What would it take to retrain people to use computers and the internet more effectively? The UK is currently in the grip of an IT skills crisis with an estimated 12.6 million lacking even the most basic digital skills. Byron Nicolaides, President of the Council of European Professionals Informatics Societies (CEPIS), discussed.
It seems a number of Hedge Funds are investing in "tiny satellites", which have the ability to take high frequency images of "economically sensitive" spots. To find out more, Joe Aldridge has been speaking with Stuart Martin, CEO of independent innovation and technology company, Satellite Applications Catapult.
Ford has announced plans to mass-produce a fully autonomous self-driving car by 2021, which will most likely be available to customers as part of an Uber-like ride-sharing service.
They're not the first company to head down the ride-sharing road. A series of brands have invested in taxi technology companies with the hope of one day going driverless - Toyota and Uber, VW and Gett, and General Motors and Lyft.
So how likely is it that driverless taxis could become reality? Joe Aldridge spoke to David Bailey, Professor of Industry at Aston Business School, to find out.
Instagram, who are owned by Facebook, has launched its newest feature: Instagram Stories.
This development allows users to build up a 'story' of their day, which then disappears after 24 hours. Many have argued that it is remarkably similar to the main feature of rival Snapchat.
Is this an attempt by Facebook to take advantage of it's large userbase and quash any competition? Joe Aldridge spoke with tech consultant and journalist Chris Green, who explains why Instagram made this step...
The ONS has released its latest data on cybercrime, showing that there have been more than 5.8 million incidents in the last 12 months. One in ten adults have been a victim in the past year, and it's expected that the crime rate is set to double. So whats the impact of such crimes on businesses?
Joe Aldridge found out from Charlie McMurdie, Senior Cybercrime Advisor at PwC.
Has virtual and augmented reality come of age? Nintendo's Pokemon Go is the talk of the town, and developers are pushing VR platforms.
But virtual reality has a difficult job on its hands. How is it going to widen its appeal to a wider age-range of people who aren't much interested in gaming or even strapping a gadget to their heads?
Unity Technologies is a leader in creating the platforms used to create interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences, with almost a half market share, and used by over 5.5 million registered developers.
Marcos Sanchez, Head of Global Communications at Unity, and joined the team to discuss further.
Virtual Reality was touted as the future, but has its place as the new entertainment medium been lost? The release of a new mobile game, Pokemon Go, has shown the massive success of VR's cousin "Augmented Reality". Matt Cox has been exploring the differences between Virtual and Augmented reality entertainment, and if it means VR has crash landed before it even took off.
Advertisers are turning away from traditional print mediums, meaning news sources have had to turn to other methods to make up the revenue. Online sites for these news media companies were meant to buoy up profits, but ad-blocking technology has eaten into revenues, and now the rush is on to search for a sustainable business model in the post-ad block world. Matt Cox spoke to digital media and product strategist, Nic Newman, to find out more.
Plastic 3D printers have slipped into the public consciousness and are used by companies to print bespoke plastic parts - but what if the same could be done with complicated metal structures for use across industry and manufacturing? Matt Cox has been hearing from Dan Michaels, German Business Editor at the Wall Street Journal, who's recently written about the new industrial process.