IoT threat as UK businesses hit 43,000 times EACH by cyber attacks in 3 months

UK businesses were subjected to almost 43,000 cyber attacks each, on average, in the first quarter of 2017, with hackers doubling their efforts to take control of Internet of Things (IoT) devices in the workplace, according to a report from business ISP Beaming. Over 90 per cent of internet-borne cyber attacks on UK businesses targeted connected Internet…

Growth in device spending as consumers become ‘less price sensitive’, says Gartner

  Users of PCs, ultramobiles and mobile phones are buying new devices at higher average selling prices (ASPs), resulting in growth in end-user spending in 2017. Gartner Inc. estimates that end-user spending will increase by 2 per cent in 2017, to nearly $600 billion in current US dollars. Spending on mobile phones will represent 67…

Toshiba introduces personal storage solution for Android phones

Toshiba's  Personal Storage Division has announced it is now shipping the ‘CANVIO for Smartphone’, a portable storage device for backing up and charging Android phones. It is estimated that a small minority of smartphone users have backups - and just 8% backup their phones regularly . The CANVIO for Smartphone backs up and charges a connected…

Six Myths and Misconceptions about Programmatic Advertising

In Association with PRGRMTK The use of programmatic advertising has risen greatly since the advent of the internet. Using software to purchase advertising en masse has never been easier; previously, the buying process involved meeting with executives, listening to sales pitches and then having to negotiate. Now, it's all on the table beforehand; rates, information and contract terms…

Happy Birthday Raspberry Pi! And welcome to the new Pi 3 with built in WiFi and Bluetooth

Raspberry Pi3 is released today, February 29th, 2016, complete with integrated Bluetooth and WiFi Today is the Raspberry Pi’s fourth birthday, and along with birthday wishes, we’re welcoming their newest addition on board, the new Pi 3.  The new credit card sized model sized goes on sale today priced $35/£30, the…

#IFA2015 Toshiba introduces Ultra HD 4K convertible and laptop/tablet Satellite Click 10

Amazingly it's been 30 years since Tosh introduced the world's first mass market laptop. Where does the time go? Things have certainly changed a bit since 1985 with this year's IFA in Berlin seeing the Japanese company introducing the world's first 12.5inch Ultra HD 4K convertible, the Satellite Radius 12. Also new to the line…

BBC micro:bit computer – free to every year 7 child in UK from October

The BBC has unveiled the micro:bit, a pocket-sized codeable computer (pictured above) with built-in motion detection, compass and Bluetooth technology, which is to be given free to every child in year 7 or equivalent across the UK from October. That's approximately 1 million units. A collaboration between 29 partners, including Lancaster University,  Barclays, Samsung and The…