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Jenson Button test driving electric SUV for new rally series highlighting climate change

Jenson Button test driving electric SUV for new rally series highlighting climate change

Technology
Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button has spent two days in the Welsh Valleys test driving a 100% electric SUV, ahead of a new rally series aimed at highlighting climate change.The racing driver - originally from Somerset but now living in California - spoke to Sky News on a forest test track in South Wales. He will drive the 550 horse-power electric SUV in the Extreme-E race event starting in April and said he is looking forward to learning about environmental challenges in some of the world's most remote areas. Image: Button has spent two days test driving a 100% electric SUV The 41-year-old will lead one of 10 teams set to race in Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Greenland, Brazil and Senegal this year."We're racing in five different loca...
How this Grand Theft Auto stream is highlighting US gun crime

How this Grand Theft Auto stream is highlighting US gun crime

Technology
We hear a lot about how video games are to blame for violence, but how about a video game project that highlights violent gun crime in American society?That's what Professor Joseph DeLappe is trying to achieve with his Grand Theft Auto livestream, Elegy.Elegy is a "hacked" version of Grand Theft Auto 5 which you can find on games streaming platform, Twitch.In it, non-playable characters (NPCs) do nothing but shoot each other dead.But there's more to the action on screen than senseless violence. The stream is connected to American gun crime deaths from 2018. Every NPC killed in the stream represents one US citizen who has died this year in a shooting incident.The stream resets at midnight and the ...