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6 awesome augmented reality apps making waves in the market

Augmented Reality (AR) is nothing new. However, the recent Apple iOS update and iPhone announcement are certainly going to help make this immersive format more mainstream.<p>Nowadays, the latest advancements in the tech world are being brought directly to the everyday mobile user with all kinds of …

Augmented Reality

How museums are turning to virtual reality and apps to engage visitors

Museums are turning to virtual reality, apps, and interactive experiences to keep tech-savvy visitors engaged<p>I’m standing in the admissions line at a museum in New York when I overhear a surprising claim: “It’s like going to the dentist,” a man declares. “I’d rather go the dentist than go to a …

Can Data Bring Foundations and Nonprofits Closer?

In recent years, we’ve seen a major uptick in organizations across the social good sector looking at data – and how to use data – in new ways. In …

Innovation

Google to display fact-checking labels to show if news is true or false

Google is to start displaying fact-checking labels in its search results to highlight news and information that has been vetted and show whether it is considered to be true or false, as part of its efforts to help combat the spread of misinformation and fake news.<p>The fact-checking feature, which …

Internet

Lyft Round Up & Donate program makes it easy to donate to charity

Lyft, arguably the second most popular ridesharing platform behind Uber, recently announced a new program that makes it easy for users to donate to …

Vimeo debuts 360 offerings for ‘immersive storytelling’ opportunity

As many headed to kick off SXSW, Vimeo announced that the video company will make its mark on 360 video with distribution and monetization.<p>To head …

Watch: Child Vision targets £800k for adjustable glasses through crowdfunding

The broadcaster Chris Evans leads the campaign in new video; plus Scouts now accepting online donations

CAF's fundraising platform hits £70m milestone

The Charities Aid Foundation has announced it has processed over £70m in donations for charities through CAF Donate, since it launched the digital …

Fundraising

UK targeted by 'dozens' of serious cyber attacks each month

<b>Britain's security has been threatened by 188 high-level cyber attacks in the last three months, according to a government security chief.</b><p>Ciaran Martin, chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), told the Sunday Times many of the attacks "threatened national security".<p>Attempts by …

Cybersecurity

Cancer Research Smart Benches Offer Solar Power Charging, Free Wi-Fi

The smart benches come with contactless payment tech to enable people to make small on-the-fly donations<p>Cancer Research UK is tapping into the smart …

ICO issues 11 charities with notices of intent to fine

The ICO has informed 11 charities that it “intends to fine them for breaching the Data Protection Act”, according to a statement released this …

Data Protection

Barclaycard trials contactless donations to tap into £80m shortfall

NSPCC staff with contactless donation boxes during the Barclaycard trial (Photo credit: NSPCC)<p>Barclaycard is trialling contactless donations as it …

Digital immortality for the Holocaust’s last survivors

STEVEN FRANK’S face is calm, his dark eyes sunken and flickering slightly. At 81, he is one of a dwindling number of survivors of the Holocaust who …

European Union

5 ways museums are using technology for new experiences

NEW YORK (AP) — Museums are always looking for ways to make their exhibitions more exciting. Now, new technologies are making that easier.<p>From 3-D …

Museums

The Hunterian Museum Is Closing For 3 Years

A view inside the fantastic collection at the Hunterian Museum. Courtesy Royal College of Surgeons.The Hunterian Museum will be closing next spring …

Museums

Londons new Design Museum opens today – see what's inside

The Design Museum reopens today in a larger building with impressive architecture. We got a preview, so read – and see – what it has to offer in our …

Museums

Design Museum: A glossy new era and home

<b>For years London's Design Museum got by in a former banana warehouse near Tower Bridge. Now it has moved to a cool, minimalist home in Kensington. The new building is much bigger. It will offer, says the director, far more to intrigue all visitors - and not just the hardcore design fans.</b><p>In 1962 the …

England

Ex-CIA CTO: Don’t Believe Everything You Hear About Hacking

The former CTO of America's Central Intelligence Agency, Bob Flores, has said the gravest cyber security threat facing the world is the lack of …

Cybersecurity

Philip Hammond to spend extra £1.9bn fighting cyber-attacks

Growing online threat putting national and personal security at risk, says chancellor<p>Outdated computer systems are allowing malicious hackers to target everyone from companies at board level to individuals in their living rooms, according to the chancellor, who is promising to strike back against …

Cybersecurity

Cyber attacks briefly knock out top sites

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1230000/1230855_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524622267_d3e43cc30415f4df994b07a6f04b8ea4<p><b>Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, SoundCloud, PayPal and several other sites have been affected by three web attacks.</b><p>All the firms are customers of a …

Cybersecurity

Google's Art and Culture app turns your phone into a museum

Art is a big subject. It embodies the values of humanity, preserves our culture and serves as a record of our very history. Jumping into it can be daunting and scary, but Google just made it a little easier: the company's new Art and Culture app puts the works of over 1,000 museums in the palm of …

New black museum prepared to deal with visitors' emotions

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's newest museum brings to life all the pain and tribulations of the black experience and its creators expect many visitors will be shaken by what they see and hear.<p>Slave shackles sit ominously in a glass case, surrounded by whispering hymns of past pains. Nearby are …

Introduction to Windows Device Guard: Introduction and Configuration Strategy

IntroductionWelcome to the first in a series a Device Guard blog posts. This post is going to cover some introductory concepts about Device Guard and …

Information Security

A $50 device and an app can easily steal your PC's log-in

You'd think protecting your computer with a strong password can keep it safe, but apparently, all it takes to steal your log-in credentials is a $50 piece of hardware and an app. According to R5 Industries principal security engineer Rob Fuller, he was able to pilfer usernames and passwords from …

New movie screen technology lets you see 3D without glasses

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has created movie screen technology that lets you watch 3D movies without the stupid glasses.<p>Co-developed with the Weizmann Institute for Science in Israel, the technology actually makes the picture more crisp. Dubbed Cinema 3D, the …

Artificial Intelligence

Gallery offers visitors a 3D digital sculpture in four seconds

The Royal Academy of Arts is to launch a groundbreaking experiment designed to give visitors the unsettling opportunity to see themselves as they really are.<p>The London gallery is to install cutting-edge technology in September as part of an interactive experiment using the Veronica Chorographic …

Avant-garde

Google Arts & Culture app updated with Cardboard support

You don’t have to travel to major cities to check out some of the coolest art and cultural pieces in the world, all you have to do is hit up the …

Art

Google doesn't need 5 chat apps, and Hangouts should die first

In case you haven’t noticed, Google has been busy lately. Among the plethora of news at its I/O conference, it launched three new communication apps in the span of one week: Spaces, Allo and Duo. They join the existing Hangouts and Messenger apps.<p>So here’s something of an obvious rant: Google does …

Android Pay in UK: A tipping point for mobile payments?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1243000/1243672_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524828028_0bd7d103bda38a0100f2b704735d72f6<p><b>Google is launching Android Pay, its tap-and-go contactless payment service, in the UK.</b><p>Nearly 60% of the country's smartphone users own an …

FinTech

From Tate to the Louvre, the world's best museums and galleries online

Many gallery websites now offer a rich, behind-the-scenes look at their vast collections. Here, we take a virtual tour of the most (and least) innovative museums<p><b>Best all-rounders</b><p><b>Tate, UK</b><p>Tate galleries were among the first to recognise the value of the internet – both for engaging with visitors, and …