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NCSC warns 15% of Brits use their pet's name as a password
A man and his dog using a laptop
hacking

NCSC warns 15% of Brits use their pet's name as a password

Independent survey reveals UK public still relies on memorable phrases to protect accounts
9 Apr 2021
UK gov secures vendors for £1.5bn software services deal
A sign for the UK government's Cabinet Office
public sector

UK gov secures vendors for £1.5bn software services deal

Crown Commercial Service establishes a framework for the design and implementation of software for central gov and public bodies
8 Apr 2021
LG promises three years of Android updates after exit from smartphone market
Android OS on a smartphone
Google Android

LG promises three years of Android updates after exit from smartphone market

The South Korean firm will also continue to manufacture and release phones through to Q2 of 2021
8 Apr 2021
Nokia and Lenovo settle years-long patent spat
Nokia's HQ with dark clouds above
business management

Nokia and Lenovo settle years-long patent spat

The case relates to 20 video-compression technology patents belonging to the Finnish telecom giant
7 Apr 2021
Dell Latitude Chromebook 7410 review: A security-conscious Chromebook with no staying power
Dell Latitude Chrombook
Laptops

Dell Latitude Chromebook 7410 review: A security-conscious Chromebook with no staying power

A powerful 'enterprise' Chromebook dragged down by middling battery life
7 Apr 2021
Dell Latitude Chromebook 7410
Laptops

Dell Latitude Chromebook 7410

The Dell Latitude Chromebook 7410
7 Apr 2021
Google investor calls for policy review following firing of AI researcher
A Google kitchen area at one of its offices
business management

Google investor calls for policy review following firing of AI researcher

A resolution put forward by Trillium Asset Management suggests "red flags" indicate something needs to change at the tech giant
7 Apr 2021
What is big data?
Big data image
business intelligence (BI)

What is big data?

Big data is a big deal for the business world - here's what it's all about...
6 Apr 2021
LG officially shuts down its smartphone business
An LG smartphone on a desk
Mobile Phones

LG officially shuts down its smartphone business

Intense competition from newer Chinese rivals cited as the reason for the demise of the 'quirky' manufacturer
6 Apr 2021
UK Space Agency launches fund to develop hospitals of the future
A patient in a 'space-age' hospital with video conferencing tech
startups

UK Space Agency launches fund to develop hospitals of the future

A partnership between the UK and European space agencies could see 40 new high-tech hospitals built by 2030
1 Apr 2021
Google is the latest to pull out of an in-person Mobile World Congress
Mobile World Congress at the Fira Grand Via, Barcelona
business continuity

Google is the latest to pull out of an in-person Mobile World Congress

Numerous safety measures have so far failed to convince some of MWC's largest exhibitors
1 Apr 2021
UK could be locked out of EU quantum research
French internal markets commissioner, Thierry Breton
Policy & legislation

UK could be locked out of EU quantum research

European Commission to discuss proposals to protect the Union's intellectual property on Good Friday
31 Mar 2021
Google Stack is an AI-powered document scanning app
Google Stack is an AI-powered document scanning app
document management systems (DMS)

Google Stack is an AI-powered document scanning app

The app takes photos of your bills, receipts and papers and AI organises them into Google Drive
31 Mar 2021
AI is too risky for hackers, says former GCHQ boss
The former head of GCHQ, Robert Hannigan
artificial intelligence (AI)

AI is too risky for hackers, says former GCHQ boss

Robert Hannigan suggests that the technology isn't worth the trouble for state-sponsored attackers
30 Mar 2021
UK gov threatened with legal action over WhatsApp use
The prime minister Boris Johnson looking downward
business communications

UK gov threatened with legal action over WhatsApp use

Non-profit groups warn that policies discussed over "deletable" messages could lead to a historic "black hole"
30 Mar 2021
Capgemini to create 1,500 new digital jobs across the UK
Capgemini sign on the outside of a building
Careers & training

Capgemini to create 1,500 new digital jobs across the UK

New hires will be trained in digital services, project management, and cyber security
29 Mar 2021
Australia's Channel 9 hit by cyber attack during live broadcast
The headquarters for Australia's Channel 9 TV station
cyber attacks

Australia's Channel 9 hit by cyber attack during live broadcast

A separate IT outage at Australia's Parliament House sparks fears of a coordinated attack
29 Mar 2021
UK watchdog says Facebook's Giphy acquisition may stifle competition
The logos of both Facebook and Giphy
mergers and acquisitions

UK watchdog says Facebook's Giphy acquisition may stifle competition

The CMA says the deal may limit market access to a popular service
26 Mar 2021
What are the pros and cons of AI?
A robot by a chalk board
machine learning

What are the pros and cons of AI?

