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  • What happened on 14 June was terrible. The fire that devastated the Grenfell Tower took 79 lives and changes many more. In the days and weeks following the fire there has been such a clear need to support those effected. So what can the people of Glasgow do to help?
    Posted Fri 23rd Jun by RookieOven
  • Mixed-reality devices 'will become common in classrooms' The post Wearable tech has the potential to ‘level the playing field’ for pupils appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 22nd Jun by Future Scot
  • This summer marks the launch of Fx Group – three Edinburgh startups working together to help international entrepreneurs build a better world through business. Co-founded by WeAreTheFuture founder Bruce Walker, Power of Youth founder Adam Purvis and Power of Youth Director Zoi Kantounatou, Fx Group aims to help companies at every stage of the entrepreneurial ecosystem by combining three brands which together can do just that: WeAreTheFuture, Mettā Network and FutureX. Across the three brands the Fx team will continue to cultivate an international community of values-driven entrepreneurs to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges. The idea for the The post Edinburgh entrepreneurs join forces in new venture appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 22nd Jun by Future Scot
  • Professor Bill Buchanan, head of Edinburgh Napier University’s Cyber Academy, has been awarded an OBE. Professor Buchanan, from the School of Computing, has been recognised for his services to cyber security and innovation. A Fellow of the British Computer Society, he is an international authority on cryptography, eHealth and the criminal use of hacking software. He has published more than 220 research papers and 27 academic books, and has won a string of awards for teaching and innovation. He regularly advises governments and law enforcement agencies on cyber security, and his work has led directly to the creation of three The post Prof Bill Buchanan rewarded with OBE for cyber security work appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 22nd Jun by Future Scot
  • Technology is changing our lives at an ever increasing rate and by extension changing how businesses operate. Therefore businesses should be investing in technology but it can be very expensive. A typical mobile app can cost easily over £20,000 but RookieOven tenant Add Jam have a solution for making mobile affordable and accessible to more businesses - Pocket Leap.
    Posted Thu 22nd Jun by RookieOven

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  • People watching Periscope will be able send virtual currency to broadcasters they like The post Twitter to pay people for live streaming as it goes up against YouTube appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 21st Jun by Future Scot
  • This month we have not one talk, but two.
    Posted Wed 28th Jun by Edinburgh Java User Group
  • After McDonald's early exit, Intel steps in to sponsor Games The post Olympics set to embrace virtual reality, artificial intelligence and drones appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 21st Jun by Future Scot
  • Company's security team drawn from US intelligence agencies and military The post Apple buys stolen iPhone parts on the black market in bid to beat leakers appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 21st Jun by Future Scot
  • Co-founder Travis Kalanick said to remain on company board The post Investor pressure forced Uber chief executive’s resignation appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 21st Jun by Future Scot
  • Why keeping your data safe matters The post A guide to privacy and security online: part one appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 21st Jun by Future Scot
  • Hello everyone, This evening was our last EdinbR meeting for this academic year. We’ll be meeting again in September, and we hope to see many of you there! Since September 2016, we have had a great lineup of speakers: no fewer than 13 presenting diverse topics, such as data viz, statistical models offered in various R packages, and several talks which were more heavily programming-oriented. We’ve also hosted one ggplot2 workshop, which we will try to repeat in the next academic year. By the way, Keif the kraken says hello. At the last meeting, two of our attendees went home with some GitKraken T-shirts. We’re always looking for sponsors, so if you would like to sponsor EdinbR, please contact us. More funding can bring more external speakers! We hope you have a great summer, and maybe have a think if you too want to present something at EdinbR. If so, please get in touch with us! See you in September, Caterina Constantinescu
    Posted Wed 21st Jun by EdinbR: The Edinburgh R Usergroup
  • New brand reflects re-positioning as an 'organisation development business' The post Investors in People Scotland has a new name: ‘Re:markable’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 20th Jun by Future Scot
  • 'We are proud of our record on openness and transparency' The post Scottish Government to post information released in response to FOI requests appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 20th Jun by Future Scot
  • An introduction to anonymising your digital fingerprint and securing devices and services The post Beginning tomorrow: a guide to privacy and security online appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 20th Jun by Future Scot
  • Carole Logan organises the city's Umbraco Users’ Group The post A champion of the Glasgow coding community recognised with award appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 20th Jun by Future Scot
  • Aiming to consolidate 6,000-plus data centres and end use of floppy disks at the Pentagon The post Trump meets tech leaders to discuss modernising US government appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 19th Jun by Future Scot
