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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has ordered Serco Leisure to stop using facial recognition and fingerprint scanning to monitor staff attendance.
Posted: 23/2/2024
The Houston, Texas-headquartered company said the move marks the first time a US-made vehicle has touched down on the lunar surface since the Apollo programme, which ended over five decades ago.
Posted: 23/2/2024
The company will also be banned from selling user data for advertising purposes, the FTC said
Posted: 23/02/2024
US president Joe Biden has signed an executive order giving the US Coast Guard (USCG) "express authority" to deal with malicious cyber activity facing the country’s Marine Transportation System (MTS)
Posted: 23/02/2024
Napier AI has announced the receipt of a £45 million investment.
Posted: 22/2/2024
Revolut has announced the launch of a robo-advisor designed to automate investing for customers across the European Economic Area.
Posted: 22/2/2024
The company described the introduction of the post-quantum cryptographic protocol PQ3 as “the most significant cryptographic security upgrade in iMessage history”
Posted: 22/02/2024
News and some currency trading platforms run by LSEG went down briefly on Thursday morning
Posted: 22/02/2024
The India-based technology company and consultancy’s Wipro Enterprise AI-Ready Platform will use IBM’s watsonx AI and data platform designed to accelerate AI adoption.
Posted: 21/2/2024
Lockbit has been in operation for four years, during which criminals have attacked thousands of victims around the world using the the group's ransomware-as-a-service.
Posted: 21/2/2024
The company announced Zuckerberg’s impending visit on Wednesday without providing further detail
Posted: 21/02/2024
US House of Representatives leaders on Tuesday announced the creation of a bipartisan task force to explore potential ways to legislate artificial intelligence technologies
Posted: 21/02/2024
Prezzemolo & Vitale, Italian delicatessen brand, has launched digital shelf labels across its London stores.
Posted: 20/2/2024
The UK government has launched a new campaign to draw attention to its free bootcamps, which offer digital skills including cybersecurity, cloud computing and software development.
Posted: 20/02/2024
Breton said that the EU had analysed TikTok’s risk assessment report and its replies to requests for information
Posted: 20/02/2024
Microsoft vice chair and president Brad Smith announced that the company would expand its artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud infrastructure in Spain
Posted: 20/02/2024
Visa has launched Detected’s Know Your Business (KYB) platform to help improve the onboarding process for SMEs in North America.
Posted: 19/2/2024
Partech, the global technology investment business, has closed its second Africa fund at €280 million.
Posted: 19/2/2024
Cosmetics giant L'Oréal has rolled out a new AI-powered digital assistant for customer service.
Posted: 19/2/2024
The fine is expected to be announced early next month and is the culmination of a European Commission investigation into whether the iPhone maker has used its own platform to favour its service over those offered by competitors
Posted: 19/02/2024
20 companies have signed the “Tech Accord to Combat Deceptive Use of AI in 2024 Elections”
Posted: 19/02/2024
Google has announced the next version of its large language model (LLM) Gemini, which it said represents a “breakthrough” in long-context understanding.
Posted: 19/02/2024
PayPal Ventures has co-led a $30 million funding round in Rasa, a generative AI (GenAI) platform.
Posted: 16/02/2024
Beauty band Revlon has partnered with Redecor, a home design game, to allow players to use shades from its lipstick collection to decorate their virtual spaces.
Posted: 16/02/2024
The Department of the Treasury in the US has sanctioned a procurement network responsible for illegally exporting technology to the Central Bank of Iran (CBI).
Posted: 16/2/2024
OpenAI has launched an AI tool that can create video of up to a minute in length from a text prompt.
Posted: 16/02/2024
Insurance provider Admiral has partnered with Google Cloud roll out cloud for its core insurance operations and digital systems.
Posted: 15/02/2024
Lidl will switch from paper pricing tags to electronic shelf labels (ESL) following a successful trial in over 35 stores.
Posted: 15/02/2024
Revolut has launched an advanced scam detection feature to help protect customers from card scams.
Posted: 15/02/2024
The Tech Transparency Project (TTP) says it found more than a dozen X accounts for US-sanctioned entities that had a blue checkmark, which requires the purchase of a premium subscription.
Posted: 15/2/2024
Romance scams targeting male victims have risen by 40 per cent in the past year, while those aimed at women saw a drop of two per cent.
Posted: 14/02/20024
The news comes after two million new customers joined the banking platform last year.
Posted: 14/2/2024
The UK government has announced a £10 million investment for eight companies to help bring their medical technology products to market.
Posted: 14/02/2024
The UK Space Agency has said that new funding means that scientists and engineers in Britain will play a role in major global missions to the Moon, Mars and Venus.
Posted: 14/2/2024
Waymo has recalled software previously used in its autonomous vehicle fleet after two cars crashed into the same pickup truck.
Posted: 14/2/2024
On Tuesday, the British telecoms company said that the vast majority of its services had been restored following an issue with its network that started the day before.
Posted: 13/2/2024
Venture capital firm Founderful, previously called Wingman Ventures, has raised $85 million for a new fund to back Swiss tech start-ups.
Posted: 13/02/2024
Revolut has said it is launching an eSIM – a digital SIM built directly into a mobile phone – and global data plans for its customers in the UK.
Posted: 13/2/2024
The EU AI Act, proposed last year, is the first formal legislation for the use of the emerging technology
Posted: 13/02/2024
It said that the investment would help prepare for pandemics, innovate farming, and protect against floods.
Posted: 12/2/2024
Virgin Media O2 has launched an AI-powered service to fight spam calls and give customers more information about callers before they answer the phone.
Posted: 12/02/2024
Google said that AI will have a “transformative impact on Europe’s” economy and that it is “committed to ensuring that this opportunity is available to all”
Posted: 12/02/2024
The company is said to be refocusing its business around high-growth areas
Posted: 12/02/2024
HSBC is to finance companies developing ClimateTech as part of a new partnership with Google Cloud.
Posted: 9/2/2024
Amazon has joined the US Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute Consortium, established by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), as part of its efforts to increase collaboration on making AI safe and secure.
Posted: 09/02/2024
While currently State Attorneys Generals can target the outcome of an unwanted AI-voice generated robocall—such as the scam or fraud they are seeking to perpetrate—this action now makes the act of using AI to generate the voice in these robocalls itself illegal.
Posted: 9/2/2024
Google is also folding the Duet AI features in Google Workspace into the Gemini brand, and launching a standalone app for Android devices via which users can set Gemini as their default assistant
Posted: 09/02/2024
Microsoft has partnered with generative AI startup Sarvam AI to make its Indic voice large language model (LLM) available on Azure.
Posted: 08/02/2024
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has urged all app developers to prioritise user privacy following its review of period and fertility apps.
Posted: 8/2/2024
Resolving the issue directly with the trade body could help Microsoft avoid an EU investigation that could lead to a possible fine and an order to change its business practices
Posted: 08/02/2024
Powered by Unreal Engine, Epic Games’ real-time 3D creation tool for photoreal visuals and immersive experiences, gamers will be able to share content with eachother and create their own stories and experiences.
Posted: 8/2/2024
The UK government has announced it is investing £22 million in two new innovation and knowledge centres to help bring new semiconductor chips to market.
Posted: 07/02/2024
UK clothing brand Lucy & Yak is rolling out an AI platform to help its customers pick the right size when buying from the company online.
Posted: 7/2/2024
Google has consistently denied wrongdoing and said that there was no evidence of misused data
Posted: 07/02/2024
The Facebook operator will start identifying images created on services run by Adobe, Google, OpenAI, Microsoft, Midjourney and Shutterstock in the coming months
Posted: 07/02/2024
London department store Liberty has said it is updating its POS technology across its 125 tills.
Posted: 6/2/2024
Ikea has launched an AI-powered home design tool on the OpenAI GPT store to enable users to plan and design their space.
Posted: 06/02/2024
Investment in the UK FinTech industry dropped from $18.7 billion in 2022 to $12.3 billion in 2023, a fall of 34 per cent.
