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BMW 7 Series Edition 40 Jahre unveiled ahead of Frankfurt debut

When will carmakers learn that putting high-definition new metal alongside the Kodachrome-richness of past heroes is never a good idea? Even after …

Autos

Elon Musk shares footage of The Boring Company’s first working car elevator

Elon Musk’s Boring Company is getting closer to becoming a reality.<p>The businessman conceived the idea in December in response to the pain of clogged up roads and traffic jams, and it has begun to take shape thanks to work carried out this summer.<p>The basic idea is that underground tunnels can …

Elon Musk

New LinkedIn tool tells businesses about who’s visiting their websites

LinkedIn is giving businesses a new way to see what kinds of audiences they’re attracting with their marketing efforts.<p>The Website Demographics tool allows businesses to break down their website visitors across eight categories including job title, industry, company and location.<p>After all, that’s …

Marketing

Vicarious gets another $50 million to expand its research team and build smarter robots

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg might not be able to agree about much when it comes to AI these days, but the pair do seem to see the same potential in Vicarious, a startup applying unsupervised learning techniques to robots. Musk and Zuckerberg were two of the early backers of Vicarious. The startup …

Artificial Intelligence

As Snap continues to stumble, should it consider selling itself?

When Snap Inc. (SNAP) announced that it would go public in March, Wall Street got whipped up into a frenzy over its potential.<p>The social media …

Stocks

China is using AI to predict who will commit crime next

This sounds a little like <i>Minority Report</i> to us. China is looking into predictive analytics to help authorities stop suspects <i>before</i> a crime is committed.<p>According to a report from the <i>Financial Times</i>, authorities are tapping on facial recognition tech, and combining that with predictive intelligence …

China

Siemens builds digitalisation hub in Singapore - EE Times Asia

Siemens AG has set up a Digitalisation Hub in Singapore where it plans to develop innovations for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrie 4.0 …

Singapore

Electric cars may stall without a battery revolution

Car companies are committing to an electric future, but the success of the sector depends on better batteries<p>All around the world, countries are sounding the death knell for the internal combustion engine. Earlier this month, France announced that it wanted to end the sale of petrol and diesel cars …

Batteries

Peak car? Driverless technology may actually accelerate car ownership

Without careful planning, autonomous vehicles could create more problems for our transport system than they solve<p>The innovation race between car companies and tech giants like Google and Uber has seen expectations for driverless technology soar.<p>Proponents claim autonomous vehicles (AVs) can solve …

Transportation

Open Banking is coming. Here's the very first glimpse

The winners of Nesta's £5m fintech prize show just how significant Open Banking could be<p>A giant change is coming for banking in the UK. Not Brexit, …

FinTech

Social networks 'lead to anxiety and fear in young'

<b>Research from anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label suggests social media is making youngsters more anxious.</b><p>Forty per cent said they felt bad if nobody liked their selfie and 35% said their confidence was directly linked to the number of followers they had.<p>One in three said they lived in fear of …

Social Media

Credit and debit card surcharges to be banned

<b>Consumers are no longer to be charged extra for paying by debit or credit card, the government has said.</b><p>From January next year, businesses will not be allowed to add any surcharges for card payments.<p>The worst offenders currently are airlines and food delivery apps, and small businesses which …

Debit Cards

Google Glass smart eyewear returns

<b>Google is to sell a revamped version of its smart glasses to businesses, more than two years after the original version of the product was cancelled.</b><p>The company said Glass Enterprise Edition had improved battery life and felt more comfortable during long-term wear than before.<p>However, it still …

Augmented Reality

Facebook village? Social media giant to build 'social housing'

The tech giant aims to build 1,500 apartments at Menlo Park after being criticised for helping to deepen the Silicon Valley housing crisis<p>Facebook is to build its own “village” of 1,500 homes for workers struggling to pay soaring rents as the housing crisis in Silicon Valley deepens.<p>The social …

Silicon Valley

Australia's plan to force tech giants to give up encrypted messages may not add up

Malcolm Turnbull says the ‘law of Australia’ will prevail over the ‘laws of mathematics’ in new legislation on encryption. But he is on shaky ground<p>The Australian government is proposing legislation, similar to that introduced in the UK, that will compel technology companies to provide access to …

