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How Tony Blair Inc spent £57 million in four years

Analysis of business accounts shows just how expensive former PM's life as an international fixer has become<p>He criss-crosses the globe in private jets, rents offices in a townhouse in one of London’s most exclusive squares and stays in some of the world’s finest hotels.<p>But <b>Tony Blair</b>’s life as an …

Downing Street

The Week in Review: CES Pushes the Innovation Envelope

Televisions with a curved display. 3D printed pizzas. High fashion wearables. An app that changes how you feel by delivering “neurosignaling …

Brian Krzanich

DJI's Inspire 1 hand-held gimbal brings its flying camera down to earth

DJI is perhaps best known for its drones. The company also makes some pretty sweet photography gear. Often, these two skill sets meet in perfect harmony -- like the 4K camera-toting Inspire 1 video drone. DJI thought it was a shame to keep that new camera limited to aerial photography though, so …

Drones

How feminism conquered pop culture

Alice Vincent explains how 2014 was the year it became cool to use the F word<p>In 2014, culture became a feminist issue. On the red carpet, on stage, in our National Theatre and our Houses of Parliament, at the UN, on our bookshelves, Twitter feeds and on talk shows, prominent actresses, singers and …

What 'The Interview' Accidentally Taught Us About Digital Film Distribution

In the end, Sony couldn’t have come up with a better marketing campaign for The Interview if they tried. The Seth Rogen/James Franco feature was originally destined to be forgotten nearly as soon as it was released, sandwiched somewhere between Pineapple Express and This is The End in terms of …

Feast Your Eyes: This Video of Porsche 911 Engines Being Assembled is Flat Sexy

Porsche’s flat-six engine may not be air-cooled anymore, but it’s still a jewel to behold. Powering the run-of-the-mill 911, the manual-transmission GTS, the giant-killing Turbo, and the epic 911 GT3, that six-banger is as iconic as the ever-familiar silhouette of Zuffenhausen’s rear-engine …

Porsche

The 10 best cultural holidays in Spain for 2017

For more general advice on booking a holiday in Spain, see our Spain summer holidays guide. Our guide features expert recommendations for cities, beach, villa, culture, food and drink and activity holidays.<p>1. Spanish flair<p>A new cultural tour in Salamanca put together by Kirker Holidays for May is …

Barcelona

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20 destinations for 2015: Albania

<b>Why?</b><p>This former Communist country, off-limits for much of the 20th century to all but the most inquisitive travellers, remains among the least discovered and, some would argue, most misunderstood of the Balkan states.<p>More than 20 years after the fall of the country’s Communist regime, tourism here …

European Travel

30 changes that would make travel better in 2015

<b>While booking</b><p><b>The "10-day" break.</b> Don't tell me I'm booking a "10-day" holiday when I depart Britain during the evening of day one, and fly back on the morning of day 10. That's an eight-day holiday. Treat me like a grown-up.<p><b>A complete reform of the car hire industry.</b> In particular a ban on extra …

Five Gorgeous Camera Straps for Your Mirrorless Camera

Beautiful but functional camera straps should accompany your equally beautiful mirrorless camera. It only makes sense to adorn a beautiful Leica …

The Best Mobile Apps Of 2014

Have all these apps downloaded? If not, you should!<p>There are a lot more to mobile apps than just Angry Birds. The best apps of 2014 are rethinking the way we consume news, socialize, create and consume art, call for help, comprehend scientific principles, and of course, approach our daily work. …

The best deals on Champagne and fizz for New Year's Eve

Rejoice, say our drinks experts, for the season of champagne and sparkling-wine discounts is upon us<p>Does anyone actually buy champagne and sparkling wine at full price anymore?<p>They needn’t any more, as there's an explosion of offers on the high street just ahead of New Year’s Eve.<p>That said, cheap …

Long exposure photography: how to set up your camera for perfect exposures

<i>In low light conditions or for creative effect, make better use of long exposure photography to extend your photographic boundaries.</i>There are …

The 14 most beautifully designed apps of 2014

It’s that time of year again, folks, when list posts reign supreme and reflective 2014 musings clog your feeds. Although this post meets that description, rest assured it will provide at least one thing to brighten your day: eye candy.<p>Here’s our list of the 14 most impressively designed apps — for …

