Cops Get Younger, Windows Gets Older
Via a freedom of information release, the BBC has uncovered some embarrassing information about the technology used by some of our boys in blue.
With regards to the Greater Manchester Police (GMP), they discovered that around a fifth of the force are still trying to do their work whilst using the outdated Windows XP operating system.
Equifax... Spoof Site
Equifax, the firm beleaguered by a record hack which compromised millions of sensitive, personal details (multi-nationally) has made yet another world-class slip-up.
Embarrassing iPhone Face Recognition Blunder Explained
Apple’s on-stage demo of the new iPhone X in front of the world’s media last Tuesday suffered an unexpected glitch as its new face recognition feature didn’t work, and now Apple is offering an explanation of what went wrong.
The Battle For Delivering Groceries
A new, "hyper-convenience" delivery service is being trialled by US giant Wal-Mart.
They're testing the market viability of delivering goods directly into consumer's refrigerators.
This bold move is seen as a direct challenge to online retail heavyweight Amazon.
Government Could Share Data To Reduce Immigration
In order for the government to cut net migration numbers to the UK post-Brexit, it has been reported that three government departments will be sharing data on citizens so that immigration status checks can be made more easily.
Tech Tip : Remove Clutter From Your Search Results
If you ever find that you're getting unwanted search results, you can quickly and easily narrow down the list by using the minus sign.
Here's a classic example; let's say that you're interested in natural history and wanted to know more about a jaguar.
However, the (organic) results may display local Jaguar dealerships. You can modify your search with a negative keyword like this :
Online Hate Bans Appear To Work, According To Reddit
Contrary to concerns that social news platform Reddit would drive abusive user groups to other areas of the site by banning them, research has shown that bans have cut hate speech and bad online behaviour for the longer term.
China Bans Bitcoin : Value Falls
The value of Bitcoin has taken a tumble on worldwide currency markets after China ordered exchanges to cease trading in the cryptocurrency.
Tech Tip : Access Cortana’s Secret Calculator
Sometimes the calculator on your computer can come in very handy, and Cortana in Windows 10 gives you access to a full featured calculator via the search box. Here’s how. With Cortana enabled: