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Featured Article : Microsoft’s $10 Billion Renewable Energy Deal Fuels AI & Cloud

Microsoft has agreed to back $10bn in renewable electricity projects by Brookfield Asset Management to help it meet clean-energy commitments and provide its data-centres with the extra energy requirements of cloud and AI. Global Framework Agreement  The deal, which is a five-year agreement called the “global framework agreement” (“the agreement”) is a commitment by Microsoft, working in … Continue reading Featured Article : Microsoft’s $10 Billion Renewable Energy Deal Fuels AI & Cloud


Tech Insight : New UK Law To Eradicate Weak Passwords

Here we look at the new UK cybersecurity law that will ban device manufacturers from having weak, easily guessable default passwords, thereby providing extra protection against hacking and cyber-attacks. The Problem  With 99 per cent of UK adults owning at least one smart device and UK households owning an average of nine connected devices, but … Continue reading Tech Insight : New UK Law To Eradicate Weak Passwords


Tech News : Millions Defy WhatsApp Bans

In a recent BBC World Service interview, Head of WhatsApp, Will Cathcart, claimed that tens of millions of people in countries where WhatsApp has been banned continue to use it. Where Is WhatsApp Banned And Why?  WhatsApp is banned Iran and North Korea, has been blocked at times in Syria, Senegal, and Guinea, and recently … Continue reading Tech News : Millions Defy WhatsApp Bans


Tech News : Apostrophes Dropped From Street Signs

North Yorkshire council has said it’s having to drop apostrophes from its street signs to avoid problems with its computer database! Must Meet BS7666  The reason given for North Yorkshire council for dropping the apostrophes (e.g. in its street name signs), is that including apostrophes can affect geographical databases and that when street names and addresses … Continue reading Tech News : Apostrophes Dropped From Street Signs


An Apple Byte : Apple’s $110 Billion US Stock BuyBack Is Biggest Ever

Apple Inc’s Board has just approved a $110 Billion Stock buyback which will be the biggest buyback in US history. Apple is already responsible for the top six of the 10 largest share-repurchase announcements ever made in the US, and this announcement beats its own previous record for the largest buyback value from 2018 when … Continue reading An Apple Byte : Apple’s $110 Billion US Stock BuyBack Is Biggest Ever


Security Stop Press : Dropbox Data Breach

Popular San Francisco-based cloud storage provider Dropbox has confirmed that it suffered a data breach from a “threat actor” on April 24. The company says, in what it believes to be an isolated incident, the hacker “accessed Dropbox Sign customer information”. Dropbox says the data accessed included email addresses, usernames, phone numbers and hashed passwords, general account settings and … Continue reading Security Stop Press : Dropbox Data Breach


Sustainability-in-Tech : Designer-Material Absorbs Carbon Faster Than Trees

Scientists at Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University have published details of the discovery of a new material that can absorb carbon faster than trees, giving hope to efforts to tackle the climate crisis. Can Absorb The Most Potent Greenhouse Gasses  Detailed in a paper published in the journal ‘Nature Synthesis,’ the scientists report how the new porous … Continue reading Sustainability-in-Tech : Designer-Material Absorbs Carbon Faster Than Trees


Video Update : New : Meta’s Message Updates

This video-update explains the three new features for Messenger which Meta have recently introduced … https://videovault.vip/videos/social/2024-May-New-Messenger-Features-from-Meta.mp4


Tech Tip – How To Streamline Your Workflow with Virtual Desktops

Virtual Desktops in Windows are a good way to extend your workspace without needing multiple monitors and can be useful for separating different types of tasks or projects to keep your workflow organised. Here’s how they work: – Press Win + Tab to open Task View. – Click on “New desktop,” which appears at the … Continue reading Tech Tip – How To Streamline Your Workflow with Virtual Desktops


Featured Article : Realtime Deepfake Dating Scams

Here we look at how scammers are now reportedly using face-swapping technology to change their appearance in real-time to conduct video-based romance scams. Yahoo Boys  Recently, tech news site ‘Wired’ featured a story about romance scammers dubbed ‘Yahoo Boys,’ a slang term for a Nigeria-based collective of scammers who are now using deepfakes and real-time … Continue reading Featured Article : Realtime Deepfake Dating Scams