Paul Stevens

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Simon Ricketts — Twitter and news: The canary down the mine

<b>“Twitter does its best work in the first five minutes after a disaster, and its worst in the twelve hours after that.”</b> - <i>@rolldiggity</i><p>There is a quiet …

Margaret Thatcher's death on newspaper front pages – in pictures

The lady who changed the world

ONLY a handful of peace-time politicians can claim to have changed the world. Margaret Thatcher, who died this morning, was one. She transformed not …

Margaret Thatcher: the lady and the land she leaves behind

Whether you were for her or against her, Margaret Thatcher set the agenda for the past three and a half decades of British politics. All the debates …

Margaret Thatcher and misapplied death etiquette

News of Margaret Thatcher's death this morning instantly and predictably gave rise to righteous sermons on the evils of speaking ill of her. British …

Margaret Thatcher dead: I saw what she did to my community and I despised her for it

So, she’s gone then. A lot of people have waited a long time for Margaret Thatcher to die so that they can open a bottle and have a little jig. Me, …

Nothing really died today

I know a great many of my friends will be celebrating the death of a tyrant tonight, and frankly – I don’t blame them. I don’t need to go into detail …

Rumor: Apple television with 'iRing' motion controller to launch this year

By<p>After meeting with Apple suppliers in a tour of China and Taiwan, one analyst now believes Apple will launch a television set this year with a new …

A Short Guide to Writing Good Copy - Copyblogger

The term “style” is thrown around a lot by writers, but it’s a misnomer for copywriters because “style” doesn’t work in the extremely short attention …

10 things we don’t need to do anymore thanks to mobile phones

It’s 40 years today since the first ever call was made using a mobile phone by Motorola engineer Martin Cooper in downtown Manhattan.<p>Since then, …

Huge survey reveals seven social classes in UK

<b>People in the UK now fit into seven social classes, a major survey conducted by the BBC suggests.</b><p>It says the traditional categories of working, middle and upper class are outdated, fitting 39% of people.<p>It found a new model of seven social classes ranging from the elite at the top to a "precariat" …

Viewpoint: Why do tech neologisms make people angry?

<b>The bewildering stream of new words to describe technology and its uses makes many people angry, but there's much to celebrate, writes Tom Chatfield.</b><p>From agriculture to automobiles to autocorrect, new things have always required new words - and new words have always aroused strong feelings.<p>In the …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p><i>GQ</i>’s editors pick the freshest menswear, sneakers, watches and more worth your disposable income.<p>17 Photos2 days agoView …

17 Cover Songs That Are Better Than The Original

This list invites debate. Come to think of it, many of our lists do. Such is the nature of an inherently subjective form of journalism. But we're …

House of Cards breaks from Netflix exclusive, coming to Blu-ray in June - Pocket-lint

Netflix sensation House of Cards will soon be available to watch for those who don't subscribe to the movie and TV show streaming service. The US …

What time do the world's top CEOs wake up? G2 asked seven top business people to run us through their working day – including the bosses of AOL and Ericsson. Introducing the interviews, Tim Dowling discovers that a very early start is the key to success. What else would you say helps high achievers organise their lives and how much sleep would you say is ideal? http://gu.com/p/3emhe?CMP=NECNETTXT766

Next two iPhones 'designed under Steve Jobs'

The next two iPhones were designed under Steve Jobs, according to comments attributed to Appl'es head of government liaison.<p>Jobs died of a rare pancreatic disease in October 2011, but according to San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, he had already finalised designs for two as-yet …

More than one in 5 Britons alter natural accent

More than one in five Britons admit they have altered their natural accent at some point, from wanting to sound more upmarket to trying to sound 'less posh' new research reveals.<p>Reasons for doing so include trying to sound more sophisticated, for instance for a job interview, or to try and chat …