Technology (UK)

If EU workers go, will robots step in to pick and pack Britain’s dinners?

Automation is on the march on farms across the world, but it is costly, and may not come soon enough to fill the gap<p>Octopus-like robots are plucking strawberries in Spain, in the US machines are vacuuming apples off the trees, and in the UK they are feeding and milking cows. Robots are taking over …

Robots

Samsung will start testing gigabit 5G fixed broadband in London and 11 US areas

Samsung Electronics is starting trials with Arqiva in the UK and Verizon in the USA to offer 5G fixed wireless broadband at gigabit-per-second …

Samsung

This haptic feedback VR suit could complete your VR look

The Hardlight VR Suit promises to complete the VR experience. You’ve already got the headset for immersive graphics, now you just need an adjustable suit for body vibrations. “Suit up to feel every explosion, gunshot, and sword fight in VR,” NullSpace writes on its VR Suit’s Kickstarter page. The …

Virtual Reality

Bitcoin hits record high above $1,200 after rumors of exchange fund approval

(<i>Reuters</i>) – Digital currency bitcoin jumped to a record high above $1,200 on Friday, as investors speculated the first bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) to be issued in the United States is set to receive regulatory approval.<p>Traditional financial players have largely shunned the web-based …

Bitcoin

Beyond phones and 5G, mobile world seeks to reinvent itself

FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - Seeking to escape a cycle of falling prices and tight regulation, big telecom operators from Vimpelcom to Telefonica are set to reinvent themselves as internet players to escape the industry's straight-jacket of low growth.<p>Next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona …

Bitcoin is hovering near all-time highs

Bitcoin on Friday hit all-time highs for a second straight day.<p>The cryptocurrency rose amid the expectation that the US Securities and Exchange Commission will approve at least one of the three proposed bitcoin-focused exchange-traded funds by a March 11 deadline. Analysts have warned that the …

Wall Street

UK shops will have Nintendo Switch in stock on launch day

Nintendo UK claims that you’ll still be able to walk in and buy a Switch from shops when the console launches next Friday.<p>The Nintendo Switch is not …

Nintendo

BBC Blogs - Academy - When #kiltedyoga went viral: A creative Scottish spoof from a social media rookie

When #kiltedyoga went viral: A creative Scottish spoof from a social media rookie<p>Anna ChaneyBBC Production Scheme trainee<p>Comments<p>Two topless hunks in kilts, throwing their yoga moves in dreamy Scottish woodland, to rhythmic meditation music. What’s not to like?<p>Before the #kiltedyoga video was …

Scotland

New products and dedicated sales team deliver record year for Yamazaki Mazak

<b>Yamazaki Mazak has announced a record year in 2016 for sales of laser machines in the UK.</b><p>The company said its success has been driven by new products …

Engineering

MindX Awarded Innovate UK Grant to Revolutionise Hiring Through Science, Gamification and Big Data

LONDON, February 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --<p><b>The F</b><b>unding is</b> <b>U</b><b>sed to</b> <b>C</b><b>reate an</b> <b>Innovative D</b><b>igital</b> <b>S</b><b>olution</b> <b>T</b><b>hat</b> <b>H</b><b>elps</b> <b>E</b><b>mployers and</b> <b>Recruitment F</b><b>irms to</b> <b>A</b><b>ttract,</b></b> …

Innovation

Samsung Chromebook Plus Lands On The Google Store

The new Samsung Chromebook Plus launched in the US recently with retailers like Amazon and Best Buy and now the device is available on the Google …

Chromebook

Samsung Chromebook Plus now available on Google Store for $449

The Samsung Chromebook Plus was officially announced at CES in Las Vegas at the beginning of the year and went on sale a couple of weeks ago. You can get if from multiple retailers in the US like Amazon and BestBuy for $449. You can now also buy it from Google, as the company has started selling …

Chromebook

Server bug leaks user data for thousands of popular websites

A number of high-profile websites have been leaking their users personal data into the ether, thanks to an error at their hosting provider. Cloudflare, which provides services to companies like Patreon, Fitbit and OKCupid among others, had an error in its code that caused pieces of memory to dump …

Security

Nintendo Switch Does Not Support Bluetooth Headsets

One of the cool features of the Nintendo Switch is that it will come with wireless controllers by default. It is 2017 and no one likes cables that …

