Mangesh Butle

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Britain's most injured surviving serviceman makes amazing recovery

An explosion broke his back in three places, punctured his lungs, broke every single rib, ruptured his spleen and his cheek, nose and jaw were smashed<p>Hero Ben Parkinson - Britain's most injured surviving soldier - is making a miracle recovery thanks to a pioneering new course of treatment.<p>The …

Samsung reportedly planning to release folding tablet in early 2015

For years now we’ve been hearing about flexible, bendable and foldable displays. We have been told that these types of displays have the potential to open up the door to new form factors, and there have been all sorts of demos showing displays that twist, bend and turn to extremely tight radii. And …

Unleash Your Inner App Developer Part 6: Finishing the Prototype

<i>Do you have an idea for an app, but lack the programming knowledge to begin building it? In this weekly blog series, How To Unleash Your Inner App Developer, I will take you, the non-programmer, step by step through the process of creating apps for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Join me each</i> …

Computer AI passes Turing test in 'world first'

<b>A computer program called Eugene Goostman, which simulates a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy, is said to have passed the Turing test at an event organised by the University of Reading.</b><p>The test investigates whether people can detect if they are talking to machines or humans.<p>The experiment is based on Alan …

Cameron on meeting Merkel over Commission presidency – video

Ahead of crunch talks on Europe with German chancellor Angela Merkel in Sweden, David Cameron says it's important they understand the need for change and reform in Europe. He was asked what the appointment of Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission president would mean for Britain's prospects in …

Families left in the dark about care home dangers – Orchid View deaths inquiry

Serious Case Review into Orchid View neglect deaths scandal attacks ‘perverse’ restrictions on families being told about safety concerns at care homes<p>Families are being kept in dark about dangers elderly loved-ones face in care homes because of “perverse” restrictions on how much they can be told, …

Social Work

Rik Mayall, star of The Young Ones, dies aged 56

<b>British comedian and actor Rik Mayall has died aged 56.</b><p>He played obnoxious, poetry-writing anarchist Rick in The Young Ones with his friend Adrian Edmondson. The pair later starred in the sitcom Bottom.<p>A pioneer of the 1980s alternative comedy scene, Mayall also appeared in Blackadder and The New …