‘Hybrid learning’ presents huge opportunities – and some challenges

By on October 23, 2020 in General, Remote working

Teachers across the UK have warned that benefits from so-called ‘hybrid learning’ may only be felt by certain pupils, depending on their access to technology.

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has meant people doing much more from home – not least educating their children. As such, it’s not only companies that need to consider the implications of home working, but teachers and parents too.

iPhone finally makes 5G jump

By on October 12, 2020 in Apple, New technology

Apple has confirmed its latest devices will finally allow 5G connectivity, in what some say is a bid to prompt mass upgrades.

The Californian company had surprised some in the tech community by holding off on 5G connectivity for an uncharacteristically long time. As many of its rivals fell over one another to secure ‘first-mover advantage’, Apple waited until it thought was the time was right.

Why Microsoft is sinking money into underwater data centres

By on September 28, 2020 in Infrastructure, Microsoft

Analysis from Microsoft’s ‘Project Natick’ suggests that underwater data centres could be eight times more reliable than their dry land counterparts, whilst also keeping energy and operation costs low.

The tech giant has recently concluded a years-long experiment involving a shipping container-sized underwater data centre, placed on the sea floor off the cost of Scotland’s Orkney Islands.

MFA-Minded attackers continue to figure out workarounds

By on September 9, 2020 in Security, Web privacy

Multifactor authentication (MFA) has been promoted in recent years by banks, software vendors and website operators as a means to improve your overall security, but it is not a “silver bullet” and users must be aware that hacks continue. This is the warning from tech website darkreading.com in the light of a rising number of security vulnerability reports.