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PC Sales Falling

Figures from Gartner and IDC show that, apart from the 3 big vendors, sales of PCs fell in 2016, with technology improvements and innovations proving to be not strong enough motivators to stop the downward trend. Fifth Year Running According to Gartner figures, the fall in PC sales is part of a downward trend that’s…

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Robots Get Rights As ‘Robot People’

The EU has voted to give a Bill of Rights to robots that will give them “electronic personhood” status in the eyes of the Law in anticipation of a new kind of industrial robot revolution. Why? The need for European Parliament’s legal affairs committee to vote in favour of extending rights to robots has come…

Greater Protection From IoT Hacks Needed Say Cyber Security Experts

There have been renewed warnings from cyber security experts that much more needs to be done to provide adequate protection from the potentially devastating effects of hacks involving IoT devices. What Are IoT Devices? IoT devices are those devices that are now present in most offices and homes that have a connection to the Internet…

3 Men Charged After Making $4 Million From Hacking U.S. Law Firms

Three Chinese citizens have been charged in the U.S. courts after it was found that they hacked U.S. law firms and then used the stolen information for insider trading that netted them $4 million dollars. A Manhattan federal court charged the 3 men this week with conspiracy, insider trading, wire fraud and computer intrusion in…

UK Schools Targeted With Ransomware

UK Schools Targeted With Ransomware

UK police have issued a warning to educational establishments to be vigilant, following an alert by ‘Action Fraud’ that fraudsters are targeting UK schools with ransomware in order to demand big payments. Action Fraud Alert The UK’s fraud and cybercrime centre ‘Action Fraud’ issued an alert recently that schools are being targeted by fraudsters using…

Amazon’s Warehouse In The Sky

Amazon’s Warehouse In The Sky

News has surfaced of a patent that’s reported to have been filed by Amazon back in December 2014 for a flying warehouse, or airborne fulfilment centre (AFC), that can use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to deliver items to users. The patent has been recently unearthed and reported via Twitter by analyst Zoe Leavitt from CB Insights,…

TV Accidentally Sets Off Amazon Gadget

Amazon Echo’ gadgets in homes across the city of San Diego on the West Coast of the US were activated by a comment make by a TV presenter. What is Amazon Echo? Amazon Echo is a 23.5cm tall, cylindrical, smart ‘hands-free’, voice operated speaker. The product, which was developed by Amazon and is also known…

Bitcoin’s Biggest Increase in Value in 3 Years

Bitcoin’s Biggest Increase in Value in 3 Years Fuels Renewed Optimism

The growing optimism for the future of the web-based crypto-currency ‘Bitcoin’ received another boost this week as the value of 1 Bitcoin jumped above $1,000 (£815) for the first time in three years. Performed Better Than Central-Bank-Issued Currencies. On Sunday, the digital currency’s 2.5% increase in value helped it to not only reach a three-year…

Obama Retaliates By Expelling 35 Russian Diplomats

Obama Retaliates By Expelling 35 Russian ‘Spy’ Diplomats

The outgoing US President Obama has commenced the public aspects of retaliation for the alleged Russian hacking of (and interference with) the US presidential election by expelling 35 Russian diplomats from the country. What Happened? The US government under President Obama claim that Russia took part in state-sponsored interference in the US presidential election, with the…

Why Water Resistant Mobile Device Sales Are Up

Why Water Resistant Mobile Device Sales Are Up

A report by IDC has revealed that the fact that water damage is common and yet it is not covered by insurance policies is the reason why sales of water resistant mobile devices have increased so significantly in 2016. Water Damage = No Payout. IDC’s European Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report has lifted the lid…

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