Ian Calvert

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Hipsters are now drinking lattes out of avocados

There are many delicious foods in this world: pizza and ice cream, houmous and cake, avocados and coffee.<p>But that is not to say these things should …

IBM’s Remote Work Reversal Is A Losing Battle Against The New Normal

One CEO explains why IBM’s latest directive is retrograde and likely to backfire.<p><i>This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of Fast Company.</i><p>Until recently, IBM was one of the first and biggest proponents of remote work. But no longer. In March, the …

The Workplace

Driverless vehicle pioneer to examine congestion-busting scheme for busy UK city

West Midlands driverless vehicle pioneer, RDM Group, has secured funding to lead a new project looking at ways of alleviating congestion in one of …

Transportation

Technology funder chosen to participate in £8.5m accelerator programme

Specialist technology funder Mercia Fund Management is to take part in a new £8.5m pilot scheme looking to provide fledgling firms with a mixture of …

Life Sciences

Coventry manufacturer pioneers new super-strength lightweight alloy technology

A Coventry manufacturer is collaborating with a leading UK university to develop new lightweight castings technology. The work being undertaken by …

Jaguar Land Rover

Firm working to secure digital access to healthcare services wins new investment

A Birmingham company developing a communication platform offering secure digital access to healthcare services has secured new investment.<p>Health …

Health Care

Citrus launch adds zest to Coventry hotel sector

A hotel operator has selected Coventry as the location for the UK launch of its latest brand. The Citrus Hotel Coventry is the eleventh property to …

Hotels

New Warwickshire Law Society president urges show of unity

The new president of the Warwickshire Law Society has appealed for more members to help protect the profession against rising court fees.<p>John French, …

Warwickshire

Lyft forms partnership with Waymo on self-driving cars

<b>US ride hailing business Lyft has formed a partnership with Alphabet's self-driving car unit Waymo to help develop self-driving vehicles, the two companies have announced.</b><p>Lyft is Uber's biggest rival in the US.<p>Many firms, including Uber, are racing to develop driverless cars, which they hope can be …

Uber

Which UK city is best for business?

Start-up failure rates in the UK can be high, which is bad news for the economy. But with Brexit in motion, it’s imperative now more than ever that …

Geography

Nottingham and Derby ‘could champion driverless tech’

Nottingham and Derby could be the national champions of driverless technology, according to the head of Nottingham’s inward investment agency.<p>Brendan …

Nottingham

Arlington acquires automotive firm

Private equity-backed components supplier Arlington Industries has acquired an automotive engineering business which works with the likes of Jaguar …

Property database firm expands in Warwick

A Warwick technology company which specialises in property databases has expanded its footprint in the city, leading to the creation of seven …

18 Months

Simple math is why Elon Musk’s companies keep doing what others don’t even consider possible

Physicist Richard Feynman returned over and over to an idea that drove his groundbreaking discoveries. His approach was documentedby his Caltech colleague David Goodstein in the book <i>Feynman’s Lost Lecture</i> about physics classes Feynman taught in the 1960s:<p>Once, I said to him, “Dick, explain to me, …

Elon Musk

Take a look at the Queen's extravagant £10 million car collection

The Queen likes her cars.<p>Her Majesty isn't required to have a licence, but she learnt to drive during World War II when she operated a first-aid truck for the Women’s Auxillary Territorial Service.<p>She now has a collection estimated to be worth £10 million, according to online car dealer Car …

Trucks

Apple isn't working on a car — it's working on something much bigger

Apple is behaving in a really strange way regarding the mythical "Apple Car." After hiring 1,000 people to work on a secret program called Project Titan, which many believed to be the development of a car, the company laid off hundreds of them late last year. Observers interpreted that as one of …

Apple

Trump signs long-delayed executive order on cybersecurity

President Trump signed a executive order today commanding a review of the United States’ cybersecurity capabilities. Trump was initially set to sign the order shortly after his inauguration in January and held a press conference on the issue, but ultimately delayed the signing.<p>The version of the …

Cybersecurity

The phone-case coffee maker and 14 other weird kitchen gadgets

Cup Of Coffee

Former Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy backs Booker takeover

The former chief executive of Tesco, Sir Terry Leahy, has given his blessing to the supermarket’s controversial £3.7bn takeover of wholesaler Booker and said that it was a “front foot play” by Britain’s biggest retailer.<p>Sir Terry said he supported the move in his first public comments about the …

Consulting

Netflix: The secret codes that unlock 1000s of hidden movies and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Netflix

Ofcom opens investigation into the cost of 118 calls

<b>An investigation into the soaring costs of certain telephone service numbers has been launched by Ofcom.</b><p>The regulator will examine directory enquiries numbers, which begin with 118, after some providers were found to charging up to £10.50 a call.<p>It will also look at 070 numbers, which allow users …

OFCOM

NCA statement on international cyber crime incident

Return to News<p><b>12 May 2017</b><p>An NCA spokesman said: "NHS England, NCSC and the NCA are responding to an ongoing international cyber incident which is …

Cybersecurity

Ransomware attacks reported worldwide

<b>A massive ransomware campaign appears to have attacked a number of organisations around the world.</b><p>Screenshots of a well known program that locks computers and demands a payment in Bitcoin have been shared online by parties claiming to be affected.<p>There have been reports of infections in the UK, …

NHS cyber-attack: Experts strive to restore NHS computers

<b>IT experts are "working round the clock" to restore NHS computer systems hit by Friday's ransomware attack.</b><p>Ciaran Martin, head of the UK's cyber security agency, said it was doing "everything in our power" to get "vital services" back up and running.<p>The BBC understands about 40 NHS organisations …

Amber Rudd

Explaining the global ransomware outbreak

<b>Tens of thousands of organisations have been caught out by a computer virus called WannaCry. The malicious software locks data away and demands a payment of up to $600 (£460) before it will restore scrambled files.</b><p>In the UK, many hospitals fell victim and some health organisations diverted …

Cybersecurity

Smartphones that charge in five minutes 'could arrive next year'

<b>Smartphones with batteries that fully charge in five minutes could be available to consumers next year.</b><p>The technology was first shown off in 2015, when Israeli start-up StoreDot demonstrated its FlashBattery at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.<p>Chief executive Doron Myersdorf told the BBC it is now …

Electric Vehicles

Elon Musk just gave us a peek inside his 125 mph tunnel

Cinders and ashes! Police stop Thomas the Tank Engine on M1 motorway

A driver has received three points on his licence and a £100 fine after being stopped driving an unconvincing Thomas the Tank Engine replica on the M1.<p>Craig Turner was pulled over on his way to Dover for 'Scumrun', an annual charity rally with a mystery location only unveiled at the start of the …

Transportation

NHS in England hit by 'cyber-attack'

<b>NHS services across England have been hit by IT failure, caused by a large-scale cyber-attack.</b><p>Trusts and hospitals in London, Blackburn, Nottingham, Cumbria and Hertfordshire have been affected.<p>Some GP surgeries have had to shut down phone and IT systems while A&Es have told people not to attend …

Health Care