Technology

What is blockchain?
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Security

What is blockchain?

The tech that underpins the biggest cryptocurrency in the world is branching out
5 Jan 2021
What are biometrics?
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Security

What are biometrics?

Your face, iris, DNA and typing style can all be used as a password
5 Jan 2021
Why diversity is key to a successful AI strategy
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Why diversity is key to a successful AI strategy

Having a diverse workforce cloud be even more vital in this field than elsewhere in tech
5 Jan 2021
AMP Robotics raises $55M for its AI-based recycling robot
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artificial intelligence (AI)

AMP Robotics raises $55M for its AI-based recycling robot

AMP’s three-armed picker machine uses AI to sort recyclables
4 Jan 2021
How to become a machine learning engineer
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Careers & training

How to become a machine learning engineer

What’s involved in being a machine learning engineer and how to become one
23 Dec 2020
The biggest tech stories of 2020
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Technology

The biggest tech stories of 2020

From contact-tracing controversy to unprecedented layoffs, it's been a busy 12 months in the world of tech
19 Dec 2020
Raspberry Pi expands support for industrial customers
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Hardware

Raspberry Pi expands support for industrial customers

Businesses will now be matched with design partners to help with industrial deployments
18 Dec 2020
EU approves Google's takeover of Fitbit
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Policy & legislation

EU approves Google's takeover of Fitbit

Deal hinged on Google agreeing to exclude EU customer data from advertising
18 Dec 2020
Top DaaS providers: Amazon vs Microsoft vs Citrix
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virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

Top DaaS providers: Amazon vs Microsoft vs Citrix

Ready to go virtual? Here is a breakdown of popular virtual desktop providers to get you started
17 Dec 2020
Bitcoin surges beyond $22,000 for the first time
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cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin surges beyond $22,000 for the first time

A wider economic backdrop, rising investor confidence, and a lack of large upcoming sales are helping with stability, analysts claim
17 Dec 2020
IBM says managers that use AI will usurp those that don't
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Careers & training

IBM says managers that use AI will usurp those that don't

Automated technologies will cut jobs but it will also lead to more opportunities, according to the tech giant
16 Dec 2020
Connexin rolls out UK's first nationwide IoT network
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smart city

Connexin rolls out UK's first nationwide IoT network

The smart city operator expands its LoRaWAN platform for use across all regions following successful trials in Yorkshire
16 Dec 2020
UK tech firms face billion-pound fines for failing to curb harmful content
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social media

UK tech firms face billion-pound fines for failing to curb harmful content

The government plans to hit social media platforms with GDPR-like penalties worth up to 10% of annual revenue
15 Dec 2020
EU watchdog urges AI policymakers to protect fundamental rights
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artificial intelligence (AI)

EU watchdog urges AI policymakers to protect fundamental rights

Regulator calls for more guidance over the use of AI as it is "made by people" and therefore not "infallible"
14 Dec 2020
Google, Intel, Zoom and others form Modern Computing Alliance
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collaboration

Google, Intel, Zoom and others form Modern Computing Alliance

The collective will hope to foster a collaborative culture and work towards a fully-interoperable and cloud-first business landscape
11 Dec 2020
Google CEO's apology for Timnit Gebru firing misses the mark
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Google CEO's apology for Timnit Gebru firing misses the mark

The tech industry has been left unsatisfied with Sundar Pichai's response
10 Dec 2020
Deutsche Telekom and Microsoft redefine strategic partnership
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Deutsche Telekom and Microsoft redefine strategic partnership

The two companies have signed a seven-year agreement to help enterprise and mid-market customers accelerate digitalization
10 Dec 2020
Self-scanning in retail
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customer relationship management (CRM)

Self-scanning in retail

Best practices for testing, implementation, and adoption
9 Dec 2020
Nearly half of IT leaders fear AI will replace them by 2030
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Nearly half of IT leaders fear AI will replace them by 2030

A third also believe that the technology would eventually work to completely automate all cyber security
9 Dec 2020
Cambridge hospital becomes first to adopt Microsoft AI for cancer treatment
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Cambridge hospital becomes first to adopt Microsoft AI for cancer treatment

Addenbrooke's Hospital says the imaging AI will increase the survival rates of patients
9 Dec 2020
What is Amazon's anti-AI bias tool SageMaker Clarify?
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machine learning

What is Amazon's anti-AI bias tool SageMaker Clarify?

We examine how SageMaker Clarify works, and what it can allow customers to do
9 Dec 2020
SpaceX wins $885.5m to connect rural America
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broadband

SpaceX wins $885.5m to connect rural America

FCC awards the funding as part of $9.2 billion broadband war chest
8 Dec 2020
TechUK urges government to level digital divide
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digital divide

TechUK urges government to level digital divide

CEO Julian David suggests closing the Local Digital Capital gap could add £145 billion to the UK economy and create 2.7 million
7 Dec 2020
Fired female Google AI scientist claims she was 'constantly dehumanized'
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Fired female Google AI scientist claims she was 'constantly dehumanized'

Team co-lead accuses Google of racism, sexism, and quashing research
7 Dec 2020