Metro Bank looks for startups for innovation lab

Metro Bank has just launched its second start-up collaboration program, Metro Bank Magic Makers. Drawing on the success of the first program run in partnership with L Marks, Metro Bank is again looking for innovative solutions that will move the dial on its customer experience. In 2021, Metro Bank launched its first Magic Makers program … Read more

Meta shareholders slam Zuckerberg, question ‘dystopian downsides’

A group of angry shareholders say Mark Zuckerberg’s weak leadership has sent Meta’s stock tumbling 34% this year – and they plan to push for checks on the CEO’s power, The Post has learned. Concerned investors are pushing two resolutions at the social media titan’s upcoming shareholder meeting they say would provide badly needed oversight … Read more

Turkish team plan to charge phones with organic, wearable solar tech

A Turkish academic and her team are working hard to create the technology of processing the solar cell, which they embroidered on fabric and successfully managed to turn led lamps on and charge a battery, into disposable bioplastics that can be dissolved in water, in a goal to charge mobile phones with wearable and organic … Read more

Salary scales indicate it’s a great time to be in tech

Demand for skilled IT professionals continues to rise with no sign of a let up. Specialist roles like scrum master, DevOps engineers, and network cloud architects are no longer the sole preserve of the software industry as organizations across the world accelerate their digitalisation programs in response to the changed market landscape and altered working … Read more

Outback agtech startup brings innovation to the bush, helps graziers monitor water levels

For decades, central-west Queensland grazier Neil Rogers has spent the first two hours each day the same way. Wake up, jump in the ute, and drive to each water tank on the 43,000-acre Toobrack Station, south of Longreach, to check vital water levels. It’s an expensive and time-consuming chore that’s been a fact of life … Read more

Big Tech data harvesting comes under fire by world central bank group

A computer keyboard lit by a displayed cyber code is seen in this illustration picture taken on March 1, 2017. REUTERS / Kacper Pempel / Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 5 (Reuters) – A paper published by the world’s main central bank umbrella group, the BIS, has called … Read more

NGen provides $ 76 million in funding for EV innovation projects

Many Canadians are considering buying a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) amid high gas prices and the growing sentiment to do more for the environment. That’s why the federal Transport Ministry is launching new incentives to nudge car shoppers into the ZEV marketplace. Making EVs more accessible: The Government of Canada announced it is expanding the incentives … Read more

What Is the Metaverse and Why Should We Care About It?

There’s no officially agreed upon understanding of what “the metaverse” actually means. The term can best be described as a developing vision of the internet where multisensory enhancements, such as virtual reality (VR) headsets, enable users to do things like work, meet with friends, shop, and play games as digital avatars. “You can think about … Read more

UK poised to ditch plans to empower tech regulator, FT reports

Powers for new competition unit not in Queen’s speech – FT Competition regulator wants new laws to toughen oversight Govt declines to comment on timing of new powers May 3 (Reuters) – Britain is poised to shelve plans to provide statutory powers to a new technology regulator, in a blow to global efforts to curb … Read more

Digital ID – why trust frameworks must succeed

As the world continues to become more digital, enabling trusted digital transactions between various kinds of organizations – from banking and financial services to travel and gambling – and those they serve, becomes more complex. The persistent growth of identity fraud and the creative ways in which fraudsters are acquiring personal information only adds to … Read more