  • Apple-powered app expected to launch this autumn following release of iOS 11 The post Augmented reality ‘will be a total game changer’, says Ikea executive appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 19th Jun by Future Scot
  • Blockchain used in project for the 1.1bn people worldwide with no official documents The post Microsoft and Accenture work to create digital identity as ‘a basic human right’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 19th Jun by Future Scot
  • Sign up to receive future EduTech weekly briefings here. New powers for schools Sweeping new powers for schools have been announced by Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney. In a statement to the Scottish Parliament, Mr Swinney announced reforms to put schools in charge of key decisions about a child’s education, including: Responsibility for raising attainment and closing the poverty-related gap in their school Choosing school staff and management structure Deciding curriculum content, within a broad national framework Directly controlling more school funding, with a consultation on fair funding launched today READ MORE Call for The post EduTech Weekly Briefing appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 19th Jun by Future Scot
  • Chief executive of merged Yahoo and AOL outlines his vision The post ‘Google is search, Facebook is social … we’re going to be brands’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 19th Jun by Future Scot
  • Danish diplomat tasked with building direct ties to Facebook and Apple The post Silicon Valley giants outrank many nations, says technology ambassador appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 19th Jun by Future Scot
  • Number of tech businesses rose by 53% between 2010 and 2015 The post Digital tech sector set to grow twice as fast as Scottish economy overall appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 19th Jun by Future Scot
  • 'It is a pleasure to represent so many exciting businesses with enormous potential' The post Polly Purvis awarded OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sun 18th Jun by Future Scot
  • Product Forge data dive is helping develop new prototypes The post ‘Portraits of people, not patients’: hackathon cites art’s role in cancer care appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Sun 18th Jun by Future Scot
  • Deal worth $13.7bn, a 27% premium on grocer's share price The post Amazon is buying Whole Foods – its biggest acquisition by far appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 16th Jun by Future Scot
  • Former Sony presidents' credits also include 'Sneaky Pete' and 'The Crown' The post Apple hires ‘Breaking Bad’ execs to lead programming worldwide appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 16th Jun by Future Scot
  • This is a guest post from Dr Margaret Whoriskey, Head of Technology Enabled Care and Digital Healthcare Innovation, on what the refreshed digital strategy means for the health and social care. The second in a series of posts from Chief Digital Officers in different sectors. Realising Scotland’s full potential in a Digital World sets out the vision... The post How digital is supporting our Health and Care ambitions appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Fri 16th Jun by Scottish Government
  • Digital prototypes will be presented on Sunday The post Cancer data dive: a weekend to improve cancer care appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Fri 16th Jun by Future Scot
  • Darren Breen gives us an insider’s view of instructing at CodeClan & why he “loves every second of it”. Tell us about yourself I love technology. I have worked with Security, Mobile development, Cloud Computing and Microservices in a variety of sectors including financial, heritage, manufacturing and retail. I have only been at CodeClan for... Read More The post Instructing at CodeClan: Darren’s story appeared first on CodeClan.
    Posted Thu 15th Jun by CodeClan
  • Refresh includes real-time updates along with counts on "retweets", "likes" and "replies" The post Twitter tweaks; profile pic is now round and reply is a bubble appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 15th Jun by Future Scot
  • But ask if your "bum looks big in this" and it will maintain a discreet silence The post ‘Alexa, room service’ – virtual concierge checks in to Village in UK hotels first appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 15th Jun by Future Scot
  • Showing the power of collaborative IoT solutions to solve complex problems The post Edinburgh company proves power of LiFi in disaster situations appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 15th Jun by Future Scot
  • Company is the product of two failed attempts at launching video game The post Slack sized up for bid by Amazon, among others, valuing it at $9bn appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 15th Jun by Future Scot
  • But companies' new product range may diminish competition concerns The post Edinburgh’s FanDuel faces US block on merger with fantasy sports rival appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 15th Jun by Future Scot
  • Aiming for new ways to travel and to develop technological solutions The post Scots tech organisations launch support for ‘the future of travel’ appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Thu 15th Jun by Future Scot
  • RookieOven works hard to create a better startup community in Scotland and we strongly feel a large part of this is taking time to foster the next generation of tech talent. We do this with our Academy programmes that have run over the past 12 months but we're alway eager to see more happening to inspire young people and give them fresh opportunities they otherwise wouldn't have.
