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Author: Tom Townsend | Date: 7/10/16 | Category: Technology
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    Eligo Technology news round up, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry - week ending 07/10/2016             UK Government gives £220m boost for cutting-edge tech The chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond has announced that there will be a £220m boost to help support UK’s technology sector. £100m of the funding will be extended to enhance cutting edge medical technologies and some £120m will help to stimulate collaboration between universities and business. Read more here (Tech City News) 03/10/2016   Panasonic announces a new flexible battery Panasonic unveiled...

Author: John Stephenson | Date: 30/9/16 | Category: Technology
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      Eligo Technology news round up, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry- week ending 30/09/2016             Apple to open new HQ at Battersea Power Station The tech giant is set to open a new UK HQ at London’s Battersea Power Station in 2021. This will include moving 1,400 of its employees from eight separate offices in London to the new premises. The Grade II listed building was restored as part of a £9bn development project and Apple will occupy all six floors. Read more here (Tech City News) 28/09/2016   3D Printing and Hair Loss L’Oreal has said that 3D...

Author: Dan Baxter | Date: 23/9/16 | Category: Technology
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      Eligo Technology news round up, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry- week ending 23/09/2016           Lenovo’s Signature laptop refuses to install Linux It has been confirmed that several of Lenovo’s Yoga laptops are refusing to install Linux based operating systems. There is confusion surrounding this restriction as an employee posted that Linux was blocked because of an “agreement with Microsoft” but Lenovo denies enforcing a deliberate ban.   Read more here (BBC Tech) 21/09/2016     Brits are keen to start using fingerprint ID when making bank payments...

Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 21/9/16 | Category: Technology

In the 21st century everyone is vulnerable to cyber threats, online and via computers and devices. These threats range from malicious Malware, harmful Trojans, web-based and web application attacks to Botnets and online Phishing. Proving that where there is fantastic technology available to the masses, there are also threats from those taking advantage of it to steal data and private information. Nearly all businesses rely on their computers and databases, with many being at the beating heart of the company. Which means a cyberattack can be both dangerous and damaging. According to a report by Juniper Research 50% of small businesses have suffered a data breach, with two thirds...

Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 16/9/16 | Category: Technology
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    Eligo Technology news round up, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry- week ending 16/09/2016             UK Steps up its Cyber Security Defence With the opening of the National Cyber Security Centre next month, the UK government has now stepped up plans to create an active Cyber defence against online attacks. They aim to develop automated defences offering protection from high-volume yet unsophisticated attacks. Read more here (BBC Technology) 13/09/2016     AI and the future of FinTech With the rise in popularity of AI and business it is now believed that the...

Author: Rick Deller | Date: 12/9/16 | Category: Technology
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Last month I spoke at this year’s YAPC::EU, held in Cluj Napoca, on the subject of “How’s the Perl Jobs market?” The topic of Perl Jobs and the Perl Jobs Market is one that is always on the minds of many people, particularly with recent events such as Brexit. Those who attended YAPC::EU will have seen my brief overview of the Perl jobs market and how it’s currently looking. For those that didn’t attend YAPC::EU, or missed my talk you can watch a video of the talk below which answers a number of questions many Perl job seekers are asking; Are there still Perl Jobs? What form to they take? Where in the world are they? What’s the money like? How do we apply...

Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 9/9/16 | Category: Technology
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      Eligo Technology news round up, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry- week ending 09/09/2016     The UK has been named best G20 country for starting a digital business In accountancy firm EY’s latest G20 Digital Entrepreneurship Barometer report, Britain scored high marks in the digital business environment category. Partner for digital government at EY stated “It is great to see the UK leading the way for supporting digital startups”. Read more here (City A.M.) 09/09/2016       Raspberry Pi reaches 10m sales mark The iconic small computer (the size of a credit card) the Raspberry...

Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 6/9/16 | Category: Technology
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Last month we saw the Great British Olympic team triumph at the Rio Olympics, coming second in the medals table with 67 medals overall and 27 of them being gold! In our previous technology blog ‘Going for gold: does technology lead to Olympic success’ we talked about the many technologies being utilised by athletes to help them achieve medal success at the Rio Olympics last month. With the Rio Paralympics just around the corner, the same question applies - does technology aid in Paralympic success? We discuss the many fantastic technologies being used by Paralympians to enhance their performance.   Emerging tech and Custom Made wearables   In our previous...

Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 2/9/16 | Category: Technology
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    Eligo Technology news round up, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry- week ending 02/09/2016         Whatsapp only sim card comes to the UK In response to the popular use of instant messaging platforms and 43% of Britons using it at least once a week, Freedompop a telecoms startup has launched UK’s first ever Whatsapp only SIM card. The new SIM offers free unlimited data when using messaging app owned by Facebook, it also offers 200 megabytes of data and 100 voice minutes per month. Read more here (City A.M) 01/09/2016   Interest in the C Programming language struggles to compete TOBIE...

Author: Rick Deller | Date: 31/8/16 | Category: Technology
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Last week we attended the biggest Perl conference in Europe, YAPC::EU, where Perl developers from around the world descended on Cluj-Napoca, Romania for an exciting programme of talks, presentations, events, and drinks! Held by the Perl Counts of Transylvania, the lovely Cluj Perl Mongers, the 3-day event featured a line-up of speakers including the father of Perl, Larry Wall, as a keynote speaker alongside Curtis Poe (Ovid) and SawyerX. YAPC's Perl Counts of Transylvania The city of Cluj is both a beautiful and perfect setting for such an event with its historic buildings, the excellent University where the conference was hosted, and a wide array of bars and restaurants for...

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