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....“We have always said Google, Facebook and others are media companies and have the same responsibilities as any other media company,” said Sorrell. “They cannot masquerade as technology companies, particularly when they place advertisements. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. A Lithuanian man has been charged with tricking two US technology firms into wiring him $100m (£80. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... More than $9bn was funnelled via Seabon, records show. Almost €1m went to a Munich electronics firm, Rohde & Schwarz, which produces surveillance technology for security services and police. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... . Pressed by reporters on whether the firm would employ people to actively hunt down extremist videos, Matt Brittin was evasive, indicating that a combination of smart technology and user alerts to harmful content was a better option. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Wright Electric said by removing the need for jet fuel, the price of travel could drop dramatically. British low-cost airline Easyjet has expressed its interest in the technology. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Then, Bloomberg released a video that showed Kalanick berating an Uber driver who had complained about cuts to rates paid to drivers, resulting in Kalanick making a public apology. Earlier this month, Uber confirmed it had used a secret technology program dubbed “Greyball”, which effectively changes the app view for specific riders to evade authorities in cities where the service has been banned. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Today, rents are still expensive, but the market has plateaued after years of painful increases. It’s part of a broader trend in the Bay Area: Silicon Valley’s technology bubble has had some of its wind knocked out – not bursting, but fizzling – with VCs making fewer investments, startup valuations falling, and recruitment slowing. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Joe went on to work for BT, on its fast-track programme, where he visited call centres in India no fewer than 22 times. Top of Joe's to-do list is keeping pace with technology. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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...."You should not be able to fiddle with them," he says. It's one of the reasons why blockchain technology is gaining momentum as a way to authenticate contracts and transactions. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Tuesday 21st of March 2017 12:11:20 AM
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.... But Prof Thalmann says robots could be caring for the elderly within 10 years. US technology giant IBM is also busy with robo-nurse research, in partnership with Rice University, in Houston, Texas. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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..... "It will break bottlenecks, untangle tracks and harness technology so that more trains can run to more places more often. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The utility said such “demand-side response”, where a car may not start charging until a few hours after a driver has plugged it in, when demand is lower, could alleviate much of the cost of power network upgrades required to cope with electric vehicles. However, most of the UK’s existing 10,000-plus charging points do not have such technology. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....David Pemsel, the Guardian’s chief executive, wrote to Google to say that it was “completely unacceptable” for its advertising to be misused in this way and the media group would be withdrawing its advertising until Google could “provide guarantees that this ad misplacement via Google and YouTube will not happen in the future”. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport held a private ministerial meeting this week with news publishers and technology platforms to discuss the issue of fake news and the programmatic environment which supports it. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Toyota is to invest £240m into upgrading its car plant in Derbyshire in a major boost for the automotive industry after Britain’s vote to leave the EU. The Japanese carmaker will modernise the plant in Burnaston with new equipment, technology and systems with the help of £21. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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...."I feel for the poor woman - these scams are so easy to fall for," said cybersecurity expert Prof Alan Woodward from Surrey University. "I think what it shows is that security is a combination of people, process and technology. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....“Of course we’re looking again at how we improve what we’re doing on enforcement. That’s a question of resources and technology and community,” he said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....It has reignited debate over the lack of social graces among some Chinese. Park officials have installed six machines at its public bathrooms in a half-month trial, with staff on standby to explain the technology to visitors. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....”. Having a measurable target will help focus government and business attention on the need to increase spending, the CBI says, citing evidence from other bodies, including the House of Commons science and technology committee, arguing for 3% as a level proven to boost growth and jobs. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....". Under her management, the retailer is undergoing a five-year restructuring programme designed to close unprofitable shops, improve technology and unify products. