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Author: Florin Ramizi | Date: 8/12/17 | Category: Technology

    In the latest technology news roundup Bitcoin hits a record high and broke through $16,000, EU issues a warning over extremist content, a report finds citizen developers build apps faster than IT and Uber's licence is suspended in Sheffield.            It’s snow joke, Bitcoin broke through to $16,000 on Thursday Bitcoin flew past the $16,000 on Thursday afternoon, rising to over more than $2,000 in nine hours and passing $12,000 for the first time. This surge in price has led some analyst to label it a bubble, though there are questions around just when it might pop. The cryptocurrency is famed for its volatility: yesterday,...

Author: Aaron Gunton | Date: 1/12/17 | Category: Technology
Weekly Tech News 01-12-17

    In the technology news roundup this week Google faces mass legal action in the UK over data snooping, OutSystems releases a low-code debugging solution, SMS turns 25 and Tesla switches on the world's biggest battery.            Google faces mass legal action in UK over data snooping Google is being taken to court, accused of collecting the personal data of millions of users, in the first mass legal action of its kind in the UK. Allegations say that Google unlawfully harvested information form 5.4 million UK users by bypassing privacy settings on their iPhones. The group that is taking action against the tech giant –...

Author: Thomas Waddle | Date: 29/11/17 | Category: Technology
London Perl Workshop 2017

This Saturday I attended my first ever Perl community conference and my first tech event with Eligo! The London Perl Workshop, held at the University of Westminster, is in its 11th year and this year I was lucky enough to go along with Rick and represent the Eligo technology team as sponsors of the event. For me, one of the best things about the weekend was being able to finally get involved in the Perl community. Although there are a number of Perl developers whom I have spoken with and worked alongside in the past, I had not been able to actually attend a Perl conference. This left me feeling like I was missing out on a major part of what makes Perl such a great language –...

Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 24/11/17 | Category: Technology
Weekly Tech News 24-11-17

      In the technology news roundup this week the Budget for 2017 has been announced, highlighting UK is at the forefront of a tech revolution. OWASP releases the top 10 2017 security risks, UK regulator has huge concerns over the Uber data breach and  Apple’s latest AI research explores the problem of mapping systems for self-driving cars.       What UK tech entrepreneurs need to know about the Budget 2017 The UK Budget was announced on Wednesday and it highlighted that Britain, was for the first time in decades, at the forefront of a technological revolution. In his Budget, Phillip Hammond acknowledged that the government should...

Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 23/11/17 | Category: Technology
2017 Budget announced £540m towards the growth of electric cars

The UK’s 2017 Budget was delivered yesterday and Philip Hammond’s announcement highlighted that Britain was for the first time in decades, at the forefront of a technological revolution. The 2017 Budget message very much appeared to be focused around the growth of industries and in particular, tech businesses; “We will not build it overnight but in this Budget, today, we will build the foundations … A new tech business is founded in Britain every hour, I want that to be every half hour,” added the chancellor. Hammond also acknowledged that the government should and will continue to invest in the skills and infrastructure that will support future jobs. We’ve got a...

Author: Dan Baxter | Date: 17/11/17 | Category: Technology
Weekly Tech News 17-11-17

      In the technology news roundup this week a third of job seekers would take career advice from a robot, a report finds java developers are most excited to work with Kotlin, a third of tech start-ups have lost potential foreign hires because of Brexit and WordPress 4.9 has arrived.           A third of jobseekers would take career advice from a robot A new report from the job board Indeed has found that approximately a third of job seekers would take career advice from a robot. For younger jobseekers, half of (48%) under 35 believe that automation will help make recruitment less biased and as many as a third (36%)...

Author: Rick Deller | Date: 16/11/17 | Category: Technology
how to attract next gen of devs

  There are many challenges that businesses take on day to day when running and growing their businesses, but one major challenge that 25% of digital businesses face during the recruitment process is talent sourcing. Why is this? There is a tech skills shortage in the UK, with 50% of businesses believing there to be a shortage of highly skilled employees out there. It’s predicted by 2022 that 518,000 additional workers will be needed to fill the specialist roles vacant in the digital space. So, facing this skills gap, what can be done to attract and hire the next generation of developers?   Make skills a priority over education Despite the popular myths, it...

Author: John Stephenson | Date: 10/11/17 | Category: Technology
Weekly Tech News 10-11-17

        In the technology news roundup this week testing for iOS proves to be more of a challenge for developers, a self-driving shuttle crashes on its first day on the road, research shows how technology will transform software development in 2018 and UK bulk spying is challenged in EU court of human rights.          Testing for iOS 11 is more of a challenge for developers As customers get their hands on the latest and greatest tech, developers face ongoing pressure to keep their solutions up to date with constantly evolving form factors and devices. Earlier this month, Apple released the latest version of its iPhone,...

Author: Thomas Waddle | Date: 3/11/17 | Category: Technology
Weekly Tech News 03-11-17

        In the technology news roundup this week Saudi Arabia announces it's first robot citizen, 10 programming languages developers hate most are revealed, Google announces new machine learning capabilities for Firebase and LinkedIn and Capgemini report reveals the digital skills gap is widening.          'Sophia' becomes the first robot citizen Ahead of the future investment initiative, Saudi Arabia bestowed citizenship on a humanoid named Sophia. At the event, Sophia addressed the room declaring "I am very honoured and proud of this unique distinction" and "This is historical to be the first robot in the world to be...

Author: Chloe Pearson | Date: 27/10/17 | Category: Technology
Weekly Tech News 27-10-17

    In the technology news roundup this week Google announces Gmail add-ons for developers, US and UK governments are in talks about a data sharing plan, a new law in Hawaii fines people who text and walk while crossing the road and WhatsApp's privacy laws have come under fresh scrutiny.             Google announces Gmail add-ons for developers Google wants Gmail to be more than just a place where users receive and send emails. The company is announcing new tools that will allow users to do more from their inbox. The Google G Suite team is releasing Gmail add-ons, a new extensibility framework for developers, and ten ready...

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