Bitcoin’s Biggest Increase in Value in 3 Years Fuels Renewed Optimism
The growing optimism for the future of the web-based crypto-currency ‘Bitcoin’ received another boost this week as the value of 1 Bitcoin jumped above $1,000 (£815) for the first time in three years.
Why Water Resistant Mobile Device Sales Are Up
A report by IDC has revealed that the fact that water damage is common and yet it is not covered by insurance policies is the reason why sales of water resistant mobile devices have increased so significantly in 2016.
Beware The Car-Key Jammers.
Police have issued a warning that some recent thefts from vehicles which have taken place in 3 Berkshire service stations have involved the use of radio jammers.
Amazon’s Warehouse In The Sky
News has surfaced of a patent that's reported to have been filed by Amazon back in December 2014 for a flying warehouse, or airborne fulfilment centre (AFC), that can use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to deliver items to users.
The patent has been recently unearthed and reported via Twitter by analyst Zoe Leavitt from CB Insights, who described the idea as ‘the Death Star of ecommerce”.
Don't Be (Unwittingly) Tracked By Uber.
Privacy campaigners have complained (on behalf of concerned customers) after it was revealed that an update to Uber’s app allows users’ GPS signals to be followed after they have left the vehicle at the end of their journey.
Obama Retaliates By Expelling 35 Russian ‘Spy’ Diplomats
The outgoing US President Obama has commenced the public aspects of retaliation for the alleged Russian hacking of (and interference with) the US presidential election by expelling 35 Russian diplomats from the country.
Robot Passenger Planes Now Taking Off.
BAE Systems has announced that it will be carrying out 17 trial flights in UK airspace of an aircraft that has been specially converted to enable it to fly autonomously.
Tech Tip - Make A Windows 10 Full System Image Backup
With Windows 10 you can make a system image backup which means that you can easily restore your computer to the way it was in the event of a critical failure or issue.
To make the backup:
You Guessed It. (Er, Your Credit Card Number)
Researchers from the University of Newcastle have developed a credit card querying system that has exposed loopholes in online payment systems. The system could allow cyber thieves using a similar method to successfully ‘guess’ your credit card number.