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  • Thanks to Nexmo for continued support! They provide SMS and voice services and virtual phone numbers to use them with. And also, phone number verification. If your looking for those for your app check them out! All available with easy to use API’s, and toolkits for your favorite programming language. It was good to see … Continue reading "Thanks to Nexmo for continued support!"
    Posted Sun 23rd Sep by Open Tech Calendar
  • Bertha Park High School in Perth selected for flagship programme The post Scottish school one of 17 in world chosen to ‘transform education from the ground up’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 21st Sep by Future Scot
  • Firm is also aiming to take over Dubai rival Careem The post Uber in ‘early talks’ to buy Deliveroo, says Bloomberg appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 20th Sep by Future Scot
  • An ’emoji jukebox’ has been launched to encourage young people in Scotland to open up about how they are feeling. Described as a ‘world’s first’, the interactive website is designed as a platform for young people to feed back a range of expressive faces – following which a music playlist is generated to suit their mood. The platform was launched by See Me, the national programme to end mental health discrimination, after new research showed only a quarter of young people would tell someone if they were struggling to cope. The orgnanisation surveyed 1,455 young people aged 12-26 on mental The post ‘Emoji jukebox’ launched to help young people talk about how they are feeling appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 20th Sep by Future Scot
  • Enabling applications as diverse as remote robotic surgery and autonomous vehicles The post Glasgow starts as 5G trial city next month as Vodafone demos first holographic phone call appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 20th Sep by Future Scot

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  • New award follows establishment of Scotland’s place as a global data leader The post The Data Lab secures £13.5m Scottish Government funding appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 20th Sep by Future Scot
  • Businesses are clamouring for data science skills. Here’s your opportunity to meet that demand. The R programming language is an increasingly important tool for companies engaged in data analysis, statistical modelling and visualisation. Many of the world’s largest technology companies, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter use R for tasks including behaviour analysis, advertising effectiveness, […] The post Delve into data science with R programming appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Thu 20th Sep by CodeClan
  • 'We need a legal framework capable of protecting the public from systems that haven’t even been invented' The post ‘We need a biometrics commissioner for more than policing’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 20th Sep by Future Scot
  • Download the PDF Read online The post Boarding Schools in The Times Scotland appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 20th Sep by Future Scot
  • Download PDF Read online The post Green Economy in The Times Scotland appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 19th Sep by Future Scot
  • A senior police officer in Scotland has raised public safety fears over access to European crime databases following Brexit. Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson, head of specialist crime and intelligence at Police Scotland, issued a warning today that the fallout from leaving the EU next March could mean officers will be locked outside intelligence networks and would have to make ‘formal requests’ to access criminal data, potentially delaying or denying justice. Under current mutual access rights, the SIS II database allows police officers instant access to all criminal records of EU Member States, whilst the Prüm system contains all fingerprint, The post Senior police office raises public safety fears over access to EU crime-fighting digital tools following Brexit appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 18th Sep by Future Scot
  • An ambitious cross-border drive to improve digital connectivity and skills will form a ‘significant’ part of a multi-million pound bid to boost the rural economies of southern Scotland and northern England. In what is described as a ‘unique partnership’, Dumfries & Galloway and Scottish Borders councils have joined with Carlisle City Council, Cumbria County Council and Northumberland County Council to work on plans to boost economic growth and competiveness across the 9,000-square mile ‘Borderlands’ region. The local authorities are preparing to submit a detailed plan, similar to those of the City-Region Deals, to the UK and Scottish Governments later this month; The post Scottish and English councils unite to drive ‘transformational’ digital agenda in cross-border initiative appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 18th Sep by Future Scot
  • Special events are geared towards giving women a flavour of coding The post CodeClan celebrates its 500th student graduate during National Coding Week appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 17th Sep by Future Scot
  • Dogfish Mobile, a web and mobile apps development company, has been been relaunched as ‘Vidatec’, a new venture focused on developing technology aimed at ‘improving people’s lives’. Dogfish Mobile was acquired in June last year by Dundee-based Insights Group in a multi-million pound deal and has since been undergoing an extensive rebranding and repositioning exercise. As a result, the company will now focus on three ‘pillars’ – health and wellbeing, social good, and a better working world. Dogfish Mobile – which was central-Scotland based –  had been operating for almost 10 years as an enterprise web and mobile app development company, The post Dogfish Mobile becomes ‘Vidatec’ – a tech firm focused on ‘improving people’s lives’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 17th Sep by Future Scot
  • Dr. David W Bates is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School The post Top US doctor who led expert panel on Scotland’s digital health strategy to speak at FutureScot event in November appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 13th Sep by Future Scot
  • International companies partner with Fife Council and Fife College The post Scotland’s first fintech skills academy launched in Fife appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 13th Sep by Future Scot
  • 'The foolish act is walking away without understanding the answer' The post Five key questions company boards must ask about their cyber security readiness appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 12th Sep by Future Scot
  • Tuesday 25th September 6:00pm at Citizen M’s, Renfrew Street, Glasgow G2 3BW (see map) This is the first of a new quarterly get-together for the WordPress Glasgow meetup. This new format has evolved from the popular Community Workshop we used to run before the summer break with some additions that we think will make it […] The post Website Health Check, HelpDesk and Networking appeared first on WordPress Glasgow Meetup.