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....If these and other labor-displacing innovations succeed, surely calls to tax them will grow more frequent, owing to the human problems that arise when people lose their jobs – often jobs with which they closely identify, and for which they may have spent years preparing. Optimists point out that there have always been new jobs for people replaced by technology, but, as the robot revolution accelerates, doubts about how well this will work out continue to grow. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....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. Such technology is vital as offline stores attempt to keep up with online retailers, said Duncan Mann, chief operating officer at retail analysis firm Hoxton Analytics. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The path of automation is of course not sci-fi, but with us right now. And while there is the hope that, as with the industrial revolution, new technology will create many new jobs, the current path appears to be to making jobs redundant and creating new work that is also able to be automated. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....". He promised Google would do more through technology and the more rigorous flagging of offending content - although he did not say it would use staff to actively hunt down extremist videos. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Toyota also has a track record in developing lower emission hybrid electric/petrol vehicles. So the firm may have been encouraged by the government's ambition, outlined in its recent industrial strategy green paper, to make the UK a hub for next generation electric cars and battery technology. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....New Zealand revenue minister Judith Collins recently announced plans to strengthen tax laws. The technology giant has been under scrutiny in recent years for its tax practices around the world. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Far from delivering productivity increases, firms haven’t invested in capital and have banked on low-waged workers. The big “disruption” technology of the past couple of years has been freelance workers picking up piecework via mobile apps. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... But unions have done too little to address declining membership: fewer than one in 10 of the low paid are members, and membership rates among young workers are at existence-threatening levels. They need to be far more innovative, for example deploying smart technology to help organise workers in insecure jobs or spinning off not-for-profit employment agencies that can be used by scrupulous employers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Governments must push through more fundamental reforms to boost growth, cut inequality and protect workers from rapid changes in technology if they are to win back the trust of voters, the west’s leading economics thinktank has warned. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Apple 'paid no tax' in New Zealand for at least a decade image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 09:09:46 AM
....New Zealand revenue minister Judith Collins recently announced plans to strengthen tax laws. The technology giant has been under scrutiny in recent years for its tax practices around the world. ...
Urban spies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:29:02 AM
....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. Such technology is vital as offline stores attempt to keep up with online retailers, said Duncan Mann, chief operating officer at retail analysis firm Hoxton Analytics. ...
Two major US technology firms 'tricked out of $100m' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 01:39:49 PM
. A Lithuanian man has been charged with tricking two US technology firms into wiring him $100m (£80. ...
Why robots should be taxed if they take people's jobs | Robert Shiller image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 11:18:12 AM
....If these and other labor-displacing innovations succeed, surely calls to tax them will grow more frequent, owing to the human problems that arise when people lose their jobs – often jobs with which they closely identify, and for which they may have spent years preparing. Optimists point out that there have always been new jobs for people replaced by technology, but, as the robot revolution accelerates, doubts about how well this will work out continue to grow. ...
Screwfix boosts Kingfisher's profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 09:18:25 AM
....". Under her management, the retailer is undergoing a five-year restructuring programme designed to close unprofitable shops, improve technology and unify products. ...
London-Paris electric flight 'in decade' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 08:06:00 AM
....Wright Electric said by removing the need for jet fuel, the price of travel could drop dramatically. British low-cost airline Easyjet has expressed its interest in the technology. ...
Spear-phishing scammer demanded sex show image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 02:34:32 AM
...."I feel for the poor woman - these scams are so easy to fall for," said cybersecurity expert Prof Alan Woodward from Surrey University. "I think what it shows is that security is a combination of people, process and technology. ...
Bank that lent $300m to Trump linked to Russian money laundering scam image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 07:00:14 PM
.... More than $9bn was funnelled via Seabon, records show. Almost €1m went to a Munich electronics firm, Rohde & Schwarz, which produces surveillance technology for security services and police. ...
Fake data threat image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 12:11:20 AM
...."You should not be able to fiddle with them," he says. It's one of the reasons why blockchain technology is gaining momentum as a way to authenticate contracts and transactions. ...
