In February, Binary Fund announced its intention to trade in and accept the digital currencies of Bitcoin and Litecoin with Bit & Litecoin D Day being 13th March. Now Digital Entrepreneur, one of UK’s focused and innovative digital business clubs, announces a small, but significant event; its first Bitcoin payment transaction for the club's forthcoming club dinner on 26th March 2014.
A new single malt - to be called The Hearach, Gaelic for an inhabitant of the island - will be distilled, matured and bottled at the distillery in Tarbert, on which work has begun. The new distillery, scheduled for completion by first quarter, 2015 will produce around 300,000 bottles of single malt whisky a year and will also distill a Harris gin.
Gaberlunzie never did like playing whack a" small gentleman in black velvet" aka moles. But he has no objection sat all to playing Wack-a-Cutts Inspired by Donkey Cutts, recently created by NetVoucherCodes, who decided to have a go at making their own game in order to help out frustrated webmasters and SEOs everywhere!
University of Dundee’s Professors Claire Halpin and Mary Renfrew have been elected as Fellows of the RSE (Royal Society of Edinburg). They are among 53 new Fellows recognised by the RSE as having achieved excellence within their discipline or profession and come from a range of disciplines, spanning arts, business, science and technology sectors.
Scottish technology company Dukosi has raised £320,000 to support the commercial launch of a product it believes could provide a big boost to the efficiency of not just electric vehicles batteries, but could also extend to critical monitoring of grid efficiency.
Increasingly the mobile savvy are willing to pay up to £50 more for better quality iPhone and iPad screens having become fed up with ongoing need for costly repairs, according to a brand new survey of users. Seems like Apple has been listening and anew sapphire screen coating seems likely on the new iPhone 6.
Powered by a security-oriented Android PrivatOS software Blackphone on show at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress is a carrier and vendor-independent smartphone that allows users to make and receive secure phone calls, exchange secure texts, transfer and store videos and files, and chat without compromising privacy on the device.
With a start up kitty of $96.7m mobile payment Powa Technologies is proving the potential of its new PowaTag technology and ensuring its status as among the select few UK's 'internet sensations.' It already has about 15 companies signed on to use the platform for their products including Harper Collins, Electrolux, Hoover and Lavazza.
Europe’s largest teaching laboratory of Sony PlayStation consoles has been opened at Abertay University in Dundee with permanently installed 30 new PlayStation Vita development kits, that games students have open access to beside existing PlayStation 3 and 4 development kits.
The world’s first exchange platform BinaryFund taking card payments for digital (aka crypto or cyber) currencies including Bitcoin launches in the UK today. It comes on the heels of DoS attacks on Bitcoin and some value dips after the currency launch to hype and hysteria but also acceptance by Silicon Valley and Wall Street for a currency that has even created specialist fat processors for algorithmic work.
This month Esko Bionics launches the first ever 3D-printed hybrid
exo skeleton robotic suit, in collaboration with 3D Systems, at a Singularity University event in Budapest. Designers from 3D Systems created personalised three-dimensional elements from multiple 3D scans taken with Ekso Ambassador, Amanda Boxtel.
Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) is a scheme that began in August 2011 is aimed at helping long-term unemployed people aged 16-24 into jobs. It has no apparent interested in the 25+ brigade skilled with degrees, who should know better, but are penalised as they too cannot locate jobs.
A three-year project, called Pheme is to be a lie detector for social media with an international group of researchers, led by University of Sheffield, building a system that will automatically verify online rumours as they spread globally.
Pictures of people, fantastic! A rumpus over the Edinburgh Poetry library and an URLanalyse site to play on. Google mixes chocolate, salt and ants for an interactive Valentine and global warming shifts both animals and man.
While London keeps its position as fDi’s European City of the Future 2014/15, Germany’s Nordrhein-Westfalen has sailed into the top to rank first among Europe’s regions. For UK, cities did well in the city rankings with Edinburgh topping the new mid-sized European cities category.
KPMG UK announces a sponsorship deal with pivigo academy, the organisers of the first Data Science Summer School in the UK, a new pioneering project which aims to recruit 100 of Europe’s brightest PhD students and turn them into data scientists during a 5 week intensive course.
Plans by Aberdeen Harbour Board to create additional berthing facilities at Nigg Bay received the endorssement of an independent report estimating the economic benefit of the development to the local and national economies to be nearly £1billion per annum and the Scottish Government, in their National Planning Process, naming the Nigg Bay Development as one of only 14 projects that they consider to be of national importance to Scotland.
In the online era, access to electronic content has never been easier yet the ability to discover academic information on specific places or topics is still hindered by current search technologies that rely only on keywords, topics, text, and authors – such a late 1800's concepts of cataloging and searching!!
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