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Could your Uber Rating determine your Future?

By | 2018-10-12T09:35:57+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Business, Politics, Technology|

Most of us have travelled in an Uber. We have rated the driver – and the driver has rated us. But how far could that go? Could all aspects of our life be rated? What would the consequences be? And is one very well-known household name already giving us a chilling glimpse of the future… [...]

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Driverless Cars: Is the Future on Cruise Control?

By | 2018-10-08T13:48:40+00:00 October 8th, 2018|Business, Technology|

Some of the world’s biggest and most innovative companies are investing heavily in driverless cars. But what exactly is a self-driving car? How does it work? And which companies are leading the race to get one on our roads? By Mark Richards. It was easy to overlook it last week. The excitement and dance moves [...]

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Apple and Amazon: The Trillion Dollar Twins

By | 2018-10-05T08:41:11+00:00 October 5th, 2018|Business, Technology|

Both Apple and Amazon are now valued at over a trillion dollars. How did they reach a valuation previously considered impossible? We take a look at two contrasting journeys to a trillion dollars… By Mark Richards. Throughout this year there has been an unofficial race going on – the first public company to be valued [...]

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Payment Fraud Costs Customers £500 But Are Banks Playing Fair?

By | 2018-09-26T13:34:07+00:00 September 26th, 2018|Banking, Personal Finance, Technology|

By Trevor Clawson. In the BBC television series Hustle, a gang of confidence tricksters are depicted as loveable rogues who target only the corrupt and greedy. “You can’t con an honest man,” was the mantra for the show. In reality, honest men and women are being conned every day by groups of criminals who are [...]

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Porsche to Cease Making Diesel Cars

By | 2018-09-25T08:19:41+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Business, Technology|

By Lauren Howells. German car manufacturer Porsche has announced that it will stop making diesel cars. Volkswagen, the parent company of Porsche, was at the heart of the scandal dubbed the “diesel dupe” back in 2015, after admitting that it had cheated on emissions tests in the United States. In June of this year, Volkswagen [...]

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Could Robots Create more Jobs than they Take?

By | 2018-09-24T10:02:27+00:00 September 24th, 2018|Economy, Technology|

Will a robot take your job? The prophets of doom have so far held the upper hand in this debate. But a new report from the World Economic Forum suggests that the opposite is going to be true. Rather than destroy jobs, robots and artificial intelligence will actually create jobs for us… By Mark Richards. [...]

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Cryptocurrencies set for British regulation

By | 2018-09-20T08:42:28+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Business, Personal Finance, Technology|

By Mark Fairlie. The Treasury Committee has described the marketplace for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a “Wild West industry” plagued by issues including a lack of consumer protection, vulnerability to hacking, price volatility, and money-laundering, BBC News reports. Cryptocurrencies are not currently regulated by the City watchdog, the Financial Conduct Authority. This means that [...]

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Apple Ready to Launch New Range of Phones and Watches

By | 2018-09-12T08:34:13+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Business, Technology|

By Mark Fairlie, brought to you by CashLady news. Apple’s annual product launch event takes place on September 12th, 2018, according to Popular Mechanics, and the world’s press and the company’s legion of fans worldwide are readying themselves for a number of product announcements delivered by CEO Tim Cook. iPhone – 3 new models? Both [...]

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The Irresistible Rise of the Chatbots

By | 2018-09-07T08:59:49+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Business, Economy, Technology|

More and more companies are using chatbots – and it is becoming harder to tell the difference between chatbots and people. But what is a chatbot? What does the future hold? And how many jobs will they threaten? By Mark Richards. When I started researching today’s article the first thing I came across was a [...]

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Britons See Online Fraud As Inevitable – Are We Too Relaxed?

By | 2018-08-22T13:53:37+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Business, Personal Finance, Technology|

By Trevor Clawson. A growing majority of Britons prefer shopping online to visiting a high street store, despite a widespread belief that fraud is an inevitable risk, according to new research published by payment services provider Paysafe. Much has been written about the impact of online shopping on traditional retailers. In recent months we’ve said [...]