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....The choice of Hackett as his successor indicates a firmer commitment to driverless vehicles from the company whose founder introduced the assembly line production method that dominated the 20th century. In February, Ford announced a $1bn investment over five years in the artificial intelligence software company Argo AI, as part of its attempt to make driverless cars a reality. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Ford names Jim Hackett as new CEO in push to build self-driving cars image
....The choice of Hackett as his successor indicates a firmer commitment to driverless vehicles from the company whose founder introduced the assembly line production method that dominated the 20th century. In February, Ford announced a $1bn investment over five years in the artificial intelligence software company Argo AI, as part of its attempt to make driverless cars a reality. ...
Ebay accused of failing its sellers as fraudulent buyers manipulate the system image
.... “This is not good enough on our part,” it says. “We have a buyer abuse team that uses software to scan the site to spot this behaviour. ...
HSBC voice recognition system breached by customer's twin image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 02:31:12 PM
....”. Barclays introduced voice recognition software for all its 300,000 wealthiest clients in the UK in 2013. ...
FTSE 100 rebounds and sterling rises image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 08:02:14 AM
....The row over the firing of FBI director James Comey led to growing scepticism about Mr Trump's ability to deliver tax and regulatory reform. But the FTSE 100 saw a broad-based recovery on Friday, with software and IT firm Micro Focus International leading the way - up 2. ...
BBC fools HSBC voice recognition security system image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 12:21:00 AM
. Security software designed to prevent bank fraud has been fooled by a BBC reporter and his twin. ...
WannaCry lessons image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 11:02:01 PM
....Nik Whitfield from security firm Panaseer says that for many large businesses, patching their systems isn't a question of turning on "auto-updates" then sitting back and relaxing. This is because some software applications specific to their business might rely on certain versions of operating systems (OS). ...
VW emissions: bosses face investigation over claims they misled investors image
....Prosecutors confirmed media reports that Germany’s federal financial supervisory authority filed a complaint in 2016 asking prosecutors to investigate executives from the holding company. They are accused “of knowingly delaying telling shareholders about the financial consequences for Porsche SE of software manipulation in diesel vehicles by Volkswagen AG”. ...
Richard Branson says scammers are using his name to dupe investors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 03:08:44 PM
....Some countries have banned the trading of binary options, which are not currently regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), so investments in them are not protected by the UK’s financial services complaints and compensation scheme. Police said signs of potential fraud might be occurring included an offer of a higher-than-average return on an investment, a refusal to credit customer accounts, the severance of contact with the customer, and the manipulation of software to distort prices and payouts. ...
Affordable art image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 11:00:59 PM
.... . Originally a Silicon Valley software engineer, Mr Almgren subsequently spent a decade working in high-end galleries in New York, where a painting under $10,000 was considered affordable. ...
WannaCry ransomware cyber-attacks slow but fears remain image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 10:38:57 AM
....Senior spokesman for Europol, Jan Op Gen Oorth, told the AFP news agency: "The number of victims appears not to have gone up and so far the situation seems stable in Europe, which is a success. "It seems that a lot of internet security guys over the weekend did their homework and ran the security software updates. ...
A new company every week: inside the UK's AI revolution image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 06:00:37 AM
....AI firms are changing how brands engage with customers. SoDash, a UK-based software company founded by Daniel Winterstein and Joe Halliwell in 2011, enables companies to work with social media at scale and is used by brands such as Virgin Trains to analyse messages, prioritise customer service issues and isolate irrelevant social chatter. ...
Microsoft warns ransomware cyber-attack is a wake-up call image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 10:14:59 PM
....A cyber-attack that has hit 150 countries since Friday should be treated by governments around the world as a "wake-up call", Microsoft says. It blamed governments for storing data on software vulnerabilities which could then be accessed by hackers. ...
Cyber-attack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 09:44:03 PM
....However, home users are generally believed to be at low risk to this particular strain. You can protect yourself by running updates, using firewalls and anti-virus software and by being wary when reading emailed messages. ...
NHS cyber-attack: More ransomware cases 'likely on Monday' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 06:41:08 PM
....And a neurology registrar from London, Dr Krishna Chinthapalli, wrote an article for the British Medical Journal just a week ago, warning that hospitals would "almost certainly be shut down by ransomware this year". He told the BBC the NHS was in a tricky position - treating sick patients, as a 24/7 operation with specialist software - making update implementation complicated. ...
Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating - Europol image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 11:28:23 AM
....Experts say another attack could be imminent and have warned people to ensure their security is up to date. Mr Wainwright said that the ransomware - software that blocks access to data until a ransom is paid - was combined with a worm application - a program that replicates itself in order to spread to other computers. ...
