Cameron to double investment in digital technology

German chancellor Angela Merkel and David Cameron together at the opening of the expo in Hanover.

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.

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Cameron: UK to partner with Germany on internet future

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.