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Tech Insight: Are Drone Wars Getting Closer?

With the UK, US, and Australian military trialling the use of ‘AI drone swarms’ that can overwhelm enemy defences, we look at whether drone wars could soon become a reality. UK Drone Swarm Trial  The first UK military trial of an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled drone swarm in collaboration with the US and Australia is reported … Continue reading Tech Insight: Are Drone Wars Getting Closer?


Sustainability : Wood-Based Satellites That Stop Atmospheric Pollution

Japan’s Kyoto University working with Nasa and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) plan to launch wood rather than metal-based satellites into orbit from next year. LignoSat  As part of the LignoSat Space Wood Project, which began in April 2020, as a collaboration between Kyoto University and Sumitomo Forestry, wood specimens have been tested with … Continue reading Sustainability : Wood-Based Satellites That Stop Atmospheric Pollution


Tech Trivia : Did You Know? This Week in History …

Would E.T. Be Better Off With Zoom? In the iconic movie E.T (1982), a memorable scene shows the alien rigging up a child’s toy (Speak & Spell) with an umbrella, a record player and other paraphernalia to make a makeshift intergalactic communicator, while uttering the unforgettable line “E.T. phone home.” This moment demonstrates Spielberg’s genius, … Continue reading Tech Trivia : Did You Know? This Week in History …


Security Stop-Press : Scammers Advertise Hacking Services On US Government Websites

A senior researcher at the Citizen Lab has revealed that scammers have been uploading PDFs containing links to multiple government and university websites. Some of the PDFs have been found to contain links to websites offering hacking services for Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat accounts. It’s also thought possible that some of the uploaded PDFs could … Continue reading Security Stop-Press : Scammers Advertise Hacking Services On US Government Websites


Tech Tip – Customise WhatsApp Notifications

If you’d like to give notifications for a certain WhatsApp group you’re in a different as tone so you know when new messages arrive there without having check, here’s how: – To set a custom notification sound for a specific group: – Open WhatsApp, click on the group chat in question, and click on the … Continue reading Tech Tip – Customise WhatsApp Notifications


Tech News : Musk’s Brain Chips Ready For Humans.

Neuralink, Elon Musk’s brain-machine interface device company has been given the green light from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin a clinical study with humans as subjects. What Is Neuralink?  Neuralink is a neurotechnology company co-founded by Elon Musk in 2016. The company aims to develop high-bandwidth brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) with the … Continue reading Tech News : Musk’s Brain Chips Ready For Humans.


Tech News : 11% Of Female Gamers Left Suicidal By Online Abuse

New Sky Broadband research has revealed that the level of abuse suffered by female online gamers from male gamers has been so strong that over one-in-ten (11 per cent) have been left feeling suicidal. Shocking Levels of Harassment and Abuse  The level of harassment and abuse revealed by the statistics in the study is shocking. For example, some … Continue reading Tech News : 11% Of Female Gamers Left Suicidal By Online Abuse


Featured Article : New Reports Reveal Two Key Cyber Security Insights

With phishing attacks being favoured for their effectiveness by attackers and most ransomware attacks now targeting backup storage, we look at what businesses can do to protect themselves. Spear Phishing Accounted For Two-Thirds Of All Attacks Last Year  A recent report from security provider Barracuda has revealed that although spear phishing attacks make up just … Continue reading Featured Article : New Reports Reveal Two Key Cyber Security Insights


Tech Insight: Viewing Deleted WhatsApp Messages

In this Insight, we look at how it is possible to uncover and read deleted messages on WhatsApp, and what a number of privacy features on the app mean for business users. Changes   WhatsApp have made changes as regards message deletion that focus on giving users more control, such as: – Delete messages for everyone. … Continue reading Tech Insight: Viewing Deleted WhatsApp Messages


Sustainability : Artificial Leaf Makes Petrol Alternative

University of Cambridge researchers have developed an ‘artificial leaf’ that uses sunlight to convert water and carbon dioxide into ethanol and propanol that could be used as a low-emissions petrol alternative to power car engines. Inspired By Photosynthesis  The ‘leaf,’ made from thin-film metal oxides and materials known as perovskites and including multiple layers including … Continue reading Sustainability : Artificial Leaf Makes Petrol Alternative