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Tesla S offers drivers free fuel forever

Tesla S offers drivers free fuel forever

Tech billionaire Elon Musk’s new superfast plug-in car promises free motoring forever

UK cleans up in EU data centre awards

Britain tops the European league table for clean, green operations in its data centres.

Solar-powered bike conquers Sahara

  Adventurer Simon Milward has completed his journey across the Western Sahara on his solar-powered bicycle.

Solar powered bike in Sahara trial

Campaigner Simon Milward is crossing the Western Sahara on a solar-powered push-bike, to prove that sunlight is a viable source of renewable energy even in the desert.. Braving the burning sirrocco wind and getting his passport confiscated by Morrocan toll road officials were the least of his worries as he started the trek from Guelmin […]

London Mayor cheeses off telecommuters

It’s the stuff of nightmares, a home working Boris Johnson on the sofa eating cheese, hair dishevelled, probably in his pyjamas, but according to the business friendly London Mayor, it’s the truth of homeworking.

Solar power pack

Bags are not normally the stuff of history but they should be, bags play an elemental part in our lives, the bag, probably more than the wheel, was I am sure,  the starting point of civilisation.

Power when you need it

It’s odd that the word solar keeps on conjuring up all of these images of the sort of technological ideas that you get in Saga Magazines. Devices that allow you to make a perfect cooked breakfast in a microwave if you stand on tiptoe and point in the general direction of Mecca.

£46bn sales prediction for solar panels

In yet more good news for the solar power industry figures recently released by a leading market research group have predicted that the global market for solar panels will reach £46bn by 2017.

The solar power stations in space

At some point in the near future a satellite orbiting the Earth will gently open a solar array like an unfolding flower and power from the Sun will pour down from it to both the Earth and the Moon, science fiction? No, not one bit.

Sun powers railway station

The upgrade to Blackfriars will see the London rail station become an environmentally friendly marvel, incorporating the City’s biggest solar array.

Sunny Spells For Solar Power

The US solar power industry has received a significant endorsement from a top US financier who stated that the sector is moving rapidly to the point it will no longer need government support.

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Mobile people ‘trade children’ for wifi

Mobile people ‘trade children’ for  wifi

CSRI experts have built a fake wifi hotspot and captured passwords, emails and IDs from users…

Startup online, Minister tells jobless

  UK Enterprise Minister urges Britain’s unemployed ‘start Internet-based businesses from home’.

Google ignites new space race

Internet giant Google is funding a prize for the first team to send a lander to the Moon

UK spaceport ‘within five years’ – Minister

Launching the Space Innovation and Growth Strategy at Westminster, David Willetts set out a vision of Public-Private Partnerships to fund a big expansion in Britain’s  hi-tech industries.

Silicon secrets: ‘fresh air and fun’

A new book by Silicon Valley insider Deborah Perry Piscione reveals why it’s the high-tech innovation capital of the world. 

Startup aims to score online

New web platform  Bugscore aims to rate every company, product and service on the planet and to make a fortune for its young co-founders.

Top economist defends under-fire Bitcoin

Leading economist Professor Jon Rushmore has defended the Internet’s own currency Bitcoin against fears it could be used by drug dealers or terrorists.

Watchdog warns on BT’s Chinese whispers

It’s been revealed that Chinese firm Huawei could have run a spying operation at the heart of Britain’s Critical National Infrastructure without any political scrutiny for the past ten years.

Sonic baton waved over Canary Wharf

Acoustic artist Joseph Young has developed a new technology that allows him to ‘conduct’ an orchestra of pre-recorded sounds. He calls it a ‘sonic wand’. In his latest performance he magically summons up the sounds of Wall Street back in 2008, the day before the Lehmann Brothers crash that heralded the start of the worldwide […]

Digital divide deepens millions left behind

A stark report from the World Economic Forum has warned that lack of access to the internet is creating centres of digital poverty across the globe.

Lawyers state data in cloud a business risk

European companies using the cloud are potentially contravening data protection laws in the UK and Europe.

When a picture builds a thousand words

Mapping technology that tells us, who, what and where we are

Old photo-copier spills defence documents

Investigation finds defence data on second-hand photo-copier

The end of privacy?

Personal locational data - where you are - the technology industry's new goldmine

City of London loses to Olympic Games in power stakes

City business races the Games for power - Power demand in the UK's financial centre already outstrips supply, but the Olympics will get priority in the energy infrastructure

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Computer Security

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Snooping: the backlash begins

Snooping: the backlash begins

A new survey shows that 86 percent of Britons believe mass spying on citizens is wrong.

Tech Police chief’s plea for new powers

Troels Oerting, the head of Europol’s Cybercrime Centre has made a passionate plea for extra surveillance powers to counter cybercrime.

Mobile people ‘trade children’ for wifi

CSRI experts have built a fake wifi hotspot and captured passwords, emails and IDs from users…

Startup online, Minister tells jobless

  UK Enterprise Minister urges Britain’s unemployed ‘start Internet-based businesses from home’.

