London Uber drivers to charge electric car fee

Image copyright PA Image caption Uber decorated a car in greenery to promote the electric-power fee Uber is planning to add a surcharge to all fares booked via its app in London to help its drivers buy electric vehicles. The fee, expected to be 15p per mile, will be introduced “early” in 2019. Uber said […]

Linus Torvalds returns to head Linux coding community

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Torvalds had a reputation for sending rude emails to fellow developers Linux founder Linus Torvalds has returned from a month of “reflection” to his job as chief developer of the widely used operating system. Mr Torvalds stepped back from heading core development of Linux following accusations of bullying […]

‘Instagram used more than Snapchat’ by US teens

Image copyright Getty Images/Snap/Facebook Image caption This is the first time Piper Jaffray’s survey has placed Instagram ahead of Snapchat in recent years Instagram has overtaken Snapchat as the most used social media app among US teens, according to a study. A total of 8,600 teenagers were surveyed for investment bank Piper Jaffray’s twice-annual look […]

World’s longest sea crossing: Hong Kong-Zhuhai bridge opens

Media captionFlying over the world’s longest sea bridge Chinese President Xi Jinping has officially opened the world’s longest sea crossing bridge, nine years after construction first began. Including its access roads, the bridge spans 55km (34 miles) and connects Hong Kong to Macau and the mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai. The bridge cost about $20bn […]

Trump: US will build up nuclear arsenal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump says Russia has violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, which he has threatened to abandon President Donald Trump has warned that the US will bolster its nuclear arsenal to put pressure on Russia and China. Speaking to reporters, he repeated his belief that Russia has violated the […]

Bible Museum says five of its Dead Sea Scrolls are fake

Image copyright EPA A US Bible museum has removed fragments of what it believed were part of the Dead Sea Scrolls from display, after tests suggested they were forgeries. The Museum of the Bible, in Washington DC, sent five of its 16 fragments for analysis in Germany. But results showed “characteristics inconsistent with ancient origin”, […]

Amy Schumer announces pregnancy on Instagram

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Amy Schumer married chef Chris Fischer earlier this year US comedian Amy Schumer has announced she is pregnant with her first child – on a friend’s Instagram account. Schumer first hinted at the news with a picture of her husband Chris Fischer and herself edited onto an image of Prince […]

‘Instagram used more than Snapchat’ by US teens

Image copyright Getty Images/Snap/Facebook Image caption This is the first time Piper Jaffray’s survey has placed Instagram ahead of Snapchat in recent years Instagram has overtaken Snapchat as the most used social media app among US teens, according to a study. A total of 8,600 teenagers were surveyed for investment bank Piper Jaffray’s twice-annual look […]

Self-driving school bus test halted in US

Image copyright Transdev French-based transport firm Transdev has been ordered to stop an “unlawful” test of a driverless school bus in Florida by US regulators. The regulator said the firm had not been authorised to transport schoolchildren in Florida, and said the test was “irresponsible” and “inappropriate”. Transdev said it would stop the test a […]

World’s longest sea bridge: Aerial shots over the Hong Kong-Zhuhai crossing

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