Netflix tests ‘Ultra’ tier that could add a higher price option

Over the last few years, Netflix has slowly rolled out a series of price increases for its streaming service. After the debacle of 2011 that occurred when it announced a split between its streaming and disc service to create “Qwikster” the company has been more sensitive to potential backlash. The company’s next move could be […]

Russia tests new manned space capsule in hypersonic wind tunnel (VIDEO)

The future Russian spacecraft, set to replace tried and trusted Soyuz, has been tested in a hypersonic wind tunnel. The capsule will not be protected by a fairing during launch and requires refining of its shape and composition. The spacecraft, called PTK Federation, has been meticulously developed during the past decade. It is being designed […]

Uber says sending drivers medical tests they could easily cheat was ‘pretty stupid’

David Ramos/Getty Images Uber has admitted that sending drivers DIY eye tests was probably not a good idea because the process was “open to abuse.” The company said using Push Doctor, which carried out medical checks on drivers over a video call, was a mistake and that it stopped after 2016. Uber held its hands […]

MotoGP champion Marc Marquez tests Toro Rosso F1 car

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UK medics treated Skripals for opioid overdose until Porton Down tests showed nerve agent poisoning

The medical team at Sainsbury Hospital were treating the Skripals for opioid overdose without any extra precautions, until UK chemical weapon experts “confirmed” nerve agent poisoning and “advised” them on treatment, BBC reports. Staff at Salisbury District Hospital say that former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, who were found unconscious on a […]

Airbnb tests its own version of Snapchat’s Stories for rentals

Even Airbnb can’t resist the urge to copy Snapchat, it seems. The home rental outfit is quietly beta testing a Stories feature in its iPhone app that (surprise!) lets you document your trips with photos and short videos. You can view the resulting productions both on your phone and the web, and they appear to […]

Sweden tests roads that charge electric vehicles as they drive

(Reuters) — An electrified road in Sweden that is the first in the world to charge vehicles as they drive along is showing promise and could potentially help cut the high cost of electric cars, project backers Vattenfall and Elways told Reuters. The state-funded project, named eRoadArlanda and costing about 50 million crowns ($ 5.82 […]