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Tesla announces new gigafactory in European expansion

Tesla is making a “significant investment” in expanding its European operations, its CEO, Elon Musk, told investors on Tuesday, announcing a new “gigafactory” battery production plant and an automated manufacturing research centre. The expansion follows…


Hack attacks cut internet access in Liberia

Liberia has been repeatedly cut off from the internet by hackers targeting its only link to the global network. Recurrent attacks up to 3 November flooded the cable link with data, making net access intermittent….


Insurer to analyse drivers’ Facebook profiles

An insurance company is to analyse the personalities of first-time drivers by checking their Facebook profiles. Under the optional scheme, Admiral said it will use an algorithm to examine social media pages to determine whether…


Tesla shows off solar roof tiles

Roof tiles with built-in solar panels have been unveiled by Tesla chief executive Elon Musk. The tiles, made from glass, are intended to be a more attractive way to add solar panels to homes, compared…


Google tries to resolve Pixel camera flare issue

Google is developing a software fix to address excessive lens flare on photographs taken with its flagship Pixel smartphones. A group of Pixel owners shared their pictures showing a bright halo or arc effect, on…


The real-world uses for virtual reality

Think of virtual reality and you will probably conjure up images of fantastical landscapes in a game or film set. But VR can also be embedded in reality to give people more understanding of the…




Micro Bit mini-computer heads overseas

The Micro Bit mini-computer is to be sold across the world and enthusiasts are to be offered blueprints showing how to build their own versions. The announcements were made by a new non-profit foundation that…