Posted: 06/02/2024
Snap told CNBC on Monday that it would lay off roughly 500 employees in a bid to “promote in-person collaboration”.
Posted: 6/2/2024
The lawsuit accuses the Alphabet owned company of abusing its dominance in digital advertising technology
Posted: 06/02/2024
The government said that the money would go towards supporting regulators and advancing research and innovation on AI
Posted: 06/02/2024
The study, which surveyed 2,900 business leaders across eight markets globally, also found that 86 per cent of firms are looking at how these technologies can help to advance employee skillsets.
Posted: 5/2/2024
The UK government is investing £45 million in the country’s quantum sector as part of its plan to turn the UK into a “quantum-enabled economy” by 2033.
Posted: 05/02/2024
FBI director Christopher Wray said that critical infrastructure, such as water treatment plant and transportation systems, are being targeted to cause “real-world harm” to US citizens
Posted: 05/02/2024
Shadow technology secretary Peter Kyle has laid out Labour’s approach to AI, which he said is necessary in order for the UK to avoid being as “behind the curve” as it has been with social media
Posted: 05/02/2024
Mango StartUp Studio, a fashion start-up accelerator created by the clothing retailer Mango, has made an investment in Flipflow, a market analytics and business data monitoring company.
Posted: 02/02/2024
Amazon has launched a new generative AI-powered shopping tool for customers using its app
Posted: 02/02/2024
Cloud tech firm Cloudflare on Thursday said that a group of hackers attempted to burrow into its global network in late 2023
Posted: 02/02/2024
The central bank’s top decision maker said that UK financial institutions are seeing the “great potential” of the tech
Posted: 02/02/2024
The UK government has announced a panel of over 30 experts from around the world to produce a report on the capabilities and risks of AI.
Posted: 01/02/2024
Deliveroo has partnered with Ann Summers to bring a range of sexual wellness products to consumers on demand ahead of Valentines Day.
Posted: 01/02/2024
The new voluntary scheme, backed by EU member states, is envisioned as a long-term replacement for national certification schemes
Posted: 01/02/2024
The company’s lawyer said that FTX had been negotiating with potential bidders and investors for months but none were willing to put in enough money to rebuild the exchange
Posted: 01/02/2024
Payments giant Mastercard is implementing new generative AI (GenAI) technology to help banks combat fraud.
Posted: 1/2/2024
Amazon has rolled out a new feature which allows shoppers to seek opinion from friends and family before making a purchase.
Posted: 31/01/2024
PayPal has announced it is cutting around 2,500 jobs across the business.
Posted: 31/1/2024
The Dresden Public Prosecutor's Office on Tuesday in a statement said that it had seized 50,000 stolen Bitcoin worth over $2.1 billion
Posted: 31/01/2024
The EU revealed the so-called AI Act in December, with the proposed law establishing a regulatory framework for the development of the tech
Posted: 31/01/2024
Amazon has signed a corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA) with ENGIE, increasing its share of output from an offshore wind farm in Scotland when it becomes operational later this year.
Posted: 30/01/2024
PayPal Ventures has announced that it has invested in embedded finance firm Mesh using its own digital currency.
Posted: 30/1/2024
The Italian Data Protection Authority Garante has said that OpenAI’s popular ChatGPT generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) product breaches data protection rules
Posted: 30/01/2024
The deal was announced in 2022, with Amazon looking to increase its presence in the smart home market beyond its Echo smart speakers and Ring home security products
Posted: 30/01/2024
The Scottish government has funded five technology blueprints to help local authorities implement Internet of Things (IoT) technology to improve public services.
Posted: 29/01/2024
Personal styling service Stitch Fix has partnered with music streaming service Spotify to offer an interactive experience whereby personalised outfit recommendations are matched with playlists.
Posted: 29/01/2024
The US is falling behind other central banks around the globe on progress for the development of a central bank digital currency (CBDC), according to American think tank Atlantic Council.
Posted: 29/1/2024
Volvo-owned electric vehicle (EV) maker Polestar on Friday said that it plans to cut around 15 per cent of its global workforce.
Posted: 29/1/2024
US tech giant Salesforce will reportedly lay off around 700 employees in the latest swathe of BigTech job cuts.
Posted: 29/1/2024
The UK government has launched the AI Opportunity forum to increase the adoption of AI in the private sector.
Posted: 26/01/2024
The move would see the companies’ telecoms operations under one single network provider.
Posted: 26/1/2024
PayPal has announced it is trialling six new features in the US which use AI personalisation for both merchants and consumers.
Posted: 26/01/2024
Months after closing the $69 billion takeover of Activision Blizzard and becoming the second ever $3 trillion company, Microsoft is laying off 1,900 staff within its gaming business
Posted: 26/01/24
Hugging Face said that it will collaborate with Google across open science, open source, cloud, and hardware
Posted: 26/01/24
King’s has a long history of scientific breakthroughs, including the discovery of the structure of DNA.
Posted: 25/1/2024
Parents are increasingly worried about the impact of their children spending time online, with new research suggesting 63 per cent of families believe it negatively impacts their kid’s health.
Posted: 25/01/2024
Members of the Florida House of Representatives passed the vote 103 to 13
Posted: 25/01/24
Hackers of cryptocurrency platforms were far less successful than in 2022
Posted: 25/01/24
A recent analysis of several social media platforms over the past month has found more than 300 posts denying or distorting Hamas' 7 October attack on Israel.
Posted: 24/1/2024
AI could increase the threat of global ransomware over the next two years, according to GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC).
Posted: 24/01/2024
In a letter sent to staff, eBay chief executive officer Jamie Iannone confirmed that about 1,000 roles would be cut
Posted: 24/01/24
The lawsuit representing more than 1,500 app makers alleges that Apple charged third-party developers unfair commissions on purchases of apps or other content
Posted: 24/01/23
The UK government has launched new guidelines to help businesses boost their cyber resilience and take advantage of digital technologies.
Posted: 23/01/2024
The move means that around 530 roles will be axed globally.
Posted: 23/1/2024
The company on Monday said that it had raised $80 million in Series B funding from investors
Posted: 23/01/24
The news was announced by Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), which said that Apple paid the fine on 19 January and that the funds had been transferred to Russia’s federal budget
Posted: 23/01/24
Amazon has appointed John Felton as chief financial officer at Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Posted: 22/01/2024
The Ministry of Defence has said a new upgrade to the UK’s naval air defence system will make it the “most capable” ever developed for the Royal Navy.
Posted: 22/1/2024
Deliveroo saw overall gross transaction value (GTV) jump by four per cent in the last quarter of 2023 despite food inflation.
Posted: 22/01/2024
The cuts will impact approximately 900 employees, of which approximately 500 are from the company’s various manufacturing sites
Posted: 22/01/24
The company said that the hacker group known as Nobelium was able to access "a very small percentage" of its corporate email accounts, including accounts belonging to some members of its senior leadership team
Posted: 22/01/24
Smart money app Plum has launched a new spend tracker to help its customers budget.
Posted: 19/1/2024
Worldwide spending on IT is expected to reach around $5 trillion in 2024, an increase of 6.8 per cent compared to the previous year.
Posted: 19/01/2024
The company, which has been eyeing an IPO for more than three years, would represent the first public offering from a social media company since Pinterest in 2019
Posted: 19/01/24
The 33-acre site in Waltham Cross, around 15 miles north of central London, was purchased by Google in 2020
Posted: 19/01/24
According to the latest Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker from IDC, Samsung’s 12-year run atop the smartphone pyramid ended in 2023 with Apple commanding a 20 per cent market share against the South Korean company’s 19.4 per cent share
Posted: 18/01/24
UK bank TSB has said that over a third of ads on Facebook Marketplace are scams.
Posted: 18/1/2024
Sheryl Sandberg, former chief operating officer of Meta, has stepped down from the company’s board of directors.