Advertising control image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 12:07:48 AM
....". He promised Google would do more through technology and the more rigorous flagging of offending content - although he did not say it would use staff to actively hunt down extremist videos. ...
Charge electric cars smartly to take pressure off national grid – minister image
....The utility said such “demand-side response”, where a car may not start charging until a few hours after a driver has plugged it in, when demand is lower, could alleviate much of the cost of power network upgrades required to cope with electric vehicles. However, most of the UK’s existing 10,000-plus charging points do not have such technology. ...
Head of Google Europe apologises over ads on extremist content image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:23:08 PM
....“Of course we’re looking again at how we improve what we’re doing on enforcement. That’s a question of resources and technology and community,” he said. ...
Google apologises after ads appear next to extremist content image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 10:09:41 AM
.... . Pressed by reporters on whether the firm would employ people to actively hunt down extremist videos, Matt Brittin was evasive, indicating that a combination of smart technology and user alerts to harmful content was a better option. ...
Beijing park dispenses loo roll using facial recognition image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 09:25:25 AM
....It has reignited debate over the lack of social graces among some Chinese. Park officials have installed six machines at its public bathrooms in a half-month trial, with staff on standby to explain the technology to visitors. ...
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Brexit-proof the UK economy with more R&D, say employers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 07:01:30 AM
....”. Having a measurable target will help focus government and business attention on the need to increase spending, the CBI says, citing evidence from other bodies, including the House of Commons science and technology committee, arguing for 3% as a level proven to boost growth and jobs. ...
Rail industry promises 6,400 extra services image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:00:48 AM
..... "It will break bottlenecks, untangle tracks and harness technology so that more trains can run to more places more often. ...
Uber faces further turmoil as company president Jeff Jones quits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 11:27:43 PM
....Then, Bloomberg released a video that showed Kalanick berating an Uber driver who had complained about cuts to rates paid to drivers, resulting in Kalanick making a public apology. Earlier this month, Uber confirmed it had used a secret technology program dubbed “Greyball”, which effectively changes the app view for specific riders to evade authorities in cities where the service has been banned. ...
A ‘jobs miracle’ that leaves millions worse off | Observer editorial image
.... But unions have done too little to address declining membership: fewer than one in 10 of the low paid are members, and membership rates among young workers are at existence-threatening levels. They need to be far more innovative, for example deploying smart technology to help organise workers in insecure jobs or spinning off not-for-profit employment agencies that can be used by scrupulous employers. ...
An automated world is coming but can we make sure no-one is left behind? | Greg Jericho image
....The path of automation is of course not sci-fi, but with us right now. And while there is the hope that, as with the industrial revolution, new technology will create many new jobs, the current path appears to be to making jobs redundant and creating new work that is also able to be automated. ...
Any old Joe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 10:00:40 PM
....Joe went on to work for BT, on its fast-track programme, where he visited call centres in India no fewer than 22 times. Top of Joe's to-do list is keeping pace with technology. ...
French advertising giant pulls out of Google and YouTube image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 03:08:24 PM
....“We have always said Google, Facebook and others are media companies and have the same responsibilities as any other media company,” said Sorrell. “They cannot masquerade as technology companies, particularly when they place advertisements. ...
Governments must keep reforming to win back voters' trust, says OECD image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 02:40:37 PM
. Governments must push through more fundamental reforms to boost growth, cut inequality and protect workers from rapid changes in technology if they are to win back the trust of voters, the west’s leading economics thinktank has warned. ...
If big business is to thrive, it needs a strong welfare state | Phil McDuff image
.... Far from delivering productivity increases, firms haven’t invested in capital and have banked on low-waged workers. The big “disruption” technology of the past couple of years has been freelance workers picking up piecework via mobile apps. ...
Google summoned   by ministers as government pulls ads over extremist content image
....David Pemsel, the Guardian’s chief executive, wrote to Google to say that it was “completely unacceptable” for its advertising to be misused in this way and the media group would be withdrawing its advertising until Google could “provide guarantees that this ad misplacement via Google and YouTube will not happen in the future”. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport held a private ministerial meeting this week with news publishers and technology platforms to discuss the issue of fake news and the programmatic environment which supports it. ...
