After the recent elections, ScotlandIS is pleased to announce the following appointments to the board with effect from 10th December. Elections generated considerable interest with thirty people standing, so the competition for places was fierce. Alas for STEM enthusiasts although ScotlandIS has one outstanding role model in Polly Purvis, only one woman made it on to the board as role model!
Gaberlunzie was sent a blissful new infographic that shows what favourite childhood toys from the 80’s & 90’s are worth now - perfect for christmas (and great starter for placing your bets on current toys values in 2045!!
As Europe is completing a new round of privacy rules to be finalised 2015r, giving greater power to individuals over who can access their data and how it is used, the UK finds that mass surveillance programs of internet users are lawful and do not violate human rights, according to the recent ruling by the U.K.'s Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT)
After 2 years of intensive collaboration with the British government, the Dutch company Digidentity is now available to provide a digital identity for British citizens. The British public is now able to interact with the government online in a secure and simple way, while ensuring and maintaining user privacy Digidentity also provides the Dutch government’s virtual ID ‘DigiD’ and is a member and contributor to various international identity schemes.
Big Data is an emerging paradigm for large scale, distributed data management to process large amounts of data beyond traditional database technologies abilities. Cloud computing is a paradigm for distributed computing systems whose goal is to offer software as a service over the Internet offering an agile delivery model and a highly scalable infrastructure to support demands forboth storage and computation of big data technologies.
Writing in "EDN Network" Richard Quinell discusses activity in the field of AI (Artificial Intelligence) in embedded systems, citing such products as Siri voice recognition, unmanned autonomous vehicles, and data mining as examples where AI principles are being used to implement design functions.
Creativepool, an industry network for the creative industry where companies and individuals showcase and share their work, broadcast their news, promote their services and connect, has been named the joint winner of the Best Innovation in Online Recruitment Award at the 14th Annual NORA Awards.
Common knowledge thanks to Oxford Professor Halford Mackinder and author Danny Dorling with his book "Inequality and the 1%" that everyone with jobs traditionally placing them within the top 1% of society – as head teachers and doctors, are almost entirely excluded from that demographic rank, no matter how successful their career. But a different and constructive take for research is being exercised by Trend Watching in what it terms Post Demographic Consumerism .
More than 100 researchers from 10 countries collaborating can announce the results of an unprecedented scientific study that resolves the history of insect evolution. The results, published in Science, include answers to many long held questions about the evolutionary history of the world’s largest and most diverse group of organisms.
In March this year, Polestar in Europe offered its cloud-based indoor locations for iPhone and Android, for proximity marketing with beacons. Apple acquired WiFiSLAM that uses WiFi and GPS to increase indoor location accuracy. But Edinburgh headquartered, sensewhere was silent. No longer, it is now offering accuracy to 10 metres or less, which it feels no competitor can match and offers a software development kit free to mobile platform providers.
EMC, Cisco and VCE are evolving with VCE to become an EMC business. Cisco and VMware continue as strategic partners and investors, with Cisco having an approximately 10% equity interest in VCE. Its charter focuses on simplifying the deployment of hybrid clouds, including a full range of converged infrastructure offerings, applying its innovations and expertise to a broad range of hybrid cloud solutions.
The average smartphone user checks their device 221 times a day for tasks it emerges as a study of 2,000 smartphone owners revealers the extent to which we rely on handheld devices in everyday life - that at its basic is 3hours and 41 minutes of a day devoted to a device!
The Nobel Committee has decided the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 is to be awarded to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzay for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.
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