    Posted Wed 12th Sep by WPGlasgow
  • Event also featured lower cost iPhone Xr and updated HomePod The post Apple unveils iPhone Xs and fall detecting Watch appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 12th Sep by Future Scot
  • As we reach a milestone, The Herald looks at the need for more women in digital technology. It’s a busy month for us as we celebrate the 500th graduate from our Professional Software Development course, Iona Macbeth, and prepare for National Coding Week. Leaving behind a job in Communications for our 16-week course, Iona graduated from […] The post Celebrating our 500th graduate and push for diversity appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Tue 11th Sep by CodeClan
  • Tablets face being squeezed by bigger phones and more versatile laptops The post ‘The post-PC era never really happened…and probably won’t’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 11th Sep by Future Scot
  • Data on visitor experience will also be analysed The post Expedia enters into partnership with VisitScotland to boost hotel demand appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 10th Sep by Future Scot
  • Harnessing the collective intelligence of crowds can take many forms, and a common version in the tech community is the gathering where people come together to put together potential solutions. This can take many forms, from ‘jams’ in the design community, to the co-design and hack events that we’ll talk about here. There is more … Continue reading Hack and Co-design Events
    Posted Sun 9th Sep by Code The City
  • Coding events for all ages to help build confidence and digital skills this September. National Coding Week returns to CodeClan from 17th September, a chance for anyone’s who’s been thinking of trying to code (and maybe a few who have never considered it) to come along to events in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Prosecco & Programming Our […] The post Write your first line of code this National Coding Week appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Fri 7th Sep by CodeClan
  • 'It was having access to our systems in an illicit way, it was very sophisticated' - BA chairman The post British Airways apologises after 380,000 customers hit in cyber attack appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 7th Sep by Future Scot
  • 'This is a really significant investment for Dundee' The post Abertay to lead multi-million pound games innovation partnership appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 7th Sep by Future Scot
  • Park Jin Hyok worked as part of a team of hackers, also known as the Lazarus Group The post US charges North Korean hacker with WannaCry and Sony cyberattacks appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 6th Sep by Future Scot
  • By Alastair Robertson Abertay University’s defined purpose is “to offer transformational opportunities to everyone who has the ability to benefit from Abertay’s approach to university education” and we wish to “inspire and enable our students, staff and graduates to achieve their full potential” (strategic plan 2015-20). Since 2013, we have transformed our approach to teaching and learning, through whole institutional curriculum, radically altering assessment and feedback practices (Abertay is one of only two universities in the UK to have fully implemented the Grade Point Average system (GPA) for degree classifications), piloting new technologies to enhance student learning coupled with investing The post Improving students’ sense of belonging through active learning, coffee and cake! appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 6th Sep by Future Scot
  • Glasgow is set to receive a share of an £80m investment in quantum technology research that could save lives, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced today on a visit to Strathclyde University. The funding over five years to four UK development centres, including Glasgow, will support the creation of technology that could help save more lives in search-and-rescue missions, hostage situations and help firefighters tackling a blaze. Quantum imaging technology could be used to help emergency services get a more accurate, live, and high-quality image before embarking on rescue attempts. The technology could also be used to see through snow The post Chancellor announces quantum and 5G investments on Strathclyde University visit appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 6th Sep by Future Scot
  • Float and Sustainability in five-month initiative culminating in US trip The post Two Scottish firms among 20 selected for UK’s first fintech growth programme appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 6th Sep by Future Scot
  • Follows partnerships with Ambassador Theatre Group, Ticketmaster, and The Ticket Factory The post Scottish start-up ‘takes to the slopes’ with new ticketing deal appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 6th Sep by Future Scot
  • It will also support 'research, development, demonstration, and deployment' of driverless cars The post Scottish Government commits £2m to testing mobility as a service appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 5th Sep by Future Scot
  • Campaign to provide 'engaging, navigable roadmap through a challenging ethical and legal landscape' The post Data and marketing sector launches Scottish data initiative appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 5th Sep by Future Scot