Has the tech bubble peaked? Signs that the startup boom may be fizzling image
....Today, rents are still expensive, but the market has plateaued after years of painful increases. It’s part of a broader trend in the Bay Area: Silicon Valley’s technology bubble has had some of its wind knocked out – not bursting, but fizzling – with VCs making fewer investments, startup valuations falling, and recruitment slowing. ...
Robo-nurses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 12:00:11 AM
.... But Prof Thalmann says robots could be caring for the elderly within 10 years. US technology giant IBM is also busy with robo-nurse research, in partnership with Rice University, in Houston, Texas. ...
Toyota invests £240m in Derbyshire plant – but warns over Brexit tariffs image
....Toyota is to invest £240m into upgrading its car plant in Derbyshire in a major boost for the automotive industry after Britain’s vote to leave the EU. The Japanese carmaker will modernise the plant in Burnaston with new equipment, technology and systems with the help of £21. ...
Vote of confidence image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 10:17:03 AM
....Toyota also has a track record in developing lower emission hybrid electric/petrol vehicles. So the firm may have been encouraged by the government's ambition, outlined in its recent industrial strategy green paper, to make the UK a hub for next generation electric cars and battery technology. ...
Trump begins rollback of Obama's car pollution standards to curb emissions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:22:11 PM
....”. Former EPA officials and environmental groups have decried the reversal, pointing out that carmakers had previously complained about fuel efficiency standards only to easily meet the requirements due to the evolution of technology. ...
Audi and VW sites raided in emissions probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 03:32:14 PM
....0-litre diesel cars sold in the US between 2009 and 2015, whose buyers were unaware of the emissions scandal. They added that the search warrants were carried out particular to "clarify which people were involved in applying the [manipulation] technology and in providing false information to third parties". ...
Zara founder to receive £1.1bn payout after record sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:47:42 AM
....Inditex reported a 10% jump in same-store sales in 2016, after it invested €1. 4bn in its warehouses, technology, new stores and online expansion. ...
Secrets to business survival: 'always look at new ways to innovate' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 07:00:23 AM
.... However, he adds, a long-serving management and staff does not ensure endurance. “There are cases when a new technology comes along and wipes out an industry in a very short space of time. ...
Driverless cars 'could lead to complacency' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:00:42 AM
....Certain types of driverless vehicles may not be safe, peers have warned. Over-reliance on technology could mean drivers react slowly to taking back control of a semi-autonomous vehicle in an emergency, they said. ...
First class could be axed in next Southeastern rail franchise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 05:50:33 PM
....“Passengers on a new Southeastern franchise from 2018 will enjoy modern trains with more space and a more punctual and reliable service. “This consultation sets out what we expect the next operator to deliver for passengers, including working more closely with Network Rail to ensure a focus on performance, and innovative use of technology to improve both ticket-buying and compensation if things do go wrong. ...
UK inflation basket: gin and cycling helmets dropped in image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 11:31:07 AM
....”. Basic mobile handsets were ejected from the 2017 basket, pushed out by more popular smartphones and a reflection of changing technology and fewer models being available in the shops. ...
Ebook sales continue to fall as younger generations drive appetite for print image
.... The average ebook price increased to £7. Bohme said ebooks sales would continue to decline in 2017, barring a new development in e-reader technology. ...
Children's scooters added to inflation basket image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 10:38:14 AM
....Disappearing from the basket are alcopops, old mobile phone handsets, menthol cigarettes, and the fee for stopping cheques. The basket of goods reflects contemporary habits and technology to calculate the changing cost of living, as measured by the inflation rate. ...
