trains
Future Of Crossrail 2 Thrown Into Doubt By Brexit

We all know that Crossrail will bring some much-needed improvements to London's transport infrastructure. News today, however, suggests that the second part of the project is now in jeopardy following the UK's decision to roger itself into oblivion with Brexit. Read More >>

shopping
Barclaycard Wants To Replace Checkouts With Your Phone

No one likes checkout queues, so Barclaycard wants to replace them using your phone. The idea is simple, and not all that new, in that you scan all of your purchases as you shop, using your phone camera, and then press pay at the end when you're done. It's not that different to existing laser scanner system in many supermarkets. Read More >>

ai
This AI Will Watch You Study And Can Tell If You’re Not Listening

A school in Paris will be the first to implement a system that studies the faces of students who study remotely using their webcam. The goal is to use artificial intelligence to determine how engaged students are - basically if they are listening or not. Read More >>

apple
Sir Jony Ive Has Scored Himself A Part-Time Job

Sir Jony Ive, Apple designer extraordinaire and man whose pencil is responsible for the iMac and iPhone, has netted himself a new job! Don't worry though, he's not leaving Apple, this new gig is an unpaid position as Chancellor of the Royal College of Art. Read More >>

locations
Bluetooth Beacons Are Now Helping People Navigate Gatwick Airport

Beacons are nothing new, but Gatwick Airport is throwing itself into using the technology in quite a major way, installing 2000 battery-powered devices to help provide location data. Beacons are useful when GPS can't work - indoors, mainly - and allow the airport to provide a variety of services via apps. Read More >>

emoji
England, Wales and Scotland Get Their Own Flag Emoji

A Cheeto is President of the US, the UK has decided to divide itself in two while continually arguing with itself, and we have newspapers that lie with impunity to push the agendas of their billionaire owners. But never mind, the Welsh dragon now has its own emoji. Read More >>

transport
London Tube Accidents Reached New High Of 4,928 In 2016

TfL has reported that accidents on the London Underground are up 11% on 2015, with nearly 5000 reported incidents. The one bright spot is that customers seem to be falling into the gap less, with 282 people not heeding the words of the intercom - down from 293 in 2015. Read More >>

space
New Zealand Blasts 3D Printed Rocket Into Space

New Zealand has embarked on an exciting new mission to put things into space using 3D printing, a bit of private land and some batteries. Rocket Lab is a private company that aims to help more companies exploit the potential of space. Read More >>

money
Travelex Kills Its Fee-Free Supercard

Travelex offered its fee-free Supercard to keen travellers as a way to avoid steep charges when paying for things abroad. If you've been away then you will be aware that you get charged a one-off fee by your card company, as well as an exchange rate conversion which usually doesn't work in your favour. Read More >>

internet
EU Finalising Laws To Remove Extremist Videos From Twitter, YouTube and Facebook

There's always a fine line to tread between freedom of speech and blocking content designed to incite hatred and violence against a specific group or groups of people. The EU is about to enshrine a line of some kind in law though, as it finalises plans to require internet companies to block extreme content. Read More >>

Eurostar
Eurostar Will Go Direct From London To Amsterdam This Year

Eurostar plans to offer a direct route from London to Amsterdam before the year is up. You can already use the service to get to the city now, but you need to change to a different, albeit high-speed, train to get to either Rotterdam or Amsterdam. The new service will go direct in little under four hours and there will be two trains per day. Read More >>

microsoft
Microsoft and Huawei Both Announce Computers On The Same Day

Microsoft has announced the new Surface Pro, although surprises are a little thin on the ground after some comprehensive leaked. However, the key points are pretty exciting. Read More >>

tv
Amazon Has Invented TV Channels

Having persuaded us all to call up Sky and cancel our contracts by blowing a raspberry, Amazon has now decided that this "TV channel thing" might have legs. So today it's introducing Amazon Channels in the UK, and bringing TV channels to our dilapidated shores. Read More >>

football
Russian Robot Will Defuse Football Tension And Definitely Not Get Smashed To Bits

The next World Cup will, of course, be held in Russia after the country won the rights to host the tournament fair and square in an entirely above-board vote. To many England fans the idea of going to Russia might be somewhat daunting, with few having an understand of the language and culture in the world's largest country. Read More >>

elections
Today Is Your Last Chance To Save Democracy: Register To Vote

No matter what your personal politics are, you can't disagree that the way politics is operating at the moment is a little bit scary. From fake news influencing people through to the Russians getting top secret briefings from Donald Trump. It's a mess and it probably will be for some time - but that doesn't mean we can disengage and ignore the problem. Read More >>