Technology (UK)

British passengers could be banned from taking laptops on flights to the US

British air passengers could soon be included in a ban on carrying carrying laptops and other gadgets in hand luggage on flights to the US, it emerged last night.<p>Restrictions on devices larger than a mobile phone already apply to several mainly Muslim countries, but could be extended to …

Aviation

Brexit to Further Fintech Innovation in the UK?

<b>The United Kingdom has relied on its financial services industry to drive economic growth for decades. However, in light of the British population’s</b> …

Brexit

Driverless cars to hit motorways in 2019 - but will the 4G network controlling them be able to cope?

Government plans for autonomous cars tests on motorways in 2019 could be undermined by poor 4G networks.<p>Driverless car tests will begin on Britain's …

Driverless Cars

Google pushes fake news, hate-speech workshops (and YouTube) on UK teens

After backlash over censored LGBTQ+ content, Google debuts "Internet Citizens" project.<p>Google has announced a series of workshops designed to …

Google

Innovate UK: funding the future

A critical component of the government’s Industrial Strategy over the next four years is an investment of £4.7bn in R&D. Responsibility for managing …

Innovation

SNP plan to spend £25m on replacing 10,000 streetlights in Glasgow

A NEW street lighting and city wide wi-fi strategy is planned for Glasgow by the SNP if it takes power at the City Council.<p>The party said it will …

United Kingdom

Retailers flourish as French and German shoppers flock online

By 2011 many of the friends of accountant Frederic Durand were having children. Buying gifts for them was proving expensive, and he realised he was …

eCommerce

Charity that gives free legal services to children in immigration court launches in UK

A US-based charity that provides free lawyers to children in immigration courts has branched out into the UK.<p><b>Kids in Need of Defense</b>, which was …

Migration

These Are The 20 Best Companies To Work For In The UK

Time for a career change?<p>When you think about how much time you're at your place of work, you want to make sure it's a good one; chances are that you …

The Workplace

New eMarketer Report Looks at UK's Need for Better Display Measurement

With the majority of UK ad spending now devoted to the digital realm, internet-based ad efforts are increasingly under the microscope.<p>According to …

Advertising

Spinlock presented with Queen's Award for Enterprise - Innovation

<b>Spinlock, designers and manufacturers of rope holding equipment and personal safety products for leisure and commercial water users, are delighted to</b> …

Innovation

Facebook to let UK users buy gig tickets directly

Facebook plans to sell tickets for music festivals and other events directly as it pushes further into e-commerce.<p>The world’s biggest social media company is launching a tie-up with Eventbrite, the events service, to let users in the UK purchase tickets within the Facebook website and app …

Facebook

Mercedes E-Class Coupe review: E400 driven in UK

<b>What’s this then?</b><p>Until Mercedes does a full-on, AMG version of the E-Class Coupe, this is the quickest and most expensive one you can buy.<p>Logic says …

Engineering

UK music industry braced for Brexit

Business reporter, BBC News<p><b>Whether you consume music digitally or collect vinyl records, Brexit has the potential to affect you.</b><p>The UK music industry, like its counterparts in other countries, has had a tough time adapting to the technological shake-ups of recent years.<p>But now it also has to plan …

Vinyl Records

U.K. Conservatives Prepare for Election, and Social-Media War - Bloomberg

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has re-hired the digital experts who ran her Conservative Party’s successful 2015 election campaign as she prepares …

Social Media Marketing

Jenny Packham Bridal & Wedding Dress Collection Spring 2018

See the Spring 2018 wedding dresses from Jenny Packham bridal.

Fashion Trends

WIRED Security 2017: Partners

Learn about the organisations specialising in cybersecurity, security intelligence and international security at the WIRED Security 2017 event, …

Cybersecurity

Google's new mission: Reduce trolling through education

The company's Internet Citizens program will hold workshops for teens in the UK on how to deal with cyberbulling, fake news and echo chambers.<p>Google wants to cut off trolling at its roots.<p>Starting with a workshop Friday in Liverpool, England, Google is launching a new Internet Citizens program to …

Education

Lack of risk taking could threaten British tech, says Level39’s head

Not taking risks in the current period of fast-paced change could threaten British business, warned Ben Brabyn, head of financial technology …

Innovation

Is UK Sleepwalking Towards Employee Burnout?

Over the past year there has been considerable debate around the productivity of the UK workforce, but nowhere near as much insight on how to deliver …

Employee Engagement

UK government reports on business breaches and it’s not pretty

The UK is about to go into general election mode unexpectedly, so it’s a funny time for its government to be issuing its Cyber Security Breaches …

Cybersecurity

UK steelmakers sound warning on Trump protectionism

<b>Britain’s steelmakers have warned that UK steel exports to the United States could be damaged b US protectionist measures to counter the dumping of</b> …

China

Online shopping hits record £422 million A DAY - 5 expert ways to curb your spending addiction

Internet spending has leapt by more than a quarter in the past two years, figures show.<p>Card spending online reached £154 billion in the UK past year, …

Personal Finance

Google runs workshops to help UK teenagers tackle hate speech

Launch of programme to counter online hate and fake news comes after criticism that search giant does not do enough<p>Google has responded to a barrage of criticism that it must do more to tackle online hate by launching a series of workshops for teenagers on how to tackle hate speech and fake …

Technology

The Engineer’s Collaborate To Innovate awards is open for entries.

<b>The Engineer’s annual search for the UK’s most innovative collaborative engineering projects is now underway.</b><p>Following a successful launch in 2016, …

Innovation

Biggest fall in UK retail sales in seven years

<b>UK retail sales posted their biggest quarterly fall in seven years in March, as the prices of everyday goods continued to climb.</b><p>Sales were down 1.4% year-on-year on a quarterly basis, and down 1.8% compared with February 2017, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).<p>It said demand had …

Budgeting

UK likely to face national cyber emergency, says NCSC

The UK has not had to face a top-level cyber security threat before, but the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is continually preparing for what …

Cybersecurity

Northern Ireland stores safe as M&S axes six of its UK outlets

Marks & Spencer is planning to close six stores following a review of its estate, a move that will impact 380 staff.<p>The retail giant said the …

Ireland

UK households are biggest online spenders

Internet spending per household was the equivalent of $5,900 in 2015, higher than Norway at $5,400, the US ($4,500) and Australia ($4,000), according …

UK News

'Even post-Brexit, London would still be top of my list': Entrepreneurs defend UK fintech after TransferWise CEO's comments

LONDON — Two expat fintech entrepreneurs have played down the potential impact of Brexit on UK fintech, after the CEO of TransferWise last week warned he would not choose Britain to set up his business today.<p>TransferWise CEO Taavet Hinrikus said at a conference last week: "If I was setting up …

Brexit