Ice cream has fashion licked on high street

The boss of Next has been saying for some time that fashion has fallen out of, well, fashion with shoppers in Britain and there are fresh numbers to back up Lord Wolfson of Aspley Guise’s theory. Continue reading

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Playing dress up, Japanese style

Japan isn’t weird. Spending hundreds of thousands of yen transforming yourself into the human equivalent of a computer-game character, a manga villain or pink kitten bent on world domination isn’t really so different from tying bells to your legs, putting on a straw boater and irritating drinkers in pubs. Continue reading

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Botanic’s popular light show switched to new festive event

An award-winning night-time sound and light show at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh has been replaced by a new event after three years. Continue reading

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Galaxy Note 7 burns £1.9bn hole in Samsung profits

Samsung has slashed its estimate for quarterly profits by £1.9 billion after scrapping the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. Continue reading

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Can bunnies help Samsung bounce back?

I have seen the future and it has bunny ears. Yes folks, the younger generation’s obsession with adding animal parts to selfies isn’t going away any time soon, judging by Samsung’s new smartphone. Continue reading

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Smartphones blamed for rise in child road deaths

The number of children killed or seriously injured on Britain’s roads has jumped by more than a fifth in the past year, and experts say that youngsters are so preoccupied with their phones they are risking their lives when they cross the road. Continue reading

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Take a peek at what’s on my laptop

Find out what our business travel editor has been downloading to make life easier on the road Continue reading

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Test bench: Antivirus software for PCs and laptops

Online ne’er-do-wells are a constant threat to not only your computer but also your personal information. We assess four ways to keep them at bay Continue reading

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How the laptop warriors can bring down a power station

cyberweapon looks nothing like a gun or a tank but it can be just as deadly. Continue reading

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Swap your old gadgets for store vouchers to cut waste

Millions of old mobile phones and computers gathering dust in cupboards are to be put to good use under the government’s first nationwide instant trade-in service for electronic gadgets. Continue reading

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