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LG launches retro TV with rotary dials

In the old days you had to get up from your seat to turn the channel, adjust the volume or turn the TV off. Do you miss that era? LG apparently does. …

Gear & Gadgets

BlackBerry goes up for sale after calamitous decline in smartphone market

Once dubbed the 'CrackBerry', the smartphone company suffered a calamitous decline in the business it helped revolutionise<p>BlackBerry, once the global leader in smartphone technology, has put itself up for sale after years of falling sales and failed revamps.<p>Once seen as so habit-forming its users …

One of the year's most spectacular astronomical events, the Perseid meteor shower, will peak over the next two nights. With clear skies predicted, meteor watchers in the northern hemisphere are in for a treat. Have you ever seen a meteor? Share your images and stories with us via GuardianWitness http://t.gu.com/nQlrw Photo: A shooting star illuminates the night sky near Sieversdorf, Germany, 11 August 2013. Credit: Patrick Pleul/dpa/Corbis #perseids

Why are sales of non-alcoholic beer booming?

ACROSS most of the world the consumption of alcohol is falling. In some places the trend is most marked among the young: in Britain, ten years ago …