Posted: 18/01/2024
Google on Wednesday said that it will alter how it delivers search results to give comparison websites more prominence in an effort to comply with new EU rules
Posted: 18/01/24
The AI Verify Foundation (AIVF) and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) have developed a draft framework for the use of generative AI (GenAI) in Singapore.
Posted: 17/01/2024
Uber Direct is a white label delivery solution that enables retailers to offer on-demand delivery from within their own website or app.
Posted: 17/1/2024
JPMorgan Chase has led a $300 million funding round in Quantinuum, an integrated quantum computing company.
Posted: 17/01/2024
Google is set to lay off hundreds of employees in its advertising sales team, the company said on Tuesday
Posted: 17/01/24
The money will go to developing software, hardware and chip design at its sites in Ulm and Nuremberg
Posted: 17/01/24
The UK and Ukraine have launched a new initiative to support Ukraine’s recovery following Russia’s invasion of the country.
Posted: 16/01/2024
Danske Bank is rolling out new technology to support its multi-asset trading, pricing, and position management.
Posted: 16/1/2024
Mastercard has announced it is developing an “inclusive” generative AI (GenAI) tool to support small business owners.
Posted: 16/01/2024
Holland & Barrett has announced a new fulfilment partnership with UK e-commerce company THG.
Posted: 16/1/2024
Discount supermarket chain Netto has launched a new system which allows shoppers to pick products and walk out without having to stop at a checkout.
Posted: 16/01/2024
British semiconductor wafer maker IQE has announced the appointment of Jutta Meier as its new chief financial officer
Posted: 16/01/24
Vodafone will invest $1.5 billion over the next 10 years in cloud and customer-focused AI services developed in conjunction with Microsoft
Posted: 16/01/24
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT is calling for an end to the legal presumption that computer systems data are always correct, with no burden on the prosecution to prove it.
Posted: 15/1/2024
The country began offering large tax breaks to semiconductor companies investing in domestic business in January 2023
Posted: 15/01/24
The Smart Charge business will give drivers access to ultra-rapid EV charging points across its stores, with the supermarket saying that its 150kW Smart Charge bays will allow users to fully charge their vehicle in as little as 30 minutes
Posted: 15/01/24
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that AI will affect almost 40 per cent of jobs around the world, in a move that could simultaneously boost growth and deepen inequality.
Posted: 15/01/2024
A team at Columbia University have used AI to challenge the belief that every fingerprint is unique.
Posted: 12/01/2024
Around 91 per cent of financial services companies are either assessing AI or already using it, according to a new report from Nvidia.
Posted: 12/01/2024
Danske Bank is implementing new technology to help boost its digital customer experience.
Posted: 12/1/2024
The competition watchdog said that firms designated as having Strategic Market Status (SMS) in relation to one or more digital activities will have to adhere to 11 principles
Posted: 12/01/24
The company, which specialises in robotics, machine automation and digital services, said that the acquisition would boost the mobility of industrial robots
Posted: 12/01/24
British footwear chain Office has introduced a new app which enables employees to check the availability of shoes in store.
Posted: 11/1/2024
X has announced plans to introduce peer-to-peer (P2P) payments to its platform in 2024.
Posted: 11/01/2024
OpenAI, the company behind the large language model (LLM) ChatGPT, has launched a store where paid ChatGPT users can buy and sell chatbots for specific tasks.
Posted: 11/01/2024
The most notable casualties of this latest round of cuts are James Park and Eric Friedman, the co-founders of fitness tracker company Fitbit
Posted: 11/01/24
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced plans for a new roadmap for the development and use of medical devices in the UK.
Posted: 10/01/2024
Instacart has partnered with Google to place its consumer packaged goods (CPG) customers’ adverts on Google Shopping.
Posted: 10/01/2024
Revolut, the UK neobank and FinTech, is facing a lawsuit in the US over its collection of biometric data.
Posted: 10/1/2024
Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Juniper Networks for around $14 billion.
Posted: 10/01/2024
The European Commission said that it “is checking whether Microsoft's investment in OpenAI might be reviewable under the EU Merger Regulation”
Posted: 10/01/24
Neos Networks, a UK connectivity provider, has upgraded its Managed Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) service from 1Gps to provide 10Gbps as standard.
Posted: 09/01/2024
Iceland has rolled out new headsets across its 1,000 UK stores.
Posted: 9/1/2024
Walmart has partnered with game development platform Unity to allow players to buy products without leaving their game or virtual world.
Posted: 09/01/2024
NVIDIA has announced the introduction of its GeForce Ray Tracing Texel eXtreme (RTX) desktop general processing units (GPUs) for “supercharging” GenAI performance on computers.
Posted: 09/01/2024
The company, along with backer Microsoft, is facing a lawsuit from the New York Times, which has accused the AI tech company of “unlawful use” of its work to create its products
Posted: 09/01/24
First launched in 2006, Pour Moi is a size inclusive lingerie brand that over the years has expanded into swimwear, sportwear, and women's clothing.
Posted: 8/1/2024
NASA and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have announced plans for the nation’s Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) to provide an airlock for Gateway, the first space station that will orbit the moon.
Posted: 08/01/2024
Etc., the startup and digital incubation arm of telecoms firm BT Group, is building electric vehicle (EV) charging units from street cabinets which are traditionally used to store broadband and phone cabling.
Posted: 08/01/2024
The meetings will take place in San Francisco on Thursday and Friday, with the executives to discuss digital regulation and competition policy
Posted: 08/01/24
The US government has announced it will grant $162 million to microchip technology to boost chip production in the country.
Posted: 05/01/2023
BioTech venture fund 4BIO Capital has received an investment into its third fund from the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ).
Posted: 05/01/2023
TikTok is aiming to increase the size of its e-commerce business in the US to $17.5 billion, according to a report from Bloomberg.
Posted: 05/01/2024
The dedicated ‘Copiliot key’, which will summon Microsoft’s Bing-powered AI assistant of the same name, will begin rolling out on a variety of new PCs and laptops from Microsoft and its partners
Posted: 04/01/24
The country, which has emerged as the world’s biggest market for EVs, is looking to manage its power demand as it transitions to renewable energy, with the creation of initial technical standards to govern new EV integration into the grid by 2025
Posted: 05/01/24
The Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) said that the technology has the potential to be exploited by extremists who could overwhelm platforms through coordinated online campaigns that produce similar or identical messages to flood social media platforms.
Posted: 4/1/2024
The spreadsheet is taken from a 24-page document included as part of a November amendment to a class-action complaint against companies including Midjourney, Stability AI and DeviantArt that was first filed in January 2023
Posted: 04/01/24
NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), the commercial arm of the country’s space agency, said that the high-capacity satellite would boost India’s broadband communication in remote and unconnected regions of the country
Posted: 04/01/24
Intel has partnered with global investment firm DigitalBridge Group to launch a new AI software company.
Posted: 04/01/2024
The zero-emission vehicle mandate (ZEV), which supports government targets for all new cars and vans to be zero-emission by 2035, is now law.
Posted: 03/01/2023
According to a new securities filing, Fidelity believes the shares it holds of X are now worth 71.5 per cent less than when Musk completed his $44 billion takeover in October 2022
Posted: 03/01/24
Asda has appointed its first chief digital officer as part of plans to expand its use of data to improve services for customers.
Posted: 03/01/2023
Aerospace firm Airbus is reportedly working on an offer to buy the big data and cybersecurity unit of French IT services company Atos
Posted: 03/01/24
Around half of British teenagers report feeling addicted to social media, with many users feeling like they have lost control over their usage.
Posted: 02/01/2024
UK bank HSBC has announced plans to roll out a new international payments platform.
Posted: 2/1/2023
Chinese tech giant Baidu has abandoned its planned $3.6 billion acquisition of domestic rival JOYY’s live-streaming business in the country
Posted: 02/01/24
In his 13-page year-end report, Roberts said that he was “confident that technological changes will continue to transform our work”
Posted: 02/01/24
Some AI models are being trained using images of child sexual abuse material (CSAM), according to an investigation by Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO).
