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Are All Ransom Attacks Considered Ransomware?

Terry Ray | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Tech
Terry Ray

Ransomware attacks take advantage of human, system, network, and/or software vulnerabilities to infect a victim's device--which can be a computer, printer, smartphone, wearable, point-of-sale (POS) terminal, or other endpoint. Ransomware can target either endpoints or file servers

Humans Are Still Evolving And It's Producing Some Amazing Results

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Parents

Humans might consider themselves the final stage of evolution - the pinnacle of millions of years of genetic improvements that have made us the ultima...

How We Engineer A Solution To The Skills Gap

Robyn Skelton | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Tech
Robyn Skelton

Designed by Royal College of Art graduate Ryan Mario Yasin, Petit Pli employs the Negative Poisson's ratio to allow garments to expand in both directions - enabling them to continuously fit children as they grow. A neat solution to the problem of quickly outgrown clothing, so familiar - and frustrating - to parents.

America Is Taking So Many Antidepressants They're Accumulating In Fish Brains

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Tech

Antidepressants being taken by humans to combat depression, are finding their way into the brains of wild fish through waterways and malfunctioning se...

The Zika Virus Can Actually Kill A Deadly Form Of Brain Cancer

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Tech

In the future a deadly form of brain cancer, that has a prognosis of less than a year, could be treated by injecting the notorious Zika virus directly...

Social Media Giants Must Do More To Tackle Cyberbullying

Sarah Brennan | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK
Sarah Brennan

We need to make sure that young people get the best out of the online world, and we need to work together to develop innovative ways to promote good mental health.

IFA 2017: The Wearables And VR Headsets That Ruled The Show

James Stables | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Tech
James Stables

The Samsung Gear Sport doesn't bring a whole lot new to the party - and is more a rationalizing of last year's beefy Gear S3 into something a little sportier. However, its 5ATM water resistance makes it a better all-rounder than previous Samsung smartwatches and the partnership with Speedo could help it rival Garmin in the pool.

Role Of Blockchain In The Internet Of Things: SWOT Analysis

Sufian Farrukh | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Tech
Sufian Farrukh

Are our laptops and smartphones the only devices connected to the large virtual space, the internet? Certainly, not! The internet, as we know today, connects a diverse range of devices that are built to make life more convenient.

Inclusivity v.s. Diversity: The Technology Sector Challenge

Jon Topper | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Tech
Jon Topper

The recent Google memo furore shows that there are people in the tech industry who honestly believe that women and people of colour are genetically less capable of working as engineers - a set of assertions based on exceptionally flawed science. Research actually shows that teams with higher levels of gender and racial diversity demonstrate better financial performance.

Can Robots Love Us?

James Young | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Tech
James Young

Technology has shaped society in unforeseen ways. In the early nineteenth century, curious human beings began meddling with electrical current, passing it through wire and carefully noting the effects. One of the observed effects was magnetism, and through a cascade of experimentation and developments, electrical motors were created.

A Breakthrough Discovery Could Let Us Diagnose PTSD Using A Blood Test

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Tech

In the future post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which affects in 1 every 3 people who have a traumatic life experience, could potentially be diag...

These Weird Brain-Like 'Blobs' Found In A Lagoon Have Been Around For Millions Of Years

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Tech

A creature resembling a giant gelatinous blob has been found lurking in a lagoon in downtown Vancouver by a group of amateur nature lovers over the we...

New Research Shows The Brain Can Be Tricked Into Feeling Pain Relief

The Conversation UK | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

Pain is never a nice things to experience, but it is one of the most useful bodily signals we have. It acts like an alarm system - sending an immediate message for highly harmful and potentially fatal conditions - so you know that when you touch that boiling hot pan, you should take your hand away very quickly.

Asthma Medicine Has Been Found To Halve The Risk Of Parkinson's Disease

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Tech

Commonly prescribed asthma drugs have been found to reduce a patient’s risk of developing Parkinson’s disease by as much as 50% in a decade-long s...

Do Astronauts Wear Boxers Or Briefs In Space?

Quora | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Tech
Quora

THIS astronaut wore Hanes brand, perfectly white cotton (at least they started out that way!), loose-fitting boxer shorts... every single day. And each of those days was spent on board the International Space Station (ISS) over the summer of 2007.

Why We Should All Embrace The Epicness Of The Internet Of Things

Adam Manuel | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Tech
Adam Manuel

The world is built upon efficiency, information, and the quantification of big data. At present, the problem we face is that there's too much information and not enough experts to process it. It's like we're living in a giant hourglass, with only a small tube (the experts) to organise the contents and deliver some kind of measurable result.

Artificial Attack Versus Artificial Defence

Matt Middleton-Leal | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Tech
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Matt Middleton-Leal

From Westworld to Humans and Black Mirror, we have been gripped by programmes which delve into the dark side of artificial intelligence. The idea of robots taking on humans has caught our imagination because it's not far off our reality, and we're questioning if machines can, one day, become more intelligent and more powerful than us.

Over 700,000 Pacemakers Discovered To Have A Cyber-Flaw

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Tech

Over half a million people worldwide could potentially be open to ‘pacemaker hacking’ after a manufacturer has revealed, in an open letter, that t...

For The First Billion Years The Universe Had No Light In it, Then Something Changed

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When you think about the Big Bang, a moment of dramatic expansion that allowed the universe to exist as we know it, you don’t tend to imagine total ...

The Return Of The Note Series Spells Big Things For Samsung

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

So what does the latest Note handset bring to the table? How does it measure up against the widely celebrated Galaxy S8 range? And how have Samsung developed the device to distance it from the Note 7's earlier downfalls? We take a closer look at the device below.

A New Meningitis Test Could Save Lives By Getting Results In Hours Not Days

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Tech

A rapid new test for meningitis, which affects approximately 3200 people in the UK every year, could save lives as it cuts time required for diagnosis...

Fitbit Ionic: Five Things You Might Have Missed

James Stables | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Tech
James Stables

There's a new heart rate monitor on board, which Fitbit is being oddly tight-lipped about. It's not the PurePulse of old, but a new one which uses red LEDs instead of green - and that's a big deal.

A Virtual Reality Game Is Going To Help Researchers Understand Dementia

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Tech

Deutsche Telekom "SEA HERO QUEST" from BUF on Vimeo. A virtual reality game could be the answer to helping scientists diagnose Alzheimer’s dis...

A New App Can Detect The Early Signs Of Pancreatic Cancer From A Selfie

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Tech

A new app that uses selfies to check for signs of pancreatic cancer has “shown promise” in helping scientists correctly identify cases of concern ...

Facebook Shuts Down 1 Million Accounts Every Single Day And That's Still Not Enough

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Tech

Mark Zuckerberg’s social network removes in excess of one million accounts every single day, that breach the user agreement, but is still struggling...