Next cyber-attack could be imminent, warn experts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 03:05:05 AM
....Investigators are working to track down those responsible for the ransomware used on Friday, known as Wanna Decryptor or WannaCry. The virus exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows software, first identified by the US National Security Agency, experts have said. ...
Massive ransomware infection hits computers in 99 countries image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 03:36:47 PM
....But he warned this was a temporary fix, and urged computers users to "patch your systems ASAP". Many jobs can be done using software everyone can buy, but some businesses need programs that perform very specific jobs - so they build their own. ...
Fiat Chrysler in huge vehicle recall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 01:17:30 PM
....Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 1. 25 million pickup trucks worldwide over a software error that "may be related" to a death and two injuries. ...
Improbable sums? Cambridge graduates' tech firm raises $500m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 08:24:58 AM
....The investment in the London-based firm Improbable is thought to be the largest made in a fledgling European tech firm. Improbable uses cloud-based software to create virtual worlds for use in games as well as large-scale simulations of the real world. ...
My walk, my signature image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 11:16:00 PM
...."By using the accelerometers and gyroscopes in your phone we can gauge your wrist strength, your gait, and we can tell you apart from most other people with a one in 20,000 accuracy - roughly equivalent to the accuracy of a fingerprint," says Zia Hayat, chief executive of Callsign, a behavioural biometrics firm. So even if a fraudster has stolen your bank log-in details or downloaded malware onto your phone, such behavioural software should be able to spot that it's not really you trying to make that money transfer to a foreign bank. ...
Mistake-fixing start-up Grammarly raises $110m image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 01:59:44 PM
.... . Its software uses spell-checking, proof-reading and plagiarism detection tools, scanning text for the correct use of more than 250 advanced grammar rules. ...
Microsoft makes emergency security fix image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 10:56:59 AM
....Microsoft has released an urgent update to stop hackers taking control of computers with a single email. The unusual bug, in Microsoft anti-malware software such as Windows Defender, could be exploited without the recipient even opening the message. ...
Energy shares still down on cap pledge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 07:38:39 AM
....54. Shares in Micro Focus International are down 7% after the software firm said revenues at Hewlett Packard Enterprise's software business, which it is taking over, had fallen by 10%. ...
Robotics, AI​​ and 3D printing could close UK's productivity gap image
.... “Our gut feeling is we can, but we still need to prove that,” Maier says. “The absolute nightmare for me would be that we’re applying this technology, we’re displacing jobs as a result of it – which will happen – but what we’re not doing at the same time is creating all the jobs in computer science, in data analytics, in software code writing. ...
Breaking brands image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 11:46:31 PM
.... Other firms have not been so fortunate. In 2015, it emerged that Volkswagen had fitted illegal software to its diesel vehicles allowing them to cheat on emissions tests. ...
Share your horror stories to help end ticket rip-offs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 06:00:56 AM
....The government has also moved to address problems faced by consumers in the digital economy bill, which was passed last month. Measures include the outlawing of “bots” – software used by some touts to grab primary tickets at the expense of fans – and a requirement for resale sites to provide a unique booking reference and ticket number. ...
Uber faces criminal probe in US over 'greyball' code image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 08:51:04 AM
.... . The scrutiny has started because the firm is accused of using "secret" software that let it operate in regions where it was banned or restricted. ...
No 'peace' for internet users accusing BT of empty promises over broadband speeds image
....■ Buy a set of powerline adapters to create a network from the router right around your home. ■ Update your browsers and anti-virus software regularly and spring clean your browser’s archive of viewed web pages. ...
Hero's legacy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 12:07:14 AM
....Class time is already over for the week, but these students have chosen to stay in school for extracurricular activities. They are learning Scratch, a piece of software developed by MIT experts that aims to teach kids how to code. ...
Hard times for Whole Foods: 'People say it's for pretentious people. I can see why' image
....Lunchtime customers at Whole Foods in Manhattan’s Union Square had little trouble expressing the shortcomings that have led the once high-flying, organic-focused retailer to become linked with a takeover. “I love the sushi, but I wouldn’t shop here except maybe for a special ingredient,” said Argentinian software designer Benjamin Vinas. ...
No branch?  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 11:05:04 PM
....So what new technology is coming along to replace the button-operated ATMs?. One of the major international ATM manufacturers and software suppliers, NCR, has just started marketing its latest "self-service" machine. ...