Nintendo

Chinese smartphone vendors dominate emerging Southeast Asia market

Chinese manufacturers Oppo, Vivo and Huawei are giving Samsung a run for its money in the emerging South East Asia market. According to a recent report from the International Data Corporation (IDC), the manufacturers accounted for 21% of the total market share in SEA in 2016, though Samsung still …

South-east Asia

Cybercriminal selling nearly one million Coachella accounts on the dark web

An underground data trader is reportedly selling Coachella accounts for $300.<p>Nearly one million Coachella accounts are reportedly currently up for …

Data Breach

Samsung Pay Launched In Malaysia

Samsung has announced that it is launching its Samsung Pay mobile payment system in Malaysia and it has teamed up with Citibank, CIMB and Standard …

Samsung

Banking malware, DDoS, ransomware and CEO fraud top UK cyber threats

Banking malware, ransomware, distributed denial of service (DDoS) and business email compromise are the top cyber threats facing the UK, according to …

Cybersecurity

10 staggering digital marketing stats we've seen this week

<b>We’ve got more stats than you can shake a stick at this week. The roundup includes news about chatbots, Brexit, brand perception, supermarket</b> …

eCommerce

Google accidentally wiped a bunch of Google Wifi and OnHub devices

Google has apologized to its Google Wifi and OnHub customers after it inadvertently reset a number of routers to their factory settings. Google blamed an issue with its Google Accounts engine for the problem, which forced OnHub owners offline in the middle of the US day, erasing their saved …

Technology

One of the highest rated VPNs we’ve seen just slashed 65% off the price

<i>The AAPicks team writes about things we think you’ll like, and we may see a share of revenue from any purchases made through affiliate links.</i><p><i>I’m already aware of Hotspot Shield Elite, so just…</i><p>If you get hacked in 2017, it’s <b>basically your own damn fault.</b><p>The number of security resources available to …

Security

Huawei Watch 2 Photos Show Off Sportier Look

The original Huawei Watch featured a more premium look rather than being sporty.The Huawei Watch 2 is expected to make its first official appearance …

Wearable Tech

One of Uber’s top self-driving engineers, Raffi Krikorian, is stepping down

Krikorian joined Uber after more than five years at Twitter to head up the company’s Pittsburgh headquarters.<p>Uber is losing yet another top engineer from its self-driving arm in the aftermath of its acquisition of self-driving trucking startup Otto.<p>Raffi Krikorian, the senior director of …

Technology

Google is dabbling in Chromebook hardware with the OP1 SoC

We quite liked Samsung’s Chromebook Plus and Pro when we went hands-on with them a couple of weeks ago. One of the most interesting aspects of the new Chromebook range is the processing options between the Plus and Pro models, which feature different ARM and Intel processors respectively.<p>The former …

Chromebook

30 of the brightest tech innovations from the UK (Paid Content by Department of International Trade)

The UK has been home to some of the most genius inventions. Did you know the first photograph was pioneered on our group of islands? That UK physicists, developers and innovative minds have disrupted all areas of lives across the globe? The UK’s rich history of innovation and invention has provided …

Innovation

'Runner 2' and other indie hits get rare physical releases

Indie games don't often cross over into the physical world, so it's pretty notable when two separate companies make boxed games at once. Choice Provisions is partnering with Limited Run Games on a physical version of the <i>Runner2</i> sidescroller on PS4 and PS Vita with 3,500 copies of each for sale …

Gaming

The Goriest Episode Ever

Hello, and welcome. This week Gav, Joe, and Krupa are joined by big-time Hollywood director Gore Verbinski, who tells us about his latest movie, A …

Nintendo Wii

Content Costs Double at Chinese Video Streaming Giant iQIYI

The cost of content for Chinese video streaming platform iQIYI more than doubled in 2016, parent company Baidu has revealed.<p>The figures highlight the …

Markets

PSA: If you were signed out of your Google account tonight, don’t worry

For the last couple of hours, users have been receiving Google account notifications stating that account action was required. If you’re like us, we immediately thought that someone was trying to hack into our emails. Thankfully, Google has now confirmed that they’ve received reports of these …

Google

Playful tiger knocks drone out of the sky in China

China's state broadcaster on Wednesday released footage from a Siberian tiger enclosure in Heilongjiang Province, showing the animals chasing a drone until one successfully jumps up and knocks it out of the sky. According to the report, experts in the park use drone chasing to help keep the …

Drones