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A challenge to the 2010 Order by ISP Verizon will allow ISPs to create a 'two tier' system which charges more for high-bandwidth activities online

Apple holds annual meeting as stock seeks catalyst

Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs will hold his annual face-to-face meeting with shareholders on Thursday, and there will be no shortage of questions for a company famously stingy with information.

Google to build high-speed Internet network

Google plans to build a super-fast Internet network for up to half a million people, a project that could pressure telecommunications companies to loosen their control of Web access in the United States.

Quick off the mark: Google's network plan

Google surprised the market yesterday by announcing it was to roll out an ultra high-speed broadband network to households in the US.

Buzz builds for Apple's tablet launch

Few events can steal the thunder from an Apple quarterly earnings day - an Apple product launch is one of them.

Basketball: Bullets over the court

The revelation that one of the NBA's star players brought guns into his team's changing room has exposed the uncomfortable links between the sport and gang culture

Hot gadgets at CES: wireless charging, iPhone TV, 3D colour printing

At the International Consumer Electronics Show last week, 3D television, electronic readers and little laptops captured much of the attention.

NBA All Star suspended for gun incident

Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas was suspended without pay by NBA commissioner David Stern on Wednesday for behavior that made him "not currently fit to take the court."

Motorola to sell 'inside-out' phone

Motorola said it will sell a new "inside-out" Android flip-phone with a keyboard and display on the outside, and is considering joining the latest craze for tablet computing devices.

Wireless industry in flux as Google steps in

The smoke has finally cleared on Google Inc's highly anticipated Nexus One smartphone, but the ramifications of the Internet company's new role as a mobile phone vendor are still hazy.

Google launches 'superphone'

Google launched its first branded "superphone" named Nexus One tonight.

Outage cripples BlackBerry Americas network

North and South American users of Research in Motion Ltd's BlackBerry smartphone suffered widespread delays in message services yesterday, just a week after another outage struck the popular corporate network.

Google chases mobile web dominance with smartphone test

Google is determined to gain more influence over how the web is used on mobile phones, even if the next step in the quest tramples some of the relationships forged during its two-year expansion into the wireless industry.

Abe Pollin

Abe Pollin, who died on 24 November aged 85, was the owner of the Washington Wizards basketball team. Pollin (pictured right with the NBA championship trophy in 1978) was the NBA's longest-standing owner, who stood out as someone who ran his teams like a family business. He bemoaned the excessive salaries encouraged by the free agency system and said it would have been difficult for him to keep the Wizards if it were not for the NBA's salary cap.

The Week Ahead: Vodafone set for UK iPhone announcement

The mobile phone giant Vodafone dials up half-year results tomorrow and investors will closely examine comments by its chief executive, Vittorio Colao, about key regions, notably the US. Analysts at UBS expect growth at Verizon Wireless, Vodafone's US business, to have slowed in the second quarter. UBS noted speculation that rival T-Mobile might be poised to "make some aggressive moves on price".

Phone review: Motorola gets smart with new Droid

Since its debut in 2007, millions of people have gravitated toward Apple's iPhone, wooed by its sleek hardware, simple user interface and abundance of applications.

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Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

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For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album
Hugh Bonneville & Peter James: 'Peter loves his classic cars; I've always pootled along fine with a Mini Metro. I think I lack his panache'

How We Met: Hugh Bonneville & Peter James

'Peter loves his classic cars; I've always pootled along fine with a Mini Metro. I think I lack his panache'
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Bill Granger's heavenly crab recipes

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Radamel Falcao: How faith and love drive the Colombian to glory

Radamel Falcao: How faith and love drive the Colombian to glory

After a remarkable conversion from reckless defender to prolific striker, Monaco's ace says he wants to make his loan deal at Old Trafford permanent
Terry Venables: Premier League managers must not be allowed to dictate who plays and who does not play for England

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Premier League managers must not be allowed to dictate who plays and who does not play for England
The Inside Word: Brendan Rodgers looks to the future while Roy Hodgson is ghost of seasons past

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Brendan Rodgers looks to the future while Roy Hodgson is ghost of seasons past