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TV may invite viewer to sue its manufacturer

Consider it a different kind of on-screen courtroom drama. Owners of Vizio Smart TVs may soon see a message inviting them to take legal action against the manufacturer. California-based Vizio, one of America’s leading TV brands, was in 2015 caught gathering large amounts of user data, which...

The six weirdest movies which almost got made

The six weirdest movies which almost got made Despite numerous attempts, D.M. Thomas’s harrowing novel “The White Hotel” has never been filmed, earning itself a reputation as “one of the great unadaptable works of modern literature”. Due to a staggeringly unlucky sequence of lawsuits, creative differences, bankruptcy,...

Three vital steps to analysing big data

Analysing big data involves numerous steps, from gathering and storing, to data mining, mapping, visualisations and monitoring. The result? An enhanced production, transparency in operations and a tidier business model. To improve manufacturing performance, streamline production processes, and enable strengthened customer relationships, big data must be properly...

Google is irresponsible claims Fortnite’s chief in bug row

The leader of the firm behind the hit game Fortnite has accused Google of being “irresponsible” in the way it revealed a flaw affecting the Android version of the title. On Friday, Google made public that hackers could hijack the game’s installation software to load malware. The installer is...

3D-printed gun blueprints ban extended

A ban on the online distribution of 3D printed gun blueprints has been extended by a US federal judge. The temporary block was due to expire on Tuesday but US district judge Robert Lasnik ruled that publishing the files could cause “irreparable harm”.  More than a dozen...

GM becomes first major auto company in history to have a female CEO and a female CFO

Dhivya Suryadevara will become GM’s new CFO, joining CEO Mary Barra. No other major automaker has two women in such top executive roles. GM has completely reversed the largely male-centric culture that defined the company before its 2009 bankruptcy. Let’s be clear: there are many, many women working and thriving...

Costa Rica has just run on 100 percent renewable energy for 300 days

Costa Rica, known primarily as a honeymoon destination, is a veritable paradise. Not only is it full of picturesque scenes featuring white sand beaches, and crystal clear waters, but you’re pretty much-guaranteed sunshine all year round. And boy is it atmospheric – jam-packed with misty jungles, mind-boggling...

Life before Google: What was it like?

Is it OK to turn my cat vegan? What’s that fresh smell that babies have? What is love?* In the 20 years since it was founded, Google has provided answers to the most random queries, become a verb and, on Wednesday, received a record $5bn fine after giving...

A beginner’s guide to data analytics and business intelligence

If you are new to data analytics, it can be difficult to know where to start. There is so much information out there that can be difficult to understand for people without an IT degree or years of experience with analytics solutions. This blog aims to lay...

GM becomes first car company to have both female CEO and CFO

Dhivya Suryadevara will become GM’s new CFO, joining CEO Mary Barra No other major automaker has two women in such top executive roles. GM has reversed the largely male-centric culture that defined the company before its 2009 bankruptcy. Let’s be clear: There are many, many women working and thriving in...