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What does the Tory 2015 win mean for tech? 6 policies that could make a difference

What does the Tory 2015 win mean for tech? 6 policies that could make a difference

By 8 May 2015

The 2015 general election is now over and the Conservative Party has won a majority of seats. It will therefore be in power for the next five years, with Prime Minister David Cameron continuing in that role. This might have come as a surprise to many,... >>

Election 2015: Still unsure on who to vote for? Here are 5 websites to help

Election 2015: Still unsure on who to vote for? Here are 5 websites to help

By 7 May 2015

It is 7 May and therefore the long, drawn out process to vote on the next government for the UK is underway. Unless you previously voted by post, you have until 10pm (in most places) tonight to have your say in which person in your constituency you would... >>

UK budget spring 2015: Internet of Things, 100Mbps broadband for all, free Wi-Fi

UK budget spring 2015: Internet of Things, 100Mbps broadband for all, free Wi-Fi

By 18 March 2015

The British government has delivered a pre-election budget that further strengthens its measures to support technology in the UK. It will be chancellor George Osborne's last budget before the nation votes on the next government, so there are several... >>

Goodbye car tax discs, hello spy in the sky and DVLA chaos

Goodbye car tax discs, hello spy in the sky and DVLA chaos

By 1 October 2014

From today you no longer have to stick a tax disc on the inside of your car windscreen to alert officials that your car is taxed, registration and identification is now all done electronically in the UK. The paper system that has been in effect since... >>

Prisons to begin blocking mobile phone signals

Prisons to begin blocking mobile phone signals

By 12 February 2014

Mobile phone signal blocking kit will be turned on in Scottish prisons in the coming weeks. With phones as the cause of many inside "hits" and drug deals it's amazing this technology hasn't been used sooner. The introduction of the technology comes after... >>

Taranis unmanned stealth fighter completes test flights, next generation could 'strike with precision'

Taranis unmanned stealth fighter completes test flights, next generation could 'strike with precision'

By 5 February 2014

BAE Systems and the UK Ministry of Defence have revealed that initial test flights of their jointly funded Taranis unmanned aircraft surpassed all expectations. The stealth combat vehicle demonstrator made a perfect takeoff, rotation, "climb-out" and... >>

British government unit attacked Anonymous with DDoS attacks

British government unit attacked Anonymous with DDoS attacks

By 5 February 2014

According to documents supplied to NBC news by Edward Snowden, the UK government attacked hacktivist groups including Anonymous using DDoS attacks. The DDoS attack, or distributed denial of service, is the same method of attack used by hacktivists in... >>

UK government draws list of sites for ISPs to unblock again, thanks to over-enthusiastic filters

UK government draws list of sites for ISPs to unblock again, thanks to over-enthusiastic filters

By 31 January 2014

The UK government is creating a whitelist of websites that have been inadvertently blocked by porn and anti-piracy filters implemented by internet service providers. Several sites, such as those maintained by drug and sex education charities, have been... >>

UK puts plan in place for driverless cars, will pick one city as testing ground

UK puts plan in place for driverless cars, will pick one city as testing ground

By 5 December 2013

Britain wants to spearhead the driverless car trend, and has announced a government plan to do so. The legislative and regulatory framework for developing and testing driverless cars on UK roads will be fully examined by the end of 2014 it has been announced.... >>

UK to test driverless cars on roads by end of the year

UK to test driverless cars on roads by end of the year

By 17 July 2013

The UK government has given the green light to test driverless cars on public roads before the end of 2013. Previously, dummy runs have been made only on private roads in the country, but a blueprint by the Department for Transport has revealed plans... >>