Here’s Why Jermaine Jenas Is The Football Pundit You Should Listen To This World Cup

Tonight's the night. At 7pm, England kick off their World Cup campaign in a game against Tunisia. Millions of people will tune in, and millions of opinions on the country's chances will be opined - but who should you listen to? Is Ian more Wright than Wrong when he says that England need to push forward and create more chances? Should Gary Linker stick to hawking crisps rather than opining on England's chances? How can we tell who to listen to? Read More >>

What’s NIU? Could The Electric Scooter Solve Britain’s Congestion Problems?

One of the biggest trends in technology at the moment is the slow march towards electric cars. One day, in what will hopefully be the near future, we’ll hit a tipping point where most new cars aren’t powered by fossil fuels, but by clean electricity. This is going to be great news for the environment — both in terms of climate change, and in terms of air quality in cities. Read More >>

Forget Your Dreams: This Data Proves You’re Too Old To Play In A World Cup Team

When you were young, did you ever dream of one day being on the England football team, walking out into a packed World Cup stadium and representing your country on the pitch? I sure didn’t, but I was definitely bullied by people who did. Read More >>

Transport for London Launches Bus Passenger Tracking Trial

Transport for London, the body which operates the capital's public transport, has today announced that from tomorrow, it will be starting a new automatic passenger counting trial on buses, which it says could lead to better bus journeys in the future. Read More >>

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6 Theories On Why Solo Hasn’t Performed At The Box Office

Last Friday I went to see Solo. I booked tickets at my local multiplex for 7pm on Friday evening. You can’t really get more prime time than that. And yet… the cinema was almost eerily deserted. The large screening room couldn’t have been more than 5 or 10% full. Read More >>

Data Reveals 1963 Was The Most Important Year In Marvel History

1963 was an important year in world history: President John F Kennedy was assassinated, The Beatles released their first album, and Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space. Read More >>

Distracted Boyfriend Has Made Up With His Girlfriend, And They Are Advertising The New East Coast Railway Together

Today is a big day for British railways - and not just because, hilariously, ultra Conservative transport minister Chris Grayling has been forced to take Virgin's East Coast railway line back into public ownership, effectively nationalising it just like Jeremy Corbyn wants to do. Read More >>

Hey Siri, Give Me Some Encouragement: Exercising With Jaybird Run Wireless Earbuds

Remember when Apple first released Airpods? For about a week everyone scoffed at just how silly wearers looked - and then, inevitably, we tried them for themselves and they became wildly successful. Read More >>

How Microsoft is Using AI to Tackle Fake News

Imagine someone telling you in the late 90s that by 2018, Microsoft would be a plucky underdog. You’d be forgiven for thinking that they are crazy. And that’s before they tell you who the President is. Read More >>

These Are The Robots That Will Be Doing Your Online Shopping in the Future

Last year we delved inside the surprisingly intelligent world of Ocado's Hatfield warehouse. As we reported, it turns out that when you order your groceries online your shopping isn’t assembled by pushing a trolley around a supermarket - but it is instead prepared by a dizzying array of conveyor belts, lifts and robots, with only the occasional human for support. Read More >>

We Asked an Actual Expert if it Would Be Crazy for Britain to Build its Own Satellite Navigation System

There’s a weird thing that happens when people start to believe in something crazy: the crazy often spills over into other things. That’s why there’s an overlap between people who believe in horoscopes and people who believe that homeopathy is anything more that sugar pills. And that’s why people who believe in Brexit also seem to believe that Britain should build its own GPS-style satellite navigation system after we get kicked out of the existing shared European Galileo project because of Brexit. Read More >>

What’s The Poshest Supermarket? We Crunched The Numbers To Find Out

Class is a deeply embedded part of British society. Though it isn’t just about what school you went to, or whether you spend your weekends hunting foxes or racing dogs: it’s also where you shop. Read More >>

Countdown’s Rachel Riley Launches Quiz App FleetWit In The UK

Look out HQ Trivia - it appears that you have a new rival on this side of the Atlantic too as today quiz app FleetWit officially launches in the UK, with the help of TV's Rachel Riley. Read More >>