Life and Style The Google campus at its headquarters in Mountain View, California

The suprise sale allows Google to drop a struggling part of their business and lets Lenovo leapfrog their way to third place in smartphone sales

Apple tackles Woolworths over logo

Technology giant Apple has mounted a legal challenge against retailer Woolworths over its corporate logo claiming it is too similar to its own trademark.

This symbol isn't a trademark!

In the words of the great Bard: "Oh no!" (sonnet 116). An exclamation mark cannot be registered as an EU trademark, the German clothing and perfume company Joop! learnt yesterday.

Microsoft asks court to hold off on Word ban

Microsoft is asking the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to allow it to keep selling Word software as it fights an unfavourable patent ruling.

Accident (12A)

Restored as part of the Joseph Losey retrospective at the British Film Institute, this 1967 drama of betrayal during a languid Oxford summer has a mighty – and a mighty baffling – reputation.

Wallace & Gromit: A World of Cracking Ideas

The inventions in Nick Park's films are as memorable as the characters. John Walsh sees science and Plasticine in perfect harmony

GSK to share patents to aid disease fight

Europe's biggest pharmaceuticals group, GlaxoSmithKline, said yesterday that it will share as many as 800 patents it holds in an attempt to find cures for rare diseases.

Album: Nyman, Eight Lust Songs – Marie Angel et al, (MNR)

It's not often that you see a parental advisory sticker on a classical CD, but unless your children are fluent in Renaissance Italian, Michael Nyman's 2007 settings of Pietro Aretino's sonnets are unlikely to corrupt.

Russian businessman tries to trademark ;-)

A Russian news agency says patent authorities deny a businessman's claim that he has trademarked a symbol used widely in email, text and instant messages.

Album: Cat Power, Dark End of the Street EP, (Matador)

'Dark End of the Street' is a six-track EP of cover versions which didn't fit on to this year's 'Jukebox', recorded in Cat Power's trademark lugubrious style.

Threat to breast cancer testing after controversial patent ruling

Warning that American company's victory could make procedure more expensive

Don't want .com? Alternatives could cost you $340,000

The internet's key oversight agency issued preliminary guidelines for the introduction of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of alternatives to ".com" in the first sweeping changes to the network's 25-year-old address system.

<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/09/todd-lynn.html" target="_blank">London Fashion Week: Todd Lynn</a>

Todd Lynn impressed again with his sharp tailoring and eye for subtle detail, re-invigorating his trademark style with quirky extras

Teva to create generic drug giant in $7.5bn Barr buyout

The increase in merger deals involving generic drug companies has continued apace after Israel's Teva Pharmaceuticals announced it was buying its American rival Barr, the fourth-biggest group in the sector, for $7.5bn (£3.75bn).

Biotech giants demand a high price for saving the planet

Companies accused of 'profiteering' as they attempt to patent crop genes

Album: Mariah Carey, E=MC2 (Def Jam)

With her trademark trills and mirror-shattering birdsong, you could almost believe nothing's changed in Mariah's world. But the days when she was a top-ranking superstar are in the past.

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

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
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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?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

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A cup of tea is every worker's right

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Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
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Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
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Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

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Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
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Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London