Posted: 21/12/2023
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) had previously denied Stephen Thaler two patents for inventions which were designed by his “creativity machine” dubbed DABUS
Posted: 21/12/23
As 2023 draws to a close and we approach the new year, the team at National Technology News crunched the numbers to reveal the top five most-read stories of the year.
Posted: 21/12/2023
As we head into the new year, the editorial team at National Technology News spoke with a range of experts to hear their predictions on what developments we can expect to witness in 2024.
Posted: 21/12/2023
The online delivery platform will carry out on-demand deliveries for the supermarket chain’s convenience store network.
Posted: 20/12/2023
The number of homes in the UK which have access to full fibre broadband has increased from 42 per cent in 2022 to 57 per cent this year.
Posted: 20/12/2023
Around 95 per cent of domestic victims experience some form of economic abuse, where an abuser controls money and the things money can buy. This form of abuse makes it harder for victim-survivors and their children to leave abusive partners.
Posted: 20/12/2023
Dutch neobank bunq has launched a generative AI (GenAI) assistant for its users to help them carry out a range of tasks.
Posted: 20/12/2023
Bestseller, which owns brands including Vero Moda and Jack and Jones, is opening a new logistics centre powered by 1,400 robots.
Posted: 20/12/2023
Comcast said that the data breach was due to a Citrix software vulnerability and that the risk had now been resolved
Posted: 20/12/23
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Tuesday produced a damning report which accused the retailer, which operates about 2,000 retail pharmacies in 17 US states, of “reckless” use of the tech that “disproportionately impacted people of colour."
Posted: 20/12/23
The UK’s largest telecoms providers have agreed to pause their digital landline switchover for vulnerable customers following “serious incidents” where some telecare devices stopped working after the upgrade.
Posted: 19/12/2023
TomTom has partnered with Microsoft to launch a generative AI voice assistant for drivers.
Posted: 19/12/2023
In October, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) filed an order which could bar Apple from importing the devices after finding that they violated a patent held by MedTech company Masimo
Posted: 19/12/23
The deal, initially announced in September 2022, would’ve seen Adobe acquire one of the major challengers to its design tool dominance
Posted: 19/12/23
In a post on the platform, European commissioner for internal market Thierry Breton said that the EU suspects the company has breached obligations to counter both illegal content and disinformation.
Posted: 18/12/2023
BPI, the Portuguese subsidiary of CaxiaBank group has launched a game on Roblox to teach young people about sustainability and finance.
Posted: 18/12/2023
Electronic signature and contract leader DocuSign is reportedly exploring a sale in what would be one of the largest recent leveraged buyouts
Posted: 18/12/23
The company said that the all-cash acquisition of StreamSets and webMethods – Software AG's so-called Super iPaaS (integration platform-as-a-service) unit – demonstrates “further evidence of IBM's deep focus and investment in AI and hybrid cloud”
Posted: 18/12/23
Virgin Media O2 has developed a 5G connected drone to help search and rescue teams establish reliable communication in the most remote areas.
Posted: 15/12/2023
Less than a tenth of UK DeepTech companies are founded solely by women, according to new research.
Posted: 15/12/2023
Fnality, a UK organisation developing DLT-based wholesale payment systems, has announced the completion of its first live blockchain payments in sterling using an account at the Bank of England.
Posted: 15/12/2023
British bank TSB has launched a new customer rewards portal on its mobile banking app.
Posted: 15/12/2023
In his annual message for the Roman Catholic Church’s World Day of Peace on 1 January, the pope made the technology the focal point of his statement, entitling the message “Artificial Intelligence and Peace”
Posted: 15/12/23
NATO has selected IBM to help strengthen the alliance’s cybersecurity posture with improved security visibility and asset management across all NATO enterprise networks.
Posted: 14/12/2023
Retail payments provider PayPoint has announced that Netflix is the latest digital voucher to be added to its range.
Posted: 14/12/2023
Amazon set up two subsidiaries in the country in 2003 in order to capitalise on Luxembourg’s famously low corporate tax rates
Posted: 14/12/23
Etsy has announced 225 job cuts as part of a new structuring programme.
Posted: 14/12/2023
Ofcom has issued new guidance to internet services providers (ISPs) to ensure consumers are given clear information about their service when signing up to a new deal.
Posted: 14/12/2023
To enter one of the stores, a customer needs to tap their debit or credit card on the payment terminal at the entry gate.
Posted: 13/12/2023
The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) has announced plans to establish its second headquarters in Salford, Greater Manchester.
Posted: 13/12/2023
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is facing a £350,000 fine for disclosing the personal information of people seeking relocation to the UK after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in 2021.
Posted: 13/12/2023
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on Tuesday said that it is in no rush to introduce specific regulations on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in finance
Posted: 13/12/23
There is a high risk that the Government will face a “catastrophic ransomware attack” at any moment, according to a new report by the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy.
Posted: 13/12/2023
A new imaging spectrometer developed by NASA has produced its first global maps of surface minerals in arid regions of Earth from space.
Posted: 12/12/2023
Fastweb has said it will develop the first large language model (LLM) natively trained in the Italian language following the purchase of technology from NVIDIA.
Posted: 12/12/2023
Adidas has launched pop-up stores on the gaming platform Roblox allowing users to buy user-generated digital clothing and accessories for their avatars.
Posted: 12/12/2023
The US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo has said that the Biden administration was in talks with Nvidia about its sales of artificial intelligence microchips to China
Posted: 12/12/23
Santander has completed the migration of its Corporate & Investment Banking (Santander CIB) business to Gravity, its new digital banking platform.
Posted: 12/12/2023
X has reinstated the account of Alex Jones following a user poll by billionaire owner Elon Musk.
Posted: 11/12/2023
Google Ads holds a 28 per cent share of the global ad market and represents more than three quarters of the company’s revenues, amounting to $224.5 billion in 2022
Posted: 11/12/23
The move comes after TikTok Shop withdrew from Indonesia in October following the country's decision to ban sales on social media in a bid to protect local businesses.
Posted: 11/12/2023
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has faced criticism from the National Audit Office (NAO) over a delay to ensuring crypto asset firms comply with anti-money laundering (AML) regulations.
Posted: 11/12/2023
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) says it has been closely monitoring the impact of partnerships and strategic agreements which could result in a weakening of competition in the development or use of foundation models (FMs)
Posted: 8/12/2023
The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology has launched a new prize that grants the winner £1 million every year for a decade for devising a solution that uses AI for public good.
Posted: 08/12/2023
Ajax Health has announced the receipt of a $90 million investment into Cortex, a MedTech it has developed for treating atrial fibrillation (AFib).
Posted: 08/12/2023
Gene Levoff, the former Apple corporate secretary and head of corporate law, pleaded guilty in a New York court to six securities fraud charges
Posted: 08/12/23
McDonald’s is planning to roll out generative AI (GenAI) technology across its restaurants around the world through a new partnership with Google Cloud.
Posted: 07/12/2023
The company has also called for the government’s digital inclusion strategy, which was published in 2014.
Posted: 7/12/2023
A UK government body which develops secret technologies to support national security has announced a new drive to work more openly with technology firms and academics.
Posted: 07/12/2023
Pragmatic Semiconductor has concluded the “largest ever” European semiconductor venture funding round with a £182 million close.
Posted: 07/12/2023
Mastercard has partnered with Samsung to provide expanded issuer integration for Samsung Wallet through its Wallet Express programme.
Posted: 07/12/2023
Speaking at COP28 Transport Day in Dubai, Harper laid out plans for up to 10 trial sites to boost electrical network capacity.
Posted: 6/12/2023
Oxford Metrics has reported a pre-tax profit rise of over 150 per cent in its full financial year ended 30 September.
Posted: 06/12/2023
Streaming platform Twitch has announced that it is shutting down its business in South Korea at the end of February because it is “prohibitively expensive” to operate in the country.
Posted: 06/12/2023
IBM and Meta have announced the launch of a new global AI collaboration group.
