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Manchester United v Chelsea to be 3DTV launch game

Sky has confirmed it will launch Europe's first 3D television channel with coverage of the Barclays Premier League clash between Manchester United and Chelsea on April 3.

Storrie blamed for Pompey crisis

Portsmouth's administrator Andrew Andronikou claims the former chief executive Peter Storrie must bear part of the blame for the economic problems that has engulfed the club. Andronikou was speaking after the Premier League confirmed a nine-point deduction as a sanction for Portsmouth going into administration, action that should guarantee relegation.

Olympus eyes 20 per cent share in high-end digicams

Japanese group Olympus Corp is aiming for its small, lightweight models to have 20 per cent of the high-end digital camera market in three years, up from 5 per cent now, its president said.

3D TV: The shape of things to come...

From sport to soaps, its disciples believe it will revolutionise the way we watch. But is 3D TV really a giant leap forward in entertainment – or could it be an expensive flop? David McNeill reports

Sky breaks new ground with Rooney and Fabregas in 3D

Arsenal's Premier League match against Manchester United on Sunday may well have a crucial bearing on the outcome of the title race, and it will also mark a first for TV broadcasting.

Skype to offer HD video calling on some TVs

Skype says its voice and video calling technology will be embedded in upcoming high-definition televisions with internet capabilities.

The future starts here

2010. It sounds so futuristic, doesn’t it? And given the torrent of hi-tech tricks coming our way this year, it looks like we’ll be playing with the toys of tomorrow today (well, some time in the next 12 months at least...) Motioncontrol will finally be at our fingertips, whatever console we use.

Mike Higgins: The telly is not a bit of kit, it's a a family friend

I can't even see the screen, so what point hi-techery?

Panasonic buys Sanyo, making tech trade giant

Panasonic says it has taken majority control of Sanyo, officially forming one of the world's largest electronics makers.

Panasonic takes control of Sanyo as it turns to green technology

Panasonic has secured a controlling stake in Sanyo, its Japanese rival, strengthening its position in the growing market for environmentally friendly technologies.

Calling for Great Britons

If you think you’ve got what it takes to be the best and you dream of visiting a place that could change your career, you could be a British Airways Great Briton

Sony and Panasonic face brighter future

Sony and Panasonic signalled the worst may be over for the world's two largest consumer electronics makers as they raised their full-year outlooks yesterday, helped by cost cuts.

What does 'heart' mean to you? Enter our photo competition

They are usually associated with the cheesy cards, stuffed toys and foil-wrapped chocolate lollies of Valentine's Day. But red hearts are taking on a new significance with the launch of the "Red Heart" digital photo competition, in aid of the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Behind enemy lines: Toshiba to join rival Blu-ray camp

Having lost the video format war, Toshiba said it will make Blu-ray disc products and plans to join the once-rival camp, the Blu-ray Disc Association.

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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: ‘We give them hope. They come to us when no one else can help’

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Meet the charity giving homeless veterans hope – and who they turn to when no one else can help
Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

Just what you need on a New Year hangover...

Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
Cuba set to stage its first US musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

Claire Allfree finds out if the new production of Rent will hit the right note in Havana
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

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I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

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Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

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The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
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Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

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