A generation has grown up never having had the pleasure of a crystal clear line.

Technology, we generally accept, improves and advances the quality of life. “Vorsprung durch Technik” (advancement through technology), as our frie(...)

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi flip their LA mansion and make a $15 million profit. Photograph: Los Angeles Times /Spencer Weiner

There’s nothing like a good house flip to pique the interest of property watchers. But throw in a big name and you’ve hit the mother lode. Even in Los(...)

This big: James Hetfield

Metallica will open their headlining slot at the Glastonbury festival in two weeks’ time with a cover of Oasis’s Wonderwall. It’s a neat move, repl(...)

Lloyds Online Doctor team (from left) Dr Christina Hennessey, Dr Tatjana Street, Stephen Bourke,  managing director  of Lloyds Online Doctor Ireland, Dr Tom Brett and Dr Gigi Taguri

The internet has radically changed the old music industry model, arguably for the better. Likewise, traditional print media has begrudgingly reinvente(...)

WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum (back left) is pictured during a reunion of his old security group, w00w000 in San Francisco, California. Photograph:   Suzan Song/Handout via Reuters

A few days after selling WhatsApp to Facebook for $19 billion, Jan Koum stepped into a suite at the St Regis Hotel in San Francisco to celebrate wi(...)

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek announces that the online streaming music service will expand to 20 new markets around the world and that it has worked out a deal with Led Zeppelin. photograph: spencer platt/getty images

When Spotify, the digital music company of the moment, announced this week an exclusive deal with Led Zeppelin and free access on mobile devices, it a(...)

Did US president Barack Obama really not know about the NSA monitoring of world leaders’ phones? And if he didn’t know, what is the point of snooping on allies, such as Germany’s Angela Merkel? Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Democrats and Republicans in the US having similar opinions? Yes, it has come to this. Thanks to the latest batch of revelations about the National Se(...)

Avenged Sevenfold’s latest begins with the creepy sound of church bells and rain falling reminiscent of Black Sabbath, and an orchestral section that (...)

Five years ago, in July 2008, who would have predicted the precipitous decline of the PC business? For the previous year, industry analyst Gartner rep(...)

Biological clock: since the furore over Baby Hunger, we have tried to build lives, careers and relationships, with a great big ‘35’ flashing in neon over our heads

I had my feet up in stirrups when I heard the news that would change my life. It was two weeks before Christmas in 2005, and I was in my gynaecologist(...)