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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.

The 10 best wireless speakers

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.

The ten best mobile phones

Whether you're in the market for the bells and whistles of the iPhone, want music on the go, or simply need to make a few calls, there's a handset here that's perfect for you

Gleeson to lead ESPN digital push outside US

ESPN is looking to extend its digital operations after it promoted Tom Gleeson, a former head of Wisden Group, to oversee plans for growth outside the US. Mr Gleeson heads the sports broadcaster's digital operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. His role will be expanded to direct the internet, mobile and broadband businesses of the group outside America. The group is especially keen to boost its mobile sites.

The Ten Best Bluetooth Headsets

Smart and smarter: how to bring down bills

Despite recent price reductions, we still pay a fortune for our gas and electricity. Chiara Cavaglieri looks at the technological developments that can save us money

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.

Games Review: Family Trainer

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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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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
The 10 best smartphone accessories

Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

Try these add-ons for everything from secret charging to making sure you never lose your keys again
Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

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Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
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
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

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?