-growing computer services company, thinks it has the answer. Logica is teaming up with Cellnet, the mobile phone operator, and Motorola, which makes handsets and smart card circuits, to develop a "mobile wallet".

Roll out the invention machine

Hugh Aldersey-Williams on a radical approach to innovation, born in a Soviet patent office

Mobile phones go global

You may not have Net access, but speaking to anyone from anywhere on earth will soon be possible, writes Steve Homer

Page me (but you'll pay for it)

The pager industry is booming, but it could do even better if sending a message were not so expensive. The telecoms regulator should be looking at the high hidden costs of the `caller pays' system, writes Steve Homer

Apple's esprit de core

Laying aside their rivalry, Microsoft has taken a bite of Apple. Is the future sweet as pie? asks Cliff Joseph

Investment Column: Market ready to forgive Filtronic

Filtronic Comtek, a maker of hi-tech parts for mobile telephones, well illustrates the dangers of investing in small companies. After a storming first year on the stock market, the company's heavy reliance on one customer, namely Motorola of the US, sent the company and its shares into a flat spin.

Skipper who was just too professional

Andy Rice finds the secret of Group 4's success is as good as Golding

Golf: The Open: Marshals uphold Tiger lore

Paul Trow examines Troon's plans to cope with the wonder boy's fans

Cycling: Joanne's poignant journey

A small party of cyclists will trail up the windswept upper slopes of Mont Ventoux today clad in the coveted yellow jerseys of the leader of the Tour de France. They will be no different from any of the other groups who traditionally pit will and stamina against Provence's most famous mountain except that their mission will have a more poignant purpose.
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Refugee crisis: David Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia - will he do the same honour for little Aylan Kurdi?

Cameron lowered the flag for the dead king of Saudi Arabia...

But will he do the same honour for little Aylan Kurdi, asks Robert Fisk
Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

Our leaders lack courage in this refugee crisis. We are shamed by our European neighbours

Humanity must be at the heart of politics, says Jeremy Corbyn
Joe Biden's 'tease tour': Could the US Vice-President be testing the water for a presidential run?

Joe Biden's 'tease tour'

Could the US Vice-President be testing the water for a presidential run?
Britain's 24-hour culture: With the 'leisured society' a distant dream we're working longer and less regular hours than ever

Britain's 24-hour culture

With the 'leisured society' a distant dream we're working longer and less regular hours than ever
Diplomacy board game: Treachery is the way to win - which makes it just like the real thing

The addictive nature of Diplomacy

Bullying, betrayal, aggression – it may be just a board game, but the family that plays Diplomacy may never look at each other in the same way again
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Fashion: Ooh, Lady Chatterley!

Take inspiration from DH Lawrence's racy tome with equally racy underwear
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Charlie Austin: Queens Park Rangers striker says ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

Charlie Austin: ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

After hitting 18 goals in the Premier League last season, the QPR striker was the great non-deal of transfer deadline day. But he says he'd preferred another shot at promotion
Isis profits from destruction of antiquities by selling relics to dealers - and then blowing up the buildings they come from to conceal the evidence of looting

How Isis profits from destruction of antiquities

Robert Fisk on the terrorist group's manipulation of the market to increase the price of artefacts
Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

'If we lose touch we’ll end up with two decades of the Tories'

In an exclusive interview, Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea
Tunisia fears its Arab Spring could be reversed as the new regime becomes as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor

The Arab Spring reversed

Tunisian protesters fear that a new law will whitewash corrupt businessmen and officials, but they are finding that the new regime is becoming as intolerant of dissent as its predecessor
King Arthur: Legendary figure was real and lived most of his life in Strathclyde, academic claims

Academic claims King Arthur was real - and reveals where he lived

Dr Andrew Breeze says the legendary figure did exist – but was a general, not a king
Who is Oliver Bonas and how has he captured middle-class hearts?

Who is Oliver Bonas?

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Earth has 'lost more than half its trees' since humans first started cutting them down

Axe-wielding Man fells half the world’s trees – leaving us just 422 each

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60 years of Scalextric: Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones

60 years of Scalextric

Model cars are now stuffed with as much tech as real ones