'Spinning sail' rebooted to cut fuel and make ocean tankers greener image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 06:07:14 AM
....” The company has already deployed its rotor sails on a roll-on/roll-off ferry and saw a saving of 6%. Riski said technology improvements and the rise of environmental regulations mean the rotor sail could take off now, having failed to compete with diesel power in the 1920s. ...
Toshiba looking to sell Westinghouse nuclear business image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 03:21:39 AM
....The situation has led some analysts to warn that the company's future may be at risk. While often still associated with its technology products, Toshiba has become a diverse conglomerate. ...
Hands-on with the jacket with Google woven in image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 01:00:07 AM
. A partnership between Levi’s and Google has yielded the Jacquard, a denim jacket with technology woven into the fabric. ...
Intel buys driverless car technology firm Mobileye image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:09:06 PM
....Mobileye was founded in 1999 to develop "vision-based systems to improve on-road safety and reduce collisions". The company, along with Intel's automated driving group, will be based in Israel and led by Amnon Shashua, Mobileye's co-founder, chairman and chief technology officer. ...
Wood Group agrees takeover of rival Amec Foster Wheeler image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 08:32:01 AM
....The management of Wood Group - chief executive Robin Watson, finance chief David Kemp and chairman Ian Marchant - will continue in their roles following completion of the deal. Wood Group chairman Ian Marchant said: "The combination extends the scale and scope of our services, deepens our existing customer relationships, facilitates further development of our technology-enabled solutions and broadens our end market, geographic and customer exposure. ...
UK households spent £180m on 'unnecessary' power capacity – report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 06:01:24 AM
....1bn. The ECIU said that reserves could be more affordably secured through energy storage, greater interconnectivity with Europe and smart technology to help reduce demand from big energy users at crunch times. ...
'LED street lights are disturbing my sleep' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:41:48 AM
.... "Am I going to be subjected to a kind of torture forever? It doesn't make sense to me. Just because we have a new technology and you can save money. ...
Robots delivering pizza and house viewing by VR: is 5G really the future? image
. Philip Hammond says he wants the UK to become a “world leader” in 5G, the next-generation mobile technology that proponents say is the key to an internet-connected world of driverless cars, smart home appliances, delivery drones and lightning-fast video on the go. ...
Unlimited fines for bulk buying ticket touts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 07:54:06 AM
....You Me At Six singer Josh Francheschi gave evidence to the committee last year calling for bots to be made illegal saying the fans were the "main losers". Last year, the use of this technology was made a criminal offence in New York after a report found one bot had bought 1,000 tickets in one minute for a U2 concert at Madison Square Garden. ...
‘Think of it as an utterly invaluable learning experience’ – our work expert responds image
....With savings almost exhausted I am in a make-or-break situation of whether to struggle on or fold the business and look for permanent paid employment. I have a wealth of experience in retail, information technology, finance and marketing, as well as all the knowledge I have gained from setting up and running a business (even if not a particularly successful one) – but how do I account for the past four years on a CV or job application?. ...
The Guardian view on the Ofcom deal: too little, too slowly | Editorial image
.... Fairness, as well as economic efficiency, demands that the government sees this as a genuine priority. Access to broadband is only the most salient part of a much wider story, which is the way in which digital technology has almost vanished as a distinct subject because it is now so ubiquitous. ...
VW and Tata agree partnership to boost sales in India image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:27:03 PM
....". VW is investing in self-drive vehicles and greener technology such as electric cars and would like greater familiarity with the Indian market. ...
Machines v hackers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:33:10 AM
....That is a problem when the analysts expected to defend companies are "drowning" in data generated by firewalls, PCs, intrusion detection systems and all the other appliances they have bought and installed, he says. Automation is nothing new, says Oliver Tavakoli, chief technology officer at security firm Vectra Networks - early uses helped antivirus software spot novel malicious programmes. ...
The shameless Tories have betrayed the self-employed – and themselves | John Harris image
.... There again, there are plenty of people who work in this part of the economy and see it as a byword for autonomy. Whatever, as automation eats away at conventional employment and technology allows companies to base their hiring decisions on hour-by-hour calculations, this model will only gain ground. ...
