Citroën Grand C4 Picasso: car review

It may be named after Picasso, but what would the artistic genius have made of Citroën’s big people carrier?

Price: £19,970
Top speed: 130mph
0-62mph: 9.2 seconds
MPG: up to 74.3

I mentioned the new Picasso to my wife over breakfast a few weeks ago and she thought I was talking about the painter rather than Citroën’s latest MPV. That was her first reference point. Awkward! For a few moments we peered at each other across the table, and across the unfathomable cultural void, before she sighed and turned back to her paper.

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MIT students win competition to design Elon Musk’s Hyperloop travel system

Student engineers win right to build and test concept for high-speed ground transport tubes at new track to be built next to SpaceX headquarters

MIT student engineers won a competition to transform SpaceX and Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk’s idea into a design for a Hyperloop to move pods of people at high speed.

Related: Elon Musk: Tesla cars will be able to cross US with no driver in two years

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Bill Gates recalls rivalry with ‘genius’ Steve Jobs on Desert Island Discs

Microsoft co-founder chooses the Beatles track Two of Us in memory of Apple boss and talks about his charity work and how he met his wife

Bill Gates speaks about his relationship with the late Apple founder Steve Jobs and chooses a song in memory of their work together shaping the technology of the modern age, in an appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs on Sunday.

Describing Jobs, who died in 2011, as an “incredible genius”, Gates, 60, chooses as one of his allotted eight favourite tracks the Beatles’s Two of Us, for its apposite line: “You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.”.

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Tories lobbying to protect Google’s £30bn island tax haven

Opposition figures react angrily to news that government has objected to EU’s proposed blacklisting of Bermuda as ‘unhelpful’

Britain has been privately lobbying the EU to remove the tax haven through which Google funnels billions of pounds of profits from an official blacklist, the Observer can reveal.

Treasury ministers have told the European commission that they are “strongly opposed” to proposed sanctions against Bermuda, a favoured shelter for Google’s profits and one of 30 tax jurisdictions in Brussels’s sights.

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