Posted: 06/12/2023
The programme is designed to provide 24/7, all-weather capabilities that will increase the ability for the UK, US, and Australia to characterise objects deep in space up to 22,000 miles away from earth.
Posted: 5/12/2023
Ikea has announced the launch of three new smart sensors for home monitoring and control, including for leak detection and unexpected home intrusions.
Posted: 05/12/2023
The regulator said that the technology underpinning age assurance is likely to develop in future, adding that a process whereby the features of a user's face can be analysed to estimate their age could prove "highly effective".
Posted: 5/12/2023
Amazon is expanding its logistics network to include over 300 sea routes across Europe.
Posted: 05/12/2023
Dell Technologies has reported a 317 per cent net income rise in the three months ended 3 November.
Posted: 04/12/2023
Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has been hit with a $1 billion lawsuit over his role in promoting NFTs for scandal-struck crypto exchange Binance.
Posted: 04/12/2023
Microsoft will invest £2.5 billion over the next three years as part of plans to expand its UK AI datacentre infrastructure.
Posted: 04/12/2023
Spotify has announced plans to axe roughly 1,500 jobs.
Posted: 4/12/2023
A committee group of MPs have raised concerns surrounding privacy and financial stability for the UK’s potential adoption of a digital pound.
Posted: 04/12/2023
US District Judge Donald Molloy issued a preliminary injunction to block the ban, stating that the state’s actions "violates the Constitution in more ways than one" and "oversteps state power"
Posted: 01/12/23
The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to launch a market investigation into mobile browsers and cloud gaming
Posted: 01/12/2023
Uber has partnered with drivers of black cabs to expand its services in London.
Posted: 30/11/2023
Amazon Q, the company's new GenAI assistant for businesses, was announced at an event hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) this week.
Posted: 30/11/2023
A spokesperson for the agency, who declined to provide details on when the attack took place or its nature, said: "There was a possibility of unauthorised access by exploiting the vulnerability of network equipment.”
Posted: 30/11/23
BigTech firms like Amazon and Google have pledged to take more responsibility for fraud on their platforms under a new charter launched by the UK government.
Posted: 30/11/2023
Bershka, the Spanish fashion retailer owned by Inditex, has launched a virtual fitting room to reduce return rates on its online platform.
Posted: 29/11/2023
In a statement on Tuesday, the watchdog warned that the deal would remove Figma as a threat to Adobe’s XD product, and that it would likely harm innovation for software used by the vast majority of UK digital designers
Posted: 29/11/23
The Very Group has expanded its partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to improve its services using generative AI (GenAI).
Posted: 29/11/2023
Lloyds Bank is using Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to enable consumers in the UK to support their bank account application using the chip in their passport.
Posted: 29/11/2023
Canada has launched a quantum computing hub in Québec in in partnership with PASQAL, who will invest $90 million in the project over the next five years.
Posted: 28/11/2023
The European Commission said that the deal, which was initially announced in August 2022, could lead Amazon to squeeze rival manufacturers out of its online marketplace
Posted: 28/11/23
The adoption of AI by several industries could lower pay but may lead to the creation of more jobs for young skilled workers a new report has found.
Posted: 28/11/2023
The government has announced what it describes as a “major broadband upgrade” for thousands of rural properties based in Oxfordshire and North East Staffordshire.
Posted: 27/11/2023
OVO has announced the acquisition of public EV charging app Bonnet.
Posted: 27/11/2023
Pupils at UK schools are using AI to generate indecent images of other children and urgent action is needed to help children understand the risks of using technology in this manner, the UK Safer Internet Center (UKSIC) has said.
Posted: 27/11/2023
A UK Finance study of 23 international to mid-size banks and non-banking financial services firms has found that 70 per cent are trialling generative AI (GenAI).
Posted: 27/11/2023
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has called for the creation of new competition laws in response to the rapid expansion of Big Tech firms in the country
Posted: 27/11/23
GMB has said that Amazon is facing strikes and demos across the UK, Europe and the USA on Black Friday.
Posted: 24/11/2023
Nissan will invest up to £2 billion to produce two new electric vehicle models in Sunderland.
Posted: 24/11/2023
The government has said that the UK’s tech and science partnership with South Korea will be “pushed to new heights” with the signing of a range of new science and technology-related partnership agreements.
Posted: 24/11/2023
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi highlighted the negative impacts of deepfakes on society and called on global leaders to collaborate towards the end of regulating AI
Posted: 24/11/23
The deal will see the company provide KFC's delivery app with the same technology and courier network behind Uber Eats.
Posted: 23/11/2023
ETC Group has surpassed $1 billion in assets under management (AuM) for the first time since April 2022.
Posted: 23/11/2023
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has warned some popular UK websites that they face enforcement action if they do not make changes to comply with data protection law.
Posted: 23/11/2023
The final country to approve the deal was China, with its regulator on Tuesday giving Broadcom the greenlight ahead of the 26 November deadline
Posted: 23/11/23
Apple is facing an anti-competitive lawsuit over ‘horizontal restraints’ in the iOS peer-to-peer (P2P) payment market.
Posted: 22/11/2023
Amazon has partnered with disability rights organisation The Arc to provide free Alexa devices to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Posted: 22/11/2023
Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) was sued on behalf of 9 million UK customers who had made purchases through the PlayStation Store in 2022
Posted: 22/11/23
Last Friday it was announced that Altman, who was shortly afterwards hired by Microsoft to oversee a new advanced AI research team, had been let go from the company for failing to be "consistently candid" with the board.
Posted: 22/11/2023
Changpeng Zhao, the chief executive of Binance, has resigned from his post after pleading guilty to charges levelled against him and the cryptocurrency exchange by the US Department of Justice (DoJ).
Posted: 22/11/2023
Elon Musk has made good on his promise to file a “thermonuclear lawsuit” against Media Matters for America after the non-profit accused the platform of allowing antisemitic posts next to ads.
Posted: 21/11/2023
TikTok Shop and Royal Mail are partnering to offer the postal delivery company's 'Click & Drop' service to merchants using the platform.
Posted: 21/11/2023
Amazon has said it will provide free AI skills training to around two million people by 2025.
Posted: 21/11/2023
France, Germany and Italy are set to publish a joint paper in which the three European nations agree on how artificial intelligence (AI) should be regulated
Posted: 21/11/23
The National Cyber Force (NCF) will collaborate with academic institutions and industry in Lancashire ahead of its move to Samlesbury in 2025.
Posted: 20/11/2023
Online marketplace Temu is failing to prevent the sale of weapons and is not carrying out the necessary age checks when selling products including knives and axes, according to Which?.
Posted: 20/11/2023
Apple, Disney, and IBM have pulled ads from X days after Elon Musk agreed with an antisemitic post on the platform.
Posted: 20/11/2023
The University of Glasgow has announced the construction of a health innovation hub.
Posted: 20/11/2023
Over the course of a rollercoaster 48 hours in Silicon Valley, Sam Altman was fired as chief executive officer at ChatGPT company OpenAI and has been hired to oversee a new advanced artificial intelligence (AI) research team at Microsoft
Posted: 20/11/23
YouTube has announced it is developing AI tools in collaboration with Google DeepMind which allow users to create content featuring the voices of famous pop stars.
Posted: 17/11/2023
Microsoft has partnered with chipmaker Arm Holdings on two custom-built chips to power AI and cloud-based systems.
Posted: 17/11/2023
JP Morgan Chase has bagged first place in a global index ranking AI maturity for the second year in a row.
Posted: 17/11/2023
The US last month moved to ban the export of processors used in artificial intelligence (AI) tech development to China
Posted: 17/11/23
Ocado, most known for its grocery delivery services in the UK, on Wednesday said that its Ocado Intelligent Automation robotics unit will provide automated fulfilment technology at a distribution site for McKesson Canada
Posted: 16/11/23
Following changes to the upcoming Digital, Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill, the UK’s competition watchdog will be unable to impose an intervention on firms unless its deemed “proportionate” to do so.
