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The EU is set to force Theresa May to give MPs a 'meaningful vote' on a 'detailed' Brexit deal

LONDON — European negotiators will insist that Britain must agree "detailed" terms on Britain's future relationship with the EU, in plans that would scupper any attempt by Theresa May to avoid parliamentary defeat by only offering MPs a vote on a vague "declaration of intent" deal.<p>The prime …

United Kingdom

Brexit border chaos will cause huge delays and cost £1bn a year, says report

Analysis from economic consultancy Oxera says cost to UK of new customs checks and ensuing delays could amount to more than £1bn a year<p>Britain will be hit by huge border delays, require vast lorry parks in the south-east, and suffer more than £1bn a year in economic damage, according to a stark …

Incredible 3D Drawings Pop Off the Page and Sink Into the Ground

Hungarian anamorphic artist Sandor Vamos creates incredible trick-of-the-eye 3D drawings that seem to jump from the page. With an integral understanding of angles and a knack for perspective, Vamos uses clever shading, line work, and perspectives to create his hand-drawn 3D optical illusions. From …

Drawing

Brexit impact studies leak reveals which regions will be hit hardest

Theresa May's Brexit "war cabinet" will meet again on Thursday against a backdrop of official forecasts showing the regions and sectors of the economy which face being hardest-hit by withdrawing from the European Union.<p>Impact studies released to MPs by the Government reveal the North East of …

United Kingdom

Britain’s imperial fantasies have given us Brexit

As Theresa May is discovering, the UK’s overblown sense of its place in the world has led to overplaying our hand with the EU<p>In his recent book Behind Diplomatic Lines, Patrick Wright, a former head of the UK diplomatic service, provides an illuminating account of Margaret Thatcher’s worldview. The …

United Kingdom

Google's New Text-to-Speech AI Is so Good We Bet You Can't Tell It From a Real Human

See if you hear a difference between Tacotron 2 and human speech.<p>Can you tell the difference between AI-generated computer speech and a real, live human being? Maybe you've always thought you could. Maybe you're fond of Alexa and Siri but believe you would never confuse either of them with an …

Second Brexit referendum has 16-point lead as half of Britons back new vote, opinion poll shows

Half of Britons want a public vote on the UK’s final Brexit deal with the EU once the Government’s negotiations are over, a new poll suggests.<p>Of the …

Ireland Suddenly Has 1,000 More Lawyers

Lawyers are having their own Brexit.<p>More than a thousand U.K. lawyers have registered in Ireland since 2016 to make sure they can represent clients …

United Kingdom

Brexit lacks credibility – but Remainers lack leadership

Past generations of British politicians proved equal to the crises that faced them. This time, there is a strong whiff of panic in the corridors of power<p>To say that the lunatics have taken over the asylum would doubtless be termed politically incorrect. But the uncomfortable truth is that a bunch …

We shouldn’t even be contemplating leaving the single market

Whitehall trade expert Martin Donnelly writes an open letter to parliamentarians<p>We are now just 16 months from Brexit – the biggest shock to the UK economy in living memory. And over the weeks ahead parliament will have to decide what the UK’s negotiating goals for a future economic relationship …

Frankfurt favourite to win secret EU ballot on post-Brexit relocation of European Banking Authority

The German financial capital, Frankfurt, has emerged as the favourite to win a bid to host the relocated European Banking Authority (EBA) after …

Europe

European cities battle fiercely for top agencies leaving UK

BRUSSELS (AP) — Brexit is still well over a year away but two European cities on Monday will already be celebrating Britain's departure from the European Union.<p>Two major EU agencies now in London — the European Medicines Agency and the European Banking Authority — must move to a new EU city because …

Europe

50 London banks in talks for post-Brexit move

Dozens of banks are in advanced talks with the European Central Bank about moving operations to the European mainland. As Brexit nears, many …

United Kingdom

Britain’s economic success is not reliant on EU membership

How far has EU membership benefited the UK economy since 1973? A pro-EU colleague emailed me last week: “we’re the fifth largest economy in the …