Turing tribute misses high notes

A musical homage to the father of computer science Alan Turing has delighted gay campaigners but disappointed as an artistic experience.

Machine fools experts in tech milestone

An Artificial Intelligence has passed the Turing Test of imitating a human.

Game Over – warning on botnets

Law enforcement chiefs on both sides of the Atlantic are giving a fourteen-day warning about a new cyber crime network

Regulators snap at Snapchat

Snapchat the social media service that promised its customers instant privacy by destroying their messages within 10 seconds has been slammed by the US Federal Trade Commission.

Heartbleed unlocks private keys and IDs

The Heartbleed vulnerability has exposed users  to theft of ID and credit card details..

‘Humans first’ – report’s tech ethics call

Tech guru Peter Warren is advising EU, UK and French policymakers on Internet ethics.

New front in cyber war

The UK is investing in new research to protect vital services like power, gas and transport says Government minister.

Ex-US aide’s cybersecurity tax break call

One of the world’s leading cyber security strategists is calling for tax breaks for consumers and businesses to encourage them to use the latest in cyber protection to combat cybercrime.

Dogs and lamp posts go online

At some point in the next decade, machine to machine communications on the internet will exceed those made by humans.

Wikileaks goes to Hollywood

“We steal secrets” – that it’s the ex-CIA man who says that – and not the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is one of the first of many surprises throughout this drama-documentary.

Xbox ‘more secure than X-ray machines’

The US Department of Homeland security warns hundreds of widely-used medical devices are open to hack attacks.

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Who’s watching the watchers?

Who’s watching the watchers?

Demonstrators plan a worldwide protest of one million people against mass surveillance

Will you wear it well?

Wellness apps put fitness first but fashion needs to catch up, say researchers…

Save Our Skin – app ‘abolishes ageing’

New wearable technology promises to keep you young by rationing UV exposure

‘Set data free’ – Tim Berners Lee

The founder of the World Wide Web declares data should be open by default..

Xbox ‘more secure than X-ray machines’

The US Department of Homeland security warns hundreds of widely-used medical devices are open to hack attacks.

Phillips shines a ray of hope on cancer

Multi-national technology giant Phillips is working with the University of Eindhoven to test a new cancer killing technology.

Hush-hush technology relieves stress

Britain’s Noise Abatement Society is on a mission to reduce stress in the workplace and at home by promoting technologies that make machines and computers operate more quietly.

Suffolk Tele-Health Summit

Invited audience for Future Intelligence and Radio Castle’s PassWord programme presentation on the future of healthcare in Suffolk. Click to join event. 

Baby powder powers new batteries

Talcum powder promises new power source for health sector

MRSA inside: the killer computer bug

Scientists in the US have linked the spread of the hospital super bug MRSA to a sharp increase in the use of technology in hospitals.

Scientist announces plant aphrodisiac

Forget the cultivated roses on Valentines' Day, wild jungle aphrodisiacs are much better

Mirror talks truth

Mirror, mirror on the wall - tell me all

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Government

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Snooping: the backlash begins

Snooping: the backlash begins

A new survey shows that 86 percent of Britons believe mass spying on citizens is wrong.

Web can rebuild political trust says author

Writer Cory Doctorow says world leaders should follow The Pirate Party and use the Internet to put trust back into politics

Startup online, Minister tells jobless

  UK Enterprise Minister urges Britain’s unemployed ‘start Internet-based businesses from home’.

‘Don’t censor history ‘ – Wiki chiefs

Online encyclopedia founder Jimmy Wales has launched a counter attack against the European Court of Justice’s ‘right to be forgotten’

Will you wear it well?

Wellness apps put fitness first but fashion needs to catch up, say researchers…

App attack: privacy abuse crackdown

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office and the US Federal Trade Commission have launched a global sweep of mobile app developers in a bid to crack down on privacy abuse.

Regulators snap at Snapchat

Snapchat the social media service that promised its customers instant privacy by destroying their messages within 10 seconds has been slammed by the US Federal Trade Commission.

New front in cyber war

The UK is investing in new research to protect vital services like power, gas and transport says Government minister.

UK spaceport ‘within five years’ – Minister

Launching the Space Innovation and Growth Strategy at Westminster, David Willetts set out a vision of Public-Private Partnerships to fund a big expansion in Britain’s  hi-tech industries.

Ex-US aide’s cybersecurity tax break call

One of the world’s leading cyber security strategists is calling for tax breaks for consumers and businesses to encourage them to use the latest in cyber protection to combat cybercrime.

‘Set data free’ – Tim Berners Lee

The founder of the World Wide Web declares data should be open by default..

Fifth Estate is second rate

The latest Hollywood movie inspired by Wikileaks already looks dated says Jane Whyatt

Stop watching – users fight for privacy

Thousands of US and German citizens have protested against online snooping

UK porn curbs ‘won’t work’

Internet freedom campaigners are questioning the point of the UK Government’s new law.

Who’s looking at you through the PRISM?

Britain’s GCHQ spy centre is caught in the headlamps as US networks reveal Obama’s secret agents have been snooping on our email and Facebook accounts.