Posted: 16/11/2023
Meta has called for laws which would force app stores to get parental approval each time a child under the age of 16 downloads an app.
Posted: 16/11/2023
Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google and Microsoft will invest a collective total of 300 billion baht ($8.46 billion) in the country, with each firm to invest 100 billion baht each
Posted: 16/11/23
Fnality International has announced the conclusion of a £77.7 million Series B funding round led by Goldman Sachs and BNP Paribas.
Posted: 15/11/2023
Mastercard is collaborating with facial recognition technology business NEC Corporation in a bid to advance in-store biometric payments.
Posted: 15/11/2023
Speaking at an industry forum in Shenzen, Baidu co-founder and chief executive officer Robin Li said that companies in China should focus their efforts on developing practical applications instead of spending so much time and money on developing their own large language models
Posted: 15/11/23
The UK government has urged Uber Eats, Deliveroo and Just Eat to conduct checks on all its delivery drivers to prevent illegal working and protect the public.
Posted: 15/11/2023
An open letter to the UK government – signed by organisations including Creative Commons, Wikimedia UK, and Research Libraries UK – has urged the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) to clarify whether public and legally accessed data will be made available for AI training and analysis in its code of practice.
Posted: 14/11/2023
The company invested in the consumer-oriented trading app when it was an unlisted start-up
Posted: 14/11/23
The tool will also soon be able to analyse photos to perform visual searches and answer visual queries.
Posted: 14/11/2023
The partnership will present users with details like real-time pricing, Prime shipping eligibility, delivery estimates and product details
Posted: 14/11/23
Umunna said that other areas which "in some cases make more of a contribution to global greenhouse emissions” are not being adequately funded
Posted: 14/11/23
Nepal has reportedly banned TikTok after describing content on the platform as "detrimental to social harmony”.
Posted: 14/11/2023
Service station forecourt operator EG Group has announced a deal to buy ultra-fast charging units from Tesla to expand its electric vehicle charging network across Europe.
Posted: 13/11/2023
The EC last month sent a range of social media platform operators urgent orders to detail measures taken to counter the spread of content related to hate speech, violent content and terrorism
Posted: 13/11/23
Vodafone has pledged to ‘close the digital divide’ between rural and urban areas in the UK after research found 46 per cent of rural deprived areas were classed as ‘5G not spots’ versus just 2.7 per cent of deprived urban communities
Posted: 13/11/2023
Amazon has filed four lawsuits against organisations who fraudulently impersonated Amazon customer support workers.
Posted: 13/11/2023
Thousands of users in UK and continental Europe are reportedly unable to access services run by Microsoft including Teams and Outlook.
Posted: 10/11/2023
The new facility, set to create around 650 new jobs when fully operational in the new year, enables the company to provide an all-electric delivery service within London’s north and south circular area.
Posted: 10/11/2023
Arm Holdings has reported a 28 per cent profit increase in the second quarter of its financial year ended 30 September.
Posted: 10/11/2023
Apple will be required to pay $6.75 million in civil penalties and $18.25 million to an unspecified number of affected workers
Posted: 10/11/23
TikTok Shop has partnered with luxury designer authentication service Real Authentication to assess the legitimacy of pre-owned handbags before they’re sold on the platform.
Posted: 10/11/2023
The retailer has partnered with Netcore Unbxd for the technology roll out, which aims to improve online search and browsing for consumers visiting its website.
Posted: 9/11/2023
The organisation said that its first priority as the UK’s new online safety regulator will be protecting children, highlighting research also released today which reveals the scale and nature of “scattergun” friend requests used by predators looking to groom children online.
Posted: 9/11/2023
Just Eat has expanded its partnership with Asda to trial a scheme allowing customers to purchase Lego toys through its platform.
Posted: 09/11/2023
The UK government has introduced new laws designed to ensure the safe roll out of self-driving vehicles, as detailed in the King’s Speech earlier this week.
Posted: 09/11/2023
Visa is set to launch a new global AI advisory practice.
Posted: 09/11/2023
The patents, held by VB Assets, are related to speech recognition and natural language processing
Posted: 09/11/23
Technology company Genzeon has launched a new generative AI-powered (GenAI) intelligence platform for the healthcare industry.
Posted: 08/11/2023
ASICS, the Japanese footwear brand, has implemented new POS technology to help manage compliance across its growing footprint.
Posted: 8/11/2023
Amazon is investing in and training large language models (LLMs) to compete against Open AI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard, according to a report by Reuters.
Posted: 08/11/2023
The EU introduced the Digital Services Act in 2022, which compels large tech platforms and search engines to do more to tackle harmful and illegal content under threat of fines
Posted: 08/11/23
The tech giant said that it has established a new dedicated deals page which organises millions of promotions from thousands of brands and retailers in one place.
Posted: 7/11/2023
Chief executives from six technology companies including Nokia, Ericsson and ESET have voiced concerns over the Cyber Resilience Act (CRA).
Posted: 07/11/2023
OpenAI is set to launch an online store in which user-created, customised versions of ChatGPT can be shared.
Posted: 07/11/2023
The tools were initially made available to a small group of advertisers, but are scheduled to be broadly available by 2024
Posted: 07/11/23
Virgin Galactic has completed its second research-based spaceflight of 2023 and sixth successful spaceflight in the past six months.
Posted: 06/11/2023
Computer chip manufacturer Arm Holdings has announced it will make a strategic investment of an undisclosed sum to acquire a minority stake in Raspberry Pi.
Posted: 06/11/2023
TikTok said that Chew, a former Goldman Sachs banker, will meet with EU industry chief Thierry Breton on 6 November, and EU digital chief Vera Jourova and EU antitrust chief Didier Reynders on 7 November
Posted: 06/11/23
NatWest has upgraded its virtual assistant to use generative AI and provide customers with more accessible and human interaction.
Posted: 06/11/2023
The CMA said that it had launched separate investigations into Amazon Marketplace and Facebook Marketplace over their use of advertising data.
Posted: 06/11/23
The University of Bristol and the University of Cambridge will house the UK’s most powerful supercomputers.
Posted: 03/11/2023
The UK's competition watchdog has secured commitments from Amazon and Facebook to ensure fair competition on their online marketplaces.
Posted: 3/11/2023
Amazon has expanded its partnership with Affirm to allow Amazon Business customers to use the by now pay later (BNPL) service.
Posted: 03/11/2023
Sam Bankman-Fried, once the posterchild of the cryptocurrency boom, has been found guilty of stealing from the customers of his now-bankrupt exchange FTX
Posted: 03/11/23
The US consumer watchdog has published new details in a court filing alleging Amazon of using a series of illegal strategies to boost profits
Posted: 03/11/23
Other countries endorsing the 'The Bletchley Declaration on AI' include Brazil, France, India, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates.
Posted: 2/11/2023
Amazon has filed a lawsuit against several publishing scammers to help protect authors from fraud.
Posted: 02/11/2023
Science minister George Freeman is today expected to outline new funding and programmes as part of the UK’s £2.5 billion, ten-year quantum advancement plans.
Posted: 02/11/2023
The suit argues that Apple installed a power management tool in older iPhones as part of software updates that “throttled” performance
Posted: 02/11/23
XDA.io, spearheaded by former Revolut global authorisations senior manager Andria Evripidou, is designed to allow gaming communities of any global licence to trade in both crypto and fiat currencies.
Posted: 1/11/2023
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has moved to suspend operations of its Research England Equality Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group with "immediate effect."
Posted: 01/11/2023
The government has announced it is partnering with other countries and organisations to fund safe and responsible AI projects around the world.
Posted: 01/11/2023
The announcement was made by the country’s finance minister, Mehmet Simsek, in a statement on Tuesday
Posted: 01/11/23
The US is spearheading an alliance of 40 countries that have signed a pledge to never pay out on ransomware demands
Posted: 31/10/23
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has announced it will move forward with a regulatory sandbox developed for AI healthcare tools.
