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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

Wireless Logic sold to boost Jones war chest

Peter Jones, the star of the BBC's Dragons' Den, is looking for a private equity partner to join him to invest up to £500m in a well-known but struggling UK brand.

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Want to feel the noise without being wired for sound? The latest gadgets let you enjoy your music without cluttering your room with cables.

Minister resigns over licence losses

An Indian minister Andimuthu Raja has resigned, amid allegations that his handling of the 2008 sale of licences for mobile phone airwaves resulted in massive losses for the government.

Pulp to re-form for Wireless festival

Britpop band Pulp are reuniting to perform on stage together for the first time in almost 15 years, the former chart stars announced today.

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Gleeson to lead ESPN digital push outside US

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Gadget of the week - Spycopter, £165

Remote-controlled helicopters are nothing new and the average park will often house a 'copter geek playing with their toy chopper. But the Spycopter offers something new – not only is it a sturdy, large-scale model, but it also comes fitted with a wireless video camera which transmits a video feed back to a receiver that can be connected to a USB port on a computer to view what the helicopter is seeing. Want to check on your neighbour's prize cabbages? Fancy seeing what your house looks like from the air? This is the flying machine for you.

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<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/openhouse/2008/10/by-john-rentoul.html">John Rentoul: Gordon's gallows humour</a>

The posh word is dissonance. Several of my colleagues have been mightily impressed that the Prime Minister was able to make a spontaneous quip last night when a mobile rang in the audience for his speech: "I don't know if another bank has fallen..."

Alcatel-Lucent to lose its CEO and chairman

Alcatel-Lucent, the world's biggest fixed-line network provider, is losing its chairman and chief executive after six consecutive quarters of losses.

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