Flying taxis help business travellers escape the gridlock

Terrafugia flying taxi car in front of blurred city scape

A number of innovative small business aircraft are on the drawing board, but the future of these projects depends on investors and their propensity for risk

Setting up a New Year contest for rival smartphones

New smartphones are coming equipped with NFC – near field communication – and are poised to make your credit and debit cards, receipts, even your wallet itself, redundant. The technology allows your smartphone to be a payment card. Just tap your phone against an NFC-equipped terminal to make payments under £20, without the need for a PIN, as Nate Lanxon reports