Author: Shane Lea

Photobucket ransom causes chaos across the internet!

Photobucket ransom causes chaos across the internet!

Thousands of images promoting items sold on Amazon, Ebay, Etsy amongst other shopping sites have been removed after the photo-sharing third party service provided by Photobucket changed its terms and services. Not only has this caused issues on the shopping e-commerce sites, but it has caused social media outrage on sites like Facebook and Twitter as they find that many forums and blogs have all the images replaced with what […]

Google DeepMind and NHS Controversy

Google DeepMind and NHS Controversy

One of the hot topics today are the growing concerns with privacy and security of the general public. Nothing has caught the masses attention more than the Snowdon case, which questioned governments authority across the world in using technology for mass surveillance and having access to personal data. In fact some critics have brought to light that the public trusts private companies, like Facebook and Google -which openly state that […]

Silicon Valley €2.4 Billion row between European Anti-Trust Officials and Google

Silicon Valley €2.4 Billion row between European Anti-Trust Officials and Google

Google have been fined a whopping $2.7 billion dollars, setting a new world record for the largest penalty against any Tech company to date. The multinational technology company have been charged by European Anti-Trust officials for favouring their own services against their competitors. The cooperate giant finds itself having to defend itself after been accused of “unfairly dominating the market place” with its advertising products. It is nothing new for a […]

Android O Beta version available for developers – with many new seamless features

Android O Beta version available for developers – with many new seamless features

As this year’s Google I/O developer event kicks off as of yesterday, Google have revealed some very exciting news for all Android developers. With the introduction to the developer preview for ‘Android O’ starting yesterday, developers will have a brand new set of tools to better optimise their apps. These new features include real time monitoring of each line of code to help the developer track down any issues like […]

Apple launch new 9.7 inch version of the world’s most popular tablet

Apple launch new 9.7 inch version of the world’s most popular tablet

Apple have launched their new 9.7-inch version of the world’s most popular tablet, allowing access to the more than 1.3 million apps designed specifically for it – the iPad. This new upgrade is set to replace the iPad Air 2, which has now been discontinued. The iPad has been upgraded with a faster processor A9X chip and M9 coprocessor with a 10 hours battery life. Apple have capitalised on what […]

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Concept-i: Race for the first autonomous vehicle that understands your driving habits

The autonomous self driving vehicle isn’t a new concept. Infact, long before Apple’s or Google’s self driving cars were ever conceived of, one of the first artificially intelligent cars that learned through machine learning was created in 1989 by Dean Pomerlaeu’s Team at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) called ‘ALVINN’. The ALVINN system went on to drive the land military vehicle coast to coast, and was only under computer control by a human for 50 out of the 2850 miles […]

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TensorFlow Dev Summit 2017

Google have hosted their first Tensorflow Dev Summit several days ago and they have announced the release of TensorFlow version 1.0. Infact, Tensorflow has become so popular, it is now the number one Deep learning library (API) on Git Hub and has remained so ever since it’s initial release V0.0 in November 2015. So what is all the craze about? TensorFlow is an open source framework for deep learning. Deep learning technology […]

Windows zero-day Flash  exploited by the same group behind DNC hack

Windows zero-day Flash exploited by the same group behind DNC hack

Evidence is mounting up that the Windows Kernel has a severe vulnerability that is already being exploited by hackers. Microsoft claims the bug is now being actively exploited by the Russian hacking group –  ‘Strontium’. BetaNews has explained that the group have also gone under various other names too – widely known as ‘Fancy Bear’. This is the same group previously cited as a ‘Russian state actor’, indicating some kind […]

Touch Bar Function Keys when using Windows via Bootcamp on the new MacBook Pro

Touch Bar Function Keys when using Windows via Bootcamp on the new MacBook Pro

The new MacBook Pro has been completely redesigned with a brand new feature called the ‘Touch Bar’. This has come about in the effort of creating thinner machines that shifts away from traditional computer ports. Apple has solved this by putting in place the latest Thunderbolt 3 ports and by replacing the function key row of the keyboard with a new versatile Touch Bar that dynamically changes based on whatever app the user […]

Shazam introduces some impressive new features!

Shazam introduces some impressive new features!

Shazam, the popular apps that finds the ID of any song simply by listening to a sample of a song, has added some impressive new features! Shazam is a mobile app that allows the user to capture 20 seconds of any song, no matter if it’s intro, verse, or chorus, and will create a fingerprint for the recorded sample. The app will then look this hash tag up in it’s massive […]