Bobby Hellard
Insurers defend ransomware payouts
Skull and Key ransomware depiction
ransomware

Insurers defend ransomware payouts

The Association of British Insurers suggests firms will struggle without the cover
27 Jan 2021
AMD beats expectations as revenues surge in Q4
AMD's Ryzen chip
Hardware

AMD beats expectations as revenues surge in Q4

Server processor sales surged more than 50% during the three-month period as the firm continues to close in on Intel
27 Jan 2021
Microsoft Azure revenues climb 50% as cloud demand continues
A Microsoft Azure web page
cloud computing

Microsoft Azure revenues climb 50% as cloud demand continues

Cloud computing takes centre stage in Microsoft's Q2 results as remote working fuels growth
27 Jan 2021
Three-quarters of over-45s keen to invest in digital skills
A desk set up for learning digital skills
Careers & training

Three-quarters of over-45s keen to invest in digital skills

Microsoft report finds that many want to reskill in order to weather the effects of the pandemic
26 Jan 2021
Huawei debunks rumours of smartphone business sale
Huawei's Mate 40 Pro smartphone
Mobile Phones

Huawei debunks rumours of smartphone business sale

Reports claimed the embattled Chinese firm was in talks to spin off its flagship P and Mate brands
26 Jan 2021
Microsoft and SAP expand partnership due to increase in digital transformation
Blue SAP logo on the wall of a building
digital transformation

Microsoft and SAP expand partnership due to increase in digital transformation

Teams will be integrated into SAP's services as businesses continue to rely on video conferencing
25 Jan 2021
IBM suffers its sharpest revenue decline for five years
An IBM building at night
Business operations

IBM suffers its sharpest revenue decline for five years

A 6% drop from October to December marks the company's fourth consecutive quarter of decline
22 Jan 2021
Google bursts internet balloon moonshot Project Loon
Google's Project Loon floating in the sky
Network & Internet

Google bursts internet balloon moonshot Project Loon

Ten-year-old initiative proved too expensive to be a sustainable business
22 Jan 2021
School laptops sent by government arrive loaded with malware
A sad girl on a laptop
malware

School laptops sent by government arrive loaded with malware

Calls grow for Gavin Williamson to resign as the Department for Education urgently investigates
21 Jan 2021
LG's smartphone business in doubt after muddled response to rumours
LG's Wing smartphone
Mobile Phones

LG's smartphone business in doubt after muddled response to rumours

Reports that the tech firm is either scrapping or selling its mobile arm have been both confirmed and denied
21 Jan 2021
What is BYOD?
A person checking their smartphone while typing on a laptop
Business strategy

What is BYOD?

We explain what Bring Your Own Device means and how to implement a successful company strategy
20 Jan 2021
Trump pardons convicted ex-Google engineer Levandowski
A self-driving Waymo car outside the Google offices
intellectual property

Trump pardons convicted ex-Google engineer Levandowski

Driverless car expert "grateful for the opportunity to move forward" after his 18-month prison sentence is nullified
20 Jan 2021
Emirates airline first to trial 'vaccine passports'
An Emirates airline check-in gate
Software

Emirates airline first to trial 'vaccine passports'

The IATA Travel Pass app will allow passengers to show they've had a vaccine or a negative result from a COVID-19 test
20 Jan 2021
Fintech tops list of best startups to work for
The Revolut current account card
Careers & training

Fintech tops list of best startups to work for

Challenger bank Revolut is the top hiring scale-up company with over 3,000 jobs listed in 2020
19 Jan 2021
UK risks creating a "lost generation" without digital support for uni students
The education secretary Gavin Williamson
Hardware

UK risks creating a "lost generation" without digital support for uni students

Education secretary Gavin Williamson is under pressure to resign for "shambolic" record throughout the pandemic
19 Jan 2021
Trump halts supplies to Huawei in parting shot
Donald Trump waving goodbye
Policy & legislation

Trump halts supplies to Huawei in parting shot

Intel is reportedly among the US companies that have had their supplier licences revoked
18 Jan 2021
NHS adopts AI imaging algorithm to improve COVID-19 treatment
A microscoping image of a virus
artificial intelligence (AI)

NHS adopts AI imaging algorithm to improve COVID-19 treatment

The 'Chest Imaging Database' will be used by hospitals to reduce the time needed to create treatment plans
18 Jan 2021
Tech giants begin work on a digital wallet for coronavirus vaccination records
A verifiable vaccination certificate on a smartphone
data protection

Tech giants begin work on a digital wallet for coronavirus vaccination records

The Vaccination Credential Initiative will look to develop a digital certificate to store on mobile devices
15 Jan 2021
Google to offer free training courses in AI, Kubernetes and multi-cloud
A man learning at home via a laptop
Careers & training

