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UK sales for 2013 surge to $5.6bn, bringing its corporation tax arrangements back into the spotlight

The Google campus at its headquarters in Mountain View, California

Lenovo jumps to the top table with $2.9bn Motorola purchase from Google

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

North Korean gulags are attracting reviews on Google Maps

Chongjin camp gets 2.8 user rating

Google Glass: Prescription frames introduced to prep the technology for primetime

The technology may not be available yet in the UK, but Google are keen to normalise Glass - launching a new range of stylish, all-titanium frames

Google buys UK artificial intelligence start-up DeepMind for £400m

London-based company focused on “cutting edge artificial intelligence" could supply the brains for Google's burgeoning robotics division

Facebook hits back - predicts Princeton won't exist by 2021 using 'scholarly scholarliness'

Princeton scholars predicted the social network's demise - a Facebok data engineer used the same "robust methodology" to forecast Princeton's doom

Five bedroom new flat for sale, Penthouse B The Atrium, 127-131 Park Road, London NW8. On with Aston Chase at
£9,750,000

Property news roundup: Using Google Glass to sell properties

Plus, househunter numbers up, house supply down, and latest mortgage figures

Google removes Chrome extensions for injecting ads

Decision by the search giant has highlighted a practice of marketers buying software in order to take advantage of their user base

Amazon plans to ship customers' packages before they even order them

A patent filed by the e-commerce giant last December reveals the plan for 'anticipatory shipping' - using big data to predict what customers will buy

More Brits signing up for British Gas 'smart' heating app as Google enters the field

Hive Active Heating combines a smartphone app with a connected thermostat to let customers control their heating on the go

California woman ticketed for wearing Google Glass while driving to appear in court

Case raises questions about use of wearable technology in everyday life

Google to be tried in the UK: High Court upholds British claimants' 'secret tracking' case

The search giant had originally claimed that it should be tried in the US

Yahoo boss Marissa Mayer fires number two Henrique de Castro

Decision comes just 15 months after she poached him from rival Google

Google launches Chome 32: Here's a run-down of what's new in the search engine's browser

New ways to track tabs, webcam-incidators and a new look for Windows 8

Lucky escape for Sydney passengers as metal bar is driven through carriage floor after train derails

Fire officers say no serious injuries have been reported

Google changes YouTube comments once more - receives a mixed response

New comment system makes it easier to remove comments, flag them as spam, or reply underneath the video

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Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone
Amazon is buying Twitch for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?

What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
Tip-tapping typewriters, ripe pongs and slides in the office: Bosses are inventing surprising ways of making us work harder

How bosses are making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff
Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records

Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

As the resurgence in vinyl records continues, manufacturers and their outdated machinery are struggling to keep up with the demand
Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

A tale of two writers

Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all?

Should pupils get a lie in?

Doctors want a later start to the school day so that pupils can sleep later. Not because teenagers are lazy, explains Simon Usborne - it's all down to their circadian rhythms
Prepare for Jewish jokes – as Jewish comedians get their own festival

Prepare for Jewish jokes...

... as Jewish comedians get their own festival
SJ Watson: 'I still can't quite believe that Before I Go to Sleep started in my head'

A dream come true for SJ Watson

Watson was working part time in the NHS when his debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, became a bestseller. Now it's a Hollywood movie, too. Here he recalls the whirlwind journey from children’s ward to A-list film set
10 best cycling bags for commuters

10 best cycling bags for commuters

Gear up for next week’s National Cycle to Work day with one of these practical backpacks and messenger bags
Paul Scholes: Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United

Paul Scholes column

Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United
Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo music review: A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it

Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it
Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?