  • Deals 07.09: Konrad Technologies, a leader in sensor testing of advanced driving assistance systems, including radar, lidar, and vision cameras required for driverless cars, is opening an office in Dunfermline. 06.09: Make it Social, the Edinburgh-based group booking platform, has signed a deal with Skiworld, the largest independent ski specialist in the UK. 04.09: Watford-based marketing technology specialist Socialicity is opening new offices in Glasgow, at 180 St Vincent Street, in a deal with building owners Northwood represented by Ryden and JLL. Appointments Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP has announced the promotion of Joanne Ockrim and Martin O’Neill to Partner.   The post September Deals & Appointments appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 5th Sep by Future Scot
  • 'This could lead to breakthroughs in patient care and how AI is regarded by business more generally' The post Public increasingly ready for their data and artificial intelligence to be used in the NHS appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 5th Sep by Future Scot
  • Cathy O’Neil, Stephanie Hare, and Megan Hughes to discuss data ethics The post The Data Lab puts spotlight on ethics at event featuring international experts appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 5th Sep by Future Scot
  • Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP has announced the promotion of Joanne Ockrim and Martin O’Neill to Partner.  Joanne is one of only a handful of dual qualified property solicitors in Scotland, meaning that she is able to act for clients in property transactions in England as well as Scotland. She graduated from Strathclyde University before joining WJM as a trainee and subsequently advancing through the firm.  She deals with all aspects of commercial property and acts on behalf of some the firm’s biggest clients, handling their property interests north and south of the border. Martin specialises in commercial contracts, intellectual The post Two new Partners announced at Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 5th Sep by Future Scot
  • Negotiating minister Michael Russell paints bleak picture post March 2019 The post Scotland’s tech sector faces Brexit challenge over people, regulation, and money appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 4th Sep by Future Scot
  • Retailer captures 49 cents of every e-commerce dollar in the United States The post Amazon becomes second $1 trillion company, after Apple appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 4th Sep by Future Scot
  • FM outlines 'a clear vision of the kind of country we want to be' The post Improved digital connectivity part of £7bn infrastructure spend by Scottish Government appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 4th Sep by Future Scot
  • Just over a year ago, CodeBase Stirling flung open its doors to welcome a new batch of startups and scaleups. It was the foundation stone of what is hoped will grow into a thriving startup community. Twelve months on and we’re heading in the right direction. It’s perhaps time, then, to look at the lessons learned from the experience of building a startup community from scratch.
    Posted Tue 4th Sep by CodeBase
  • Including Coinbase co-founder Brian Armstrong and Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin The post Artist’s exhibition of augmented reality oil paintings inspired by cryptocurrency appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 4th Sep by Future Scot
  • Amal Amzan used a recently released medication for MS The post Glasgow School of Art student creates app to explain complex medication information appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 3rd Sep by Future Scot
  • Hi everyone, Our upcoming meeting will be held one week earlier than usual, on Wednesday 12th of September, from 5.00pm. The venue is 50 George Square, room G.06 (see map below). As usual, the meeting will be open for all to attend, and newcomers / beginners are very welcome - and that includes the pub trip afterwards. Our first speaker is Alastair Kerr, Bioinformatics Core Facility Manager (Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, University of Edinburgh). He will be presenting to us a short: Demo on R plumber R Markdown and R Shiny facilitate R-programmers to communicate their data and ideas to other people. But how can R code and data be made interoperable with other computers and programming languages? Representational State Transfer (REST), is a common standard that enables RESTful applications to communicate over HTTP and is found in many web services. The R package plumber adds this functionality easily to existing R code. I will explain what you need to know about cre...
    Posted Sun 2nd Sep by EdinbR: The Edinburgh R Usergroup
  • Leaked pictures purport to show iPhone XS and Watch Series 4 The post Pictures of new iPhone and Watch published as Apple sets September date for event appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 31st Aug by Future Scot
  • 'Highlights the extraordinary talent we have in human voice recognition' The post Heriot-Watt reaches Amazon Alexa Prize final, for the second year running appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 31st Aug by Future Scot
  • £370,000 investment to support 40 new jobs The post Payments software and electric bike firms create high tech future for Fife appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 30th Aug by Future Scot
  • Funding will see creation of up to 50 new technology jobs in Scotland The post DataVita secures £4.6m from Santander to accelerate growth appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 30th Aug by Future Scot
  • Post-referendum there has been a significant increase in hacking attempts of UK websites The post What risk does Brexit pose to cyber security? appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 30th Aug by Future Scot
  • Technology allows for 'thin, smart lenses that display vibrant, full-colour, wide field-of-view images' The post Apple buys startup focused on lenses for augmented reality glasses appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 30th Aug by Future Scot