Archive for the ‘Tech News’ Category

NHS cyber-attack was ‘launched from North Korea’

(Media Release) ( British security officials believe that hackers in North Korea were behind the cyber-attack that crippled parts of the NHS and other organisations around the world last month, the BBC has learned. Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) led the international investigation. Security sources have told the BBC that the NCSC believes that […]

‘Bots used to bias online political chats’

(Media Release) If you’ve been chatting about politics on social media recently, there’s a good chance you’ve been part of a conversation that was manipulated by bots, researchers say. The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) has studied such discussions related to nine places – US, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Canada, China, Taiwan, Brazil and Poland – on […]

Cost of Solar Panels Over Time

(Media Release) The cost of solar has never been lower than it is right now. ( Spurred on by falling installation prices and high incentives (which will soon decrease) the time to go solar is now. Below we explore the average cost of solar installations, just how far prices have dropped, and what factors do you […]

E3 2017: Microsoft unveils Xbox One X

(Media Release) Microsoft has unveiled the latest games console in its line-up, a more powerful version of the Xbox One called the Xbox One X. The tech giant touted the machine’s specs, including its ability to run games in 4K ultra-HD, ahead of the E3 games show in Los Angeles. To be released on 7 […]

Recall Fatigue: The Dirty Secret Affecting Millions of Cars – Reference Mark

(Media Release) Ponder this: One out of every six cars driven on American roads has an unrepaired safety recall. That’s about 63 million vehicles. So as you commute every morning, look around and try to figure out which nearby car has the wonky brakes or malfunctioning steer-by-wire system. It might even be yours, and you […]

Microsoft makes emergency security fix

(Media Release) Microsoft has released an urgent update to stop hackers taking control of computers with a single email. The  ( unusual bug, in Microsoft anti-malware software such as Windows Defender, could be exploited without the recipient even opening the message. Researchers working for Google’s Project Zero cyber-security outfit discovered the flaw at the weekend. […]

Can Amazon’s assistant stay on top?

(Media Release) Amazon surprised everyone when, in late 2014, it unveiled a standalone digital assistant that was not only good, but blew away the competition in both quality and aesthetics. The Echo – a cylindrical speaker with microphone – now accounts for just over 70% of all digital assistant use in the US, leaving its […]

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