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Month: October 2017

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Russia Hit By Ransomware

A new type of ransomware dubbed “Bad Rabbit”, similar to WannaCry and Petya, has been spreading across Russia, Ukraine and into other countries. What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a form of malware that typically encrypts important files on the victim’s computer. The victim is then given a ransom demand, the payment of which should mean…
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4 Out Of 10 UK Businesses Not Ready For GDPR

A study by DMA group, formerly the Direct Marketing Association, has revealed that more than 40% of UK marketers say their business is not ready for changes in the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). What Is GDPR? GDPR will come into force in May 2018. This new Regulation replaces the EU Data Protection Directive…
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eBay And Amazon Sellers VAT Warning

MPs have warned Amazon and eBay that their platforms may not be doing enough to prevent many sellers from not charging VAT on their sales, thereby potentially contributing to £1.5bn lost tax revenue for the government. Report The VAT loophole was highlighted in a recent report by MPs in the Public Accounts Committee. What’s Been…
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Changing Faces With AR and AI

The combination of Augmented Reality (AR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) has led to a cosmetics chain enabling customers to experiment with virtual make-up, and the animation of single still images into photos with moving facial expressions. Virtual Cosmetics App Back in March, the new ‘Virtual Artist’ app was first unveiled to the tech world. The…
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Southend … The ‘Smart City’

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is reported to have signed an agreement with tech company Cisco to deploy its ‘Kinetic for Cities’ platform in order to share the benefits of new digital technologies with its businesses and citizens, thereby making it a ‘Smart City’. What Is ‘Kinetic For Cities’? According to the Cisco blog, the Cisco Kinetic…
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Tech Tip: Android: Use Your Phone By Voice Alone

If you want up to set up voice search so that you can use your Android phone hands-free here’s how: Open the latest version of the Google App. Top left, tap Menu, Settings, Voice, then OK Google Detection. Make sure that “From the Google App” and “Always on” are switched on. Making A Call By…
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Cortana Integrated With Skype

Microsoft has added its talking digital assistant ‘Cortana’ to Skype to provide ‘contextual assistance’, which could help Skype users in their online chats. What Kind of Assistance? The idea is that the digital assistant can use its AI to pick up on what is being said in a Skype chat and then help to provide…
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Major Wi-Fi Security Risk

Researches have uncovered a major flaw in Wi-Fi connections dubbed as Krack, which could be putting homes and businesses at risk from hackers. Not interested in reading watch here [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCVYz5tbhj8[/embedyt] The Flaw Researchers from Belgian university, KU Leuven, discovered that there is a critical flaw in the authentication system used by secure wireless connections.…
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Alexa Now Recognises Multiple Voices

Amazon’s Alexa AI digital assistant is now able to tell the difference between the voices of different users in the same household, thus enabling the Amazon Echo to handle multiple-user profiles in a convenient way. Following Google This latest development from Amazon follows Google Home’s rollout of multi-user support in the UK back in June.…
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