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Sustainability : Almost 2X New EV’s In 2021

The latest Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) report shows that new EV registrations almost doubled in 2021. Bad Year Generally For New Car Registrations The effects of the pandemic and the semiconductor shortage continued to have an effect on car purchases in 2021 as new car registrations only rose by 1 per cent to 1,647,181. In fact, the market…

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Featured Article : Microsoft’s March Commercial Price Rises

With Microsoft poised to increase its first substantive commercial pricing increase for Microsoft 365 since the company launched Office 365 a decade ago, we take a look at the added benefits and value and the justification behind the price changes. Six Months Ago Microsoft made its official announcements about which prices it would change and by how much back…

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Tech News : Phone Recordings Via App – Police Investigation

The ICO launched an investigation after more than 1,000 Sussex and Surrey police officers were found to have downloaded a free app to covertly record calls with members of the public on police-issued phones. Google Play Store App The app, free to download for the Google Play Store, and called ‘Another Call Recorder’ (ACR), had been approved for use in…

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Tech News : New Graphene-Based Batteries Could Be Fireproof & Safer

Los Angeles based Nanotech Energy claims to have developed a fireproof, graphene-based lithium-ion battery that could be safer for Electric Vehicles. What Is Graphene? Extracted from graphite, graphene is a single layer (monolayer) of carbon atoms, tightly bound in a two-dimensional, hexagonal honeycomb lattice nanostructure. First observed through electron microscopes in 1962, it was re-discovered in 2004 (although Nanotech says…

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Tech Insight : How To Check Your VPN

In this article, we take a look at some of the ways users can assess how good their VPN really is. What Is A VPN? A ‘Virtual Private Network’ (VPN) is used to keep internet activity private, evade censorship / maintain net neutrality and use public Wi-Fi securely (e.g., avoid threats such as ‘man-in-the-middle’ attacks). A VPN achieves this…

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Security Stop-Press : 50% Increase In Cyber Attacks On Corporate Networks In 2021

Figures from software technologies company ‘Check Point’ show that an upward trend of malicious activity through 2020 reached a peak of 925 cyber-attacks a week per organisation at the end of 2021. The result of this trend was a massive 50 per cent increase in cyber attacks on corporate networks in 2021, with education and research the most attacked…

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Tech News : From 7 Mins Download … To 0.12 Secs (ish!)

Nanjing’s government-backed Purple Mountain Laboratories claims to have made a 6G breakthrough by recording the fastest real-time wireless communication speed ever recorded. For reference, 6G is likely to be around 50 times faster than 5G, which itself is around 20 times faster than 4G. Whilst this is very approximate, this could mean that a film that may take (say)…

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Tech Insight : What Was New at CES?

In this tech insight, we take a look at a selection of the latest B2B and B2C tech products and gadgets on show at the recent CES® tech trade show. Examples The more business-focused devices, hardware and software on show included: Laptops And Other Devices As you may expect, many new laptops and other devices were unveiled at CES®….

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Tech News : Want a Payrise? Apple Boss Earned $100 Million in 2021

A filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission shows that Apple CEO, Tim Cook, earned $100 million in 2021. 1,477 Times Higher Than Average The filing showed that his pay, fuelled by stock awards, if compared to the new median pay for employees of $68,254, was 1,447 times that of the average employee at Apple. Considerably Higher Than…

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