Google Maps: Street view spots strange autobot on road in China – what is it? | Travel News | Travel

Google Maps Street View is a tool used by citizens all around the world. The tool is primarily used to help people navigate their own country as well as destinations across the world. More recently, the tool has been used to spot some strange and crazy occurrences. Google Maps is normally used as an online mapping service which is owned by Google, offering satellite images, street maps, panoramic views of streets and route planning. Sometimes the most bizarre scenes found on Google Maps go viral, catapulting the user to fame.…

Rishi Sunak urged to fix ‘ineffective’ inheritance tax policy | City & Business | Finance

The Chancellor is said to have considered a huge fiscal raid in this autumn’s Budget to plug the gaping hole in public finances after record spending on coronavirus. The policies were reportedly poised to target middle classes and wealthier people with increased taxes. But Mr Sunak appeared to rubbish those claims when he was pictured earlier this month with notes claiming there would be no tax “horror”. Increasing inheritance tax may not have raised the funds needed anyway, if the analysis of Tax Research UK is anything to go by.…

Dental floss: How to floss your teeth

Most of us brush our teeth twice a day and only think of visiting the dentist when we have a dental problem. Everyone knows what flossing is, but most of us can’t be bothered to do it. Why should you floss? Express.co.uk spoke to Lucie Marchelot Shukla, the Co-Founder of Instant Dentist, to find out all you need to know about flossing. Why floss? Much like a skincare routine, a dental wellness routine can help you elevate and protect the health and look of your teeth and gums. Flossing is a huge…

DVLA number plate: New “70” designs banned for being rude and offensive revealed

DVLA experts have revealed a hefty list of designs made up of unique combinations which could represent swear words or seedy phrases. The DVLA host special meetings twice a year at each number plate launch to look at the list of designs and pick out those that could cause problems. A DVLA spokesman confirmed the “vast majority” of designs are made available to drivers. However, they confirmed that some designs are held back if they could cause embarrassment, offence or lead to poor taste. The spokesman said: “The vast majority…

Volcano eruption tracker: How satellites have TRANSFORMED natural disaster response | Science | News

Paul Kostek, Senior Member of the Institute of the Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), believes there is a palpable ‘difference’ in how and why satellites are being deployed. He told Express.co.uk: “The difference today is … we’ve seen attempts being made in places where there have been dramatic events taking place, hurricanes, typhoons, those types of things, that people are using these satellites for access to provide communications and information about what’s going on. “And I think people are also looking at these satellites as a means to track things.…

Android 11 is out to download, but only if you own these smartphones

Google has released its highly-anticipated Android 11 update, with the major OS upgrade hitting Google’s own Pixel devices as well as a handful of other smartphone models for now. Besides devices such as the Pixel 4, handsets from the likes of OnePlus, Xiaomi, OPPO and Realme are also able to install Android 11 at launch. As well as the usual bags full of bug fixes, security patches and performance tweaks, the biggest improvements to Android 11 are conversations bubbles as well as built-in screen recording. But while Android 11 is…

Huge PS5 price difference won’t stop PlayStation 5 pre-order success | Gaming | Entertainment

That’s according to a new analyst report that suggests Sony will be well-positioned to dominate with PS5 console sales, even without a cheaper PlayStation alternative. However, that doesn’t mean the Xbox Series S will not help Microsoft in terms of sales, with the cut-price announcement being seen as a positive development. But when it comes to the impact of the Series X and PS5 price, as well as the Xbox Series S release, one company is backing Sony to take the sales crown over consecutive years. Analyst firm Ampere Analysis…