Posted: 31/10/2023
Over 100 civil society organisations have criticised the UK government’s upcoming AI summit in November, calling the event a “missed opportunity.”
Posted: 31/10/2023
The move comes just days ahead of the UK’s AI Safety Summit, which is taking place on 1 and 2 November at Bletchley Park.
Posted: 30/10/2023
The US and Australia have signed an agreement paving the way for US spacecraft launches from Australian soil.
Posted: 30/10/2023
The company warned Meta's Instagram, which launched Twitter-like platform Threads in the summer, that if does not change its name within 30 days it will seek an injunction from the English Courts.
Posted: 30/10/2023
Google had already invested $300 million in Anthropic earlier this year and is seeking an edge in AI in an effort to better compete with Microsoft
Posted: 30/10/23
Google Cloud has announced plans for the South Pacific Connect initiative, which aims to deliver two new transpacific subsea cables to help increase the reliability and resilience of digital connectivity in the Pacific.
Posted: 27/10/2023
The Beatles are set to release their final song more than four decades after it was first written with the help of AI technology.
Posted: 27/10/2023
GenAI-powered chatbots ChatGPT and Bard don’t have in place effective defences to prevent fraudsters from releasing a “new wave of convincing scams", according to an investigation by Which?.
Posted: 27/10/2023
US lawmakers earlier this month launched new export restrictions on what chips and chipmaking tools can be exported to China
Posted: 27/10/23
Amazon has reported more than tripling its third quarter profits to $9.9 billion in the period ended 30 September.
Posted: 27/10/2023
The UK government has launched a new initiative designed to help develop and fund technology that uses smart data.
Posted: 26/10/2023
The 8th annual National Technology Awards have launched today, with a deadline for entries of 26 January 2024
Posted: 26/10/2023
Several reports published this week have warned that AI tools like ChatGPT can be tricked into sharing information that could be used to launch cyber-attacks.
Posted: 26/10/2023
New research from Ernst & Young has found that more than three quarters of European financial services executives expect generative AI (GenAI) to “significantly affect” productivity yet many lack plans for upskilling their workforce.
Posted: 26/10/2023
Speaking at a hearing at the defence committee of the Italian lower house of parliament, Leonardo boss Roberto Cingolani called the matter “one of the key issues of our future”
Posted: 26/10/23
The UK Space Agency has signed a new agreement with Houston-based space company Axiom Space to launch a “historic” human spaceflight mission.
Posted: 25/10/2023
$4.9 billion of venture capital was invested in the UK in the third quarter of 2023, up 14 per cent from the previous quarter, according to a report by HSBC Innovation Banking.
Posted: 25/10/2023
Thousands of AI generated images depicting the sexual abuse of children are threatening to “overwhelm” the internet, according to the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF).
Posted: 25/10/2023
Some 33 states including California and Illinois have filed a complaint in an Oakland court, accusing Meta of misleading the public about the substantial dangers of its platforms
Posted: 25/10/23
The use of generative AI (GenAI) and Large Language Models (LLMs) leads to unintended alterations in the sentiment of original text, according to a study by Warwick Business School.
Posted: 24/10/2023
Engineers at the University of Manchester have built and flown the “world’s largest” quadcopter drone with a sustainable material called foamboard.
Posted: 24/10/2023
Ten regional innovation hubs across the UK have been granted a share of £75 million in funding as part of the UK government’s launchpads programme.
Posted: 24/10/2023
The Japanese auto manufacturer said that the investment in the Ampere EV and software unit is in line with its mid-term management plan announced in March 2023
Posted: 24/10/23
Spanish bank BBVA has plans to merge its three tech businesses to establish a new company focussed on software development.
Posted: 23/10/2023
The US government has announced the launch of 31 tech hubs across the country to encourage innovation in a variety of sectors.
Posted: 23/10/2023
Sportswear giant JD Sports is launching a new loyalty app across its British stores.
Posted: 23/10/2023
Mayo Clinic and Oxford Nanopore Technologies have announced a multi-year development partnership which aims to increase understanding and improve the treatment of cancer and genetic disorders.
Posted: 23/10/2023
The JFTC on Monday said it would investigate whether the Alphabet-owned company violated the Antimonopoly Act by returning part of its revenues to Android phone manufacturers on the condition that they not install rival search engines
Posted: 23/10/23
Billionaire owner of X Elon Musk has announced two new tiers for the platform's premium subscription service.
Posted: 20/10/2023
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has enacted a rule change wherein low-power devices such as wearables and VR and AR devices will now be permitted to access the 6GHz bandwidth frequency.
Posted: 20/10/2023
Amazon has said it is trialling new humanoid robots to reduce repetitive tasks in its warehouses.
Posted: 20/10/2023
The show, which originally launched in 2020 on Apple's subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) streaming platform, was set to start filming for its third season in the coming weeks with production already underway
Posted: 20/10/23
Meta has announced it is rolling out public broadcast channels on Facebook and Messenger.
Posted: 19/10/2023
Just Eat has announced the start of a share buyback programme of up to €150 million.
Posted: 19/10/2023
The move forms part of a new programme announced by the telecoms provider which aims to lower its cost base by between €800 million and €1.2 billion over a three-year period, representing an overall 10 to 15 per cent reduction in personnel expenses.
Posted: 19/10/2023
Anthropic allegedly used the lyrics from at least 500 songs to train its chatbot Claude, with the lawsuit specifically citing songs such as the Beach Boys’ ‘God Only Knows’ and Beyonce’s ‘Halo’
Posted: 19/10/23
Amazon has announced plans to expand its drone delivery service into the UK in 2024.
Posted: 19/10/2023
Up to £4.8 billion could be added to the UK economy if the six regions with the lowest digital gross value added (GVA) reached the UK median, new research suggests.
Posted: 18/10/2023
The government has released research which suggests that location data will play a key role in the safe deployment of self-driving road vehicle.
Posted: 18/10/2023
The company said that Ernie 4.0, revealed at an event on Tuesday, is on par with Open AI’s bar-setting GPT-4 model
Posted: 18/10/23
The head of MI5 has said that thousands of people in the UK have been approached online by Chinese spies.
Posted: 18/10/2023
BT Group, Nokia and MediaTek have completed trials of a technology which could accelerate the development of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Posted: 17/10/2023
The government has said it is taking the next steps towards mandating payments from the gambling sector by launching a new consultation on the design of a proposed new gambling levy.
Posted: 17/10/2023
ChatGPT exhibits an “absence of discernible gender and socioeconomic biases” when used as a depression treatment tool, new research suggests.
Posted: 17/10/2023
The cuts will take place across the company’s engineering, talent and finance teams, affecting more than three per cent of its total staff numbers
Posted: 17/10/23
Seven large technology firms dodged around £2 billion in UK tax in 2021 [when?] , according to a new report campaign group TaxWatch.
Posted: 16/10/2023
X, formerly Twitter, has been hit with a $610,500 (AUD) penalty from Australia’s eSafety Commissioner over shortfalls in preventing online child sex abuse.
Posted: 16/10/2023
The announcement was made on Friday, hours after the CMA said that the pair’s revised deal adequately addressed concerns around monopolisation of cloud gaming
Posted: 16/10/23
The tech giant said that its customers can expect it to cover claims made against companies using its GenAI tools, including copyright infringement, regardless of whether they stem from the generated output or its own use of training data used to develop the technology.
Posted: 13/10/2023
The financial services industry needs to be aware of bias when incorporating AI and machine learning (ML) models into their systems, according to an analyst at the Bank of England.
Posted: 13/10/2023
Customers shopping at Walmart will find the experience "easier and more convenient" thanks to generative AI (GenAI).
Posted: 13/10/2023
The CMA has given the deal its blessing and described Microsoft’s concession as “a gamechanger that will promote competition.”
Posted: 13/10/23
Gymshark has said it will roll out Google Cloud’s generative AI (GenAI) and data analytics tools to drive "digital growth".
Posted: 12/10/2023
The UK threw away almost half a billion small electrical items over the past year making it the UK’s fastest growing e-waste stream.
