In a bid to close the cyber security skills gap, MWR InfoSecurity - the global research-led security consultancy, is bringing back its highly anticipated and prestigious HackFu event for the eighth year running. HackFu 2015 aims to test and improve existing cyber security and team work skills amongst the industry’s best emerging talent, through a series of tasks and challenges that push participants to explore beyond their comfort zones.
The ever changing face of technology coupled with demanding business requirements dictates enterprises revamp existing enterprise applications, with newer versions supporting such disruptive technologies such as cloud, mobility and analytics.
The Loch Lomond Group. “Going to work as the financial controller for a whisky company would be a dream come true for many accountants,” writes author John Stokdyk who investigates Littlemill malt whisky“ and talking to Laura Cummings who joined the Loch Lomond Group in that role last year, finds she didn’t have much time to celebrate.
“Eight years of dedicated effort by a team that have taken all sorts of abuse and misrepresentation on the chin in order to remain faithful to the trust of the Oban business community, writes "ForArgyll" on the proposed Transit Marina for Argyll & Bute Council
Red deer may be distressed, but The Crown Estate announces its prestigious acquaculture awards for 2015 to celebrate the achievements and success of an industry vitally important to Scotland and its coastal communities that is thriving. Perhaps someone prestigious could tuck the deer herds up safely too?
Global wind and solar company, Mainstream Renewable Power, has announced that its 448MW offshore wind farm, 15 miles off the Scottish Fife coast will use two newly launched technologies set to decrease costs, reduce construction and operational risk, improve safety and accordingly provide the cheapest electricity ever produced by a UK offshore wind farm.
Gamekeepers describe Scotland’s red deer population as “at crisis point” animals being too weak to escape culling and Highlands stalkers blame conservation groups for “slaughtering” beasts who lack the strength to run.
Researchers from the University of Waterloo in Canada report a new design for electromagnetic energy harvesting, based on the "full absorption concept." This involves the use of metamaterials tailored to produce media that neither reflects nor transmits any power—enabling full absorption of incident waves at a specific range of frequencies and polarisations.
Silicon Labs, microcontroller, wireless connectivity, analog and sensor provider for the IOT (Internet of Things) may be moving into IOE (everything) domain with its introduction of a digital audio bridge chip and evaluation kit designed to simplify the development of accessories for iOS devices.
Co-founder of Opera Software in 1995, Jon von Tetzchner left the company in 2011, citing differences with the board over Opera’s future. In 2013 together with (below right) fellow former Opera employee Tatsuki Tomita, Vivaldi.net was started operating a community site, but focused on building the Vivaldi web browser.
Renewables energy continues to destabilise the German energy grid. In Cologne recently several areas experienced black outs three times in 24 hours. One outage lasted for 45 minutes. As "The Herald" trumpets solar power's coming of age in Scotland, time to examine hybrid systems as well.
A new and unusual computer game has been developed that allows players to experience and explore the complexities of sustainable fishing. The game allows players to directly investigate the effects of different fisheries management measures on fishermen’s behaviour. It was also used to engage fishermen in discussions about possible incentives of different management measures aiming to conserve fish stocks in European waters.
A new global survey by IEEE has found that people want the human mind to control everyday devices in future, with motion sensor technology and retina scanning coming a close second. IEEE also warns that expansion of the IoT (Internet of Things) and connected devices preface a shift away from mobile phones as the go-to technology and clothing, watches, eyewear, even wigs serve as standalone gadgets or may link to other device.s
Another type of Aurora, the supercomputer this time, is on track to become the fastest system in the USA and possibly the world as DOE Undersecretary Franklin “Lynn” Orr, announced that Intel Corp. and Cray Inc had been selected to supply Argonne National Laboratory with a 180 petaflops system, Aurora, and a secondary system of about 8 petaflops, called Theta, marking the final instalment in the Collaboration of Oak Ridge, Argonne, and Lawrence Livermore (CORAL) initiative.
A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge have unravelled one of the mysteries of electromagnetism, which could enable the design of antennas small enough to be integrated into an electronic chip. These ultra-small antennas – so-called ‘last frontier’ of semiconductor design – would be a massive leap forward for wireless communications. While 3D printing adds another dimension to the antenna!
Entries to the 2015 Digital Technology Awards are now open, with Scotland’s brightest tech companies invited to submit applications by 24 April. And the Digintal Entrpreneur Awards are also up for grabs.
Gaberlunzie trusts you had an excellent Easter break and possibly even saw some sunshine? He’s been scraping around to find something that might amuse you and having had some Spanish visitors recently, thought this little joke-dote might fit the bill, while he's reassured to see that handwriting still has its uses and followers!!
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