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Is the Podcast Trend set to Continue?

By | 2018-12-10T10:43:25+00:00 December 10th, 2018|Business, Technology|

By Mark Richards. We are listening to more and more podcasts as they boom in popularity – and they are an advertiser’s dream. Is the trend set to continue? Will we see more brands launching their own podcasts? And could you make your fortune from a podcast? If you believe in Chinese signs of the [...]

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Huawei’s finance director facing extradition to the US

By | 2018-12-06T14:20:59+00:00 December 6th, 2018|Business, Politics, Technology|

By Mark Fairlie. The daughter of the founder of one of the world’s biggest firms, Huawei, has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in providing US-origin goods to countries sanctioned by America. China has protested to Canada, the country in which she was arrested, that she should be released immediately.  The United States is requesting [...]

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Marriott International data breach affecting 500 million guests

By | 2018-12-04T09:43:50+00:00 December 4th, 2018|Business, Technology|

By Lauren Howells. Up to 500 million guests who made a reservation at a Starwood property, may have had their details compromised following a data breach. Unauthorised access to Starwood network since 2014 Marriott said that, following an alert on 8 September 2018 from an “internal security tool” regarding an attempt to access the Starwood [...]

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Should We Worry about China Spying on Us?

By | 2018-11-30T10:43:21+00:00 November 30th, 2018|Business, Politics, Technology|

By Mark Richards. Should we worry about the Chinese state spying on us? Plenty of countries around the world are so concerned that they are now refusing to buy Chinese equipment for key installations. Are they right to worry? And what about your mobile phone… We have written a lot about China recently. Earlier this [...]

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Apple: Is it the Beginning of the End?

By | 2018-11-26T11:20:43+00:00 November 26th, 2018|Business, Technology|

By Mark Richards. Plenty of people will be reading this article on an iPhone. Many more will have iPads, Macs and other Apple products at home. But could the recent slide in the share price be a sign that the company is heading for trouble? Does Apple need a new Steve Jobs? We look at [...]

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An Unfinished Revolution – Technophobia Puts the Brakes on Banking Apps

By | 2018-11-21T14:37:04+00:00 November 21st, 2018|Banking, Personal Finance, Technology|

By Trevor Clawson. Last week I took possession of a shiny new iPhone and minutes after the man from UPS had made the delivery, I began the setup process. Around two screens in,  the phone invited me to add my card details to Apple Pay and at that point, I had to stop and think.  [...]

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Vision Direct customers’ details stolen online

By | 2018-11-20T14:18:22+00:00 November 20th, 2018|Business, Technology|

By Mark Fairlie. Any Vision Direct customers who logged into to their account between 12.11am on 3rd November and 12.52pm on 8th November is at risk of having had their name, address, email address, password, telephone number, and debit/credit card details (including the three digits on the signature strip) stolen, the company has revealed. According [...]

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Would you let your Boss Microchip you?

By | 2018-11-19T10:13:17+00:00 November 19th, 2018|Business, Technology|

By Mark Richards. Would you let your employer put a microchip in you? Several UK companies want to go down that route, with employers and employees in Sweden and the US already hailing ‘being chipped’ as a success. But surely it is a step too far? Clear evidence that Big Brother is watching us all? [...]

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The Future of Farming is Here with Agri-Tech

By | 2018-11-13T15:57:30+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Business, Technology|

By Mark Fairlie. The “world’s first” farming robot prototype took centre stage at the Agri-Tech East REAP Conference last week. The showstopper “Harry” is just one of a wide range of advanced technologies proposed to revolutionise the agriculture sector. From land surveying and livestock monitoring drones to GPS-guided tractors, more UK farms than ever are [...]

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Twitter-based Elon Musk Bitcoin scam

By | 2018-11-08T10:44:49+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Business, Technology|

By Mark Fairlie. A handful of popular and “verified” Twitter accounts were hijacked on the 4th November 2018 by online fraudsters to promote “the biggest crypto-giveaway in the world” by Tesla and SpaceX founder, Elon Musk. Daily Beast reporter Lachlan Markay reported that the scammers had been successful in their efforts with over $158,000 paid [...]

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