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The funniest football team names in the world - and the stories behind them

Telegraph Sport reveals the explanation for some of the most curious club names in the sport – including Swiss club Young Boys<p><b>Young Boys of Bern</b><br>One of Switzerland's oldest clubs, and certainly the most amusingly named (even more than Grasshoppers Zurich). Young Boys were founded in 1897 after four …

Neill Blomkamp to direct new Alien film

The District 9 and Elysium director will take on the fifth instalment of the Alien franchise, provisionally titled Alien: Xenomorph<p>The South African director Neill Blomkamp has confirmed via his Instagram account that he will direct a new Alien film. Earlier in the year, <b>Blomkamp had posted a series</b> …

Why coding is not the new literacy

• This is used as an argument for why programming can never be made easier. At best, you could potentially say that specification is fundamentally difficult and as such <i>modeling</i> cannot be made easier. Programming currently requires much more than just modeling though, and there’s a great deal of room …

San Francisco

6 reasons to take a career break NOW!

Stop making excuses. We found the most common reasons people give themselves for not making the leap – and rightfully shredded them to obscurity<p>1. It …

How to fix your cracked iPhone or Samsung phone without leaving the house

You can always take it into the store, but if you don't have a warranty or you're feeling lazy, a nifty startup called iCracked will come to you and repair your broken phone on the spot.<p>You can use iCracked if you have an iPhone, iPad, or Samsung smartphone. You can also choose to sell your phone …

Mobile Technology

Traveling abroad with a smartphone: How to cut costs overseas

The opportunity to travel abroad is an exciting adventure, but before heading off to your destination, one of the most important to-do items is to make sure your smartphone works internationally.<p>After all, we rely on mobile internet for many things: Maps, travel guides, photo-sharing apps, …

Watch Bob Dylan perform concert to just one man in Philadelphia

Concert was part of Swedish TV series 'Experiment Ensam'...<p>Concert was part of Swedish TV series ‘Experiment Ensam’…<p>Footage has emerged of <b>Bob Dylan</b> …

Music

Annie review – pink, sparkly radioactive waste

There’s been an update to that well-known tune about Annie, the parentless little cutester melting the flinty heart of the scowling plutocrat billionaire looking after her. It’s based on – and basically mired in – the 1970s Broadway musical, which has already had two movie adaptations: the 1982 …

Sony chiefs discussed axeing Andrew Garfield as Spiderman

Hackers suspected of North Korea links threaten ‘Christmas gift’ of more emails as Sony urges US media to destroy stolen data<p>Sony executives faced further embarrassment as fresh leaked emails featured studio chiefs discussing axeing British actor Andrew Garfield as Spiderman and discussing claims …

Removing Hatred from Steam leaves awkward questions for Valve

At first glance, the removal of mass-murder simulator Hatred from Valve’s Steam digital distribution platform seems like a rare example of corporate responsibility.<p>While “mass-murder simulator” sounds like a tabloidism, the sort of description preachy moralists give to games like Grand Theft Auto, …

New Windows 7 Patch Is Badware, Disables Graphics Driver Updates And Windows Defender

*<i>Due to some valid complaints regarding my usage of the term “Malware,” I’ve updated the headline with a more accurate description of the Windows Update: “Badware,” which is unintentionally harmful software.</i><p>If you have Windows 7 set to automatically update every Tuesday, it may be time to …

The Hobbit: How the 'clomping foot of nerdism' destroyed Tolkien's dream - and the fantasy genre

It's one of the great literary tragedies of our age that Lord of the Rings, not its sprightlier prequel, served as the blueprint for modern fantasy<p>Lord of the Rings is rubbish. It’s a gigantic, sprawling trek of boring asides to even more boring battles, flecked like mouldy bread with tedious …

Are you addicted to a fantasy world?

The worlds of Star Wars, Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings are the opiates of the masses, says Anne Billson<p>George Lucas might have created Star Wars, but the world that George built belongs to the fans now. Last month, predictably, there was an online stampede to get a fix of the new teaser</b> …

The Rise and Spectacular Fall of the Terminator Franchise

<i>Luke Owen looks back at the Terminator franchise…</i><p>30 years ago, the brilliant mind and visionary genius of James Cameron gave birth to a cinema icon – …

How Peter Jackson ruined The Hobbit

The films have lost sight of the depth and richness that made JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit work, says Robbie Collin<p>In the early 1970s, Nicol Williamson, the great Scottish character actor, sat down with the founder of a record label that specialised in recordings of steam locomotives and planned a …

Movies

The best folk albums of 2014

<b>BEST FOLK ALBUMS OF 2014</b><p><b>Cara Dillon: A Thousand Hearts (Charcoal Records)</b> <br>Cara Dillon displays her expressive, crystal clear soprano voice on her first album since the acclaimed Hill of Thieves in 2009. <br>Read the full review<p><b>Ange Hardy: The Lament of the The Black Sheep (Story Records Limited)</b> <br>Ange …

How Microsoft can afford to give away Office on iOS and Android

Microsoft today appeared to finally give away its golden goose: It announced that Office — the productivity suite that has set the standard for more …

Coming Soon To Your Kitchen Countertop: A 3D Personal Chef

Hobbyist tinkers are already making all kinds of plastic oddities using desktop three-dimensional printers, but it seems the next application of 3D …

After Two Decades Of Protests, Saudi Arabian Women Still Cannot Drive

Despite two decades of protest, Saudi Arabian women still cannot lawfully drive motor vehicles. On Nov. 6, 1990, dozens of women in Saudi Arabia …

New free school offers bright pupils £500 to sign up

A proposed new sixth-form college in Doncaster is planning to offer bright teenagers from poor backgrounds £500 incentives to attend in one of the first schemes of its kind<p>One of the government’s flagship free schools is to offer bright pupils £500 to sign up to courses, it has emerged.<p>New College …