• Image Captioning AI More Accurate Than Humans

    21st October 2020

    Microsoft has announced that in tests, its new, AI-based, automatic image captioning technology is better than humans at describing photos and images. Part of Azure AI The new automatic image captioning model is available via...

  • ‘Hum to Search’ Songfinder

    21st October 2020

    Google has introduced a new feature to its search that enables it to identify a song that a user hums or whistles. What’s This Song? Serving the same basic purpose a the Shazam app, for...

  • Featured Article – Desktop Screen Recording Software

    21st October 2020

    Recording your screen can be useful for training, marketing and communications and there are many different free and paid-for services available for recording desktop activity. This article takes a brief look at several different examples....

  • Tech Increasing Domestic Abuse

    21st October 2020

    With domestic abuse on the rise, particularly since the pandemic lockdowns, we look at some of the chilling ways that smart devices and other technology are being used as a tool by abusers. Rise In...

  • Learning From the WisePay Attack

    14th October 2020

    In the wake of the recent attack on the WisePay website which saw some parents unwittingly making school payments to cyber-criminals, we look at how to spot whether personal data may have been compromised and...

  • New ‘Breakout Rooms’ For Google Meet Users

    14th October 2020

    Users of the Google Meet, Enterprise for Education video-communication service (formerly part of G Suite) will soon be able to divide meeting participants into Breakout Rooms. Greater Engagement The feature, which started its gradual roll-out...

  • Buy Products Directly From YouTube

    14th October 2020

    It has been reported that YouTube (owned by Google) is testing a feature that will enable viewers of YouTube videos to directly purchase products that they see featured in the video they are watching. Back...

  • Recycling Your Jumper

    14th October 2020

    Swedish clothing retailer, H&M, in conjunction with the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) has introduced the first jumper-cycling machine to one of its Stockholm stores. Environmental Impact Reducing the constant need...

  • Tech Tip – Tracking Prevention With Microsoft Edge

    14th October 2020

    If you use the Windows 10 Microsoft Edge browser and you’d like to improve your security and privacy by blocking potentially harmful trackers, here’s how: – In Microsoft Edge, select Settings and more  > Settings  > Privacy and services. –...