Technology

Amazon might accept Bitcoin payments by the end of the year
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Business operations

Amazon might accept Bitcoin payments by the end of the year

The reported plans include developing its own token and are said to have come from former CEO Jeff Bezos
26 Jul 2021
Alphabet tackles industrial robot software market
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automation

Alphabet tackles industrial robot software market

Intrinsic will teach industrial robots to perform complex tasks
23 Jul 2021
What is Robotic Process Automation?
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automation

What is Robotic Process Automation?

How does RPA work, how is it used, and what are the pros and cons?
23 Jul 2021
Government sets out investment strategy to spark UK innovation
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public sector

Government sets out investment strategy to spark UK innovation

The plan will boost annual R&D investment to £22 billion to turn innovation into concrete products and services
22 Jul 2021
Preparing for AI-enabled cyber attacks
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Whitepaper

Preparing for AI-enabled cyber attacks

MIT technology review insights
22 Jul 2021
British man 'PlugWalkJoe' arrested in Spain over 2020 Twitter hack
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hacking

British man 'PlugWalkJoe' arrested in Spain over 2020 Twitter hack

Joseph James O'Connor is also accused of hijacking TikTok and Snapchat user accounts, as well as cyberstalking a juvenile
22 Jul 2021
Amazon releases trove of Alexa tools to address developer apathy
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voice assistant

Amazon releases trove of Alexa tools to address developer apathy

The company is hoping to find new ways to help users discover skills with the voice assistant
22 Jul 2021
Unilabs to deploy Ibex’s AI-assisted cancer diagnostic platform across Europe
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Unilabs to deploy Ibex’s AI-assisted cancer diagnostic platform across Europe

Galen by Ibex is CE-marked for breast and prostate cancer detection
21 Jul 2021
ICO launches AI risk assessment toolkit for businesses
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Information Commissioner

ICO launches AI risk assessment toolkit for businesses

The watchdog is calling for organisations to test its beta data assessment package on live AI applications
21 Jul 2021
UK doubles number of tech 'decacorns' in six months
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startups

UK doubles number of tech 'decacorns' in six months

Seven businesses have passed the $10 billion valuation threshold this year, including Revolut, Wise and Ocado
21 Jul 2021
The pros and cons of facial recognition technology
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privacy

The pros and cons of facial recognition technology

Is it really worth risking user privacy in the name of efficiency and security?
20 Jul 2021
UK gov launches £375 million fund for "game-changing" startups
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startups

UK gov launches £375 million fund for "game-changing" startups

Future Fund: Breakthrough aims to ensure the UK is a world leader in the industries of the future
20 Jul 2021
The Evolution of Deep Learning and AI
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Sponsored

The Evolution of Deep Learning and AI

Intel’s latest range of datacentre processors is ready to give deep learning a serious boost
19 Jul 2021
Does your business need a digital twin?
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digital transformation

Does your business need a digital twin?

Developing a digital twin for your business could open a new era in connectivity, profitability and ensures your company is post-COVID ready
16 Jul 2021
Openreach successfully trials next-gen '25G PON' fibre tech
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Network & Internet

Openreach successfully trials next-gen '25G PON' fibre tech

Isolated trials by Openreach and Nokia more than double existing maximum data transfer rates
16 Jul 2021
Study: Cryptocurrency value spikes encourage more illicit mining
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cryptocurrencies

Study: Cryptocurrency value spikes encourage more illicit mining

Researchers tracked Modero cryptocurrency and illicit mining for nearly three years
15 Jul 2021
What is Li-Fi?
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Network & Internet

What is Li-Fi?

A look at the Wi-Fi alternative that uses visible light to transfer data at staggering speeds
13 Jul 2021
Australia green lights $5.6 million blockchain pilot projects
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blockchain

Australia green lights $5.6 million blockchain pilot projects

Two companies have been awarded the funding and will implement the tech in the country’s minerals and food and beverage sectors
13 Jul 2021
Met Police seize record £180 million of cryptocurrency
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cryptocurrencies

Met Police seize record £180 million of cryptocurrency

The amount tops the £114 million in cryptocurrency confiscated during a raid last month
13 Jul 2021
Humanities versus STEM: The forced dichotomy where no one wins
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Careers & training

Humanities versus STEM: The forced dichotomy where no one wins

Can philosophy and literature ever have a place in the tech sector?
8 Jul 2021
Android crypto mining scam hits 93,000 victims
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cryptocurrencies

Android crypto mining scam hits 93,000 victims

More than 170 apps claimed to offer users cloud-based crypto mining for a fee
8 Jul 2021
Visa partners with 50 platforms to support direct crypto payments
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digital currency

Visa partners with 50 platforms to support direct crypto payments

People can buy goods using cryptocurrency-linked Visa cards, with rewards administered like airline miles
8 Jul 2021
Federated Learning and the Future of ML
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Sponsored

Federated Learning and the Future of ML

By sharing ML models and training data, organisations can power-up their ML projects. Now there’s a way to do it without compromising data privacy or …
6 Jul 2021