Gaberlunzie having just returned refreshed from his sojourn in the Lowther hills, sees that Google has a great Commonwealth Games Doodle, but what has Google got against animation? All those lovely games we used to get to waste time on and take our minds off terrorists, wars and shotdown planes. Animated play box please Google!
Since the start of this year, it has felt like Armageddon within the cyber-security arena. Attacks are coming thick and fast, with resultant breaches hitting the headlines. Many experts believe we’ve seen just a glimpse of the potential threat landscape devastation. So, what’s behind the headlines?
Glasgow-based GSS (Gold Standard Simulations) has a multimillion dollar contract to license its complete TCAD/EDA tool suite to GlobalFoundries. The news follows on from the world's largest foundry TSMC also licensing the statistical analysis tools.
£30million funding is announced by Secretary of State for Industry the Rt. Hon Vince Cable MP for two new research packages to develop advanced materials and investigate NDE (non-destructive evaluation). The major Scottish player is Strathclyde University.
The famous little robot from developers Agilic; featured in broadsheets from "The Times" to "The Huffington Post" (but not on Google search) can draw, follow lines, output a live wireless video feed and be controlled from a web interface, from a smart phone, tablet or any other PC with a browser.
As KPMG and Imperial team on a combined Data Institute, the UK government is to provide £42 million, over 5 years, to fund the Alan Turing Institute and has asked the EPSRC (Engineering and physical Sciences Research Council) to act as key partner to realise this and position the UK as a world leader in the analysis and application of Big Data. Accordingly the EPSRC now invites UK universities to submit expressions of interest in joining the consortium to establish the Institute.
The Friendly WiFi scheme just officially launched has Purple WiFi as part of the scheme. It come on the heels of news from Motherboard Vice that the UK's internet filters block almost 1 in 5 websites. Accordingly Blocked.org are offering a service to both check on this and unblock such sites.
Medical electronics, increasingly under computer control has need of some extremely skillful software both to ensure the safety of the machine use and sometimes overlooked security that prevents any external hacking.
In a report that looks at Android apps from the Google Play Store, Zscaler’s author notes “While Android was once the open and transparent rebel to Apple’s rigid and restrictive iPhone, it has of late taken on more the image of a questionable rogue. While the App store has been accused of being a bit of a police state, the Play store has been accused of being too loose and lazy with its oversight. And when the cat is away….the mice... will play
Scottish software company Digimania is launching a new toolkit Render Digimania which it believes can save the animation industry millions of pounds and is is currently recruiting for two technical artists/riggers (Maya) and one 3D modeller/artist.
A Wiltshire-based innovative SDN (software defined network) telecoms company, Aria Networks and its lead investor Seraphim Capital win the major national business angels award sponsored by the Technology Strategy Board - for best early-stage investment in a disruptive technology business - at the UKBAA (UK Business Angels Association ) gala dinner in Liverpool.
Education platform company zondle is using cloud services from UK cloud iomart to ensure its online games and other services can be used by teachers and children in classrooms, around the world at any time of the day or night.
In a June 19 television interview, Paul Henninger, the global product manager for BAE Systems Applied Intelligence told CNBC that his firm had identified and thwarted a cyber attack on a hedge fund in 2013 that took months for the firm to notice and that had eventually cost the fund millions of dollars.
A supernumerary robotic limb (hand, arm or leg) may be one way humans can work better with partial robotic support and MIT researchers are augmenting "supernumerary robotic arms" to assist with tasks that humans find difficult.
Hewlett Packard and its legal advisors announce reaching an agreement to settle shareholder derivative litigation arising from the acquisition of Autonomy, subject to court approval but will bring claims against Lynch, Hussain and potentially others. Meantime Invoke Capital has been set up by Lunch raising $1billion, investing in Darktrace and other young technology companies.
Polly Purvis, executive director of ScotlandIS said: “The technology sector, worth £4bn to the Scottish economy, is a key driver for growth and a jewel in Scotland’s economic crown. It’s an exciting and vibrant industry employing a very wide range of talented people and we are delighted to recognise the achievements of the industry’s leading lights.”
A team of pupils from Braeview Academy wins the University of Dundee’s Strathmore Trophy 2014 after impressing judges with their designs for wearable technology. In competition with 14 schools across eastern Scotland at the University’s Queen Mother Building on 23rd June teams of four from the S2 age group competed against each other in a challenge set by staff at the University’s School of Computing.
Scotland, Computer News in Scotland, Technology News in Scotland, Computing in Scotland, Web news in Scotland computers, Internet, Communications, advances in communications, communications in Scotland, Energy, Scottish energy, Materials, Biomedicine, Biomedicine in Scotland, articles in Biomedicine, Scottish business, business news in Scotland.