BBC exposes flaws in 'world's most secure' email service image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 05:27:44 PM
....Created by entrepreneur Will Donaldson, Nomx says it uses the "world's most secure communications protocol" to protect email messages. But security analysts cracked the device's simple passwords and hacked its hardware and software. ...
The Guardian view on Apple-Uber affair: reasons to tame Silicon Valley | Editorial image
.... Beyond that, it keeps track of the phones that have been used to summon its services even after the original owner has sold them, attempting this with Apple’s phones even thought it is forbidden by the company. Uber has also tweaked its software so that regulatory agencies that the company regarded as hostile would, when they tried to hire a driver, be given false reports about the location of its cars. ...
TalkTalk hack attack: Friends admit cyber crime charges image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 05:24:29 PM
....Even though he did not gain from it, the youth paved the way for others to exploit the weakness for money by accessing the data of 160,000 people. The teenager found the vulnerability in the TalkTalk website using "legitimate software" and shared details of this online. ...
Peugeot Citroen investigated over diesel emissions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 06:37:59 PM
....Diesel emissions have been under the spotlight since the Volkswagen scandal. But PSA said its vehicles have never been fitted with software to let its diesel engines deceive pollution tests. ...
Reacting to technological threats isn't enough – we need to plan for them | Michael Boskin image
....The growing contentiousness of technology is exemplified in debates over so-called net neutrality and disputes between Apple and the FBI over unlocking suspected terrorists’ iPhones. This is hardly surprising: as technology has become increasingly consequential – affecting everything from our security (nuclear weapons and cyberwar) to our jobs (labour market disruptions from advanced software and robotics) – its impact has been good, bad, and potentially ugly. ...
Driverless cars trial set for UK motorways in 2019 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 09:23:45 AM
....Previous tests of driverless vehicles in the UK have mainly taken place at slow speeds and not on public roads. The Driven consortium is led by Oxbotica, which makes software for driverless vehicles. ...
Company profit warnings increase on previous quarter image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 08:23:22 AM
....That was two more than in the previous quarter but one less than in the same period a year previously. The FTSE sectors issuing most warnings were support services (11), travel and leisure (8), non-life insurance (5) and software and computer services (5). ...
Juicero: Juicing boss defends $400 machine image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 07:26:05 AM
.... The leader of the free world just invited Kid Rock to the White House. I think we can give Jeff Dunn a pass on selling veggie juice to software engineers. ...
Russia's secret image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:17:03 PM
...." . Olga Reznikova, whose largely self-taught approach to Stem led to her current role as a senior software engineer, is a case in point. ...
Presidential challenge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 03:10:40 PM
....But it also reflects the high cost of employing people. If businesses don't want to hire low-skilled people because it's too expensive and they invest in equipment or software instead, it makes the average productivity higher. ...
Baidu to share self-drive car technology image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 05:25:16 AM
....The firm predicted that the move would help drive the development of autonomous vehicles. Called Apollo, the project will make a range of software, hardware and data services available to others, especially carmakers. ...
Zuckerberg addresses 'Facebook killing' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:19:46 PM
....Facebook also announced improvements to its Messenger platform to encourage the use of bots - a facility first unveiled last year. The software tools can be deployed by businesses to interact with customers in an automated manner, potentially allowing them to employ fewer call centre staff. ...
Guardians of the home image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 11:15:19 PM
.... . Ford is even integrating Amazon's Alexa voice-activated software into its cars, enabling drivers to remotely start their cars with a voice command and personal identification number. ...
Google takes Android search blow in Russia image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 04:20:19 PM
....Google had argued the regulator had no case because manufacturers could develop their own versions of Android or pre-install other apps of their choice. But the FAS had argued that, despite its denials, Google was indeed "prohibiting" rival software to its own YouTube, Maps and Photos apps to be pre-installed alongside its own dominant version of Android. ...
Internet pioneer Robert Taylor dies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 03:11:19 PM
....Steve Jobs and others from Apple were given an early look, and it went on to inspire them to create the Apple Lisa and later the Apple Mac. Its software included Bravo - a what-you-see-is-what-you-get word processor. ...
Ticketmaster accused of not doing enough to thwart touts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 12:55:39 PM
....Scrutiny of secondary ticketing websites has ramped up over the past year, amid a string of revelations about the grip on tickets wielded by touts and the behaviour of resale sites such as Viagogo. Efforts to curb touting have largely focused on the use of bots – automated software used to harvest tickets – a technique that Ticketmaster has taken steps to prevent. ...
Microsoft patched 'NSA hack' Windows flaws before leak image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 10:27:49 AM
. Microsoft says it had already fixed software flaws linked to an alleged breach of the global banking system before they were exposed last week. ...