What are the UK's highest paid apprenticeships of 2017? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:42:43 AM
.... Here are five of the highest paid apprenticeship options:. There are a variety of apprenticeships available in financial services, which span a range of specialisms, including: investment, operations, technology and finance. ...
John Lewis slashes staff bonus to 6% – the lowest in 63 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:28:42 AM
....4m. Paula Nickolds, the new managing director of the John Lewis department stores, said home electrical goods had been the best performing product group, driven by new technology including the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer. ...
Uber stops using Greyball 'secret program' to dodge regulators image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 05:21:32 AM
...."We are expressly prohibiting its use to target action by local regulators going forward," said Uber's chief security officer Joe Sullivan. He said the same technology had also been used for many other purposes, including for marketing promotions and deterring Uber riders using the app in violation of the company's term of service. ...
Budget: Money for robots, cars and 5G image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 02:04:53 PM
....But we can have as much investment in research as we like - it's only when the mobile operators commit to rolling out new networks that the 5G age will dawn in the UK. And right now they seem sceptical that there is a sound business case for spending billions on technology for which the demand is still not clear. ...
Key points of the budget 2017 – at a glance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:41:30 PM
....RM: This is as expected, with few details in the speech, with the government once again channelling Ed Miliband, who hit out at ‘rip-off Britain’ in the previous parliament. RM: A big theme of the Treasury under Hammond has been improving training opportunities in science and technology. ...
ARM chip designer stake 'to be sold by Softbank' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 11:25:24 AM
. The Japanese firm that bought ARM Holdings less than a year ago is reported to be selling off a large stake in the UK technology firm to a Saudi-backed investment group. ...
Apple, Samsung and Microsoft react to Wikileaks' CIA dump image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 09:32:08 AM
....Apple's statement was the most detailed, saying it had already addressed some of the vulnerabilities. "The technology built into today's iPhone represents the best data security available to consumers, and we're constantly working to keep it that way," it said. ...
Kit Kat sugar content to be cut by 10%, says Nestle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 03:06:14 AM
.... we can have a significant impact on public health. "Nestle is at the forefront of efforts to research and develop new technology that makes food products better for our consumers. ...
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Jaguar ad 'encouraged unsafe driving' rules watchdog image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:19:58 AM
....The regulator said the story was "irresponsible" because it was likely to encourage unsafe driving practices. The text had described drivers using in-built smart technology to check their calendars and use other apps while on the road. ...
ZTE fined $1.1bn for flouting US sanctions against Iran image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 08:17:10 PM
.... It also sells phone handsets to major carriers such as T-Mobile and AT&T. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said: "ZTE Corporation not only violated export controls that keep sensitive American technology out of the hands of hostile regimes like Iran's - they lied to federal investigators and even deceived their own counsel and internal investigators about their illegal acts. ...
Solar power growth leaps by 50% worldwide thanks to US and China image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 01:00:41 PM
....Globally there is now 305GW of solar power capacity, up from around 50GW in 2010 and virtually nothing at the turn of the millennium. The industry called the growth “very significant” and said the technology was a crucial way for the world to meet its climate change commitments. ...
Glamorous, really? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 12:14:10 AM
....com research finds that more than nine in 10 business travellers suffer from stress. So wouldn't it be wonderful if technology could take a lot of these hassles away?. ...
Snap slides as Wall Street ends lower image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 11:51:47 PM
....48, valuing the company at $28bn, after it raised $3. 4bn in the richest US technology company listing since Facebook in 2012. ...
New pound coin enters circulation THIS month: How to get the 12-sided edition first image
....". Mr Summers added: “Some of the visible security features, such as the micro-lettering and a latent feature, can only be achieved through computer-aided design technology which wasn’t available when the pound coin was introduced in 1983. ...
