If IOT is one disruptive occurence, another is clearly Bitcoin, and the virtual currency with its important blockchain is now being viewed as a potentially enormously disruptive force for several industries. Don't miss Paul Puey's talk in Edinburgh on 10th September on the issue of keeping bitcoin decentralised.
Ofcom reveals that Smartphones have overtaken laptops as the most popular device for getting online, but businesses rushing to create apps to reach this market could be wasting their time, according to a new study.
Hats off to Harvard student Aran Khanna who loses a Facebook internship after pointing out privacy flaws, but has been offered another internship with a tech start-up in Silicon Valley and learnt much from the incident.
Evolution seems to be a principle that applies to machinery as well as living creatures as Cambridge University researchers observe the process of by natural selection at work in robots, having constructed a ‘mother’ robot that then designs, builds and test its own ‘children’ using the results to improve nextgen performance, without relying on computer simulation or human intervention.
If ever Gaberlunzie longed to be a fly on the wall, the 3rd HLF (Heidelberg Laureate Forum), from August 23-28 is where scientists and the ethical challenges of computational science will be aired at the multi-faceted discussion on Big Data and resolving challenges produced by computational science.
Seven out of ten CIOs are budgeting for cloud initiatives today. Nine out of ten are getting ready to spend more on private and hybrid clouds. The Infoblox Infographic shows you at a glance the Who, How Much, and Why of cloud adoption.
The recent report from telecoms watchdog Ofcom finds still that a quarter of Scotland’s landmass has no mobile coverage . At 97.1 per cent, Scotland has the lowest proportion of premises in the vicinity of which a 3G signal can be received compared s with 99.6 per cent in England, or the UK-wide average of 99.3 per cent.
IBM move to acquire Merge sas as it vision that organisations could use the Watson Health Cloud to surface new insights from a consolidated, patient-centric view of current and historical images, electronic health records, data from wearable devices and other related medical data, in a HIPAA-enabled environment. (Photo Credit: IBM)
Edinburgh’s August meet of the Bitcoiners may have something to say on a new study that uses Google Trends data in an attempt to understand who uses the anonymous crypto-currency Bitcoin, and for what purposes.
Why is Google trying to wipe itself out of use by its original supporters? Gaberlunzie, busy with a lot of things, trying to make ends meet, is greeted on a Sunday morning by Chrome refusing to link him to his email box and despite a decade of a gmail address, have a new one thrust upon him and only managing to get on with things by using Safari!!
In the wake of the demonstration over vehicles, autonomy and security, the connected car software used in a large number of Chrysler and Dodge vehicles in the United States, has Fiat Chrysler NV recalling approximately 1.4 million vehicles for emergency security patches.
A pair of Missouri-based hackers have logging into a Jeep Cherokee remotely, while it was being driven and systematically taken over the car’s functionality. The experts are to release some hack details at the Black Hat security conference in Vegas. It comes as IdTechEx reports on Autonomous Vehicles, Land Water, Air 2015-2035
“Data breach reports are interesting, but everyone wants to know what this means for their company and how their company compares,” says Christian A. Christiansen, program vice president of security products, IDC.
The final phase of a competition to develop AAOSN (adaptive autonomous ocean sampling network) management systems for the NOC (National Oceanography Centre) is underway. Two UK consortia will develop systems capable of coordinating a suite of marine autonomous vehicles gathering data from the ocean over periods of months, tracking and sampling dynamic features.
Ideagen Group PLC, a lead supplier in the eGRC (Enterprise Governance, Risk & Compliance) information management software, has acquired Glasgow-based Gael Ltd – the Q Pulse quality, risk and compliance software developers. The acquisition strengthens its suite of risk and compliance products, to help help eight of the top ten organisations in the sector standardise processes to improve both quality and safety of their global operations and supply chains.
Can computers be creative? EU-funded WHIM project not only generates fictional storylines but also judges their potential usefulness and appeal representing a major advance in computational creativity and Universities of Europe Universities are occupied with the challenge!
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