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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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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
The 10 best smartphone accessories

Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

Try these add-ons for everything from secret charging to making sure you never lose your keys again
Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

Liverpool v Real Madrid

Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?