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Petrol And Service Stations Could Be Forced To Install Electric Chargers

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function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){‘undefined’!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if(‘object’==typeof commercial_video){var a=”,o=’m.fwsitesection=’+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video[‘package’]){var c=’&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D’+commercial_video[‘package’];a+=c}e.setAttribute(‘vdb_params’,a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById(‘vidible_1’),onPlayerReadyVidible); The government has announced a brand-new bill that could actually force petrol and service stations by law to install charging stations for electric and hybrid vehicles. There are currently only 4,500 charging stations around the UK, the bill would enable this number to… Read more »

Digital Currency – Another Tech Bubble Waiting To Burst, Or Game Changer That Will Transform Our Financial Lives?

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In 2017 the cryptocurrency market has increased seven-fold in value. Surging past the $140 billion mark, industry projections have the sector on course to exceed a value of $5 trillion by the year 2022. This marked upward momentum has been driven largely by the enthusiasm of venture capital investors, eager… Read more »

Tesla's First Model 3 'Affordable' Electric Car Has Rolled Off The Production Line

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function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){‘undefined’!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if(‘object’==typeof commercial_video){var a=”,o=’m.fwsitesection=’+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video[‘package’]){var c=’&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D’+commercial_video[‘package’];a+=c}e.setAttribute(‘vdb_params’,a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById(‘vidible_1’),onPlayerReadyVidible); Almost 400,000 pre-orders later and the very first Tesla Model 3 has rolled off the production line. Described as the first ‘affordable’ electric car, the Model 3 starts at around £35,000, offers a range of 215 miles and a five-star safety rating. First Production… Read more »

Xbox One X Vs. PlayStation 4 Pro: Price, Specs And Features Comparison

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function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){‘undefined’!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if(‘object’==typeof commercial_video){var a=”,o=’m.fwsitesection=’+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video[‘package’]){var c=’&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D’+commercial_video[‘package’];a+=c}e.setAttribute(‘vdb_params’,a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById(‘vidible_1’),onPlayerReadyVidible); When Microsoft unveiled the new Xbox One X at its E3 2017 press briefing it was clear that they had only one goal in mind: To beat the PlayStation. Despite both being ‘next-generation’ consoles, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 were not born… Read more »

How Med-Tech Innovators Can Revolutionise Our Healthcare System

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With any new business venture, starting out and getting your feet off the ground can sometimes be a struggle. And fledgling med-tech firms are no exception. Creating new technology is an expensive business, so trying to establish a med-tech company in the midst of securing interest and funding from investors,… Read more »

Do You Know What Happens To Your Personal Data Online?

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Personal data. It’s something you don’t want getting into the wrong hands, yet you enter it into online forms on a regular basis. You transmit that information with the click of a mouse button and probably don’t think twice afterward. The thing is, you’ve sent your personal data on a… Read more »

Robot Police Will Start Patrolling In Dubai

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function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){‘undefined’!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if(‘object’==typeof commercial_video){var a=”,o=’m.fwsitesection=’+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video[‘package’]){var c=’&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D’+commercial_video[‘package’];a+=c}e.setAttribute(‘vdb_params’,a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById(‘vidible_1’),onPlayerReadyVidible); While you might have heard about robots taking on law enforcement roles before it’s unlikely you’ve seen anything like this. Dubai Police have unveiled its very first robot officer, and it’s already being sent out on patrol. The world's first Police Robot at… Read more »

NASA Fast Tracks Mission To Asteroid Worth Quadrillions

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function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){‘undefined’!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if(‘object’==typeof commercial_video){var a=”,o=’m.fwsitesection=’+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video[‘package’]){var c=’&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D’+commercial_video[‘package’];a+=c}e.setAttribute(‘vdb_params’,a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById(‘vidible_1’),onPlayerReadyVidible); NASA has officially fast tracked its mission to Psyche, an asteroid so rich in resources that if it were ever towed back to Earth it could collapse the world economy. Originally scheduled for a 2023 launch NASA has brought it forward by an… Read more »

AirBuddy: This Amazing Floating Gadget Lets You Dive Without Scuba Gear

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function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){‘undefined’!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if(‘object’==typeof commercial_video){var a=”,o=’m.fwsitesection=’+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video[‘package’]){var c=’&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D’+commercial_video[‘package’];a+=c}e.setAttribute(‘vdb_params’,a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById(‘vidible_1’),onPlayerReadyVidible); If you’ve ever been scuba diving, or seen someone doing it you’ll know that it’s not the most graceful of activities. Weighed down with one or sometimes two large tanks, a weight belt, inflatable jacket, wetsuit, fins. If you’re just looking to visit… Read more »

Delivering Sustainable Transport In Africa’s Cities

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I have been fascinated by the astonishing growth in the continent’s cities over the past decade. In fact, as the Brookings Institution reports, the total number of Africans living in urban areas is projected to rise from 400 million in 2010 to 1.26 billion in 2050. This means that Africa… Read more »

Uber Has Made It Much Easier To See Your Rating

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Uber has put ratings front and centre in the latest version of its app in a bid to encourage “better rider behaviour”. Previously, users had to navigate a maze of menus to find out how drivers had scored them, but ratings have now been elevated to the the app’s main menu…. Read more »

Seeing Is Believing: How Mobile And Local Journalism Can Fight Fake News

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On the very day of the 2016 US Presidential election, Oxford Dictionaries declared “Post-truth” the word of the year. In the few months since, we’ve seen the emergence of “Alternative Facts” and “Fake News.” It seems like every day there’s another breaking news story filled with baseless accusations or statements… Read more »

NASA’s Cassini Probe Snaps A Spectacular Shot Of Earth In Between Saturn's Rings

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function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){‘undefined’!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if(‘object’==typeof commercial_video){var a=”,o=’m.fwsitesection=’+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video[‘package’]){var c=’&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D’+commercial_video[‘package’];a+=c}e.setAttribute(‘vdb_params’,a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById(‘vidible_1’),onPlayerReadyVidible); Before NASA’s Cassini probe began its final few orbits of Saturn on Sunday, it returned a photo of Earth in between the gas giant’s iconic rings. The remarkable image was taken at a distance of 870m miles from Earth, which can be seen… Read more »

Model Rocket: Slow-Motion Footage Shows Rocket Lighting Up

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A YouTuber has captured spectacular, slow-motion footage of the moment a model rocket lights up. Matt Mikka filmed the process at 1,500 and 4,000 frames per second in order to secure the best possible view. Rockets either burn liquid or solid fuel to form propellant gas that generates the force… Read more »

FitBit: Things To Remember Before Using Wearable Tech For Fitness

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Image Courtesy Wearable tech is steadily gaining ground in the fitness space this year. From fitness trackers to AI “ecosystems” that add a new dimension to your workouts, there’s so much to look forward to if you’re a tech enthusiast like myself. Not only do they ensure the maximum efficiency… Read more »