The government has a plan to offer free wi-fi in over 1,000 public buildings across the UK in a bid to make everything a little more accessible.
According to the Telegraph, we’ll soon have free wi-fi offered in libraries, museums, and other buildings as part of the government’s plans to turn our cities into “super connected cities”. more»
While some say that the phenomenal growth of tablet sales is starting to wane, a report today claims that the situation is quite different.
IDC said that the worldwide tablet market grew by 11.5 percent in the third quarter of 2014 – shipments totalled 53.8 million units. more»
It seems that the dreams of sci-fi writers have a basis in science because academics have come up with a new theory based on the existence of parallel universes.
The scientists, at Griffith University, claim that they’ve taken interacting parallel worlds out of the realm of science fiction and into that of hard science. more»
One of the problems with semiconductor firms like Intel continually shrinking the size of chips is that soon they’ll be up against the limits of the lithographic methods used to make microprocessors.
But scientists at UC San Diego may have an answer which will let Intel engineers sleep easy in their bunny suits at night. more»
The next battle between Apple and Google is set to take place in your car as you’re speeding down the motorway.
While Apple had the first to market software that synchronises iPhones to vehicle entertainment systems with Carplay, it seems that it faces tough competition from Google with Android Auto. more»
NHS Trusts are insisting on keeping Windows XP machines despite concerns that they are about as secure as a celeb’s naked picture on the iCloud and have cost £5.5 million from Microsoft to support.
According to Citrix, the mobile workspace company, which filed a freedom of information act request to get its data, all the of 35 NHS Trusts are still using Windows XP and that just five are using desktop virtualisation technology to handle migration away from it. more»
Samsung has promised to revamp its smartphone line-up to tackle what has been its worst third-quarter results since 2011.
The outfit said that it needed to take on competitors in the rapidly growing mid-to-low range segment, after third-quarter earnings set it on course for its worst year since 2011. more»
Software giant Microsoft has beaten Apple to releasing a new watch.
Dubbed the “Microsoft Band,” which sounds a little like the volunteer brass band which plays at company events, the watch will allow users to monitor their fitness and exercise regime,
According to a Volish bog, the wrist-worn device has sensors that monitor pulse rate, measure calorie burn and track sleep quality. more»
An alliance of US tech companies including Novetta and Microsoft hasbeen targeting the Hikit malware and have worked out a way to disrupt the Chinese cyber espionage gang Axiom’s antics.
Dubbed Operation SMN, the coalition of security companies has apparently given the hackers a Chinese burn after it detected and cleaned up malicious code on 43,000 computers worldwide infected by Axiom. more»
Researchers will soon have their own clouds, thanks to the efforts of a non-Profit organisation Internet2.
Internet2 has worked out a way to let scientists create and connect to virtual spaces, within which they will be able to conduct research across disciplines and to experiment on the nature of the web. more»
An agreement between Apple and its supplier GT Advanced (GTA) to seal documents relating to the latter company filed for bankruptcy earlier this month has been challenged by a third party,
GTA supplied sapphire substrates to Apple, an important ingredient of screens for smartphones but filed for protection under US regulation Chapter 11 earlier this month. more»
The Washington Post claimed that hackers, backed by the Russian government, have penetrated some White House computer nets.
Unnamed sources insisting on anonymity told the Post that the hacks were into “unclassified” networks and that there’s no evidence that classified computers had been compromised. more»
The danger of solar winds disrupting mobile phone service, damaging satellites and causing power grids to black out is all too real.
But teams of researchers in the USA are working on creating models that will precisely predict when geomagnetic storms are likely to threaten global communications. more»
Governments around the world are waking up to the security implications as the internet of things is set to pervade the world and will spend an immense amount of money to improve cyber security.
The internet of things is a catch all term for a time when just about anything you care to imagine has semiconductors inside, able to communicate with just about everything else. more»
British spooks have been using the systems set up by the US National Security Agency to spy on everyone without a warrant.
The agreement between the NSA and GCHQ means that the internet and phone data of Americans is in the hands of the Brits without legal oversight. more»