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...
IBM has created a new app to determine whether or not a company's systems have been compromised by cybercriminals. But industry experts say the real threat to companies' cybersecurity is simply worker negligence. Colin Tankard, Managing Director of data security providers Digital Pathways, explained the biggest worries for companies.
Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are on the rise, so the debate in central banks is how to tackle digital money. Central banks certainly could enter this market, but would it be the right thing to do? Matt Cox has been hearing from monetary innovation specialist, Garrick Hileman.
Amazon is going to start testing its drone delivery service, with the UK government’s help. Its flying robots will revolutionise how deliveries are made, but some experts have raised concerns around privacy and security. Matt Cox spoke to tech consultant and journalist Chris Green, to find out more.
Tesla's CEO, Elon Musk, has published the second part of his self-titled "masterplan", in which his ongoing attempt to buy solar panel company, SolarCity, has generated significant attention. Is this a sign that we could be on the verge of an energy system revolution? Share Radio’s Joe Aldridge has been speaking with The Memo's Senior Tech Reporter, Oliver Smith, to find out.
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.
Walking onto a firing range, falling off a cliff, or walking into a lamppost are the more obvious risks to the latest Pokémon Go craze, which is bringing augmented reality onto the streets of the globe. But there are the hidden mobile gaming threats associated with not just Pokemon, but Minecraft, and other games: business attacks, social engineering, and accessing valuable data.
Chris Boyd, a researcher at internet and PC security firm Malwarebytes explained further.