    Posted Thu 15th Jun by RookieOven
  • I had the privilege on Tuesday to attend the inaugural Turing Talks – a one-day conference with the aim of exploring the disruptive power of technology in the developing world. The speakers covered a wide range of topics, speaking on everything from EduTech and solar power to banking and the gender gap. I only arrived at the conference at 12 and left at around 4, but still managed to catch eleven different speakers (not to mention lunch!) so it was certainly an agenda absolutely jam-packed with interesting speakers who were all incredibly accomplished in their respective fields. My personal favourite The post Learning about Smart Refugee Camps at the Turing Talks appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 14th Jun by Future Scot
  •   Projects that teach digital technologies skills to young people could be in line for a financial boost as the Digital Xtra Fund announces its first funding round since becoming a charity. A total of £50,000 will be available for projects that inspire young people by taking digital skills out of the classroom and teaching concepts like computational thinking, coding, digital making, or data science in a fun environment. Applications open on 16 June and each project can apply for up to £5000. The Digital Xtra Fund was created in 2016 to fund a variety of projects, all with an aim to foster a new generation of digital makers The post Digital Xtra Fund on the hunt for inspiring digital initiatives for young people appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 14th Jun by Future Scot
  • Global telecommunications company Huawei have partnered with the University of Edinburgh to to create a Distributed Data Management and Processing Laboratory in the School of Informatics. The lab will conduct open research into data science and data management techniques. Their partnership, initially agreed to run for three years, will enable researchers to explore theories and technologies in data management, and give direction to cutting-edge research on information technology. Ken Hu, Deputy Chairman of the Board and CEO at Huawei, and Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea, the University Principal, signed the agreement at an event in London. Also present at the ceremony were The post Huawei partners with University of Edinburgh to advance expertise in data science appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 14th Jun by Future Scot
  • Two of Scotland’s small, remote mainland communities will see their broadband speeds surge to among the fastest in the UK in a new Openreach initiative unveiled today. Ultrafast fibre will be laid straight to the door in the Caithness and Sutherland communities of Altnaharra and Skerray by Bettyhill, with villagers set to see their download speeds rocket from less than 0.5Mbps to up to 330Mbps by this autumn. Villagers are also doing their bit to help, by working with Openreach to dig in cables to more remote premises. People will be able to migrate to the new Fibre-to-the Premises (FTTP) The post Remote Scottish communities see broadband speeds surge appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 14th Jun by Future Scot
  • But Minister concedes 'many homes and businesses do not yet have access' The post Superfast broadband goes further as roll-out reaches new milestone appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Wed 14th Jun by Future Scot
  • With RookieOven I've always tried my best to shine a spotlight on tech companies and happenings across Scotland. The blog has covered startups from Ayr to Aberdeen over the years but last week, for the first time, I added a startup based in California to the RookieOven job board. If we're all about helping Scottish startups why would we do that? Well I think you don't necessarily need to be based in Scotland full time to play a part in our tech community. Here's a few examples.
    Posted Wed 14th Jun by RookieOven
  • This month’s meeting will be held on Wednesday, 21st of June, at 5.00pm, in Chrystal MacMillan Building, Seminar Room 2 (same as G.02). Special things are planned for this meeting: we have some prizes from the awesome GitKraken team to give away! So come along to get a raffle ticket, and see what you might win at the end of the meeting. The meeting will be followed by drinks and chat in the Potting Shed. Everyone is welcome, particularly newcomers and/or beginners! Our first speaker is Alastair Rushworth, data scientist at Tesco Bank, who will tell us about: Doing machine learning in R (get slides here) Recent developments in supervised learning have resulted in a diverse constellation of packages appearing on CRAN each with varying syntax, hyperparameter and input requirements. Navigating the idiosyncrasies of different software packages presents a substantial challenge for the time-pressed analyst wishing to compare (or combine) several model types for a particular task. In thi...
    Posted Wed 14th Jun by EdinbR: The Edinburgh R Usergroup
  • Up to £16 million has been made available to UK business across two competitions for technologies and systems for extreme and challenging environments. Innovate UK is making the funding available for robotics and artificial intelligence technologies in applications such as deep mining, nuclear energy, space and off-shore energy. The project is part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, which was created as part of the government’s £4.7 billion increase in R&D, to provide funding and support to UK businesses and researchers. Demonstrator Programme There is up to £6 million available for projects that stimulate the development of robotics and artificial intelligence The post £16m available for UK Robotics and AI businesses appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 13th Jun by Future Scot
  • Mearns Primary received their Award from Mark Bevan, Chief Executive, SCDI and Dr Heather Reid OBE. The post Mearns Primary wins top prize at SCDI’s annual STEM celebration appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Tue 13th Jun by Future Scot
  • We are trialling a new weekly briefing on EduTech, with a focus on Scotland but also covering important developments both in the rest of the UK and globally. Below you can see the stories we featured in our newsletter that went out on Friday the 9th of June and you can sign up to receive future newsletters here.   ‘Equip young people with a problem solving mind set’ – Amanda Regan, space engineer Amanda Regan is a trailblazer in the technology of space craft design and an engineer at the European Space Agency, Earth Observation Future Missions. Amanda was speaking at The post EduTech Weekly Briefing appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 12th Jun by Future Scot
  • Some welcomed the results as a public vote against a so called 'hard brexit'. The post UK tech sector reacts to the election results appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 12th Jun by Future Scot
  • Car manufacturing group Jaguar Land Rover invested $25 million (£19.6 million) in American ridesharing startup Lyft in April. The investment comes after a string of controversial news about Lyft’s main rival, Uber. The investment came from Jaguar Land Rover’s InMotion investment fund, which it uses to invest in technology companies. Jaguar Land Rover says that it will supply Lyft with vehicles and plans to work together with the company. Lyft will also let Jaguar Land Rover get its hand on its fleet of self-driving cars. Sebastian Peck, the head of InMotion, said: “We are excited to collaborate with a leading platform The post Jaguar Land Rover joins forces with Lyft appeared first on FutureScot.
    Posted Mon 12th Jun by Future Scot
  • Here are some of the steps we've been taking to meet new legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), before it comes into force in May 2018. The post GDPR and mygov.scot appeared first on Digital.
    Posted Mon 12th Jun by Scottish Government