Sport The 2014 Mercedes W05sup

The 2014 Formula 1 season is underway as testing begins at the Jerez track in Spain, where a number of teams have rolled out their contenders for the year ahead for the very first time

'USB Condom' prevents unwanted computer infections

Device works by blocking the data transfer pins on USB cables, which security researchers have shown are vulnerable to attack

The News Matrix: Friday 6 September 2013

BBC misled MPs, says Thompson

A view of the Mexico Grand Prix, when it was last held there in 1992

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There are 21-races on the proposed calender

Qualcomm's Toq smartwatch offers wireless charging and an always-on screen

Latest wearable device from the IFA electronics fair will act as a second screen for smartphones.

Zach Cole, 17, listens to his iPod which has been charged using energy generated from the kinetic floor tiles

‘Run, don’t walk’: The school that gets pupils to generate electricity

Special floor tiles produce sustainable energy when pupils pound them

The News Matrix: Thursday 5 September 2013

US surveillance is illegal, says Nieta

RIP David Frost: 'The Frostie I remember was mischievously funny, and he knew it'

The Independent's political correspondent James Cusick worked with David Frost on 'Frost on Sunday' in the late 80s. Here he remembers a remarkable man

Google considering turning self-driving cars into a 'robo-taxi' service

Reports following $258m investment in taxi-hailing app Uber by the search giant

For sale: Three Nasa shuttle launch platforms - collection only

The space equipment clearout will also see spare tyres and other items up for grabs

Hyperloop tubes would be mounted above ground on columns, and inside them would be pods five miles apart leaving every 30 seconds

LA to San Francisco in 30 minutes: Paypal founder Elon Musk unveils 800mph Hyperloop 'trains'

Technology described as a cross between Concorde, a rail gun and an air hockey table

Investment Insider: Investing in China is a waiting game

Ignoring the country's stock market could be an expensive mistake
Work in progress: Ian Burrell tries out Google Glass

UK will preemptively ban the use of Google Glass when driving

The wearable tech connects to the internet and answers users' queries via voice commands

Volvo's 'solar pavilion' charger for cars unfolds like an electric butterfly

Concept design to charge electric cars packs into the boot, unfolds like a pop-up tent

Police sergeant confirms woman died after falling from Texas Giant roller coaster

Witnesses said they saw the woman fall out of the ride when her safety bar released

The News Matrix: Thursday 27 June 2013

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