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First drive: the Infiniti Q30, Japan’s answer to the BMW 1-Series

<b>What have we here?</b><p>The smallest car ever made by Nissan’s premium-wannabe upstart, Infiniti. It’s called the Q30, and it’s a British-built family …

Mario Kart

Sony Xperia Z5 review: the 'Bond phone' with a camera fit for a spy

<b>Price: £549</b><p>Sony's latest flagship, the Xperia Z5, has been dubbed the "Bond phone", thanks to its appearance in the latest James Bond film, <i>Spectre</i> – and with its frosted glass back, embedded fingerprint sensor and stunning 23-Megapixel camera, it is worthy of the title.<p>The Xperia Z5 measures 146 x …

A month with Nest's latest smart thermostat

Nest's programmable thermostat has just turned four, and the company marked the anniversary with the debut of its third-generation device. Four years ago, thermostats were still boring blocks stuck to your wall and while programming them was already possible, it was always a painful process. Once …

Home Automation

Is Tesla’s Model X sun visor design genius, or overkill?

“I’m not sure anyone should have made this car,” Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said at a press conference just before the debut of the Model X crossover last month.<p>That somewhat unusual remark referred to the features and complexity of the new electric crossover utility vehicle.<p>Musk said Tesla could …

Tesla

'Shell-shocked' CNBC staffers had long flight home

CNN

George Osborne 'risks huge storm’ if he scraps pension tax relief

Chief executive of Royal London says the Chancellor could trigger new controversy over tax relief for savers<p>The Chancellor is “playing with fire” and could trigger a political storm as big as the tax credits controversy if he decides to throw out the rules on pension tax relief, the leader of one …

Bank of England's 'hawks' set to emerge as hour of interest rate rises draws closer

Central bank watchers name the two Bank of England officials they think could be next to vote for higher interest rates<p>The number of senior officials at the Bank of England calling for interest rate increases is expected to grow, as the central bank prepares Britain for the first change in rates in …