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New IT grant for Newcastle based Business gets the thumbs up!

January 16, 2015 by Alex Tough

The UK government are offering to grant companies across Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside funding of up to £3000 in aid to boost their broadband and computing capabilities. Biosignatures received funding from Go Digital Newcastle for new computers to speed up their research work which will help them to develop blood tests to save cancer

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Sony Hack and Your IT Security Testing

January 14, 2015 by Alex Tough

Sony’s secure system was hacked late last year by an unknown source, the employees hacked screen involved a digital image of a skull with a message threatening to expose “secrets” from data acquired in a refined hack. Speculation throughout media suggested the hack was conducted due to the newly produced Sony Pictures movie “The Interview”, starring

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New Cisco Meraki MR72 and MR32 Access Points Hit the Street

December 09, 2014 by Al Yong

What’s the big deal? Today, Cisco Meraki announced the release of 2 new wireless access points, the MR72 and MR32. These devices fill some important gaps in their portfolio but shouldn’t be viewed simply as a gap filler. Both the Meraki MR72 and Meraki MR32 sport some exciting new capabilities. First of all, let’s talk

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The Cutting Edge: Week 6

September 03, 2014 by Anthony Tempest

Robo Brain to teach robots A large-scale computational system that learns from the internet, called Robo Brain, is currently downloading a significant amount of data. This includes approximately 1 billion images, 120,000 YouTube videos, and 100 million how-to documents and appliance manuals. This project aims to provide information that is stored in a robot friendly

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The Gigabit Race

September 01, 2014 by Anthony Tempest

The Bust It’s been four years since the National Broadband Plan was released, and now communities and carriers are deploying  next-gen infrastructure in order to bring gigabit internet speed to homes, universities, and businesses. Back in the 1990’s speculation was rife that the Internet would continue growing at unprecedented rates. Speculators spent billions laying miles

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The Cutting Edge: Week 5

August 27, 2014 by Anthony Tempest

The first 3-D printed face bones The FDA has now approved a 3-D printer, which can be used as an implant for skull bone replacement. The implant, called the OsteoFab Patient-Specific Facial Device (OPSFD), is a specialised hard plastic that is similar to bone. The plastic is printed to mimic the bone structure and function

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Cisco and The Internet of Everything

August 26, 2014 by Anthony Tempest

Here at Rymote, we love the Internet of Things. We realise it’s going to be the next big technological shift and it has huge implications for dozens of environments, including city planning, first responders, military, and health. The most recent International CES event, a global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow that takes place every

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The Cutting Edge: Week 4

August 20, 2014 by Anthony Tempest

Samsung Acquires SmartThings Samsung, ever at the forefront of innovation, has acquired SmartThings, a company whose product allows people to sync up connected gadgets to a single smartphone app and hardware hub. SmartThings cofounder and CEO, Alex Hawkinson said “From the beginning, our goal has been to make a platform every human being could use

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Internet of Things Going Underground

August 18, 2014 by Anthony Tempest

Going Underground The London Underground, which celebrated it’s 150th anniversary last year, is looking to the Internet of Things (IoT) to improve operational efficiency. It’s the oldest subterranean railway network in the world, as well as massive and complex, serving over one billion people in a year. With statistics like that, it’s no wonder that

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Cisco Meraki Switch Review

August 14, 2014 by Al Yong

It’s been an exciting time for Meraki in recent months. Since the aquisition by Cisco, the technology and it’s direction have been thrust into the limelight. If you’re new to Meraki or as it’s now known, Cisco-Meraki, you’re probably wondering what all the fuss is about. It would be easy to jump straight into the

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The Cutting Edge: Week 3

August 13, 2014 by Anthony Tempest

Reprogramming the brain When countries join forces, great things are achieved. Researchers from both the University of Western Australia and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in France have shown that magnetic pulses can shift abnormal neural connections to their more normal states. The method uses “weak sequential electromagnetic pulses (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation – or

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Cisco Certifications – Part 3: Specialisation Paths

August 12, 2014 by Anthony Tempest

In part 3 of our Cisco certification guide we’ll be looking at the most common specialisation paths that you can take once you’ve passed your CCNA Routing and Switching exam. The Cisco specialisation paths define which part of network engineering that you want to be particularly skilled in and are an important decision when it comes

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The Smarter Smartphone: How Your Phone Will Be Able To Read Your Mood

August 11, 2014 by Anthony Tempest

Artificial Intelligence How would you feel if your smartphone was able to read your mood and give you advice on how to improve it if needed? Argus Labs, who are experts in artificial intelligence and machine learning, have developed an SDK and API that turns your device emotional awareness. The algorithms used in this process

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Internet of Things, Innovation, and Industry

August 07, 2014 by Anthony Tempest

Industry and IoT Big businesses are starting to adopt the Internet of Things (IoT) strategy when it comes to manufacturing. General Motors (GM) and Stanley Black and Decker are amongst those who are driving innovation with an IoT approach to their technology. These manufacturers are converging their enterprise and plant floor networks by deploying open

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What To Wear When Disaster Strikes

August 06, 2014 by Anthony Tempest

First responders A disaster has struck. Your surroundings have been devastated and all of a sudden you’re in a volatile situation. Fortunately, the first responders have wearable technology (Google Glass) meaning they can focus on seeing to the critical objectives (you), while sending details of the surroundings to a control centre for a more accurate

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The Cutting Edge: Week 2

August 06, 2014 by Anthony Tempest

The Gigafactory Tesla, one of the more famous manufacturers of electric cars, has joined forces with Panasonic to help build the world’s largest factory for making electric car batteries. Panasonic, who are a major lithium-ion battery supplier in their own right are to help the electric car manufacturers build a huge battery factory. This is

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Cyber Spy Training: GHCQ and Universities Join Forces

August 05, 2014 by Anthony Tempest

The GCHQ (Government Communication Headquarters) has accredited six universities to teach specific cyber spy master’s degrees for future internet security experts. This move forms part of the UK’s cyber security strategy, which was published in 2011. According to Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude, these courses would help to make “UK one of the safest places in

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The Cutting Edge: Week 1

July 30, 2014 by Anthony Tempest

Who loves technology? Welcome to the first post of a series rounding up the crazy technological advancements we’re making as a human race. Whether you like spaceships or lasers, there’s something here that’s bound to capture your imagination! SpaceX Falcon 9 water landing Good news for you spaceship fanatics as SpaceX has successfully landed it’s Falcon

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Google’s “Right to be Forgotten” – Is It Internet Censoring?

July 28, 2014 by Anthony Tempest

A right to be forgotten Google has recently launched a new intitiative, which allows Europeans to ask for their data to be removed from the popular search engine’s results. The Europeans Court of Justice has ruled that individuals have the right to ask for links to “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant” material to be

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