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How to protect yourself from snoopers

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, January 19, 2017

Now that the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 AKA Snooper’s Charter – is law, how can you protect yourself from government snoopers? The new law forces internet service providers to keep a record of all the websites you visit for up to a year. It also obliges companies to decrypt data on demand and gives government security […]

Amazon makes first drone delivery

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, December 16, 2016

Amazon has made its first commercial delivery using a drone, in the UK. The package arrived safely at its destination in Cambridge, 13 minutes after being ordered. A video showing the process details how the order was completed using an electrically powered drone flying at up to 400ft. As part of the testing for the […]

Blockchain bandits hit crypto start-ups

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

There is a growing interest by hackers in fledgling firms seeking to build businesses around blockchains and digital currencies. That is troubling given the current fever of interest in the blockchain. Many see it as the element of the Bitcoin crypto-currency that will have lasting influence. Visa has announced plans to launch a blockchain payments […]

$10 router blamed in Bangladesh bank hack

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Sunday, October 16, 2016

Hackers managed to steal £56 million from Bangladesh’s central bank because it skimped on network hardware and security software. The bank had no firewall and used second hand routers that cost $10 to connect to global financial networks. Better security and hardware would have hampered the attackers, Reuters said, quoting an official investigator. The hackers […]

How Nasa is teaching us how to live more sustainably

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, September 16, 2016

Nasa astronauts who spend months on end in orbit have to learn to make do and mend in the best tradition of sustainability. Missions to bring fresh supplies are expensive and time consuming. For any astronauts who take on a mission to Mars, planned for the 2030s, with the round trip likely to take two […]

Wearable tech giving sports teams winning ways

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Wearable technology is playing a growing role in sport all over the world. Ftom the UK’s football Premier League, to Aussie Rules Football, the first to pioneer the use of location-tracking GPS devices in 2004. Analysis of data transmitted to the cloud from increasingly sophisticated sensors is helping teams keep their players at the peak […]

Google’s AI wins final Go challenge

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, June 16, 2016

Google’s DeepMind artificial intelligence has secured its fourth win over a master GO player. Lee Se-dol, one of the world’s top Go players, won just one of the matches against the AlphaGo program, missing out on the $1m prize up for grabs. Demis Hassabis, founder of DeepMind, said the match had been the “most exciting […]

The history of the @ sign

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, May 16, 2016

The @ character is the symbol of the internet age, crucial for emails and social networking. The “at sign” was once an obscure symbol known only to bookkeepers. That changed thanks to Ray Tomlinson, the man widely regarded as the inventor of the email. He plucked it from his keyboard in 1971 to go between […]

Raspberry Pi 3 adds wi-fi and Bluetooth

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The new Raspberry Pi 3 has built in wi-fi and Bluetooth technology The Raspberry Pi has become the most popular British computer yet made. The title was formerly held by the Amstrad PCW which is believed to have sold a total of eight million units. Sales of the Raspberry Pi will surpass that figure this […]

Minecraft- good or evil?

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, March 30, 2015

Minecraft the computer game occupies millions of children- in homes as well as classrooms. Minecraft is “digital Lego” – a computer game in which you build things using cubic blocks. But it’s Lego on steroids. You never run out of blocks and they never topple over. You can walk among your own creations, and play […]