Posted: 12/10/2023
The Inland Revenue Service (IRS) has told Microsoft it owes an additional $28.9 billion in tax for 2004 to 2013.
Posted: 12/10/2023
The communications minister of Malaysia has said that social media platform TikTok is not doing enough to curb defamatory or misleading content, and that the app has failed to comply with several local laws
Posted: 12/10/23
Mastercard has demonstrated a technology that enables CBDCs to be tokenised, or “wrapped”, onto different blockchains.
Posted: 12/10/2023
Klarna has launched an AI-powered ‘shopping lens’ in the UK.
Posted: 11/10/2023
The EU says that there is violent, illegal, and terrorist content circulating on X, alongside disinformation.
Posted: 11/10/2023
AMD, which did not disclose the terms of the deal, is attempting to catch-up with historic rival Nvidia which has heavily invested in the AI chip market
Posted: 11/10/23
UK MPs have warned that the promotion of crypto assets in professional sport is putting supporters at risk of financial harm and potentially damaging the reputations of clubs.
Posted: 11/10/2023
The government has said that some local authorities and transport operators will be awarded a share of £1.3 million in funding to study the feasibility of self-driving mass transit solutions across the UK.
Posted: 10/10/2023
The University of Bristol has developed a new robot that can carry out clinical breast examinations (CBE) to help detect and diagnose breast cancer early.
Posted: 10/10/2023
Alphabet-owned Google and Microsoft have emerged as major forces in the nascent generative AI (GenAI) space, while others like Meta and Apple also gearing up to enter the space
Posted: 10/10/23
In the first 24 hours of introducing its new crypto marketing regime, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued 146 alerts.
Posted: 10/10/2023
The UK’s first ‘next generation’ supercomputer is to be hosted at the University of Edinburgh.
Posted: 10/10/2023
Following the launch on Thursday hosted by the Boeing-Lockheed joint venture United Launch Alliance, Amazon said that the two satellites were deployed and its mission operations centre had made contact with them
Posted: 09/10/23
The UK Cyber Security Council has ushered in its first chartered cyber security practitioners following the launch of its first pilot schemes last year.
Posted: 9/10/2023
The UK government has announced around £88 million of funding to be dispensed between 20 “cutting-edge” net zero tech projects.
Posted: 09/102023
A coalition of 65 parliamentarians and 31 rights and race equality organisations have called for an urgent stop to the use facial recognition surveillance by the police and private companies.
Posted: 09/10/2023
National Technology News takes a look at some of the highlights from DTX Europe 2023, which took place at the ExCel Centre in London on 4 and 5 October.
Posted: 06/10/2023
A QR-controlled interactive screen, developed by Outform, sits at the centre of the display surrounded by LED lighting for a "dramatic night-time impact".
Posted: 6/10/2023
The UK has joined a new global coalition to enhance communication network resilience and telecoms innovation and is set to invest £70 million in advancing domestic “next-gen” telecom technology.
Posted: 06/10/2023
Ofcom has confirmed it will refer the public cloud infrastructure services market to the Competition and Markets Authority for further investigation.
Posted: 06/10/2023
Mango has launched an internal conversational generative AI (genAI) platform called Lisa.
Posted: 06/10/2023
French IT firm Atos has appointed Yves Bernaert as its new chief executive, the company’s third in less than two years.
Posted: 04/10/2023
PayPal customers will now be able to add their PayPal and Venmo credit or debit cards to Apple Wallet and make payments on their iPhone or Apple Watch.
Posted: 4/10/2023
British supermarket chain Asda has announced a new multi-year digital transformation deal.
Posted: 4/10/2023
Martha Lane Fox, president of the British Chambers of Commerce, has said that just because something can be digitised, “it doesn’t mean it should be.”
Posted: 04/10/2023
The watchdog will push for the probe this week months after first signalling intent for an antitrust investigation in April
Posted: 04/10/23
Meta is reportedly exploring plans to introduce ad-free subscription plans on Facebook and Instagram if users don’t agree to let the company use their data to present them with ads.
Posted: 04/10/2023
The UK government’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory has developed an x-ray robot which could save lives in military situations.
Posted: 03/10/2023
The chief executive of JP Morgan has said that while AI will ultimately lead to job losses, it could mean a three-and-a-half-day working week for future generations.
Posted: 3/10/2023
Social media platform X Corp, formerly known as Twitter, has been hit with a trademark lawsuit.
Posted: 03/09/2023
Coinbase described Singapore as a “vital market"
Posted: 03/10/23
The UK government has announced the six finalists for a competition designed to support the development of nuclear technology for greater energy security.
Posted: 02/10/2023
The EDA said that it would make an assessment of the file which would then set a two week timer for it to decide to adopt Datatilsynet “urgent binding decision”
Posted: 02/10/23
Meta has announced the launch of Meta Quest 3 this October, which it describes as the “world’s first” mass- market mixed reality headset.
Posted: 02/10/2023
The research revealed that unemployed people are two to three times as likely to experience digital poverty, while younger adults between the ages of 18 and 34 are more likely to be impacted by the effects of it than middle-aged adults between the ages of 35 and 55.
Posted: 2/10/2023
A UK-supported collaboration at the CERN Antimatter Factory in France has shown for the first time that antimatter responds to gravity in the same way as matter.
Posted: 29/09/2023
The move, which was announced in a staff memo signed by the company's chief executive, will see around 830 people lose their jobs across the business.
Posted: 29/9/2023
A US judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Apple alleging it unlawfully monopolises the market for tap-and-pay mobile wallets.
Posted: 29/09/2023
The competition and markets authority (CMA) has cleared a £1.2 billion deal between specialist healthcare tech and software companies providing services to the NHS. 
Posted: 29/09/2023
Qualcomm announced that it had agreed to acquire Autotalks in May, in a deal worth an estimated $350-400 million
Posted: 29/09/23
Improbable has announced revenue growth of over two times versus 2022 to £78 million.
Posted: 28/09/2023
The UK Space Agency has announced the availability of up to £65 million of funding for projects aimed at boosting UK leadership in space technologies and applications.
Posted: 28/09/2023
The move comes as online platforms who are part of the Commission’s new Code of Practice on Disinformation publish reports on how they have been approaching commitments to reduce the spread of disinformation.
Posted: 28/9/2023
Around ten per cent of Amazon customers were offered an incentive for leaving a five-star review in the past year, according to research by Which?.
Posted: 28/09/2023
Meta has paid £149 million to surrender the lease on one of two buildings at London's Regent's Place which it never moved into.
Posted: 27/09/2023
Getir has partnered with Uber to enable customers in several European countries to order around 2,000 grocery items through the Uber Eats app.
Posted: 27/09/2023
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is suing Amazon over claims it has been “illegally maintaining monopoly power”.
Posted: 27/09/2023
The US and the UK have pledged to prevent the rise of child sexual abuse images generated by artificial intelligence (AI) programmes.
Posted: 27/09/2023
Mastercard has partnered with car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz to enable in-car payments using a fingerprint sensor.
Posted: 26/09/2023
Dawn Capital has announced a $700 million fundraise for its B2B software fund.
Posted: 26/09/2023
Visa has partnered with the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) to help fund scholarships for artificial intelligence (AI) and data science.
Posted: 26/09/2023
Generative AI by Getty Images will allow users to generate images on a model which is entirely trained on Getty's library of stock images, giving users full copyright indemnification
Posted: 26/09/23
The UK regulator had previously argued that Activision’s library would have bolstered Microsoft’s already market-leading Xbox Cloud Gaming offering to a monopolistic degree
Posted: 25/09/23
As part of the partnership, what3words will integrate its location system into Yodel's customer app.
Posted: 25/9/2023
NASA has completed the first American asteroid sample return in history.
Posted: 25/09/2023
Amazon is to invest around $4 billion in artificial intelligence (AI) startup Anthropic to increase its AI capabilities and gain a minority stake in the company.
Posted: 25/09/2023
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