Browsers Slowed By Adverts and Analytics

Research by developer Patrick Hulce has shown that around 60% of the loading time in a browser is caused by JavaScript code that is used to place adverts or analyse what users do. Analysed Pages The researchers analysed data from desktop and mobile versions of a million sites, including many popular ones, and sampled programs […]

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Report Says 90% of NHS Jobs Will Need Digital Skills, But AI and Robotics Could Enhance Services

A report, commissioned by health secretary Matt Hancock and led by US academic Eric Topol, has found that even though AI and robotics will enhance healthcare services, 90% of NHS staff will require fresh digital skills within 20-years. Robotics and AI Enhancements According to the report, although there has been fear that the implementation of […]

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UK Solar-Powered High Latitude Drone Presents New Mapping Opportunities

The Astigan high-altitude “pseudo-satellite” (HAPS) drone, built in Somerset using British Technology, and co-developed with Ordinance Survey, could succeed where other earth-mapping efforts by tech giants have failed, and provide a wealth of other opportunities. High Altitude Hover For 90 Days, With No Re-Fuelling The fixed-wing aircraft, which has solar panels across 38m wingspan and […]

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Russia Plans Disconnect From Rest of World Internet For Cyber-Defence Test

Russia has set itself a deadline of 1st April to test “unplugging” the entire country from the global Internet for reasons relating to defence and control. Giant Intranet Dubbed “Runet” The impending test of a complete ‘pulling up of the drawbridge’ from the rest of the world is being planned in order to ensure compliance […]

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ROI Index Shows That Facebook & Google Offer Best Value For Mobile Advertisers

Marketing report company Singular has produced an ROI index for mobile advertising, based on its own research which shows that Facebook and Google appear to offer the best value for mobile advertisers. The Research Singular sampled over $1.5 billion of spend in mobile advertising, including over a half a billion installs and almost $3 billion […]

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Could 5G’s High Frequency Be Dangerous?

5G may be the next generation of mobile internet that could provide new and innovative opportunities and boost to new industries, but there have been some concerns that its high-frequency mmWave spectrum could pose new health risks. Long-Held Concerns Ever since there have been mobile phones, there have always been concerns that prolonged exposure to low-energy, […]

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Google Live Transcribe To Help Hard of Hearing

Google has announced the introduction of its ‘Live Transcribe’ app for Android which allows people who are deaf or hard of hearing to see a live, near real-time written display of conversations on their phone. Live Transcribe The Google Live Transcribe app offers deaf and hard of hearing a new portable, accessibility tool that offers […]

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Mear Technology will be on the Radio. Listen to Forth 1 and Forth 2 – Week commencing 4th March

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As an employer of Apprentices Mear Technology were privileged to be invited down to the offices of Forth 1 and Forth 2 Radio to take part in an initiative to promote the benefits of apprentices for businesses and to encourage young people to engage at an apprenticeship level. It is essential we as business owners […]

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Large Rises in Amazon’s Web Services (AWS) Revenues, Fuelled By Public Cloud Demand

A massive 45% growth in the revenue of Amazon’s Web Services (AWS) in the fourth quarter has been fuelled by big profits in Amazon’s public cloud arm. Beats Microsoft & Google In Cloud Infrastructure The $7.4 billion cloud revenue, which is a jump 45% compared to the previous year, means that AWS is beating competitors […]

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Windows 10 Error Messages Soon To Make More Sense

Starting with the April 2019 update, Microsoft will be adding “Learn more” links to its error code messages in a bid to enable users to see what the code means, plus the chance to fix the error on the spot. Resolved During Installation The “Learn More” links will be there to help if there is […]

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