It has been a source of frustration for many people when for example one person has an Xbox One and their best “buddy” has perhaps a PS4, they cannot challenge each other across the gaming consoles, which is until now, if Microsoft has anything to do with it.
Theft from retailers whether they are large or small is an ongoing problem and stores employ a range of measures to try to prevent the losses of their goods. However, Amazon is employing tactics which is causing surprise to many in the retail industry. The online retail giant is now screening video clips of some of the employees that have been caught or accused of stealing and subsequently dismissed from the company’s employment.
A recent study, looking into how mobile phones and tablets, as well as the internet now play an integral part of our lives, found that 64% of Brits are worried about the intrusion they can have. They found many people are worried about cyber security, third parties accessing information and other personal details. However interestingly 54% of people could not live without this technology, so we seem to be in a bit of a catch-22 situation. (more…)
The fact that a Google self-driving car was in collision with a bus, and has effectively admitted that it was at fault, may set back the time when these are seen on our roads in numbers. This is a blow for the company which had reached a breakthrough with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, who were considering giving the self-driving computer the same legal treatment as a human driver.
Amazon, the US online giant already has an online food retailing arm through its Amazon Pantry, that was launched in the UK last year, escalating competition with the big four supermarkets, they did not however, offer fresh food. Under the new arrangements that have been agreed, Morrisons will supply will supply products for both the Amazon Prime Now and Amazon Pantry services, tis will now include fresh, frozen and non-perishable goods.
Google owned Boston Dynamics have a knack of producing scary robots and Atlas is one of the latest and it would seem a very clever one that manages to keep all emotions in place as it is kicked, tripped and taunted by the scientists who created it.
It might have seemed impossible just few short years ago, but according to ARM, the Cambridge based company that designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, that your mobile, or super computer that we all carry around with us, is set to become more powerful than Sony’s and Microsoft’s latest home gaming consoles.
Jack Dorsey returned to Twitter last year which many will remember he co-founded; he was given a mandate to stop the good ship Twitter from hitting the rocks and sinking. Twitter has not lived up to expectations and has faced increased criticism over slowing growth in its audience. Jack Dorsey has laid off employees and discarded the proposed new headquarters in San Francisco, but for investors the changes he is making are not doing enough. (more…)
The threat from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) otherwise known as drones, is very real and we are all aware of their use by the military, but it could be the simpler quadcopter than can now be bought on the high street that is causing police forces and anti-terrorist units concern.
It is one of the biggest sporting events in America, guaranteed to have millions of people, both there and around the world, glued to their television screens. The event attracts people not only for the sporting prowess of the players, but all the “razzmatazz” that the average four hour performance takes.
WhatsApp is the brainchild of programmer Brian Acton and computer engineer Jan Koum, both former employees of Yahoo, who left the company in 2005, after which the pair travelled South America, simply to get away from work and no doubt dream up new internet based ideas.