Technology

5G will accelerate cyber crime, predicts former White House CIO
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5G

5G will accelerate cyber crime, predicts former White House CIO

Speaking at Aruba Atmosphere '21, Payton warned the technology will lead to "massive cyber attacks" this year
13 Apr 2021
Semiconductor revenues surged in 2020 despite shortages
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components

Semiconductor revenues surged in 2020 despite shortages

Intel was still the industry’s best performer, although Nvidia was the fastest-growing company with revenues up 45%
13 Apr 2021
What is Bitcoin?
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cryptocurrencies

What is Bitcoin?

Our guide to the world's most funded cryptocurrency
13 Apr 2021
What is virtualisation?
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VMware

What is virtualisation?

Ever wondered what virtual machines are and how they work? Here's our guide to virtualisation
12 Apr 2021
Varian and Google to co-develop AI-based cancer diagnostic platform
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Varian and Google to co-develop AI-based cancer diagnostic platform

The platform will address organ segmentation challenges in radiation oncology
12 Apr 2021
Microsoft buys AI firm Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion
Voice recognition software
voice recognition

Microsoft buys AI firm Nuance Communications for $19.7 billion

The tech giant's biggest acquisition since buying LinkedIn is aimed at accelerating the growth of Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare
12 Apr 2021
Leeds smart city plans described as 'akin to living under Stasi rule'
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smart city

Leeds smart city plans described as 'akin to living under Stasi rule'

City council says it's committed to handling data ethically and securely
9 Apr 2021
Habana Labs chosen to AI train the Voyager supercomputer
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high-performance computing (HPC)

Habana Labs chosen to AI train the Voyager supercomputer

Voyager will also feature Habana’s octa-core Goya inference processor
8 Apr 2021
NHS to digitise coronavirus testing with new Scandit deal
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digital transformation

NHS to digitise coronavirus testing with new Scandit deal

The announcement of the deal comes days after UK gov pitch for twice-weekly rapid testing
8 Apr 2021
Biome Makers and Bayer Crop Science bring AI to agriculture
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Biome Makers and Bayer Crop Science bring AI to agriculture

Biome Makers’ AI recommendation engine helps boost crop yield in a sustainable way
7 Apr 2021
What is deep learning?
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neural network

What is deep learning?

We look at the phenomenon behind some of today's most advanced AI
7 Apr 2021
Facial recognition for bears
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Facial recognition for bears

Researchers have paired a neural network and a facial detection system used in a “dog hipsterisation” app to help manage and protect grizzly bears
6 Apr 2021
Government launches 400 free qualifications to help with economic recovery
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Careers & training

Government launches 400 free qualifications to help with economic recovery

There are 31 digital qualifications on offer, including courses in cyber security and coding
1 Apr 2021
Microsoft retires Cortana mobile app
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voice assistant

Microsoft retires Cortana mobile app

Cortana is to continue 'its evolution as a productivity assistant'
1 Apr 2021
Microsoft signs $22bn deal to supply US Army with HoloLens devices
The HoloLens 2 device
augmented reality (AR)

Microsoft signs $22bn deal to supply US Army with HoloLens devices

The custom-made augmented reality (AR) headsets will be used both in training and in combat scenarios
1 Apr 2021
Infosys and LivePerson partner on conversational AI
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Infosys and LivePerson partner on conversational AI

The partnership offers new messaging experiences for brands’ customers and employees
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
Arm launches its first new chip architecture in a decade
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Arm launches its first new chip architecture in a decade

Arm v9 promises improved security, better AI performance, and double-digit CPU performance increases
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
PayPal users can now checkout using Bitcoin
Paypal's new cryptocurrency service
cryptocurrencies

PayPal users can now checkout using Bitcoin

Customers can use Checkout with Crypto to buy goods using Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash
30 Mar 2021
Meet Stretch: Boston Dynamics' new box-shifting robot
Stretch, the new robot from Boston Dynamics
automation

Meet Stretch: Boston Dynamics' new box-shifting robot

Stretch is a new warehouse robot designed to boost productivity in the logistics sector
29 Mar 2021
Visa will allow customers to settle payments using cryptocurrency
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cryptocurrencies

Visa will allow customers to settle payments using cryptocurrency

The option to pay in USD Coin will be made available thanks to Visa’s pilot programme with cryptocurrency platform Crypto.com
29 Mar 2021
UK council to use drones and AI to tackle litter
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artificial intelligence (AI)

UK council to use drones and AI to tackle litter

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole is rolling out a pilot scheme this summer
29 Mar 2021