July 17th: Catch Up with Coup

Catch up on the news that has caught our eye this week….

Google has said the first injury involving their driverless cars was down to a careless driver driving into the back of one of its vehicles. In six years, the driverless cars have seen 14 accidents in almost two million miles of testing.

Chris Urmson, who leads the company's driverless car project, said not a single accident had been caused by Google's cars. "Our self-driving cars are being hit surprisingly often by other drivers who are distracted and not paying attention to the road. That’s a big motivator for us," Urmson wrote in a blog post.

Amazon’s highly anticipated Prime Day, which promised “more deals than Black Friday” left countless customers disappointed after it apparently failed to deliver.

The one-day shopping event , which took place on 15th July, 2015, offered Prime members exclusive deals - but many felt that the event did not live up to the hype, turning to social media to express their views.

Caitlyn Jenner has said she will strive for tolerance of transgender people as she receives award for the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles.

“If you want to call me names, make jokes, doubt my intentions, go ahead, because the reality is, I can take it,” she said. “But for the thousands of kids out there coming to terms with being true to who they are, they shouldn’t have to take it.”

Caitlyn, formerly Bruce, of Olympic and Keeping Up with the Kardashian’s fame, made her debut as a woman earlier this year.

This week saw Apple Pay launch in the UK - but HSBC customers will have to wait until the end of the month despite expectation that the bank would be amongst the first to offer the system.

Apple Pay, which enables owners of iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus and Apple watches to pay for items by touching their device on a contactless payment pad, is currently available with NatWest, Nationwide, Royal Bank of Scotland, Ulster Bank and Santander.

Finally a man who has spent the last 24 years looking for the Loch Ness Monster has ended his search saying he believes the mythical creature may be nothing more than a large catfish. And you thought Prime Day was disappointing...