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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


Tech Insight : Police : Don’t Try Hiding Money in Crypto

The Home Office has announced that in an attempt to tackle the issue of drug dealers, fraudsters and terrorists using crypto to hide and raise money, it’s giving new powers to the police. Over £1 Billion In Illegal Crypto Transactions  With over £1 billion in illegal crypto transactions taking place in the UK each year, the … Continue reading Tech Insight : Police : Don’t Try Hiding Money in Crypto


Tech News : Jail Coder Course Shows Positive Results

US-based researchers have reported that the ‘Brave Behind Bars’ college-accredited, zoom-based web design course for prisoners has improved their sense of self-worth and given them digital literacy skills that help them stay out of prison. Brave Behind Bars  The 12-week Brave Behind Bars computer science and career-readiness program was expanded in 2022 to include 40 … Continue reading Tech News : Jail Coder Course Shows Positive Results


Tech News : World’s Largest (House-Sized) 3D Printer

Maine University in the US has announced that its new 3D printer has smashed the former Guinness World Record to become the largest 3D printer in the world, making it a significant step forward in the next generation of advanced manufacturing. Factory of the Future  The new printer, dubbed Factory of the Future 1.0 (FoF … Continue reading Tech News : World’s Largest (House-Sized) 3D Printer