Technology (UK)

Rogue advertising on major porn websites targeting UK viewers warns Malwarebytes

Malvertising is unique in its ability to expose millions of users to malware, expert says<p>Malwarebytes, a cybersecurity firm, is warning about an …

International Business Times (GB)

Baggage ban on laptops and tablets to be implemented by Saturday

The UK’s cabin baggage ban on laptops and tablets must be implemented by Saturday, the Department for Transport (DfT) said.<p>It was announced on …

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Brexit could see UK influence over AI dramatically decline

Despite numerous assurances to the contrary, as the UK lumbers towards Article 50 there are still concerns about the negative impact on the …

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Can we learn to love AI and sex robots?

If you've wondered how AI and robotics are going to interact with and affect human sexuality – indeed humans full stop – you should really join us on …

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Tech City UK report trumpets nation’s digital economy

Tech City UK, a government-supported body that promotes the country’s technology sector, has issued its third <i>TechNation</i> report, saying the UK is at …

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Scottish Government launches digital strategy

The Scottish Government has launched its digital strategy, promising to make the country a “vibrant and outward-looking digital nation”.<p>The strategy …

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A VC fund that keeps picking British AI winners has raised another £120 million

Venture capital firm Octopus Ventures has raised a £120 million fund to invest in UK technology startups, The Financial Times reports.<p>The London-based investment company, part of UK fund management firm Octopus Group, has reportedly now raised a total of £660 million, fuelled in part by a string of …

Business Insider

Tech workers get paid more and contribute more to the UK economy than other industries

The average tech salary in the UK is £50,663. For non-tech jobs it is £35,155<p>The technology sector in the UK is growing at “twice the rate of the wider economy,” a report into the state of the nation has concluded.<p>'Now is the best time in history to be an entrepreneur in Europe': State of European …

Wired UK

UK says cabin ban on laptops to go into effect Saturday

LONDON (AP) — The British Department of Transport says a ban on laptops and tablets being brought into airline cabins on certain flights must be put in place by Saturday.<p>The timetable announced Wednesday will affect travelers coming to Britain on direct flights from a number of locations in the …

Associated Press

As The US And UK Ban Electronic Items In-Flight For Safety Sake, Here's The Downside

The US banned some electronic items on flights from certain airports in Africa and the Middle East this week and just hours after that, the UK made a …

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How to still get work done on flights adopting the laptop ban

WIRED's pick of the tools that will help you work on your phone in-flight on routes adhering to the laptop ban<p>With the news that laptops and tablets would be banned from airline routes to the UK from six countries, workaholics across the globe let out an audible, collective gasp. With PC-based work …

Wired UK

Google Risks Breaking UK Anti-Terror Laws, MPs Warn

• The Telegraph, Wednesday, March 22, 2017 6:26 AM<p>Google risked breaking anti-terrorism laws by allegedly failing to remove illegal recruitment videos …

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Can you get your teeth into the UK's £322 billion data sector?

Hungry? Why not dine out on Big Data? Go on, you know you want to...And if the first byte is not enough, just go straight to the main course. But be …

Data Management

p>LONDON: Consumers in the UK now regard corporate governance and citizenship as more important to a brand's reputation than innovation, leadership or performance, a new report has found.

LONDON: Consumers in the UK now regard corporate governance and citizenship as more important to a brand's reputation than innovation, leadership or …

Governance

London Taxi Company opens £300m plant in Coventry to make electric black cabs

The plant will also be support by a £80m government scheme to encourage electric car use.<p>The London Taxi Company (LTC) has opened a £300m factory in …

International Business Times (GB)

UK vuln 'fessing pilot's great but who's going to give a FoI?

A security researcher has welcomed the UK's launch of a vulnerability co-ordination pilot while cautioning that a strategy for handling Freedom of …

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Tech sector growing faster than UK economy with 72pc of investment outside London, report says

Theresa May has described the technology industry as a "great British success story" after a report revealed that investment in digital businesses spread across the country last year.<p>Expanding its reach beyond London, 72pc of venture capital and private equity investment went to regional businesses …

The Telegraph

Rocket League Dev Speaks Out Against Real-Money Betting Announcement

Psyonix says it has no affiliation with Unikrn and does not support online betting for the game.<p><b>[UPDATE]</b> Unikrn CEO Rahul Sood told GameSpot in an email, "We are not in any way associated with the publishers of Rocket League. However, we love the game, and like other titles on our sportsbook, we …

GameSpot

Google Adds More Brand Safety Controls After UK Brands Pull Spend

Google updated its brand safety controls on Tuesday after a slew of companies pulled advertising spend from YouTube and Google Ad Exchange.<p>In …

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Azure Site Recovery available in five new regions

To increase our service global footprint, we recently announced the expansion of Azure Site Recovery to Canada and UK regions. Apart from these two …

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UK bans laptops and tablet computer on flights from six countries

The UK has announced passengers flying to Britain from six countries will be banned from bringing laptops and tablets into the plane's cabin.<p>The …

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As school budgets continue to be stretched, technical innovation in the classroom is more important than ever

Today, Britain’s academic community faces more pressure than ever in ensuring students are future-ready.<p>Schools are looking at a £3billion funding squeeze, and a new Parliamentary inquiry launching this week is set to investigate why, despite ongoing initiatives, the science, technology, …

Education

Breaking The Algorithm

Search engines can seem like magic. You have a question; the Internet has the answer.<p>But not all search results are equal. Everything from your location to previous searches and your social media habits builds a little content bubble. A personalised corner of the World Wide Web has been curated …

HuffPost UK

The 10 most powerful UK social media stars, revealed

Based on their social reach, engagement and cultural, political and social influence.<p>10 Alfie Deyes, 23<p><b>YouTube subscribers: 5.5m<br>Twitter followers: 4.1m<br>Instagram followers: 4.8m</b><p>Zoella's boyfriend Alfie has uploaded a video diary to his YouTube channel every day since he was 15, and has since …

Cosmopolitan

Best AI and chatbot conferences in 2017

With the list of their attendees. Can we make it?<p>We at <b>Standuply</b>, while working hard on a Slack bot for Agile teams, like to have fun and make some …

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Teens Are Competing In Viral 'Cup Blowing Challenge' And The Vids Are Hypnotic

The internet is at it again.<p>Stacking cups to the tune of a catchy song is so yesterday, guys.<p>Why stack cups with your hands when you could just blow …

EliteDaily

1,500,000 Snapchats are taken on UK roads – and BMW drivers are the worst

<b>More than 1,500,000 Snapchats are taken on roads in the UK.</b><p>Irresponsible motorists are ignoring new tougher penalties to pose for pictures of …

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New iPad costs more in £ than $ as Apple prepares for further Brexit hit to pound

While a superficial comparison of Apple’s US and UK pricing has led many in the past to accuse the company of price-gouging, this isn’t actually the case. As we illustrated with the recent UK increase in app prices, the net price is actually almost identical in both countries. The same is true of …

9to5Mac

Apple's new iPad is incredibly expensive in the UK compared to the US

Apple announced a new iPad on Tuesday — but it ain't cheap for Brits.<p>The the 9.7-inch device, which will be available to order on March 24, starts at <b>$329</b> in the US. But in the UK, it's retailing for an eye-watering <b>£339</b>.<p>That's unprecedented for Apple: The device's numerical pricetag is actually …

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