Economics

Brexit: One in five EU doctors make plans to leave NHS because of withdrawal

One in five EU doctors in the NHS has made plans to leave the UK as a result of the Brexit vote last summer, a poll by the British Medical …

Leader: The Brexit betrayal

Leave leaders have entirely failed to keep the promises they made to their voters.<p>After the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU, Brexiteers spoke …

United Kingdom

Honda UK warns MPs of consequences of leaving EU customs union

Motor industry says threatened new tariffs could add £1,500 to price of an imported car, and make exports more expensive too<p>The devastating impact of a hard Brexit on the UK car industry was laid bare on Tuesday to MPs, who were told every 15 minutes of customs delays would cost some manufacturers …

United Kingdom

A doctor was asked to test an iPhone gadget and ended up diagnosing his own cancer

Earlier this year a vascular surgeon diagnosed his own cancer while testing out a new ultrasound gadget for his smartphone.<p>Dr. John Martin, who is not an oncologist, was tapped to test out the Butterfly iQ, a tiny ultrasound device designed to replace several bulkier, more expensive machines. When …

Medical Technology

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Michael Bloomberg: Brexit is stupidest thing any country has done besides Trump

Exclusive: Billionaire media mogul says it is ‘hard to understand why a country doing so well wanted to ruin it’<p>Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire media mogul and former mayor of New York, has said Brexit is the “single stupidest thing any country has ever done” apart from the election of Donald …

A Moto Mod that turns your phone into an instant camera is coming

Lenovo teased a bunch of new Moto Mods at Mobile World Congress this year, including one with Amazon's Alexa assistant built in, and another that can instantly print smartphone photos. Yesterday, <i>VentureBeat</i> reporter Evan Blass gave us another look at the Mods, the first since Lenovo's …

Hillary Clinton gives view on Brexit

Hillary Clinton has been visiting Wales, where she was awarded an honourary degree at Swansea University.<br>With the Brexit negotiations deadlocked a few hours earlier, in a speech to the audience, she took the opportunity to give her views on Brexit, likening the public atmosphere in the UK to that …

Jean-Claude Juncker

London's Gold Crown Is Slipping

London is losing its Midas touch.<p>New rules from regulators, on top of uncertainties over the U.K.’s future relationship with the European Union, are …

Cryptocurrency

Brexit Is a Game-Changer for the British Nuclear Industry

To understand the implications of Brexit, it helps to go nuclear.<p>Of all the international regulatory challenges created by the U.K.’s impending …

Energy

Xperia Touch Projector Launching In The US

After launching in the UK during September 2017, Sony has today announced that the Xperia Touch Projector which projects an interactive display onto …

Unboxing LG's $8,000 USD Wallpaper TV

A closer look courtesy of Unbox Therapy.<p>The W7 line of televisions from LG is one of the most impressive innovations in modern day technology. Not only do the models have a crystal-clear OLED 4K display, but the flexible units measure in at only 2.5 millimeters thick, hence the nickname “Wallpaper …

Televisions

Latest ARKit app turns iOS into a powerful measuring tool [Video]

ARKit will be available to everyone in just a couple of weeks, and while we’ve seen a variety of applications that take advantage of it thus far, more polished implementations are emerging as we near the public release. Today, developer Rinat Khanov has unveiled his new augmented reality app, …

Augmented Reality

Cheaper, Lighter, Quieter: The Electrification of Flight Is at Hand

Our small electric plane, which uses light and powerful batteries and motors, is less costly than its gasoline-engine rivals Photo: Bye Aerospace …

Aerospace

Why Do Electric Cars Have Only One Gear?

Most electric cars have a single gear ratio. You probably understand the basic reasons for this, but the math is still super fascinating.<p>One of the biggest differences between electric cars and their conventional counterparts has to do with the drivetrain. An internal combustion vehicle has a …

Electric Vehicles