Privacy

Genius or hubris? Why turning down Facebook may be Snapchat's big mistake

Turning down a $3bn offer made Snapchat famous for its bold vision. But now Facebook is catching up, leading some to predict a ‘long and painful death’<p>For years Snapchat was seen as David to Facebook’s Goliath, but it looks as though the underdog has lost its swagger.<p>Shares in the messaging app’s …

April Fools' Day

EU could demand that UK changes anti-terror laws after Brexit

The European Union could demand more say over Britain's anti-terror laws after Brexit, a report from the House of Lords’ EU Affairs Committee has warned.<p>Britain’s security laws could be subject to greater scrutiny after it leaves the EU if it is to meet the strict data protection standards in …

Brexit

Hackers targeting UK energy grid, GCHQ warns

Hackers may have compromised Britain's energy grid, GCHQ has said as it warned that cyber criminals are targeting the country's energy sector.<p>The security agency said industrial control systems may have already been the victim of attacks by nation state hackers.<p>GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre …

Cybersecurity

What is Hyperloop and will it be the future of transport?

The futuristic transport system Hyperloop has come a long way since entrepreneur Elon Musk proposed a "fifth mode of transport" in 2012. The concept, in which commuters are whisked through a tube at speeds in excess of 700mph, has developed rapidly with inventors and investors giving their …

Transportation

China blocks WhatsApp features in crackdown on messaging app

WhatsApp users in China have reported problems with the messaging app sparking fears the service could have been blocked by authorities following Liu Xiaobo's death in prison.<p>People trying to access WhatsApp from within China said they were having difficulties with the app and were unable to send …

China

How to get followers on Instagram

How do you get followers on Instagram? Here’s a quick and simple guide to boosting your profile on the popular photo-sharing app.<p>Instagram themes<p>A strong theme is essential if you want to attract a large Instagram following, a scattergun approach of posting random photos on a variety of topics is …

Instagram

LinkedIn’s new desktop app arrives on Windows 10

LinkedIn is today launching its official desktop application for Windows 10, allowing the Microsoft-owned professional social networking service to be more deeply integrated into the operating system through features like the Windows 10 Start Menu, a pinnable Live Tile, and Action Center …

Microsoft

Telegram to block terror channels after Indonesian ban

<b>Messaging service Telegram has promised to shut down terrorist-related channels after Indonesia's government partially blocked access to its platform.</b><p>The Ministry of Communication and IT blocked Telegram's web version on Friday and threatened to stop access to its app as well.<p>Jakarta claimed …

Islamic State (ISIS)

NHS staff face financial ruin after losing legal fight over unpaid parking fines

DOCTORS and nurses at an NHS hospital face financial ruin after a court ordered them to pay £12.8million in fines for parking at work.<p>One nurse at …

First new smart motorway emergency area trialled on M3 after hard shoulder danger warnings

A NEW orange emergency lay-by is being trialled on smart motorways in a bid to improve safety.<p>It’s part of a Highways England review into smart …

Transportation

Ban could be placed on charging electric cars during peak times as energy demand is set to TRIPLE by 2050

ELECTRICITY demand could rise by a THIRD by 2050 with bans in place on when electric cars can be charged, experts have warned.<p>The surge in plug-in …

National Grid has handed its new boss almost £500,000 relocation allowance so he can work in London

SICK JOKE<p>Medics at NHS hospital ordered to pay £13m in fines for parking at work - and face having to sell their homes with one nurse owing …

Electrical Grid

John Lennon's Psychedelic Rolls-Royce Phantom V Comes Home For Great Eight Phantoms Event

John Lennon’s psychedelic Rolls-Royce Phantom comes home to England for the Great Eight Phantoms gathering later this month.<p>While filming <i>How I Won The War</i> in 1966 and early ‘67, John Lennon racked up thousands of miles on his black Rolls-Royce Phantom V limousine, taking a toll on its original …

Luxury

BT's EE Mobile Unit Taps Apple, Sainsbury's in Retention Push - Bloomberg

Britain’s largest mobile carrier EE is building on existing partnerships with Apple Inc. and J Sainsbury Plc in a bid to hold onto subscribers as …

Crypto madness is striking VCs as Union Square analyst leaves to start new fund

When cryptocurrency investors talk of influential work in the space, they often point to an August 2016 blog post titled "Fat Protocols," written by …

Venture Capital