Life and Style Sony's Xperia Z1 Compact takes strong design and makes it smaller

Our technology expert reflects on this year’s Consumer Electronics Show

A cheap and easy drive

hardware review; A user's guide to joining the world of the CD-Rom

A HUNDRED MILES ON THE TROT

Dylan Winter has travelled the length and breadth of Britain with his mare, Molly. Now, at 17, she is getting old. This year's sentimental journey along the Ridgeway footpath may have been their last together

SPORT ON TELEVISION

ON YOUR MARKS... WIN A PANASONIC TV FOR THE OLYMPICS

... and in the People's Republic, bag your cement

Popularity of draw prompts instant experiment

Small businesses less confident

Small businesses less confident

Take a right, said the dashboard

One day, your car will tell you the way to the nearest pub.

TRIED & TESTED: SOUND THE ALARM

The clock radio is one of the great gadgets of our time. But how to pick a good one? Our panel sampled five

IN BRIEF: Lloyd's post goes to Powell

Lloyd's post goes to Powell

And the best of British to you, too

Her mission: to boost the economy by buying British. Her problem: what's British? By Serena Mackesy

R E V I E W

One of Europe's largest computer companies has launched an IT package designed to transform the lives of panicky technophobes.

Crossed lines in the single market

Despite DTI attempts to simplify standards on phones, faxes and modems, confusion reigns, says Stephen Pritchard

OFT launches inquiry into electrical goods

BY NIGEL COPE

GA chief's pay rises by a third

GA chief's pay rises by a third

Update: All the fax on demand

Taking a leaf out of Intuit's book, the fax software house Delrina is trying to make money not just from programs, but also from value-added services. The firm has launched an information service for users of Winfax Pro 4.0. For the price of a pre mium-rate phone call, customers can receive news, weather reports, sports results, crosswords and prices of second-hand cars from Exchange and Mart. Existing customers can download the software from 0181-207 1301; the company's phone number is 0181-207 3

Travelling light with a notebook and CD-rom

The age of the multimedia portable computer is here. The latest breed of notebook computers come with built-in speakers, microphone and stereo sound capabilities - and many offer add-on CD-rom drives as an option.
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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links