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A luxury Uber. Image: Uber Blog.

A luxury Uber. Image: Uber Blog.

At a hearing earlier today, in Frankfurt a court ruled that mobile taxi firm Uber can no longer operate in Germany due to inadequate insurance and licensing for the type of private drivers it employs.

However, the San Francisco startup have turned a blind-eye to the ‘unfair’ ruling and insists that its drivers will continue to operate throughout the ban period, even though they could face fines up to an eye-watering €250,000 (Euros) per trip.


The U.K. is set to allow self-driving cars to use public roads as of January 2015. Currently they are allowed on private roads only.

The Department for Transport had previously claimed that driverless cars would be trialled on public roads by the end of 2013, while the country’s Treasury announced a plan to create a £10 million ($16.9m) prize to fund a city to test autonomous vehicles.


Clove Technology has today announced that it will be selling both variants of the QuickCircle case for LG’s flagship smartphone of 2014, starting Monday, July 21. According to the independent smartphone retailer, the official accessory will be sold as an add-on to the handset and will be available in three different colorways — Metallic Black, Silk White and Champagne Gold.


Researchers at the Newcastle University were given five pairs of Google Glass to test it out with people suffering from Parkinson’s disease in a medical trial so as to make their lives simpler. This will include reminders at regular intervals and some visual cues to keep the brain flowing.

Samsung Galaxy S5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is just over a couple of weeks away from officially landing in the markets. And Samsung has set up several outlets around the world offering previews of the flagship before it is officially available. UK retailer Phones 4U is the latest to join that list and users can now head over to 10 stores across the region to get their hands on the premier Samsung flagship.

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