Actor Willem Dafoe in a scene from a Snickers Super Bowl 50 spot. Super Bowl 50, between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers, will be played Sunday

From Willem Dafoe in drag to an unlikely Helen Mirren necking a Budwesier, this year’s edition of the Super Bowl - the biggest day in US sports - is p(...)

Michigan National Guard member Zach Burrell helps distribute water to residents in their cars in Flint, Michigan.  Photograph: Rebecca Cook/Reuters

When residents of Flint, Michigan, started complaining about the taste, smell and appearance of their drinking water, officials reacted slowly to thei(...)

Detroit my be broken and broke (the city filed for bankruptcy in 2013 and is still being bailed out by the state of Michigan) but it’s still Motown, M(...)

Exhibitors ride Razor Hovertrax hover boards during ShowStoppers at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

CIARA O’BRIEN 1. It’s big. Very big. Last year, the exhibition sprawled over two areas - Tech East and Tech West - mainly split between the Sands E(...)

Dublin heavyweight CRH was down 2.3% on the day

Global equities slipped yesterday, hit by weakness in the commodity sector, as concerns over the Chinese economy resurfaced after it allowed the yuan (...)

Herbert Diess of Volkswagen  unveils the BUDD-e electric and connected car during a keynote address at CES

Remember when the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was actually about things you could buy, put in your house and play music on? That’s how it all sta(...)

Look, ma,  no hands: A self-driving Toyota Lexus on busy Tokyo streets – it’s unnerving at first. Photograph: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP

Automakers, not technology companies, are in the driver’s seat in developing self-driving, “autonomous” cars, and Toyota is best positioned to lead th(...)

A driver with the ride-sharing service Lyft waits for a customer on a street in Santa Monica

General Motors is investing $500 million in Lyft and has laid out plans to develop an on-demand network of self-driving cars with the ride-sharing se(...)

Brian Krzanich, chief executive officer of Intel (right) shows the collision-avoidance feature of an AscTec Firefly drone with Intel RealSense cameras during the  CES in Las Vegas last year. Photograph: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Connected cars, robots and smart home appliances are expected to take centre stage at CES, the global consumer electronics show which kicks off in Las(...)

Predictions for May: The new Amazon Prime motoring series begins, and the first episode consists entirely of Jeremy Clarkson speaking directly to the camera and “just saying what’s on his mind.” Three international incidents, a dozen lawsuits and one minor war result, along with a vendetta against Clarkson from Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Neil Briscoe dusted off his crystal ball to foresee the year ahead - but his predictions are about as likely to arrive as flying cars January Volksw(...)