Google to offer free training courses in AI, Kubernetes and multi-cloud

The cloud giant is offering 30 days of free training and routes to certification
15 Jan 2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 first look: Contour of the Galaxy
All three models of the Samsung Galaxy S21 range
Mobile Phones

Samsung Galaxy S21 first look: Contour of the Galaxy

A striking new camera design, but little change year-on-year with the S21 and S21+
14 Jan 2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra first look: Big has never looked so beautiful
Two Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphones
Mobile Phones

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra first look: Big has never looked so beautiful

Pockets beware, the giant smartphone is back with a sleeker camera and a super processor
14 Jan 2021
Microsoft remains the most-spoofed brand for the second quarter in a row
A sign in page for a Microsoft service
phishing

Microsoft remains the most-spoofed brand for the second quarter in a row

Malicious use of the tech giant's brand increased by 24% in the last quarter of 2020, according to Check Point
14 Jan 2021
Startup run by ex-Apple engineers sells for $1.4bn
The inside of an iPhone and the chips that power it
mergers and acquisitions

Startup run by ex-Apple engineers sells for $1.4bn

Qualcomm bets big on Nuvia despite the startup's ongoing legal dispute with Apple
14 Jan 2021
Intel CEO Bob Swan to be replaced by VMware CEO next month
Incoming Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger on stage
business management

Intel CEO Bob Swan to be replaced by VMware CEO next month

Former Intel CTO Pat Gelsinger will take over the company when Swan leaves on 15 February
13 Jan 2021
Microsoft fixes actively exploited Defender zero-day flaw
A Windows update ready to be installed on a laptop
zero-day exploit

Microsoft fixes actively exploited Defender zero-day flaw

The firm's latest Patch Tuesday release includes fixes for a total of 83 vulnerabilities across Windows, Azure and more
13 Jan 2021
Zoom plans to raise $1.75 billion in new stock offering
Zoom's white camera on blue background logo
video conferencing

Zoom plans to raise $1.75 billion in new stock offering

The secondary sale could give the video conferencing firm the capital for major acquisitions
13 Jan 2021
Intel teases Rocket Lake-S and Alder Lake CPUs at CES
The Intel logo on a black background next to Intel components
Hardware

Intel teases Rocket Lake-S and Alder Lake CPUs at CES

The firm also launched business-focused processors and committed to a push on data centre chips
12 Jan 2021
Remote working fuels biggest PC market growth in 10 years
Laptops on a shop display
Laptops

Remote working fuels biggest PC market growth in 10 years

Canalys says 2020's "unparalleled" digital transformation proves the PC is here to stay
12 Jan 2021
FCA: Bitcoin investors 'should be prepared to lose all their money'
Stocks for the most well-known cryptocurrencies
cryptocurrencies

FCA: Bitcoin investors 'should be prepared to lose all their money'

Some crypto investment firms may be overstating potential payouts and understating the risks, regulator suggests
11 Jan 2021
Lenovo unveils ThinkPad X12 Detachable and AR smart glasses
ThinkReality smart glasses
Hardware

Lenovo unveils ThinkPad X12 Detachable and AR smart glasses

The PC maker showcases ThinkReality smart glasses and a slew of new laptops on the first day of CES 2021
11 Jan 2021
IBM appoints Martin Schroeter as CEO of infrastructure spin-off
An IBM sign visible through trees
Careers & training

IBM appoints Martin Schroeter as CEO of infrastructure spin-off

Former CFO returns to the tech giant after a six-month hiatus
8 Jan 2021
UK gov "hasn't invested a single pound" to adults below the digital divide
Chief executive of the Good Things Foundation, Helen Milner
digital divide

UK gov "hasn't invested a single pound" to adults below the digital divide

"Digital exclusion also exacerbates social exclusion", The Good Things Foundation has warned
7 Jan 2021
Updated Emotet toolkit ends 2020 as most dangerous malware
Malware in code
malware

Updated Emotet toolkit ends 2020 as most dangerous malware

The banking trojan has climbed back to the top of Check Point's Global Threat Index
7 Jan 2021
UK mobile operators make data free for schoolchildren
A smartphone on a notepad with Vodafone data
broadband

UK mobile operators make data free for schoolchildren

BT, EE, Three and Vodafone will work with the government on data allowances
6 Jan 2021
Amazon banned from using AWS logo in China
Amazon Web Service's 'AWS' logo
Policy & legislation

Amazon banned from using AWS logo in China

Beijing court rules in favour of software firm ActionSoft in a trademark dispute
6 Jan 2021