There is a small but busy market for ’dumb’ phones that are simple and cheap at a time when smartphones are becoming ever more complex and expensive. (Photograph: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters)

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President of Samsung Electronics America Tim Baxter with the Samsung SmartThings Extend. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

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Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai criticised the recent hacking of Sony Pictures. Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

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A grasshopper burger: the UN has been encouraging the use of insects in food, highlighting their nutritional value and affordability. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty

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Top shot of two rows of pagganger seats. Aircraft interior in business class.

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Customers line up in front of an Apple Store to purchase the new iPhone 6 in San Francisco. photograph: justin sullivan/getty images

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Blaine Callard: dumped those annoying “Go Harvey, Goooo!” radio ads

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 Travellers watch the World Cup on a giant screen in the main hall of the central railway station in Rotterdam, Netherlands. How big a screen can you fit into your living room? Photograph: EPA/Lex van Lieshout

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Joe Stinziano, executive vice-president of Samsung Electronics America, introduces a 105-inch, curved ultra-high-definition (UHD) television during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January. photograph: steve marcus/reuters

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