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10 Modern Day Wonders Of The Green Energy World

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Nowadays, incredible design isn’t about the most striking architecture or unusual materials. The boldest and best new structures need to have far more than that going for them. The biggest draw? How sustainable, unconventional and educational they can be.  We all know the planet doesn’t have infinite resources, and we… Read more »

MacBook Pro Review

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The MacBook Pro has become a symbol of productivity. With its deceptively simple OS the Pro was the silent performer. It never shouted about what it was capable of doing but quietly, efficiently just got the job done. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a newsroom, media studio or architect’s office… Read more »

UK-Assembled Rover Could Be Heading To Mars In 2021

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A UK-assembled robotic rover could be heading to Mars in 2021 after European research ministers committed to plugging a funding shortfall. Costs have risen by €436m (£368m) after a series of delays.  Of the €436m extra funding, €339m comes from European countries and €97m from the ESA itself. Britain has pledged €82m (£69m)…. Read more »

Major Cyberattack Hits Post Office And TalkTalk Routers

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Post Office and TalkTalk broadband customers have had their internet access cut after the companies were hit by the same cyber attack. The two ISPs are the latest victims of a particular type of malware targeting equipment powered by Linux. It uses a modified form of the Mirai worm, which… Read more »

Physical Anti-Tech Products on the Rise!

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Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality are on the rise, we can turn on the heating, lights and household appliances with our phones and pay for everything without any cash. The ‘internet of everything’ is showing us the real power of digital – and not just because there’s now the potential… Read more »

Northern Ireland Book Publisher Launches Book for Canadian Client

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Northern Ireland Book Publisher Launches Book for Canadian Client BELFAST, N IRELAND – Northern Ireland book publisher Perissos Group recently launched a new book for Jeffery Keill and Associates, a Canadian-based financial planning firm. The book, “Focused Wealth”, details the full spectrum of investing philosophies and financial solutions that Keill… Read more »

“Diamond Batteries” Could Harness Energy From The UK’s Nuclear Waste, Scientists Find

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A revolutionary “diamond battery” could transform thousands of tonnes of nuclear waste in the UK into a source of clean power, according to scientists. Researchers at Bristol University are developing the battery from radioactive carbon which can help generate energy for more than 5,000 years. In the UK, waste graphite… Read more »

Diesel Usage to Grow over the next 25 Years

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After many false starts, electric car sales are finally pulling out into the fast lane. The global fleet doubled to 1.3 million last year, battery costs are falling, and mainstream manufacturers now scrambling to introduce new models. This good news comes not a moment too soon. But it is important… Read more »

Parliament Must Debate The Investigatory Powers Bill Again

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On Saturday, a grassroots petition asking for the Investigatory Powers Bill to be repealed reached over 100,000 signatures on Parliament’s petition site. This means it will be considered for debate. This is fantastic news. It followed a week of press coverage warning how everyone’s website history would be recorded for… Read more »

Two In Three Internet Users Live Under State Censorship

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Internet freedom has fallen for the sixth year running after governments ramped up efforts to censor messaging apps, according to a damning report. Freedom House research reveals that two in three internet users now live in countries where criticisms of the state are routinely censored.  WhatsApp faced more restrictions than… Read more »

Facebook And Google Will Restrict Ads On Fake News Sites

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function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){‘undefined’!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if(‘object’==typeof commercial_video){var a=”,o=’m.fwsitesection=’+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video[‘package’]){var c=’&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D’+commercial_video[‘package’];a+=c}e.setAttribute(‘vdb_params’,a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById(‘vidible_1’),onPlayerReadyVidible); Facebook and Google are seeking to discourage the publication of fake news by banning rogue publishers from using their ad networks to generate revenue. The move come as the two services face mounting criticism for allowing the spread of misinformation during the US… Read more »

The Future Of Employment: The Automator And Automated

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Image via Shutterstock It’s 2030; Internet technology has become ubiquitous in its place in our society reaching a point where human and machine intelligence is indistinguishable. All but the most important jobs are taken over by artificial intelligence. The world is dominated by two categories of worker, those who automate… Read more »

Twitter Tackles Online Abuse With New Expanded Mute Feature And Improved Reporting

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function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){‘undefined’!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if(‘object’==typeof commercial_video){var a=”,o=’m.fwsitesection=’+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video[‘package’]){var c=’&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D’+commercial_video[‘package’];a+=c}e.setAttribute(‘vdb_params’,a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById(‘vidible_1’),onPlayerReadyVidible); Twitter has unveiled a range of new tools which it hopes will help give users more control in fighting abuse on its platform. In a blog post, the social media site unveiled a new version of the ‘mute’ button which had originally allowed… Read more »

This Anti-Surveillance Coat Is A Fashionable Faraday Cage

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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden famously asked reporters to place their switched off smartphones in the refrigerator of his minibar when they first entered his Hong Kong hotel room in June 2013.  It was the only place, Snowden explained, he could be confident the devices would be invulnerable to government snooping…. Read more »