Hell of a ride: even a PR powerhouse couldn't get Uber on track image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of April 2017 07:00:27 AM
....The taxi-hailing app had a reputation for aggressive and even underhand tactics, and a CEO, in Travis Kalanick, with a reputation as a gaffe-prone “tech bro”, but it was one of the fastest growing startups in the world, achieving a $50bn valuation (now almost $70bn) within just six years. However Whetstone departed the company this week amid a stunning array of scandals and controversies, including allegations of sexual harassment, a video of Kalanick berating an Uber driver, a legal battle with Google over the alleged theft of driverless car technology, the revelation that Uber used secret “Greyball” software to deceive city regulators, and allegations that the company had another program called “Hell” designed to spy on its arch-rival Lyft. ...
UK technology firms turn to Silicon Valley to ward off Brexit blues image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 06:00:19 AM
....GP Bullhound, an investment bank, says the north now has 12 tech “unicorns” – that is, companies valued at more than $1bn – which is more than Sweden or Germany. They include some of the UK’s biggest tech businesses, such as the software giant Sage and The Hut, the online retailer with an annual turnover of £335m. ...
Google Home devices stop responding to Burger King's TV ad prompt image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 06:27:37 PM
.... The devices will still respond if someone else (eg the real owner of the smart assistant) asks the same question. It is likely that Google updated the Home software to ensure it didn’t respond to the specific Burger King sound clip. ...
Farfetch aims to end fashion faux pas with new service image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 03:52:00 PM
....The internet and other technologies are making near-instant delivery, customised products and laser-focused marketing increasingly common. Farfetch, which has forged a reputation as an online platform for high-end boutiques, was founded in London in 2008 by Jose Neves, a Portuguese entrepreneur who began his career in software and shoe design. ...
Imax reveals European cinema expansion plan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 02:38:08 PM
....Directors including Christopher Nolan and Michael Bay are fans, but the tech is normally restricted to blockbuster projects because of the additional costs it incurs. In addition, Imax offers software to convert footage shot with normal cinema cameras, and has developed a proprietary sound system for its theatres. ...
The good stuff image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:19:56 PM
.... . After writing a book about her experiences, she returned to San Francisco and founded Summery, a data analytics company that has developed a piece of online software similar to the Myers-Briggs personality test. ...
Amazon's Alexa turns on Ford car's engine image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:17:39 PM
....Ford is giving its newest cars a virtual assistant. The automaker has teamed up with Amazon to integrate its Alexa software. ...
Tesla surpasses GM to become most valuable car company in US image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 04:37:58 PM
....3% of the market. While its share price may be soaring, there are roadblocks to Tesla’s further success – including the fact that the company has never made a profit – but the stock benefits from enthusiasm for the manufacturer’s design-conscious approach to electric vehicles and its emphasis on futuristic automating software, such as Autopilot and Summon. ...
Cut price image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 11:18:58 PM
.... . If I am already familiar with Adobe's Photoshop software, I might prefer to pay for an expensive upgrade rather than buy a cheaper alternative, which I would then have to learn how to use. ...
YouTube channels need 10,000 views for adverts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 12:38:42 PM
....". YouTube does not publish the figures video creators can earn from pre-roll adverts, which play before their video begins, but in 2014 the New York Times quoted an ad software firm which suggested the average rate was $7. ...
Self-driving cars will only work when we accept autonomy is a myth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 08:00:05 AM
.... We need standards for accident investigation, data sharing and communications between vehicles and infrastructure such as roads and traffic signals. At the moment, each Tesla vehicle generates gigabytes of information, which is used to train its self-driving software, but the company is willing to divulge data only when it suits them. ...
Deliveroo accused of 'creating vocabulary' to avoid calling couriers employees image
....Shu, who was born in Connecticut to Chinese parents, returned to the US to do an MBA. Then he teamed up with his childhood friend Greg Orlowski, who had been working as a software engineer, to launch Deliveroo in early 2013. ...
Bookmakers' software under scrutiny image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 02:32:06 PM
.... . It has found in favour of two punters who complained about software being downloaded on to their computers without their permission. ...
Facebook revenge porn to be blocked from reposts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 01:27:19 PM
....If the image is judged to be revenge porn, it will be removed and the account that posted it blocked, pending a potential appeal. Photo-recognition software is then deployed to ensure any further attempts to circulate the picture are blocked without human operators needing to review them. ...