DSLR vs Mirrorless: understanding the key differences

In this DSLR vs mirrorless comparison we explain the key ways in which compact system cameras differ from DSLRs. We’ll explain how they work, …

5 digital tricks you'll use almost every day

Did you know that the quickest way to open a link on a Web page in a new window or tab is to click the link with the middle button on your mouse? If you're a keyboard person, in Windows, press the Control button and click the link. On a Mac, use the Command button and click the link.<p>There are …

Top 10: characterful Venice hotels

An insider's guide to the most characterful hotels in Venice, including the best hotels for chic suites, striking décor, beautiful gardens and quirky art collections, in locations near the Grand Canal and St Mark's Square.<p>Hotel Metropole<p>Venice, Veneto, Italy<p>8 Telegraph expert rating<p>The …

Italy

The 10 best places to visit in England - and where to stay

Our experts offer a guide to 10 of the best places and cities to visit in England for family holidays and couples, and the best hotels to stay when there, in locations including Yorkshire, Cornwall, Lake District, Bath, Cotswolds, London, Devon, Norfolk, Suffolk and Brighton.<p><b>1. Yorkshire</b><p>Visitors …

England

3D Robotics' new drone can follow you around, carry a mirrorless camera

3D Robotics is not about to let DJI hog all the press with its wild Inspire 1 Drone, so it just revealed its own semi-pro model: the X8+. The 8-prop UAV is designed to carry GoPro or lightweight mirrorless cameras, while offering a fully automated flight control system starting at $1,350 (without a …

Cocktail of the week: Stout Flip

Move over eggnog - this rich, comforting drink is the perfect winter warmer<p>If you ask someone if they want raw egg in their cocktail, they are likely to pull a face and politely request a glass of wine instead.<p>The funny thing is, however, that egg features in a huge variety of cocktails, most of …

'My Boyfriend Was An "Emotional Terrorist"'

Fashion<p>by Contributor | 09 12 2014<p>\'My boyfriend was an emotional terrorist\'<p><i>[Getty]</i><p>A new stat shows that a staggering 37% of women have suffered …

10 cocktails every man should know how to make

What's the perfect gin and tonic ratio? When's the best time to make a Bloody Mary? And how can you get drunk like the Brazilians? Mehmet Ivanovic answers all these questions, and more...<p>There was a time when I didn’t have the foggiest about cocktails. Their preparation was mythical and complex; …

Scotch Whisky

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Making Rules For Rules: How The Pursuit Of Artificially Intelligent Design Is Changing Videogame Development

“All players believe in intelligent design,” Eskil Steenberg tells me. Steenberg is the designer behind the sprawling MMO Love, one of the first in a wave of recent games attempting to repopularize the idea of procedurally generated worlds first released in 2010. “I was a single person making a …

Six Reasons to Visit Paris Right Now

For me, <b>Paris</b>—a place where Old World aloofness meets trendsetting modern metropolis—is about discovering both the grandiose and the quietly charming.<p>Last week, I enjoyed two completely different dinners out in the French capital’s 11th arrondissement. The contrasting experiences in the so-called …

France

Top 10 food markets in Europe

Whether it’s traditional stalls or the new breed of street-food events, these European markets offer tasty treats – and more interesting presents than you’ll find at a naff Christmas market<p>Markthal, Rotterdam<p>Rotterdam’s new €175m Markthal is a sensory explosion. The building, by Dutch architects …

Heathrow expansion 'right choice' for whole of UK

The bosses of five regional airports - Aberden, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool John Lennon and Newcastle - have written to Sir Howard Davies in support of Heathrow's third runway campaign<p>Five regional airports in the UK have come out in support of Heathrow’s bid for a third runway, arguing that …

Airplanes

Facebook can gain direct access to your mobile and take pictures or make videos at any time, MPs warn

The MPs on the Science and Technology select committee called for the Government to draw up new guidelines for websites and apps explaining clearly how they use personal data, warning that laws will be needed if companies fail to comply.<p>Facebook can gain direct access to a person’s mobile and take …

Theresa May on Tory leadership, clothes and her Desert Island Discs

Home Secretary Theresa May appears of Desert Island Discs, talking about her father, her clothes and the Tory party leadership<p>Some may view the decision by Theresa May – a famously guarded politician – to appear on Sunday’s Desert Island Discs as the first stage of a campaign to bolster her image …