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Miggo's Pictar One turns your iPhone into a traditional camera

Smartphone makers now fit high-quality cameras into their ultra-thin devices, leading some people to use their mobiles for professional photo and video shoots in preference to purpose-built DSLRs.  But while phone cameras have become more complex, the de

today, 16:24 in Auto
 

Wahhabism: What is it and why does it matter?

It's been called a "deadly scripture", the inspiration for Islamic State and "the main source of global terrorism". But what exactly is Wahhabism and why is it so controversial?  A return to a "purer" form of Islam...

today, 01:26 in Auto
 

BT to scrap half of phone boxes after 90% drop in usage

Phone boxes are set to take another step towards obsoletion as BT announced plans to scrap half of the UK's 40,000 remaining public telephone booths because of a 90 per cent drop in usage over the past decade. The rise of mobile phones since the turn of

today, 00:36 in Showbiz
 

Why do companies like Argos fail to pay the minimum wage?

This morning Argos became the latest household name to be "named and shamed" by HMRC for failing to pay tens of thousands of staff the legal minimum wage. Unions always publish comments in response to these half-yearly lists questioning the...

yesterday, 22:36 in Auto
 

Connect Modular 45: TAG Heuer's 'beautiful' smartwatch

Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer has an all-new smartwatch on the market called the Connected Modular 45. The device gives watch enthusiasts the chance to wear a luxury timepiece designed to keep them up-to-date with their home and work lives.  This is TAG's s

yesterday, 15:57 in Business
 
Six picks: What to see at Open House London

Six picks: What to see at Open House London

Cultural landmarks, icons of the London skyline, offices and private homes are once again opening their doors to the public for London's 25th annual Open House weekend. Whether you're a sucker for an exclusive view, an architecture buff or just fancy a n

yesterday, 12:42 in Auto
 

US demands details of 1.3m visitors to anti-Trump website

The US government has ordered the US-based web hosting service DreamHost to disclose the details of more than 1.3 million visitors to an anti-Trump website. The website, disruptj20.org, was used by millions to organise protests, marches and civil disobed

yesterday, 10:01 in Politics
 

Donald Trump scraps business councils as executives resign

Donald Trump has disbanded two business advisory groups after several chief executives resigned in protest at his handling of violent protests in Charlottesville last weekend. One woman died and at least 20 more were injured when a far-right protester dr

yesterday, 06:21 in Business
 

EU migrant numbers set new UK record

The number of EU nationals working in the UK is at a record high as migrants seek to enter the country before Brexit. The latest employment figures from the Office for National Statistics reveal the proportion of non-UK nationals employed in the country

yesterday, 06:18 in Politics
 

Wedding ring found on growing carrot

A Canadian woman is celebrating the return of her wedding ring, which she lost while gardening in 2004. The 84-year-old's daughter-in-law discovered the ring while harvesting carrots – with the diamond-encrusted jewellery firmly wedged around the centre

yesterday, 00:34 in Politics
 

Halal meat: What does it involve and is it cruel to animals?

Halal meat is an essential part of the Muslim faith and advocates argue that the practices of traditional Islamic slaughter are humane. However, many animal rights campaigners argue that religious slaughter causes animals unnecessary suffering and should

Wednesday, 23:55 in Auto
 

Barack Obama breaks Twitter record for most popular tweet

A Barack Obama tweet quoting Nelson Mandela's plea for love and tolerance has broken a Twitter record for most likes, days after a woman was killed while protesting a far-right rally. The former president has kept his Twitter activity to a minimum since

Wednesday, 14:23 in Auto
 

What is the alt-left? And is Trump right about it?

US President Donald Trump sparked heated debate when he accused alt-left demonstrators of swinging clubs during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, suggesting they shared the blame for the deadly violence....

Wednesday, 12:44 in Politics
 

Speaking of bespoke: Where to go for unique fashion

Tod's Classic Italian brand Tod's has introduced a new feature to its website and boutiques worldwide, giving customers the option to design their own custom-made pair of its popular Gommino shoe. From the comfort of your own home – or wherever you have

Wednesday, 12:24 in Auto
 

Amphibious motor boating: Discover the Iguana speedboat

It's a bit like landing a plane. When you get close to the beach you just press a button and your landing gear unfolds from the hull – it only takes eight seconds, so it's very quick. At this point you are still moving with your outboard engine. You push

Wednesday, 12:24 in Auto
 
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