Hive Active Heating 2 Review

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The smart home, it’s a phrase that almost all of us will have heard and while it’s proving quite hard to define there’s one gadget that’s at the centre of it all: The smart thermostat. The Hive smart thermostat is just one string in what is an increasingly large bow… Read more »

Smartphones At Bedtime Ruin Your Children’s Sleep, Study Finds

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Children who use their phones at bedtime are twice as likely to have a disrupted night’s sleep, according to a new study.  Researchers found that the mere presence of mobiles and tablets in the bedroom, even when they’re not in use, can also lead to poorer sleep. “One potential reason… Read more »

Are UK Universities Scuppering Our Chances Of Creating The Next Zuckerberg?

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Starting a tech company, for young people today, is the new rock n’ roll. Many would rather be the next Mark Zuckerberg than Led Zep. After all, launch a Facebook, Instagram or Uber and mega wealth and stardom are all but guaranteed. Now in the US, everything is geared up… Read more »

Super Brain, Super Genes And Alzheimer’s – Dr. Rudy Tanzi Interview (Part One)

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I had the pleasure of talking to Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD (Dr. Rudy Tanzi) with respect to rewiring and developing the human brain and the process of creating super genes. We also talked about the benefits of practising meditation and his work in discovering a cure for Alzheimer’s and prevention… Read more »

How Diversity Leads To Innovation; A Cognitive Perspective

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We are living in the human era, where we are witnessing incredible technological advancements as well as expanding ourselves cognitively. This mental and technological advancements will allow us to start solving highly sophisticated problems like complex diseases, overpopulation, climate change, racism, and social inequality. Most companies have realised that in… Read more »

Social Engineering: Securing Workers In The Digital Age

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Modern-day fraudsters use every trick in the book when it comes to infiltrating a network. They are well prepared, well researched, and highly innovative. One of the most common tactics used to glean valuable information is social engineering, using techniques such as phishing or collecting data from social media. Sensitive… Read more »

Virtual Reality And Mental Health

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2016 has become the year of mental health awareness. With advances in technology making social media, blogging and vlogging more accessible than ever, the masses have taken to the platforms to share their experiences and opinions. Mental illness is no longer the secret illness, everyone is talking about it and… Read more »

Why Online Piracy Should Be A Topic For The Classroom

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As somebody who has worked in the film industry, and failed in the music industry, I’ve always felt sympathy towards modern creatives contending with the digital age. I came from the tail end of what you could call the “traditional market” and still have a firm attachment to physical products,… Read more »

Best Router 2016: How To Buy The Best Wireless Router To Protect Your Home

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Wireless routers aren’t sexy, they never have been. They’re usually a drab black box that sits surrounding by wires collecting dust in your living room. In today’s world though, that dust-covered box is essentially a hacker’s front door to your laptop, smartphone, TV and more. With the recent news that… Read more »

Drowned Your Phone? This Gadget Could Resurrect It

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We’ve all experienced the sinking feeling that comes with watching a pricey smartphone fall into a pond, toilet or swimming pool. It’s usually swiftly followed by a series of highly questionable attempts to revive the device: from dry rice and hair dryers to microwaves and ovens. Now, there’s a new… Read more »

Six Reasons You Will Want The Apple Watch Series 2

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 The Apple Watch Series 2 is here, and while on the surface it might look very similar to the original, there are some key changes and additions that mean Apple have finally created a wearable you’ll actually want to wear. Combining huge customisation options with some truly impressive fitness tracking… Read more »

The Future Of The Brexit Digital Market

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In a welcome twist of events, the May government adopted Labour Party policy this week. Described as more “Balls than Osborne”, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that Conservative economic policy = fiscal discipline + investment for growth. Whilst this positively Keynesian economic approach is welcome, two things need to happen. Firstly,… Read more »

Praise and Worship: Christian Author Giving Away 10,000 Books!

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Praise and Worship: Christian Author Giving Away 10,000 Books! Veteran praise and worship leader and biblical speaker Jerry Kuzma is launching his brand new book, “25 Verses to IGNITE Your Praise and Worship”. There is particular excitement about this launch because the publisher, PerissosGroup.com, is giving away up to 10,000… Read more »

Security Experts Fear Massive Wave Of Cyberattacks As Hacking Code Is Leaked

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Security experts fear copycat web attacks on a huge scale after malicious code was made public over the weekend. The code, known as ‘Mirai’ source code, has been used to launch some of the largest ever cyber attacks to date and was shared on a hacker’s forum over the weekend. … Read more »

Google Pixel Phone Leaked Ahead Of Launch Event

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Pictures and details of the Google Pixel smartphone have been leaked a full day before the company was due to officially unveil them at a special event in San Francisco. The leak came courtesy of our very own Carphone Warehouse and shows off two versions of the flagship smartphone, the… Read more »