Technology

I Spy, with my Five Eyes

By |2019-04-29T09:53:47+00:00April 29th, 2019|Technology|

By Mark Richards. Last week’s papers were full of stories about spies and security. The UK gave Chinese company Huawei the go-ahead to work on our 5G infrastructure: cyberattacks on small business increased and it was revealed that the UK’s most common password is 123456. At first glance these stories are not connected – but [...]

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What Changes will 5G Bring? And What will it Cost us?

By |2019-04-08T10:03:16+00:00April 8th, 2019|Economy, Technology|

By Mark Richards. 5G is going to bring major changes to connectivity and download speeds. Some industries will be changed out of all recognition. So what changes can we expect to see? And what price will we have to pay for those changes? Last week both South Korea and the USA launched commercial 5G services, [...]

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The Rise and Rise of Esports

By |2019-04-05T10:05:38+00:00April 5th, 2019|Business, Technology|

By Mark Richards. This is a busy weekend of sport, with the Grand National and the FA Cup semi-finals. But what will the sporting scene look like in ten years’ time? Will traditional sports have given way to Esports? And could Esports be a viable career path for your son or daughter? As anyone with [...]

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“Would you Like a Large Bot With That?”

By |2019-03-29T10:17:59+00:00March 29th, 2019|Business, Technology|

By Mark Richards. Is your job at risk from AI, robotics and automation? Estimates of the number of jobs at risk vary widely, from 800m worldwide to none at all. Yes, some jobs will undoubtedly be lost – but the evidence from Japan suggests that there is still hope for us humans… Over the last [...]

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The Irresistible March of the Bots

By |2019-03-25T10:38:36+00:00March 25th, 2019|Politics, Technology|

By Mark Richards. Can we trust what we read any more? We have all heard the term ‘fake news:’ but as artificial intelligence becomes ever more powerful and the use of internet bots increases, will we be able to tell what is real and what is fake any more? Will there even be a place [...]

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Is it the Beginning of the End for the Tech Giants?

By |2019-03-15T10:32:02+00:00March 15th, 2019|Business, Technology|

By Mark Richards. At first glance, the Chancellor’s Spring Statement, and an article written by a Democratic wannabee in the US and Facebook’s longest period of ‘down’ time for ten years have little to do with each other? But are they the straws in the wind that will ultimately mean the beginning of the end [...]

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Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe?

By |2019-03-01T09:58:34+00:00March 1st, 2019|Business, Technology|

By Mark Richards. Will artificial intelligence bring us untold benefits – eliminating traffic accidents, developing customised learning and giving us all a better quality of life? Or will it ultimately become so intelligent that it decides it no longer  needs us. MoneyGap looks at the background, the benefits – and the dangers… What was the [...]

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Huawei: helping the UK or Spying on the UK?

By |2019-02-25T10:46:32+00:00February 25th, 2019|Business, Technology|

By Mark Richards. Should the Chinese telecoms company Huawei be allowed to supply equipment for the UK’s 5G network? There are mixed messages coming from the UK Government – while other countries around the world decide that the answer is an emphatic ‘no.’ Whoop! Whoop! From February 25th to the 28th it is the Mobile [...]

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I Love You: Give me your Money

By |2019-02-15T10:14:59+00:00February 15th, 2019|Personal Finance, Technology|

By Mark Richards. As we all know, yesterday was Valentine’s Day, but for thousands of people around the world it will have been the day when they fell victim to a ‘romance scam’ – someone promising undying love in a bid to get money or information from them. The romance scam is by no means [...]

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Will Driverless Cars lead to Carmageddon?

By |2019-02-08T10:11:12+00:00February 8th, 2019|Business, Technology|

By Mark Richards. The car industry is changing rapidly as both the big manufacturers and the internal combustion engine come under threat. Will the big names survive? How much impact will driverless technology have? And will our children ever own a car? Cars have been much in the news this week. The big story, of [...]

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