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Now you can keep up appearances even on the mountain, courtesy of Beauty & The Piste, a massage and beauty therapy company based in Switzerland that will pamper you in the comfort of your hotel or chalet. Go to beautyandthepiste.com.

Mystery Android project takes a swing at the iPhone

An aggressive TV ad campaign from Verizon Wireless in the USA is adding to the support building for a software package from Google that is shaping up to be the most formidable challenge yet to Apple's iPhone.

Essential kit: Gear up for the winter

Going skiing? Check out the latest clothing and gadgets that can help you get ahead on the slopes

Goodbye Moto! Ugly Motorola infighting goes public

It's a white-collar worker's nightmare: giving a presentation that gets you fired.

Google bets on Vodafone’s Magic to break Apple’s spell

With Vodafone on board, Google has high hopes for its attempt on Europe’s mobile market. Nick Clark reports from Barcelona

Comedian fined after smashing fan's mobile

The comedian Lee Hurst told a court yesterday that he smashed the mobile phone of an audience member who he thought was filming his show because he wanted to prevent his jokes being stolen.

Wireless chargers: no more cables?

The more gadgets we have, the crazier the tangle of chargers we collect. Rhodri Marsden asks why we're trapped in a tyranny of cables, and discovers wireless technology that could finally set us free

The Ten Best Home Telephones

Keep in touch with friends and family with one of these wonderful phones

Financial Services Authority arrests eight in dawn raid on alleged insider trading ring

The financial Services Authority carried out a series of dawn raids yesterday, which resulted in eight arrests relating to an alleged insider dealing ring. In a separate move as it intensifies its crackdown on market abuse, the UK watchdog charged two men with insider dealing.

Former Cazenove trader in court

A former senior trader at the stockbroking firm Cazenove has appeared in court, becoming only the second case of City workers facing criminal prosecution by the Financial Services Authority.

Lovebox London Weekender, Victoria Park, London

The Lovebox London Weekender is festival-lite for those not attending bigger bashes or the more ambitious Latitude in Suffolk, with which it clashes. If you can get over the stench of a village fête, and swaying to Groove Armada on a Saturday afternoon does not squash your soul, then look no further.

iPhone gets faster and sexier – but will UK pay more?

Apple is to sell a new version of its iPhone with faster internet connection speeds and new applications for about £100, slashing the price of the gadget by more than a third.

Motorola to spin off mobile division

Motorola is spinning off its loss-making mobile phone division in a move calculated to appease fractious shareholders.

Motorola to consider selling handsets unit

Motorola last night caved in to a shareholder rebellion and promised that it would consider selling its famous mobile handsets division.

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