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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 […]

Budget gives extra funds for UK digital research

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, March 19, 2015

UK research into digital cash could get a £10 million boost from government according to a statement in the budget yesterday. The plan to invest cash into the “opportunities and challenges” of digital currencies such as bitcoin were announced by George Osborne. It was one of several technology-related policies unveiled in the Chancellor’s speech. Others […]

Did GCHQ spy on you- how to check

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, February 16, 2015

A recent UK tribunal that GCHQ illegally spied on UK citizens means that you can now try and find out if they spied on you. The Tribunal’s decision was the first time that the court ruled against the intelligence agencies since it was established in 2000. It found that GCHQ collected data from the NSA’s Prism […]

Black Friday ecommerce passes billion Dollar sales

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Black Friday sees $1.2 billion spent by Americans on ecommerce via their desktops. Americans have opted for ‘Couch Commerce’ by staying at home, avoiding the crushes and increased on Thanksgiving Day spending.  Apparel & Accessories ranks as the top product category with Amazon being once again the top online retailer. Due to variation in the […]

Sir Tim Berners-Lee- UK and US govt encryption cracking is appalling and foolish

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, November 7, 2013

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who created the world wide web called for a “full and frank public debate” over internet surveillance by the National Security Agency and GCHQ- warning that the system of checks and balances to oversee the agencies has failed. As the inventor of the global system of inter-connectivity known as the web, with […]

UK creating offensive cyber force capability

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, September 30, 2013

The UK is creating a new cyberforce unit which will have an offensive capability, the defence secretary has announced. The Ministry of Defence is recruiting hundreds of reservists as computer experts to work alongside regular forces in the creation of the new Joint Cyber Reserve Unit (JCRU). The new unit will also, if necessary, launch […]

GCHQ and NSA spy on smartphones

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, September 6, 2013

GCHQ and the US National Security Agency (NSA) is reported have cracked the security codes which protect data on iPhones, Blackberries and Android devices. German news weekly Der Spiegel says documents suggest the NSA and the British GCHQ made joint efforts to gather intelligence. Teams looked at each phone to crack its privacy codes, Der […]

PC sales are in terminal decline new data confirms

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Global personal computer (PC) sales have fallen for the fifth quarter in a row, making it the “longest duration of decline” in history.Worldwide PC shipments totalled 76 million units in the second quarter, a 10.9% drop from a year earlier, according to research firm Gartner. PC sales have been hurt in recent years by the […]

UK under cyberspace attack warns GCHQ

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The UK is under daily attack in cyberspace according to British intelligence. Britain is seeing about 70 sophisticated cyber espionage operations a month against government or industry networks. GCHQ director Sir Iain Lobban said business secrets were being stolen on an “industrial scale”. Foreign hackers have penetrated some firms for up to two years, he […]

China retakes world’s fastest supercomputer crown

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, June 17, 2013

A Chinese supercomputer has beeb named the world’s most powerful computer. Tianhe-2, developed by the government-run National University of Defence Technology, topped the latest list of the fastest 500 supercomputers by a team of international researchers. China last held the top rank between November 2010 and June 2011. According to the list, the US has […]