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Ford unveils car of the future based on children’s visions – and it flies

Ford has unveiled the car of 2030 based on the views of the nation’s eight and nine-year-olds and it should be comfortable, safe, electric – and able to FLY. A survey of 500 boys and girls looked at what the vehicles they learn to drive in should look and feel like when they’re old enough […]

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Experts are using algebra to help solve challenges to the UK’s supply chain

Much of the UK is facing a supply chain crisis. A disruption in transportation and shortage of staff is leading to supermarket shelves being empty and restaurants being forced to adapt their menus. The country's retail sector is preparing for shortfalls in stock over Christmas with levels at major retailers at their lowest since 1983. […]

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US Air Force developing bird-like ‘microdrones’ with flapping wings

The US Air Force says it's developing microdrones that can flap their wings and change wingbeat mid-flight. The organisation's elite research lab is working with designers from Airion Health LLC to prototype a remote-controlled mini air vehicle that can imitate either insect or bird flight, for surveillance purposes. The microdrone will have the ability to […]

Business

True Fit Data Shows Midsize Is Now Mainstream

The demographic of midsize fashion shoppers is growing. Thirty-eight percent of global female True Fit users are midsize, including 39 percent of women in the U.S. and 42 percent in the U.K., according to the data-driven personalization platform for fashion retailers. The growth of this size segment is prompting brands to think about size differently. […]

Business

TikTok Reportedly Testing In-app Shopping in Europe

TikTok’s dream of becoming a shopping destination appears to be taking a major step forward: On Thursday, reports began circulating that ByteDance’s social video app is testing e-commerce features in Europe with a select group of streetwear brands. One is apparently Hype, according to Bloomberg, which confirmed the test with a company representative. Now this […]

Economy

Singapore factory activity expands in April at fastest pace since December 2018

SINGAPORE – Singapore saw its overall manufacturing activity expanding in April at the fastest pace in more than two years, aided mainly by gains in new orders, new exports, and employment. However, analysts said uncertainty about the new variants of Covid-19 poses downside risks to the outlook. The Singapore Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose for […]

World News

Beijing sent warning shot over provocative behaviour in South China Sea

China and Taiwan tensions could get 'ugly' says expert When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters.Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer.Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights.You can unsubscribe at any time. The island […]

Business

Forter, FreedomPay Team on Fraud-Proof Checkout Solution

As online sales continue to soar, so has online fraud. But a new solution by Forter and e-commerce platform FreedomPay can mitigate the risk with a “fraud-proof” checkout. In most e-commerce interactions, the transaction often involves multiple players. There’s the online merchant, and the credit card issuer and the bank. All of these companies are […]

Business

Visa Turns Android Phones Into Contactless Payment Terminals

Visa has a new solution for shops wary of handling cash. On Wednesday, the financial services company unveiled a new “Tap to Phone” product that can turn Android smartphones into contactless payment terminals. “The partners that we have, through our Visa Ready program, are able to download an app to their device and create, basically, […]

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‘Racist!’ Erdogan lashes out at US police as George Floyd protests escalate

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. However, others swiftly responding by highlighting human rights abuses in his own country, with some referring to several alleged deaths of citizens at the hands of police. The city was rocked by […]