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Volunteers urged to 'give an hour' for online drive

Martha Lane Fox and the Race Online 2012 team have challenged volunteers to donate an hour of their time to help get others online.The 'Give an Hour' drive kicked off on Monday as part of the wider Race Online 2012 campaign, which aims to get everyone in the UK using the internet by the time the London Olympics start next year.

October 24, 2011 by

Be Broadband founders plan Hyperoptic return

The team that founded Be Broadband seven years ago is preparing to launch another ISP in London and other cities, offering businesses and large residential buildings symmetrical fibre-to-the-premises broadband.Boris Ivanovic and Dana Tobak, along with various other people involved in running Be — sold to O2 in 2006 to give the mobile operator a fixed-line UK business — will set Hyperoptic live around September, although they already have pilot customers in various stages of negotiations.

May 19, 2011 by

Julian Assange to be extradited to Sweden

A judge has approved the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to Sweden to face questioning over sexual assault and rape allegations.At Belmarsh Magistrate's Court in London on Thursday, chief magistrate Howard Riddle said Assange's team would have a week to appeal against his ruling, according to ZDNet UK's Tom Espiner, who is at the court.

February 24, 2011 by

String theory gets entangled in quantum computing

Researchers at Imperial College London think they have found a way to test one of the most important – and controversial ideas in theoretical physics: string theory.The team, headed by Professor Michael Duff, has drawn a parallel between the mathematics of string theory and the mathematics of quantum entanglement.

September 5, 2010 by

SAP and SME's: an update

I've just returned from spending a day immersed in SAP at a London hotel with European and South African SME customers, channel partners and the Business ByDesign team. It's been fascinating.

September 11, 2009 by

i-Snake, a new robotic surgeon

Several newspapers in the UK have published today very short articles about the i-Snake, a new surgical robot which will be developed at the Imperial College London (ICL). For example, The Times of London writes that the ICL team has won a £2.1 million grant (€2.84 million or US$4.2 million) to design this surgical robot over the next four or five years. This highly flexible robot 'could allow coronary bypass operations to be performed without the need for open-heart surgery.' And it would help heal your heart after travelling through blood vessels. The research team thinks that the i-Snake could also be used as a diagnosis tool replacing the eyes of a surgeon when looking inside us.

December 29, 2007 by

HM Govt vs The LSE, Round XII!

Oh dear, the government does not seem to be getting on well with that pesky team from the London School of Economics, who insist on putting the ID card scheme under continuous scrutiny.Apart from claiming that the scheme doesn't need to undergo full and rigorous testing before being implemented (!

October 23, 2006 by

Seek picks new CIO

Online employment site Seek has appointed Tam Vu as its new chief information officer.Vu will lead a team of IT professionals responsible for enabling and innovating new products for the job Web site.

February 22, 2005 by

Rupert Goodwins' Diary

Thursday 21/10/2004A team of PRs from Band and Brown -- best known to us as Cisco's vicars on earth -- descend on Schloss CNET for that all-important activity, building relationships. We promptly take the relationship assembly kit and decant it and us to the Anchor Tap, a typical London pub just below Tower Bridge.

October 22, 2004 by

UK IT can't keep its women happy

The UK has a problem retaining women in IT, according to Patricia Hewitt, secretary of state for trade and industry and minister for women. Addressing the Women in IT Conference in London on Wednesday, Hewitt noted that women are clearly under-represented in IT employment.

January 22, 2003 by

Blunkett hands out BETT Awards

Secretary of State for Education and Employment, David Blunkett, yesterday handed out the plaques in this year's winners of the Technology Design Awards at the BETT computers in education show in London.

January 15, 1998 by

Guy Kewney's Diary

MondayEverybody is in Las Vegas for Comdex. I'm in London, struggling with PC Mag's 'Trends' column. It is lunch time in London, but nobody in Nevada has got out of bed yet, and the production team is showing signs of rattiness.

November 22, 1997 by

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