Environmentally Responsible Blockchain
At its conference in Barcelona, VMware (tech subsidiary of Dell Technologies and CO2 emission-reducing evangelist) has announced that it has introduced a beta version of blockchain-as-a-service.
IBM Security Expert Says Prepare For Quantum
As businesses come to realise that they may be required to store some data for decades, encrypted data should be secure well beyond its useful life, and with this in mind, security architect for Benelux at IBM, Christiane Peters, is suggesting that businesses should start preparing now to implement post-quantum data protection.
New Features and New Prices For Old Apple Products
At a recent event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, Apple announced the introduction of new features and accompanying price changes for old favourite products like the iPad Pro and Mac Book.
Fatal Security Flaws Discovered in Solid State Drives (SSDs)
Researchers from Radboud University in the Netherlands have released a paper highlighting several security flaws that they’ve discovered in SSDs which mean that data from a flash disk can recovered in more than one way, even if it’s supposedly self-encrypted.
Adult Site Visits on Work Computer Lead to Network Infection
The extensive online porn-accessing habit of an employee of a US government department known as the US Geological Survey (USGS) is being blamed for a government computer network becoming infected with malware.
Tech Tip - Save Time By Dictating Rather Than Typing
Microsoft's Windows 10 contains speech recognition linked to Cortana that allow you to dictate speech through your Windows machine's microphone, and convert it into typing in a text field. Here's how to use it:
Blurring of Personal and Business Technology Cause For Concern
A report by CCS Insight showing how three-quarters of employees are forced to install work software on their personal mobile devices has highlighted how the increased blurring of personal and business technology is causing concern.
Easyjet - Electric Planes By 2030
Easyjet is reported to have backed plans to develop and introduce commercial passenger aircraft powered by electric batteries on its short-haul routes, possibly by 2030.
EU’s Web Copyright Directive Could Spell Trouble
A vote in January on contentious new EU copyright laws could negatively impact tech platforms and all online publishers, create risky legal grey areas for many businesses, stifle freedom of expression, and lead to more surveillance and control.