Vauxhall deal prompts cautious optimism from UK government image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 03:37:53 PM
....The chancellor will have extra motivation to be supportive of the car industry when he delivers Wednesday's Budget. He is expected to announce investment in skills, research and development around electric car technology in which PSA has so far lagged behind its rivals. ...
NHS trust may use Uber taxis to transfer non-emergency patients image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 09:10:37 AM
....Patients will be looked after by Ceracarers under the London scheme, which uses a smartphone app to coordinate care, book drivers, and keep relatives informed. Dr Ben Maruthappu, a former doctor and Cera’s co-founder, said the move would “radically integrate care and transport through technology”, adding: “Older people and those with disabilities will now have access to the highest-quality drivers, while carers will be able to efficiently travel to ensure they can provide services in the right place at the right time. ...
Vauxhall-Opel sold by GM to Peugeot-Citroen image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 07:31:41 AM
....The chancellor will have extra motivation to be supportive of the car industry when he delivers Wednesday's Budget. He is expected to announce investment in skills, research and development around electric car technology in which PSA has so far lagged behind its rivals. ...
Nimble entrepreneurs seek solutions to air quality crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 07:30:06 AM
....Drayson says the immediate benefit of his product is that people – those particularly interested include individuals with a health condition, who exercise outside or with young families – can learn more about pollution spikes in their neighbourhoods and physically avoid those areas. Though he doesn’t see his company as a campaigning organisation, he does describe the technology as “providing people who are engaged in lobbying [against air pollution] with the best possible information”. ...
Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life confirm merger terms image
.... It gives them scale, it gives them a deep pool of expertise with which to research the companies they invest in. Scale counts when you are talking information technology and computing, back-office, where there will be some duplication and they can cut costs there. ...
Red hot image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 12:04:06 AM
....He describes this as the "build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door" marketing strategy. The Instant Pot is the brainchild of Mr Wang and his friend Yi Qin, who are both veterans of the Canadian technology sector. ...
Budget 2017: The misplaced confidence of the British consumer image
.... . To improve the amount of goods or services produced by each worker - and, therefore, the amount a company can afford to pay them - there has to be investment in technology, training and infrastructure. ...
Bad news for online advertisers – you’ve been ’ad | John Naughton image
....There is, alas, no such thing as a free lunch. The trouble with digital technology, though, is that for a long time it encouraged us to believe that this law of nature had been suspended. ...
Has wearable tech had its day? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 01:47:11 AM
.... . "Whilst the entry space has become largely commoditised, customers that have bought into the technology as a first foray into wearables are now looking for, and demanding more. ...
Business wish list image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 01:37:19 AM
...."Action that enables more innovation, more investment and supports better skills and infrastructure in the economy are not optional if the UK is to be ready to make the most of post-Brexit opportunities," says EEF chief economist Lee Hopley. The EEF is also calling for competitive funding for the government's new institutes of technology, and that the Institute for Apprenticeships should be operational ahead of the new levy being introduced in April. ...
Uber is smart, simple and seductive. But should we still be using it? image
....But there are hints of a more ambitious gameplan. Uber has been investing heavily in driverless technology in the hope that, one day, it might not need to use human drivers at all. ...
SSE glitch: 'Smart meter said I owed thousands' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 10:25:34 PM
.... . "The technology will bring an end to estimated billing, and give consumers real-time information about their energy use to enable them to make more efficient energy choices. ...
A budget in the shadow of Brexit leaves Hammond short of choices image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 07:11:34 PM
.... That is not just good news for the government finances in the current year, it also provides a higher baseline for projections of GDP growth over the rest of the parliament, possibly boosting the government’s coffers by as much as £30bn–£40bn. In addition, the OBR has pencilled in a recovery in business investment – partly to take account of the tightening labour market, which should force employers to adopt new technology at a faster rate, and partly in expectation that the chancellor will boost public investment will have positive spin-off effects. ...

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