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The Vita has been dogged by slow sales and a crumbling market. The rebooted version might tie in with the PS4, but can it convince consumers?

Windows Phone posts highest ever European market share

Microsoft's mobile platform finally starting to gain traction, with a double digit market share in both France and the UK

US shoppers prefer PS4 to Xbox One

Console war continues to rage back and forth but Sony might have the advantage in the US

Questions of Cash: Curry's kept me out of the picture over my faulty camera complaint

Q. I bought a Sony Alpha A58 camera on 29 August from Curry's. On 8 September while using the camera, the built-in flash malfunctioned. It seemed that a part of the plastic mechanism inside had sheared off. The built-in flash worked correctly up to that point, although I did notice that once or twice it seemed to "catch" when I closed it. This time something more drastic happened and it could not be closed at all.

The 10 Best pet gadgets

From drinking bowls to collar-attached cameras and useful apps, we look at the best ways to care for your dog and cat

PC gaming to hit your front room with Steam OS

Valve makes huge pitch for the big(ger) screen with a new Linux-based OS

Sony's Smart Stick is an unlikely competitor to Google's Chrome Cast

Another streaming dongle to make your TV ultra-smart, but with limited compatibility and a hefty price-tag it won't be for everyone

Sony's PS4 companion app will rival Microsoft's SmartGlass; launches with PS4 in November

New software will turn Android and iOS tablets and smartphones into a second screen experience for the console

Sony Computer Entertainment make the Playstation consoles

Sony predicting 5 million PS4s sold by March 2014

Ambitious sales target would be a 40 per cent increase on the PS3

Sony Computer Entertainment make the Playstation consoles

Sony predicting 5 million PS4s sold by March 2014

Ambitious sales target would be a 40 per cent increase on the PS3

Roy Hodgson, right, and Gary Neville before the 0-0 draw in Kiev

Comment: Why does it take several foreigners like Rafa Benitez and Mauricio Pochettino to speak up for England's ability?

The Way I See It: It fell to the foreign legion to remind us that the source material is there

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia President Hiroshi Kawano with the new PlayStation Vita

Sony unveils new PS Vita 2000 at Tokyo Game Show

Console will go on sale in Japan on 10 October

£349 console will be available in the UK in November

PS4: Sony 'struggling' to meet high demand for new console

£349 console will be available in the UK in November

Consumer Rights: Internships – useful work experience or unpaid labour?

Some employers ignore or bend the rules to exploit young people trying to enter a profession
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The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

The male exhibits strange behaviour

A new study shows that birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends...
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Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

Noël Coward parties into the night, Alan Clark bemoans the cost of servants, Evelyn Waugh ponders his drinking…
From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

The great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore: A prodigal daughter has a breakthrough

A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

The story was published earlier this month in 'Poor Souls' Light: Seven Curious Tales'
Marian Keyes: The author on her pre-approved Christmas, true love's parking implications and living in the moment

Marian Keyes

The author on her pre-approved Christmas, true love's parking implications and living in the moment
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef creates an Italian-inspired fish feast for Christmas Eve

Bill Granger's Christmas Eve fish feast

Bill's Italian friends introduced him to the Roman Catholic custom of a lavish fish supper on Christmas Eve. Here, he gives the tradition his own spin…
Liverpool vs Arsenal: Brendan Rodgers is fighting for his reputation

Rodgers fights for his reputation

Liverpool manager tries to stay on his feet despite waves of criticism
Amir Khan: 'The Taliban can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'

Amir Khan attacks the Taliban

'They can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'
Michael Calvin: Sepp Blatter is my man of the year in sport. Bring on 2015, quick

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Sepp Blatter is my man of the year in sport. Bring on 2015, quick