We weigh up the benefits and the negatives of the technology that's changing business
26 Mar 2021
Best laptops 2021: Acer, Apple, HP and more
Abstract image of a laptop on a blue background
Laptops

Best laptops 2021: Acer, Apple, HP and more

We've rounded up the best notebooks, ultrabooks, and ultraportables around
25 Mar 2021
Design for Alan Turing £50 note revealed
The Bank of England's new £50 note featuring Alan Turing
encryption

Design for Alan Turing £50 note revealed

The new polymer banknote will be put into circulation on the codebreaker's birthday, 23 June
25 Mar 2021
Onboarding during the pandemic and beyond
A group of young colleagues welcoming a new team member via video call
recruitment

Onboarding during the pandemic and beyond

The good, the bad and the strange elements of starting a new job remotely
25 Mar 2021
Slack abandons external message invites over harassment concerns
Slack's new external direct messaging service
business communications

Slack abandons external message invites over harassment concerns

New tool could be used to send bulk malicious messages to external users
25 Mar 2021
AWS appoints Salesforce exec Adam Selipsky as CEO
Adam Selipsky on stage with Salesforce CEO Mark Benioff
Careers & training

AWS appoints Salesforce exec Adam Selipsky as CEO

The former Tableau CEO is returning to AWS after four years to replace Andy Jassy
24 Mar 2021
Box 'exploring sale' amid investor pressure
Box CEO Aaron Levie on stage
mergers and acquisitions

Box 'exploring sale' amid investor pressure

The file-sharing service has come under pressure for not capitalising on the pandemic
23 Mar 2021
Microsoft in talks to buy Discord for $10 billion
The mobile app for communication platform Discord
mergers and acquisitions

Microsoft in talks to buy Discord for $10 billion

The communications platform is reportedly already in talks with a buyer, thought to be the tech giant
23 Mar 2021
Zoom launches new video SDK capabilities for developers
Zoom monitors in the background of a mobile device
video conferencing

Zoom launches new video SDK capabilities for developers

A new developer subscription service could lead to new apps and games on the video conferencing platform
22 Mar 2021
UK's growing skills gap could stall COVID recovery
Students in an IT course
Careers & training

UK's growing skills gap could stall COVID recovery

The number of students taking IT subjects at GCSE level has fallen by 40%, according to the Learning and Work Institute
22 Mar 2021
Best mesh Wi-Fi 2021
Tenda Nova MW3 on a table
wifi & hotspots

Best mesh Wi-Fi 2021

Tired of patchy Wi-Fi? Maybe it's time to upgrade to a mesh system
19 Mar 2021
Facebook reveals wrist-based hardware for augmented reality
A woman using Facebook's wrist controls for augmented reality
augmented reality (AR)

Facebook reveals wrist-based hardware for augmented reality

The social network is working on a wearable prototype that uses haptic technology
19 Mar 2021
Google to invest $7bn in offices and data centres across the US
Google's newest Data Centre in Nebraska
Careers & training

Google to invest $7bn in offices and data centres across the US

Tech giant announces three new buildings in Texas, North Carolina, and Minnesota
19 Mar 2021
OVH data centre fire shows backups should be standard, founder says
The SGB2 facility in Strasbourg damaged by fire
data centres

OVH data centre fire shows backups should be standard, founder says

Octave Klaba suggests many customers incorrectly assumed backups were a default part of their contract
18 Mar 2021
Dropbox Passwords will be free for all users from April
Dropbox Passwords, the cloud giant's password manager
Security

Dropbox Passwords will be free for all users from April

The cloud giant's password manager will offer users up to 50 stored credentials across three devices
17 Mar 2021
Uber still "short-changing" drivers despite minimum wage u-turn
An uber driver seen from the backseat
Business operations

Uber still "short-changing" drivers despite minimum wage u-turn

The App Drivers and Couriers Union say the firm isn't fully compying with the legal minimums
17 Mar 2021
Nokia to cut 10,000 jobs in bid to boost R&D funds
Nokia's HQ with dark clouds above
Careers & training

Nokia to cut 10,000 jobs in bid to boost R&D funds

The Finnish telecoms giant plans to save €600m over the next two years to reinvest into emerging technologies
16 Mar 2021