Ever since the 1970s, drug users have employed chemistry and telecommunications to stay several steps ahead of the law

News in this year's Global Drugs Survey that internet drug dealing was on the rise will have alarmed, surprised or intrigued many people. But the very first thing bought and sold on the net was a bag of marijuana – over 40 years a...

In today's digital world, any gap in official information on violent events is filled by online theorists proffering a 'big explanation'

Confusion still surrounds the events of the Boston marathon attack that has claimed the lives of three people and injured over 150 others. As information about the suspects and their reasoning is still emerging,...

Internet firm earned $3.3bn in first three months of the year even as average ad price falls by 6% in competition with Facebook

Google's latest quarterly results provided further proof that the Internet search leader is figuring out how to make more money as Web surfers migrate from personal computers to mobile devices.

The first-quarter numbers...

The Thirty-Nine Steps, Cut the Rope: Time Travel, Twitter #music, Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum, Yahoo! Weather and more

It's time for our weekly roundup of brand new and notable apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

It covers apps and games, with the prices referring to the initial download: so (Free) may mean (Freemium) in some cases.

Lo...

Top Gear two-parter from Africa and Comic Relief made March the corporation's joint best month, with 272m requests

More TV viewers watched BBC programmes like Top Gear and Doctor Who from a tablet computer than a mobile for the first time in March.

Figures released by the corporation on Friday show that BBC iPlayer viewing on tablet devices...

Finnish manufacturer reports 27% increase in demand for its touch screen phone but some analysts remain sceptical

Nokia appears to be edging back into the smartphone race, after reporting a 27% rise in sales of the Lumia touch screen handsets on which chief executive Stephen Elop has staked the future of the company.

Despite competition from the...

CSR Racing, Facebook Home, Cut the Rope: Time Travel, GuardianWitness, MyGlass, Dungeon Hunter 4, Libon, Yahoo! Mail and more

It's time for our weekly roundup of brand new and notable apps for Android smartphones and tablets.

It covers apps and games, with the prices referring to the initial download: so (Free) may mean (Freemium) in some cases. The...

Watch trailers for the new Superman movie and the web comedy series, plus a grandmother tries a 3D virtual reality headset

Wonder is the theme of this week's Guardian Viral Video Chart and we start by wondering how many more films can be released in the phenomenally successful Superman series which returns with Man of Steel. We are also in awe of...

Find out how to benefit from a little-used feature in the iOS settings that allows you to create a shortcut to make longer words appear

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