Research funding to use the internet to improve everyday devices - such as fridges which can order more milk when it runs low - is to be doubled in a drive to make the UK a world leader in digital technology, David Cameron has said.
The Prime Minister announced an extra £45 million to develop the so-called "internet of things" as he arrived in Germany for the CeBIT 2014 trade fair.
He is attending the event in Hanover - where he is holding talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel - as Britain is the official "partner country" of the event.
More top news
Mild evening rounds off October ahead of cooler temperatures over the weekend.
Two families who lost men in military campaigns almost a century apart have made an emotional visit to the Tower of London's sea of poppies.
A British jihadi who has lost two of his brothers in Syria has told ITV News that he intends to stay and fight until he is also killed.