Technology Correspondent, The Times
Tech reporter for The Times (UK). I write news and analysis about the net, social media etc. Also runs @TimesTech
thetimes.co.uk — A Facebook campaign to increase organ donors was so successful that on its opening day it led to a 21-fold rise in those signing up, scientists said. Thirteen thousand people registered as organ donors in the US in a single day after the option to list their status as "organ donor" was included on the Facebook timeline.
thetimes.co.uk — The smartphone appears to have gone on a crash diet after China's Huawei made its latest pitch to become a consumer brand with a handset just over a quarter of an inch thick. The Ascend P6 is the thinnest smartphone to hit the market, although at 120g, it weighs slightly more than rivals such as Apple's iPhone 5.
mirror.co.uk — Because if you didn't think he had lost it already, then you sure as hell will do after reading this Joe Kinnear stunned Newcastle fans on Monday night with a bizarre series of claims in a radio interview.
thetimes.co.uk — Maria Miller has been accused of using a Whitehall summit designed to tackle child abuse images to shore up her place in the Cabinet before a ministerial shake-up by David Cameron. The Culture Secretary, who was promoted to the Cabinet in September, has come in for criticism from Tories over the Government's "gay marriage" Bill and from fellow ministers for problems in introducing high-speed broadband.
Amol Rajan becomes Fleet Street's first non-white editor as The Independent, i and Evening Standard announce new appointmentsindependent.co.uk — Amol Rajan has been named editor of The Independent, becoming Fleet Street's first non-white newspaper editor. He was previously the paper's comment editor. Oliver Duff, executive editor and news editor of The Independent, has been named editor of i. Lisa Markwell has also been appointed editor of The Independent on Sunday, having previously been executive editor.
thetimes.co.uk — Late for work, or missed your stop this morning? A new excuse could be at hand in the unlikely form of your mobile phone. An increasing number of Britons are claiming "digital distraction" when they arrive late for meetings or fail to get off the train in time.
thetimes.co.uk — In the 19th century it was credited with sparing the British Empire the loss of the jewel in its crown. "The electric telegraph has saved India," Sir Robert Montgomery, a British administrator in colonial India, remarked after the mutiny of 1857. He was right.
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