The recent increase in remote working and video conferencing has put more pressure than ever before on the humble PowerPoint presentation. As people share their screens to show off a presentation, the pressure is on to not just get the message across, but do so in a professional and attractive fashion.
A developer from Berkshire is hoping to create the UK’s first “commercial drone corridor” and get it operational within months, to show how drones could be deployed safely and effectively for everything from package delivery to large-scale surveying.
A closer working relationship between humans and robots has been identified as one of the more exciting tech developments that could be on the cards for 2021.
In an interview with the BBC, Professor Elizabeth Sklar of the University of Lincoln, forecast that the year ahead could see robots come out of closed factory floors and interact much more with humans going about their day.
Companies around the world are becoming more well versed than ever before in the field of cyber security. High-profile data breaches, as well as the laws being introduced to protect customers, mean that organisations large and small have had to learn quickly and implement robust security practices of their own.
Since the government tightened its Christmas lockdown rules, many of us are facing up to spending the big day away from relatives or loved ones. Thankfully, the humble video call – that staple of 2020 – will once again come to our aid, with forecasters expecting a huge surge in people logging into Zoom or Teams on Christmas Day.
With lockdown driving Brits to do more online shopping than ever before (and with the January sales looming large), retailers are anticipating a bumper few months ahead. Unfortunately, so too are cybercriminals, able to profit out of people’s unfamiliarity with online shopping safety measures.
There’s no escaping that the coronavirus pandemic fundamentally changed the way many of us worked in 2020. Necessity brought about sweeping change that may otherwise have taken years or even decades to achieve.
BT has pledged to create 5,300 new jobs, to speed up the development of ultra-fast broadband networks across the whole of the UK.
The UK government has put pressure on network providers to equip all corners of the country with ultra-fast broadband as quickly as possible – driven in no small part by the increased reliance on connectivity as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Security analysts in America have warned of a “significant and ongoing” cyber hacking campaign currently impacting top government agencies.
The attacks targeted a number of departments, including the departments of defence, state, treasury and even the nuclear agency. What’s more, the hackers are thought to have been successful in breaching defences, with a senior security analyst saying the hackers had “managed clearly to gain access to a lot of secure areas.”