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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 […]

GDPR- what does shake up of EU data laws really mean?

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The GDPR laws are intended to give power back to citizens over how their data is processed and used The data protection regulation’s stated aim is to give citizens back control of their personal data as well as simplifying the regulatory environment. It could mean huge fines for companies that breach the law and offer […]

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 […]

Facebook to pay millions of pounds more in UK tax

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Saturday, April 16, 2016

  Facebook is set to pay millions of pounds more in tax in the UK after a major overhaul of its tax structure. After heavy criticism that it was avoiding tax, it is now understood that profits from the majority of Facebook’s advertising revenue initiated in Britain will now be taxed in the UK. It […]