Parliamentary Inquiry Launched Into Fake News
Claims that U.S. voters may have been swayed by “fake news” stories in the recent U.S election campaign is the reason given by MPs for launching a new parliamentary inquiry into the phenomenon.
Microsoft To Offer More Digital Apprenticeships And Training
Tech giant Microsoft has announces that it will be offering a programme to improve digital literacy across the UK and this will include the offer of digital apprenticeships.
Family Seek Redress Against Apple After Distraction Road Crash Death
A family in Texas is suing Apple because they believe that a driver who was allegedly distracted by a FaceTime call on his iPhone while at the wheel was the reason for a road accident which resulted in the death of their five-year-old daughter.
Japanese electronics manufacturer Kyocera is reported to have introduced a new range of waterproof smartphones that can be washed in soap and water.
Streaming Top Trumps
Akamai figures show that the inauguration of President Donald Trump broke all live video streaming records in terms of the rate of data transmission in Terabytes per second (tbps).
To kick off 2017, Dropbox has announced new productivity enhancements to its services, which include availability of its Paper document collaboration service and a Smart Sync feature that gives access to all shared files.
Cloud Contracts One Third Of Outsourcing
Information Services Group (ISG) figures show that in 2016, traditional outsourcing contracts were replaced by cloud-based services to the point where spending on cloud based contracts increased by 33% compared to 2015. Fall and Rise
The ISG figures show that at the same time, cloud-based spending rose by such a huge amount, spending on traditional outsourcing dipped to its lowest level since 2009. In the UK, traditional outsourcing spending fell 10% with the number of contract awards declining by a third.
Tech Tip : Fast Windows Shutdown
If you usually shutdown Windows using the ‘Start’ menu, you may have been a little frustrated by how long this can sometimes take; there are other, often quicker ways.
Rural Broadband and 5G On Course
The UK government’s post-Brexit strategy green paper ‘Building our Industrial Strategy’ shows that its previous commitments to more funding for rural broadband and rolling-out and 5G mobile networks is still on the cards.