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Falcon 1 Launched : 28th September 2008 Rocket Man! This week on September 28 2008 SpaceX managed to finally get the Falcon 1 rocket into space. Founder Elon Musk was obviously thrilled, although curiously he wasn’t hungry – even though he’d skipped breakfast earlier that day. It was because he’d had such a big launch. … Continue reading Tech-Trivia : Did You Know? This Week in Tech-History …
It’s been reported that according to a dark web victim blog of cybercrime hacking gang ‘Donut,’ Nottingham-based IT Service Provider Agilitas may have been the subject of a ransomware attack. Donut is reported to be claiming that it is in possession of the source code and SQL databases belonging to Agilitas and is threatening to … Continue reading Security Stop Press : Ransomware Attack On UK IT Service Provider
If you’d like to use WhatsApp to save time when asking a group of people the same question, making it look as though you’ve asked each of them individually and not having to open each chat to ask them separately, here’s how: – For Android: Tap on Chats > Menu (three dots top right)> New … Continue reading Tech Tip – How To Save Time By Sending Public (But Private-Looking) Messages In WhatsApp
Following the recent news that sales of Apple’s iPhone 12 in France have been banned over radiation fears, we look at where these fears came from and how much danger, if any, Apple iPhone 12 users may be in. France, Fears, Ban, & Update France’s National Frequency Agency (ANFR), the watchdog that manages all radio … Continue reading Featured Article : iPhone Radiation : What’s It All About?
In this insight, we take closer look at the subject of tech companies getting into trouble over antitrust issues, why it happens, what can be done, and what part organisations like the UK ‘Monopoly Commission’ plays. The Monopoly Commission The Monopoly Commission dates back to a previous incarnation of a regulator and is often used … Continue reading Tech Insight : Why Is There Only One Monopolies Commission?
Video-focused social media platform TikTok has been fined €345m by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) over the privacy of child users. The Processing of Personal Data The fine, as well as a reprimand (and an order requiring them to bring its data processing into compliance within three months) were issued in relation to how the … Continue reading Tech News : €345m Children’s Data Privacy Fine For TikTok
A study by the University of Copenhagen and Roskilde University has revealed that computer problems are responsible for us wasting between 11 and 20 per cent of our time. How The Study Worked The study involved 234 participants, in varying jobs (and education) including students, accountants, consultants and IT workers who spent between six and … Continue reading Tech News : Study Shows 20% Of Time Wasted Within IT
London-based Notpla Ltd makes sustainable, biodegradable, and home compostable packaging from seaweed and plants. Naturally ‘Disappears’ Notpla Ltd, a start-up founded in 2014, manufactures different sustainable packaging solutions made from Notpla, a material made from seaweed and plants that disappears naturally. The Problem The company was started by Pierre Yves-Paslier and Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez after … Continue reading Sustainability-in-Tech : Disappearing Packaging Made From Seaweed & Plants
FORTRAN Developed : 20th September Q. Why Do Python Programmers Wear Specs? A – Because they don’t see sharp! That’s a programming humour for you. And talking of programming, there’s currently an explosion of code being auto-generated by AI and before long, human-coders may go the way of the early switchboard operators. Hmm, possibly! Yet … Continue reading Tech-Trivia : Did You Know? This Week in Tech-History …
Microsoft has warned of a new phishing campaign from the “financially motivated” Storm-0324 threat actor which uses an open-source tool to send phishing lures through Microsoft Teams chats. The goal is accessing corporate networks and enabling follow-on attacks like ransomware, i.e. handing off access to compromised networks to other threat actors. The campaign leverages the … Continue reading Security Stop Press : New Phishing Campaign Targeting Teams