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…

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…

Life on the run with no identity

Hyeonseo Lee, a child growing up in North Korea. was one of the millions trapped by the world’s most secretive and brutal communist regime.  From the indoctrination she received in Kindergarden to her forced service in the Socialist Youth League at age of fourteen, the state controlled ever aspect of her life. As the great famine…

Aaray Collective wins the Turner Prize for Irish pub with banners

Array Collective, a Belfast-based activist group have won the prestigious Turner Prize 2021, after they beat four other collectives to take the £25, 000 prize money. Their works,  a mock Irish pub adorned  in banners supporting reproductive rights and protesting against conversion therapy. The Judges praised the group for highlighting social and political issues in…

Adverts for cosmetic surgeries to be banned for under-18s from May

  The UK advertising watchdog says the rules for adverts for cosmetic surgery  including breast enhancements and nose jobs designed to change person’s physical appearance are to be banned targeting under 18s across  TV programmes and social media. It is illegal to perform cosmetic procedures on under-18s but there have previously been no restrictions on…

Our addiction to cars

Tom Standage take us through the beginning around 3000 BC with the wheel and moving through the era of horsepower, trains, bicycles, and the rise of the car – and the future of urban transport – into a broader historical context. Our society has been shaped by the car in innumerable ways , many of…

Sweaty Betty sold  to a US firm for £300m

Sportswear brand Sweaty Betty founded in 1998, from London’s Notting Hill Gate  which expanded rapidly on the back of the popularity of so-called athleisure fashion, favourites of Jennifer Anniston and Halle Berry, had been bought by US-based Wolverine Worldwide  best known for selling footwear for £294.4m. Brendan Hoffman, President of Wolverine Worldwide, said “Sweaty Betty…