Felix Dennis

Beyond PornHub: The sex rebels reclaiming adult film

Ron Jeremy is on the phone, talking about fish. He’s just launched a new virtual-reality porn venture, and is excited about what it could mean for …

Christmas dinner wine pairings from Berry Bros & Rudd

At Berry Bros & Rudd we often get asked about how to choose a wine for Christmas, and it really depends on how important wine is to the host. For …

Destiny 2 tips, tricks and things to know: Become the ultimate Guardian at Destiny 2

Wondering what a Xur is or what rifle is best for you? Here’s our handy guide to getting started in Destiny 2<p>With <i>Destiny 2</i>, Bungie hit the reset …

Destiny 2

British embassy worker found dead in Lebanon

A British diplomat working in Beirut has been found dead on the side of a motorway east of the Lebanese capital.<p>Rebecca Dykes, 30, had been seconded …

UK News

Letting your child spend hours on a phone may not be bad after all

Oxford researchers suggest current guidelines around screen time for children may be too strict<p>Gone are the days of “TV will make your eyes go …

Parenting

California’s guidelines on how to avoid phone radiation are at best, misleading; at worse, scaremongering and dangerous

Despite contradictory evidence, California's guidelines on radiation from phones could cause a panic<p>The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) …

Health

Austrian party founded by ex-Nazis enters coalition government

Austria is sending Europe swinging to the right as the country’s Nazi-founded Freedom Party (FPO) and conservative People’s Party (OVP) form a …

Sebastian Kurz

The Addams Family: Oscar Isaac is the new Gomez

Simon Brew Dec 18, 2017The new animated The Addams Family movie has started casting, with Star Wars' Oscar Isaac signing up. A brand new movie of <i>The</i> …

Movies

The Great Cheeseboard: Londoners in uproar over ‘abysmal’ cheese festival

If there’s one thing that Londoners are deadly serious about, it’s their cheese - as the organisers of an “unlimited” cheese and mulled wine feast …

Antoine Griezmann apologises for blackface party costume

Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann caused a social media storm last night after posting an image on Twitter of him “blacked up” for a fancy dress …

Soccer

Two dead in fire at historic Loch Lomond hotel

Two people have died and three others are being treated in hospital following a fire at Cameron House, a five-star luxury hotel and spa on the banks …

Loch Lomond

How to change ringtone on an iPhone

Don’t know how to get rid of Opening or Marimba? Here’s how to change your iPhone ringtone<p>Take a walk down a busy street and you’ll hear the same …

iOS

Prince Harry’s ‘bromance’ with Barack Obama on display during interview

Prince Harry has sat down with former US president Barack Obama for a one-of-a-kind interview for BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.<p>On 27 December, Radio …

Royal Family

No Jedi: Mark Hamill slams FCC chairman Ajit Pai over net neutrality

Plus Ted Cruz tries to paint Darth Vader as a fan of net neutrality<p>The repeal of net neutrality last week was arguably one of the low points of the …

Net Neutrality

Maths proves that angry drivers make driving worse for everyone, including themselves

Turns out we'll all actually get there faster if you’re courteous driver<p>Tailgaters, we all hate them. The people that get right up close to your …

Transportation

Broadband and 4G coverage in the UK is "deplorable": Ofcom report reveals just how few people get decent speeds

The watchdog's Connected Nations report found that 1.1 million UK properties are in areas that cannot get acceptably speedy broadband<p>More than a …

Mobile

Using Facebook more regularly could make you happier and improve your mental health…according to Facebook

Sending more messages, comments and timeline posts is good for your mood<p>At one time or another, we’ve probably all wondered whether scrolling through …

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Mental Floss

Battlestar Galactica showrunner set for new space series

Battlestar Galactica showrunner set for new space seriesRonald D. Moore is making a new space-set drama for Apple, it's been announced... NewsDec 17, …

Star Trek

Strictly Come Dancing winners - where are they now?

As Strictly fans ponder who the victor will be, here's a reminder of what the show's previous winners are up to now:<p>14 Ore Oduba<p>Since lifting the …

Soap Operas

Best Christmas gifts under £50: Here's our eclectic roundup of cheap gadgets and gizmos

We've scoured the internet for the best – and most affordable – gifts in tech: There's something for everyone<p>We’ve rounded up the best Christmas …

Creative Commons

Raspberry Pi projects: 20 of the best projects to try on the Raspberry Pi 3 microcomputer

Got a Raspberry Pi 3? Here are 20 imaginative Raspberry Pi projects to get started on<p>It’s something of an understatement to say that there are plenty …

Raspberry Pi

Net neutrality rules reversed by US vote

Federal regulators in the US have voted to reverse rules ensuring a free and open internet, in a decision opponents say will have huge …

Net Neutrality

How to screenshot on Snapchat without them knowing

We show you how to bypass Snapchat’s screenshot ban with this neat trick<p>The initial premise of Snapchat was that happy-go-lucky users could send …

Technology

Where does Islamic State get its weapons?

The vast majority of weapons used by Islamic State fighters can be traced back to China, Russia or Eastern Europe, new research suggests.<p>Between July …

Middle East

A new Nintendo patent suggests the Nintendo Switch 2 could walk on two legs

This console’s made for walking, and that’s just what it’ll do<p>A new patent filed by Nintendo suggests the company is looking into building a console …

Nintendo Switch

What Jersey can teach us about Russia’s ‘risk’ to undersea cables

UK armed forces chief warns that Russia’s navy poses a serious threat to our trade and internet<p>Russia poses a threat to our country’s infrastructure, …

NATO

Wladimir Klitschko: Anthony Joshua can unify the heavyweight division

Wladimir Klitschko has tipped Anthony Joshua to unify the heavyweight division and believes the British star can dominate boxing for the next …

Boxing

Living Greenland shark could be over half a millennium old

The creature, which could be the oldest living vertebrate, has been found in the North Atlantic<p>A creature, reminiscent of the <i>Ice Age</i> franchise, has …

Oceans

Quick poll: Is Bitcoin the future of finance or a dangerous blip?

Is the future of virtual currencies as uncertain as a flip of the coin? Let us know what you think<p>A single Bitcoin is worth £13,000. Or at least it …

Bitcoin