News archive from 1 December 2015

Google's driverless cars will SHOUT at pedestrians that get in its way: Patent reveals plans for screens and speakers to communicate with passers by

Google's driverless cars will SHOUT at pedestrians that get in its way: Patent reveals plans for screens...

Google's self-driving cars have gone a total of 100,000 miles with no accidents and now the company is working towards making their vehicles even safer. The software giant recently secured a patent for technology to communicate with pedestrians....

 
The 'urine black hole': Physicists reveal the perfect material to stop urinal splashbacks

The 'urine black hole': Physicists reveal the perfect material to stop urinal splashbacks

Khaki-wearers rejoice - physicists in Utah are developing a urinal insert that prevents urine from splashing back onto trousers. The researchers' design creates a 'urine black hole,' and ensures that what goes in doesn't come back out by mimicking...

 
Labour's national campaign for Britain to stay in the EU is launched in Birmingham

Labour's national campaign for Britain to stay in the EU is launched in Birmingham

The United Kingdom could disintegrate if the UK votes to leave the European Union, former Home Secretary Alan Johnson has warned. He said a vote to quit the EU could provide a huge boost to Scottish independence campaigners, as he prepared to visit...

 
Police launch crackdown on drink drivers and will target 'hot spots'

Police launch crackdown on drink drivers and will target 'hot spots'

Police have launched the annual crackdown to catch out motorists who get behind the wheel after taking drugs or drinking too much alcohol. West Midlands Police and the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) have commenced the annual month-long campaign...

 
Transfer News: Chelsea and Man Utd £75m striker battle, Liverpool eye Montoya, Spurs raid

Transfer News: Chelsea and Man Utd £75m striker battle, Liverpool eye Montoya, Spurs raid

Chelsea are very interested in signing Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller, according to reports. The Daily Mirror claims Jose Mourinho is considering the German World Cup winner as a possible replacement for the out-of-sorts Diego Costa. Manchester...

Daily Star, 00:07 in Sport
 

Police crackdown on drug driving in Christmas road safety campaign

Merseyside Police will crackdown on drug driving as part of this year’s Christmas road safety campaign. While drink-driving is falling, drug use among drivers appears to be on the rise, with cocaine and cannabis the two most commonly used in...

 

Nathan Coulter-Nile added to Australia squad for first West Indies Test

Nathan Coulter-Nile and Scott Boland could make Test debuts against the West Indies as Australia’s pace depth continues to be stretched. Coulter-Nile and James Pattinson have been included in a 12-man squad for the clash in Hobart that starts on 10...

Guardian, 00:08 in Sport
 

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Waterstones book of the year is Coralie Bickford-Smith's debut The Fox and the Star

Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman and Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train might have sold in eye-watering numbers over the last year, but booksellers at Waterstones have plumped for a sumptuously designed debut picture book about loss as their book of...

 
Lack of cohesion led to farm payments IT struggle

Lack of cohesion led to farm payments IT struggle

FOUR LEADERSHIP changes in a year at the bodies responsible for paying European subsidies to farmers left staff confused and undermined their abilities to deliver a successful rural payments service, a new report by the National Audit Office says. The...

 

£8bn shortfall in tackling Aids threatens 'millions of lives', report says

Complacency, fatigue and an £8bn ($12bn) funding shortfall are jeopardising global efforts to bring the HIV and Aids epidemic under control, the advocacy group One has warned. In a report to mark World Aids Day on Tuesday, the group says that “the...

 

Health campaigners hail New York governor's $200m Aids fight pledge

Andrew Cuomo has pledged $200m to help make HIV and Aids a thing of the past in New York, the governor announced on Monday, the eve of World Aids Day. Cuomo will attend an event at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood on...

 

Margaret Thatcher voted most influential woman of the past 200 years

Margaret Thatcher voted most influential woman of the past 200 years Harry Readhead for Metro.co.uk Margaret Thatcher is considered by Britons to be the most influential woman of the past 200 years, a poll has revealed. Scottish Widows, collaborating...

Metro, 00:11 in Hot News
 

Fairy lights could 'slow' wi-fi speeds warns Ofcom

Christmas tree lights can slow your wi-fi warns watchdog Ofcom as it releases an app that can check home broadband. The app samples wireless signals to see if data is flowing uninterrupted from routers to phones and tablets. The app is released...

 
Cloud storage providers to face investigation by regulators

Cloud storage providers to face investigation by regulators

Image copyright Thinkstock An investigation is to be launched into whether internet users are being charged unfairly when they use cloud storage services. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said some providers may be breaching consumer laws....

 


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