Tech News : Social Media Giants Sued For Mental Health Damage

Facebook, Instagram, and other social media sites may soon face lawsuits alleging that the way their algorithms work may be a factor in causing mental illness in some users. A Defective Product?  In the US, a reported consolidation of lawsuits across multiple districts that are rumoured to be filed next month in the Northern District of California […]

Tech Insight : Novel Ways To Use ChatGPT

With OpenAI’s ChatGPT making the headlines and quickly becoming a useful tool for many businesses, here we look at some of the more novel ways to use this innovative technology. 20 Ways Here are 20 ways to use ChatGPT that you may not have heard about: Writing in the style of a known person or […]

Tech News : OpenAI And Microsoft

OpenAI and Microsoft have announced that they are extending their partnership to work on more AI research and development. What Is Open AI?  OpenAI is a San Franciso based research organisation/capped-profit company that develops and promotes ‘friendly’ AI. Their research focuses on creating and promoting advanced AI technologies (including machine learning, robotics and natural language […]

Featured Article : Tech Recession?

In this article, we look at how significant job cuts and other factors are evidence of a tech recession, what the causes are, plus what tech businesses can do to survive and move forward. Tech Recession Evidence – Job Cuts  Much of the evidence of a tech recession has come in the form of tech […]

Security Stop-Press : Google Ads Ransomware Risk

Security researchers have reported observing a threat actor using widespread, ongoing Google Ads campaigns to spread malware, steal passwords, and breach networks for ransomware attacks. It’s been reported that the ads feature websites for popular programs, like LightShot, Rufus, 7-Zip, FileZilla, LibreOffice, AnyDesk, Awesome Miner, TradingView, WinRAR, and VLC. The advice is to use caution […]

Tech Tip – Disabling Your Laptop’s Touchpad

If you’d like to avoid accidentally moving the cursor around while typing on your Windows 11 laptop, here’s how to disable the touchpad: – On the taskbar, right-click the Windows start button and select ‘Settings.’ – Left-hand sidebar, select ‘Bluetooth & devices.’ – In the right-hand pane, click the ‘Touchpad’ heading. – Move the toggle […]

Tech News : Fewer Victims Pay Ransomware, Yet More Victims

Blockchain data platform Chainanalysis has reported that cybercriminals have seen a 40 per cent fall in their earnings as more people have refused to pay the ransom following ransomware attacks. More Strains With Shorter Lifespans However, the number of unique ransomware strains being used in attacks increased dramatically in 2022 (Fortinet). Also, Chainanalysis reports that […]

Tech News : Self-Driving Buses Now On UK Roads

22 passengers experienced the UK’s first full-size autonomous bus for the first time as part of a testing process by Stagecoach, the UK’s largest bus and coach operator. Trial Over The Forth Bridge  The ground-breaking trial of a full-size autonomous single-decker bus, carrying a mixture of invited members of the Co-Design Panel, volunteers helping Stagecoach […]

Tech Insight : What Is ‘Job Boomeranging’?

Here we look at the trend of ‘job boomeranging’, the reasons why the trend occurred, and why businesses may choose to re-hire boomerangers. What Is It?  Job boomeranging refers to when an employee leaves a company and then returns to work for the same company at a later date. How Has It Come About?  The […]