Technology

AI cannot be the inventor of patents, UK court rules
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artificial intelligence (AI)

AI cannot be the inventor of patents, UK court rules

Case brought by Imagination Engines CEO Stephen Thaler is struck down in the Court of Appeal
24 Sep 2021
A look at some of the UK's best digital skills initiatives
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Careers & training

A look at some of the UK's best digital skills initiatives

We take a look at the programmes attempting to bridge the UK's growing skills gap
23 Sep 2021
What is cryptocurrency mining?
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cryptocurrencies

What is cryptocurrency mining?

We explain how cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are actually made
23 Sep 2021
LG continues automotive pivot with $240 million Cybellum acquisition
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mergers and acquisitions

LG continues automotive pivot with $240 million Cybellum acquisition

The Israeli startup detects vulnerabilities in automotive hardware and software services using digital twins
23 Sep 2021
UK publishes ten-year plan to become an 'AI superpower'
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artificial intelligence (AI)

UK publishes ten-year plan to become an 'AI superpower'

The CBI welcomes "crucial step" that will keep the UK at the forefront of the emerging technology
22 Sep 2021
London ranks second to Silicon Valley as world's best startup hub
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startups

London ranks second to Silicon Valley as world's best startup hub

The capital tied with New York in Startup Genome's global ranking
22 Sep 2021
US Treasury sanctions crypto exchange over role in ransomware attacks
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ransomware

US Treasury sanctions crypto exchange over role in ransomware attacks

The Suex exchange allegedly facilitated financial transactions for ransomware actors
22 Sep 2021
OpsRamp offers AIOps-driven predictive alerts
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IT infrastructure

OpsRamp offers AIOps-driven predictive alerts

Summer 2021 product release features new machine learning-driven features
21 Sep 2021
UK tech jobs increase for first time since pandemic
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Careers & training

UK tech jobs increase for first time since pandemic

The "war for tech talent" is expected to grow even more intense as businesses fast track digital transformations, says Accenture
21 Sep 2021
JPMorgan launches challenger bank Chase in the UK
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Mobile

JPMorgan launches challenger bank Chase in the UK

This expansion aims to put legacy UK banks on the backfoot as they contend with the rise of the likes of Monzo
21 Sep 2021
Oracle Fusion Marketing automates lead generation
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Oracle Fusion Marketing automates lead generation

The AI-powered platform automates campaign configuration across touchpoints
20 Sep 2021
UK to set out five-point plan for digital trade
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digital transformation

UK to set out five-point plan for digital trade

Minister for trade Anne-Marie Trevelyan will say she wants to "break down barriers" to facilitate business opportunities
20 Sep 2021
Irish DPC threatens probe over Facebook’s Ray-Ban smart glasses
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privacy

Irish DPC threatens probe over Facebook’s Ray-Ban smart glasses

The Irish data regulator is concerned about the potential for users to engage in covert filming
20 Sep 2021
Chipmakers should brace for 'oversupply' in 2023 with crisis set to clear
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components

Chipmakers should brace for 'oversupply' in 2023 with crisis set to clear

Foundry capacity is currently at near 100%, with efforts to fight the shortage set to kick in by 2022
20 Sep 2021
UN high commissioner calls for ban on harmful AI tools
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artificial intelligence (AI)

UN high commissioner calls for ban on harmful AI tools

Comments follow UN report detailing potential human rights abuses associated with use of AI
17 Sep 2021
Computer pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81
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Hardware

Computer pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81

Tributes pour in for the inventor that 'kick started' consumer electronics in the UK
17 Sep 2021
Alphabet’s laser-powered broadband demonstrates 99.9% uptime within first 20 days
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Network & Internet

Alphabet’s laser-powered broadband demonstrates 99.9% uptime within first 20 days

X, the Moonshot Factory trials ‘fibre without fibre’ across the Congo River with 700TB of data transmitted in its first few weeks
17 Sep 2021
Adoption of Bitcoin as legal currency sparks protests in El Salvador
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cryptocurrencies

Adoption of Bitcoin as legal currency sparks protests in El Salvador

Protestors claim the currency could destabilise the economy and is being used to distract from wider issues
16 Sep 2021
The technology powering the future of shopping
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Technology

The technology powering the future of shopping

With the likes of Morrisons and Amazon Fresh embracing till-free checkout, will this trend lead to a new shopping experience?
16 Sep 2021
Microsoft launches skills programme for 150,000 students in India
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Careers & training

Microsoft launches skills programme for 150,000 students in India

The tech giant is hoping to provide India’s youth with technology skills for employability through this virtual internship
15 Sep 2021
Singapore and India to link fast payment systems for cross-border transactions
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digital transformation

Singapore and India to link fast payment systems for cross-border transactions

This will allow users in the two countries to transfer money using mobile numbers or virtual payment addresses
14 Sep 2021
UK broadband speeds continue to lag in Europe
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broadband

UK broadband speeds continue to lag in Europe

The average download speeds in Western Europe are almost twice as fast as the UK’s
14 Sep 2021
Sensome’s AI-powered stroke guidewire begins human trials in Australia
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Sensome’s AI-powered stroke guidewire begins human trials in Australia

The trial adds to Sensome’s multicenter CLOT OUT study
13 Sep 2021