microsoft are buying github

Microsoft will pay £5.6bn for GitHub

Microsoft has said it is paying 7.5 billion dollars (£5.6 billion) in stock for the popular coder hangout GitHub. GitHub is a platform where software developers can go to host and review...
world's longest flight

World’s longest flight to be launched

Don't take the the world's longest flight if you're easily bored. Passengers will fly non-stop between New York and Singapore, covering a distance of around 9,500 miles and spend almost a...

Car-share firm Zipcar to launch 300 electric vehicles

Zipcar says 325 Volkswagen e-Golfs will be on the streets by the end of 2018. Zipcar is to introduce more than 300 electric cars to its vehicle-sharing network in London, starting...
broadband advertising

New broadband advertising rules

New broadband advertising rules means providers can no longer advertise ‘up to’ speeds available to as little as 10% of customers. I mean - who knew they could do that??? Home broadband...
mobile banking

Mobile banking to overtake desktop

By next year, 47% of current account holders will be likely to use mobile banking on a regular basis, data specialists CACI said. Mobile banking on phones and tablets will become more...
facial recognition tech

Gatwick Airport trials facial recognition tech

To try and speed up boarding the airport is working with easyJet for an initial trial of the facial recognition tech. Gatwick Airport has launched a trial of biometric technology aimed...

Self-cleaning plane seats could soon be a thing

Fears of flying in a microbe-infested airplane seat for hours at a time may soon be over according to an aircraft seating manufacturer. The self-cleaning plane seats featuring anti-bacterial fabric will...
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Porsche Design Book 2 in 1 laptop

Everyone wants to own a Porsche. Now you can. And it won’t burn too large a hole in your bank account. What’s more the Porsche Design Book 2 in 1 laptop...
cyber attacks on businesses

Cyber attacks on businesses

What is the true cost cyber attacks on businesses in the UK? One in five charities and nearly half of businesses in the UK have been hit by a cyber security breach...
where can i buy encrypted flash drives

Where can I buy encrypted flash drives?

Flash drives are such useful devices. They are small, portable and available in ever larger capacities. They are great for storing work files or personal memories. And they are plug and...
digital number plates

Dubai to test digital number plates

Drivers in Dubai may soon be using digital number plates as part of plans to help alert emergency services when accidents occur. The city will become the first in the world to...
cyber security agencies

UK cyber security agencies on alert

Britain’s cyber security agencies have launched a major overhaul of how they grade online attacks. Incidents can now be classified in six categories, up from three under the previous arrangements. Faster and better...
Mercedes ViaVan

Mercedes ViaVan takes on Uber

Mercedes ViaVan is now operating in zones one and two of London. A new rival to Uber has launched in London – ViaVan – a firm jointly owned by Mercedes-Benz and...
facebook scraping

Facebook scraping inevitable

A security expert has said the value of the data made attempts at Facebook scraping and profile harvesting inevitable. Terrific. In that case maybe someone should have done something about it...
disposable virtual cards

Disposable virtual cards can beat online fraud

Digital bank Revolut is to let customers pay for online purchases with disposable virtual cards from next week in a bid to prevent fraud. How disposable virtual cards work Revolut customers will be...
boring company

Elon Musk’s Boring Company will ‘prioritise pedestrians and cyclists over cars’

It appears Elon Musk's Boring Company has made changes to their ambitious plans to slash commuting times for drivers in Los Angeles and other major US cities (and eventually the UK),...
rules for smart devices

New rules for smart devices proposed to help prevent cyber-attacks

New rules for smart devices such as televisions, toys and smart home speakers will force manufacturers to include new, and stronger security features to keep them safe from hackers, the Government...
flying car on sale

Meet the flying car that’s set to go on sale next year

The Pal-V Liberty flying car has been unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. And you can buy one soon. A flying car claiming to be the world’s first production model of its...
apple profits increase

Apple profits increase despite fall in iPhone sales

The numbers make your head spin but Apple profits increase to a record quarterly figure of £14 billion. The reported record revenues and profit for the last three months come despite a...
facebook bans crypto-currency ads

Facebook bans crypto-currency ads

Politicians around the world are considering options to force Facebook and other networks to protect users from scams and fraudulent advertising. The social media giant has already taken steps by removing...