Overwatch 'cheat-maker' told to pay $8.6m to Blizzard image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 10:23:19 AM
.... . However, UK visitors are blocked from access and are instead shown a message saying the sale of its software to "any person resident in the United Kingdom, constitutes an infringement of Blizzard's intellectual property rights and an inducement to players of Blizzard's games to breach their agreements with Blizzard". ...
Amazon enters business supplies market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 09:17:46 AM
....Amazon is targeting companies with a new service selling business supplies, such as laptops, power tools and cleaning products. Called Amazon Business, the online marketplace offers firms VAT-free pricing, VAT invoices, and software to track and limit spending. ...
You're hired? New levy and tougher rules signal apprenticeship shakeup image
....When Mohammed Choudhury was studying for A-levels, one of his teachers mentioned apprenticeships as an alternative to university. Now the 19-year old is learning computer coding and fixing software bugs for the Gloucestershire precision manufacturing firm Renishaw. ...
Rise of robotics will upend laws and lead to human job quotas, study says image
....Innovation in artificial intelligence and robotics could force governments to legislate for quotas of human workers, upend traditional working practices and pose novel dilemmas for insuring driverless cars, according to a report by the International Bar Association. The survey, which suggests that a third of graduate level jobs around the world may eventually be replaced by machines or software, warns that legal frameworks regulating employment and safety are becoming rapidly outdated. ...
‘Cruel’ benefit cuts put pressure on grieving families image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of April 2017 05:59:17 AM
....Barrington Haynes agrees. He also ended up going back to his job as a software engineer three months after his 35-year-old partner Emma died, when their daughter Enid was just 10 weeks old and son Floyd was 20 months old. ...
Samsung Galaxy S8 hides home button and gains Bixby AI image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 03:00:35 PM
....Samsung said it expected owners to mix together voice commands and physical controls - for example asking to see all the photos taken today, then tapping the ones they want, before verbally requesting they be messaged to a friend. The software can also be used to recognise objects seen via the phone's camera. ...
Samsung: Is Galaxy S8 the firm's most important phone yet? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 05:01:52 AM
.... . In terms of software, analysts are also expecting a range of changes, with the new Bixby virtual assistant being just one of them. ...
Uber set to pull out of Denmark image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 01:01:41 PM
....The firm said it would "allocate resources" to help Uber drivers during the shutdown process. It will maintain its software division in Aarhus in northern Denmark where it employs 40 people. ...
Bye-bye bank charges? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 11:28:16 PM
....Mobile banking has changed the way we manage our money for good, and is saving us billions in bank charges, tech start-ups say. Charlie Kingston, a 22-year-old software engineer based in London, banks with mobile-only newcomer Starling Bank. ...
UK energy firms including big six miss smart meter deadline image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 05:48:07 PM
....Their accuracy came to the fore earlier this month after a glitch meant the in-home displays of some SSE smart meter customers showed daily bills of more than £30,000. However, SSE said people were still able to get correct readings via its website, and it is rolling out a software update to fix the affected displays. ...
Up in smoke: the VW emissions  ‘fix’ has left our car undriveable image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:03 AM
....2m affected VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda diesel cars have been returned as part of the official dealer recall. Most require a simple software upgrade, but some – those with the 1. ...
Ads in the sky image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:13:43 AM
....But Devicescape eschews Bluetooth and instead tracks smartphone users via the use of wi-fi hotspots. "Our software establishes a person's presence in a particular location based on their proximity to the wi-fi network at that location," says Owen Geddes, the firm's vice president of market development. ...
Urban spies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:29:02 AM
....Shops and retailers are taking over where street cameras left off, watching shoppers' every move. According to a 2015 survey of 150 retail executives from IT services firm Computer Services Corporation, a quarter of all British shops and 59% of fashion retailers use facial recognition software. ...
London-Paris electric flight 'in decade' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 08:06:00 AM
....Wright Electric is backed by Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's most highly-regarded start-up incubator programme. Alumni of the scheme include companies such as AirBnB, file storage company Dropbox and HR management software firm Zenefits. ...
Fiat Chrysler diesel emissions investigated in France image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 08:12:41 PM
....In the UK, the government is testing the emissions of the car maker's Jeep Grand Cherokee. The UK Department for Transport has also asked for details of a probe by the US Environmental Protection Agency into Fiat Chrysler diesel emissions software. ...
Viagogo snubs MPs' inquiry into online ticket reselling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 10:57:46 AM
....The Competition and Markets Authority is icurrently investigating whether companies are complying with the legislation. And the House of Lords was on Tuesday evening due to debate plans that include outlawing “bots” - the automated software used by some touts to harvest tickets in bulk. ...

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