Hammond: Driverless cars will be on UK roads by 2021
Nov19

Hammond: Driverless cars will be on UK roads by 2021

. . . Critics say the tech behind driverless cars still needs a lot of work Driverless cars could be on UK roads within four years under government plans to invest in the sector. Chancellor Philip Hammond told the BBC the objective was to have “fully driverless cars” without a safety attendant on board in use by 2021. “Some would say that’s a bold move, but we have to embrace these technologies if we want the...

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UK seeks future cyber-security stars
Nov19

UK seeks future cyber-security stars

. Matt Crypto . Bletchley Park is host to a centre developing cyber-based lessons for school pupils A £20m initiative to get schoolchildren interested in cyber-security has been launched by the UK government. The Cyber Discovery programme is aimed at 15 to 18-year-olds and involves online and offline challenges themed around battling hackers. It is one of several programmes trying to build interest in security work and help fill a...

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Gamer predicts that eSports is going to be 'bigger than soccer'
Nov18

Gamer predicts that eSports is going to be 'bigger than soccer'

A day in the life of Travis “Castaway” Waters, the South African who gets paid to play video games.

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Young drivers: The technologies that cut insurance bills
Nov17

Young drivers: The technologies that cut insurance bills

. . The cost of insuring a car has never been higher. For young people it is not uncommon to be quoted amounts in excess of £4000 a year – sometimes more than the car is actually worth. Not long ago, the only option for young drivers was “black box” insurance to help them reduce such premiums. Under this system, a data recorder box is fitted to your car and sends information to your insurer. Now there’s a rival...

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Why supermarket chiller aisles may soon not be so chilly
Nov17

Why supermarket chiller aisles may soon not be so chilly

. David Parry . What’s the connection between a Formula 1 car and a supermarket? Have you ever gone food shopping on a lovely hot day only to be turned into a icicle walking past the supermarket’s open chiller cabinets? Suddenly that shorts and T-shirt combo doesn’t seem like such a smart idea as you dive in to grab your organic yoghurts. Well all that chilly discomfort could soon be history thanks to a gadget...

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Cyberbullying: Mum’s story of loss inspires prince to act
Nov16

Cyberbullying: Mum’s story of loss inspires prince to act

. PA . Social media was Felix’s life, his mum Lucy Alexander says The Duke of Cambridge, inspired by a mother’s story of loss, has launched a code of conduct to beat cyberbullying. Lucy Alexander’s son, Felix, killed himself aged 17 after years of being bullied on social media. The prince, together with tech firms, children’s charities and parents, wants young people to follow the equivalent of a Green Cross...

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