In 2014 large amount of Tech news was reported, from new devices to hacking and security fails. Lets take a look at what got you reading.
Change, this year has seen a lot of it. Technology has changed, the focus is continuing to push towards the wearable market, the next-gen consoles don’t seem too next-gen now and lets not forget extreme market turbulence (looking at you Apple and Samsung). Gadget Nibble hasn’t been immune from such transitions either – with the last of our beloved mascots, Boog, departing us. As we go into 2015, things are going to keep changing.
BT Group has confirmed that it is now holding ‘exclusive’ talks with EE and its owners Deutsche Telekom over a possible acquisition. British Telecom Group holds a large number of contracts within the UK and acts as one of the main providers of broadband, TV and phone services to UK households. The once nationalised company employs nearly 90,000 and made £18bn in revenue in 2013 – giving it a primary listing in the FTSE 100 Index.
A few months back, Ordnance Survey introduced their own, mini-version, of the UK mapped entirely on Minecraft. Now the UK based mapping company has given its OS Minecraft world an update – adding homes, roads and 60 million more blocks.
The 4th August just so happens to be a rather poignant day, for several reasons. One hundred and eighty years ago today, John Venn was born and on the same day, eighty years later, modern civilisation went to war to destroy itself.
By January 2015, your morning commute might be slightly more intriguing, when being carved up by an automotive with no driver. The UK government has announced that driverless cars will be legal on UK roads from 2015.
The Open Rights Group has begun its high-profile campaign against the UK Government’s prolonged attack on internet freedom. In a stunt website titled ‘Department of Dirty‘, the organisation highlights the issues related to default-on web filtering. Continue reading Department of Dirty Spanks UK Porn Filters: Filtering Won’t Work
Well, it’s not even been a week and the companies here, in the UK have decided to slap a big-old ban on those new fangled Google Glasses.