News

HMRC boosts data scientist numbers

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has significantly increased its spending on data science expertise, according to figures revealed by a Freedom of Information (FoI) request. The FoI findings have been analysed by the Parliament Street think tank, who have been investigating the data capabilities of the department over the past three financial years. The FoI request…

HMRC boosts data scientist numbers Read More »

How the next government could rewire the state

The delivery of government services is fundamentally an information processing challenge. Consider the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), which administers benefits for millions of UK citizens. To determine eligibility and process payments, the DWP needs numerous bits of personal information and documents from applicants, many of which were issued by other parts of the…

How the next government could rewire the state Read More »

iFixit’s 13-inch M2 iPad Air teardown reveals these 4 changes

It’s been almost ten days since Apple launched the new M4 iPad Pro and M2 iPad Air. While the highest-end models are thinner, lighter, and more powerful than ever, Apple decided words don’t mean much with the M2 iPad Air release, as it’s heavier and thicker than the new iPad Pro. Still, this tablet has…

iFixit’s 13-inch M2 iPad Air teardown reveals these 4 changes Read More »

This futuristic hydrogen-powered jet might fly from New York to London in 90 minutes

A new hypersonic plane could fill the gap left in air travel since the retirement of the Concorde — a tailless supersonic plane that last flew in the early 2000s. The new design is based around a blade-less Dyson jet engine, and it’s called the Sky Magnetar. The kicker? It could be able to fly…

This futuristic hydrogen-powered jet might fly from New York to London in 90 minutes Read More »

Paula Vennells boasted about removing Horizon risk reference in Royal Mail flotation prospectus

Former CEO Paula Vennells removed a reference to the Post Office Horizon system in the IT risk section of a Royal Mail prospectus, as it was being floated on the stock market, and later bragged about doing so. During the flotation of the Royal Mail in 2013, a prospectus was drawn up for potential investors. There was…

Paula Vennells boasted about removing Horizon risk reference in Royal Mail flotation prospectus Read More »

Over 700 wrongful subpostmaster convictions overturned by new legislation

The legislation required to quash the convictions of wrongly prosecuted subpostmasters has been passed by Parliament as part of the “wash up” of pending laws following the announcement of the UK general election on 4 July. Once the Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill receives Royal Assent, it will allow branch managers convicted of theft,…

Over 700 wrongful subpostmaster convictions overturned by new legislation Read More »

I ran my slowest marathon ever because I didn’t listen to ChatGPT

I told you recently that I ran my first marathon using AirPods 2 and Apple Watch SE and that I trained for it with the help of ChatGPT. So, why was my first marathon slower than expected? That’s simple, actually, and something I’ll prove in this post: I didn’t stick to ChatGPT’s training regimen, and…

I ran my slowest marathon ever because I didn’t listen to ChatGPT Read More »

Parliamentarians warn of UK election threat from Russia, China and North Korea

MPs and peers have warned the government that Russia, China, North Korea and other hostile states could attempt interfere in the 4 July general election. A joint parliamentary committee of MPs and peers has warned the prime minister Rishi Sunak that the general election is an “attractive target” for malicious actors trying to destabilise the…

Parliamentarians warn of UK election threat from Russia, China and North Korea Read More »

AI Seoul Summit: 27 nations and EU to set red lines on AI risk

More than two dozen countries have committed to developing shared risk thresholds for frontier artificial intelligence (AI) models to limit their harmful impacts, as part of an agreement to promote safe, innovative and inclusive AI. Signed on the second day of the AI Seoul Summit by 27 governments and the European Union (EU), the Seoul ministerial…

AI Seoul Summit: 27 nations and EU to set red lines on AI risk Read More »

Shopping Cart
Scroll to Top