The once ubiquitous Nokia brand of mobile phone is no more. New owners Microsoft are making a clean break from the brand made famous with its old-school “brick” phones. Cutting edge smartphones from the company will now have the Lumia brand.
Ford is banking on an innovative plan to woo aging motorists to purchase their vehicles by developing a monitor in the driver’s seat that will detect a potential heart attack, bring the car safely to a stop and notify the authorities.
In the male-dominated high-tech field, industry giants Facebook and Apple have created a new perk which they say will keep women on the job and allow them to excel. The companies have promised to cover the cost of egg-freezing for all employees.
A news ‘invisibility’ cloaking device has been unveiled by US scientists – which they say can be constructed at home, causes no distortion of objects in the background, and can conceal objects in 3D from different angles.
A group of UK manufacturing companies have called upon the British political establishment to commit to ensuring Britain remains a member of the EU. A failure to do so could hinder UK investment and wealth creation, pro EU advocates claim.
Russia has jumped to a 53rd position on the Global Competitiveness Report in 2014, gaining 11 points and being named among three states which recorded higher values in all areas since 2010. This is the country’s biggest leap ever.
The popular taxi app Uber has been temporarily banned by a regional court in Germany. The fast-growing company will be fined up to €250,000 every time it provides service without a license anywhere in the country.