ShinyShiny daily round up: Tesla opens up Supercharger network

CEO Elon Musk confirms plans on Twitter to begin allowing access to rival EV brands at its US supercharger network later this year, with global network to follow suit. Tesla plans to open up its global charging network to allow rival brands of electric vehicles to power up their batteries in future, the company's CEO…

ShinyShiny tech round up: Apple products should be kept away from ‘medical devices’

Apple has listed products it says should be kept a "safe distance" away from medical devices like pacemakers and implanted defibrillators. The list includes iPhone 12 models, Apple Watch and MacBook Pro. Many consumer-electronic devices contain components, such as magnets, which can interfere with medical devices. The BBC has asked for comment from Apple, which…

ShinyShiny tech round up: Jaguar Land Rover developing hydrogen vehicle

Jaguar Land Rover is developing a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle based on the new Defender SUV and plans to begin testing the prototype next year. The prototype program, known as Project Zeus, is part of JLR’s larger aim to only produce zero-tailpipe emissions vehicles by 2036. JLR has also made a commitment to have zero…

ShinyShiny tech round up: NHS Digital database delayed until September

The creation of a central NHS digital database from GP records in England will be delayed by two months, the government has announced. The system was due to begin on 1 July, but the date has now been pushed back to 1 September. The NHS had been calling for a delay to allow patients more…

Confused parents don’t know what an engineer is. Six times more likely to know Justin Bieber than Elon Musk!

Above: Engineer and entrepreneur Elon Musk. Pic: By Maurizio Pesce from Milan, Italia - Elon Musk, Tesla Factory, Fremont (CA, USA), CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38354348 Research released today from the Institution of Engineering and Technology has revealed that, despite engineering generating £1 in every £4 of the UK’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), there is a…