Money behind the tech revolution

Award-winning financial historian delves into character-driven story of venture capital and the world it made. “Innovations rarely came from experts” Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk was not in the auto industry.  When it comes to innovation, the future cannot be predicted, it can only be discovered. Most attempts at discovery fail, but a few succeed at…

Four people escape helicopter crash

Four passengers including an infant survived  a Eurocopter EC135 helicopter  crash landing in a built-up area, avoiding overhead power cables and building before it hit the street and slid into bushes outside a Methodist Church in Philadelphia. “The helicopter taken off from outside Philadelphia is believed to have encountered mechanical problems during the flight” a…

Liquor and cannabis shop in Quebec require proof Covid vaccination

Retail liquor and cannabis shops in Canada’s Quebec province will require shoppers to show proof of  vaccination amid a rising surge of new Covid cases from 18th January. Proof of vaccine is also required in health facilities, theatres, bars and indoor sport and performance venues. Over 109, 000 cases of Covid were recorded in the…

CES 2022

  The Pandemic  and fears over the spread of the Omicron variant meant Meta, Google and Amazon pulled out of the CES, one of the biggest tech events in Las Vegas this week. This year you might like BMW’s colour changing car attracted lots of interest, which showed how a car’s exterior could effectively become…

Sidney Poitier – legend dies aged 94

Sidney Poitier, the US-Bahamian star, the first black man to win a best actor Oscar, has died aged 94. The trailblazing actor and a respected humanitarian and diplomat won the Academy Award for the best actor for Lilies of the Field in 1963. Former US President Barack Obama said Poitier “epitomised dignity and grace” and…

Patent Suit dropped against Tesla

Nikola, an American electric-car start up company and pioneer in zero-emission trucks, offering pure electric and also hydrogen electric power across multiple who has delivered its first two vehicles to a customer operating at the ports of Loa Angeles and Long Beach, has dropped its US $2 billion suit against Tesla. The lawsuit filed in…

Australia revokes Djokovic’s visa and turns into diplomatic storm

  This is where politics takes an upper hand in sports. The Serb, Novak Djokovic (34), a nine-time Australian Open Champion, and World number one Tennis player,  after he landed at 23:30 on Wednesday local time at Melbourne, was taken to detention hotel in Melbourne awaiting deportation. Novak Djokovic sparked a furious reaction in Australia…

EU ban on thousands of chemicals used in Tattoo colouring inks

A new pan-EU ban on thousands of chemicals used in colouring inks could hurt tattoo industry. The restriction which came in force on Tuesday, apply to substances that may cause cancer or other health issues and mainly affect coloured ink. Th EU estimates that up to 12 per cent of Europeans have a tattoo, and…

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes convicted of fraud

Elizabeth Holmes has been convicted of defrauding investors after a month-long landmark trial in California. Prosecutors said Holmes knowingly lied about technology she said could detect diseases with a few drops of blood.   Although the Theranos founder denied the charges which carry a maximum prison term of 20 years each, Jurors found Holmes guilty…