It's predicted cyber criminals are going to shift towards hacking into our internet-connected gadgets like phones, smart TVs, and even fitness trackers, and disabling access unless we pay up. Government-backed security researchers are warning about the rise of so-called "ransomware" - which is used to lock users out of devices. To find out more about the latest threats Georgie Frost heard from Ben Russell, head of strategy and partnerships at the National Cyber Crime Unit and Chris Dye, VP of marketing at Glasswall.
This week is British Science Week with a range of events up and down the country aimed at getting the public more engaged with science and technology. With growing interest in areas such as health tracking gadgets and volunteer science projects though it seems a lot demand is already there. To find out more about some of the events on offer Georgie Frost was joined by Katherine Mathieson, Chief Executive of the British Science Association.
Every week we look at the people behind the Twitter handles? Share Radio's Tom Hill has been speaking to founder of Cat Plummer, Penny Wise, Life Rich. Cat's blog shares her tips and experiences saving money and cutting debt. So what led her to set it up?
It's time to check in with the UK Money Blogger community fresh from their Monday Twitter chat. Every week, 100 experts take to the social media site to kick off the week and share experiences, tips and questions on anything money related. This week, they discussed budgeting. David Taylor from the site Thinking Thrifty joined Georgie Frost.
Georgie Frost was joined by CEO of Emoov, Russell Quirk this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed the warning about cyber criminals taking over control of internet-connected gadgets like phones, smarts TVs, and even fitness trackers. Plus they look into why more office workers are opting to go and buy a "posh coffee" for their afternoon caffeine boost rather than switching on the kettle. All these stories and more on The News Review.
To go through all the political headlines this morning, Georgie Frost was joined by Jack Sommers of the Huffington Post. The big story this morning was of course the Prime Minister's being given the power to take the UK out of the EU - after her Brexit Bill was finally approved by Parliament last night. The House of Lords backed down in its attempts to amend the legislation. But Theresa May's not expected to trigger the two-year leaving process until the end of the month.
Joining Georgie Frost to discuss the latest market headlines was Share Radio's very own Nigel Cassidy starting with Ocado, the British online supermarket - its released a trading statement this morning. Nigel has been speaking with a couple of CEO's this morning. One of which was from the Gym Group and the other CEO - Ray Anderson - was from Bango.
The UK economy's expected to grow more than initially thought this year, partly because of the strength of household spending.
The British Chambers of Commerce has upgraded its outlook from 1-point-1 to 1-point-4 percent.
But its growth forecast for 2018 has downgraded slightly, because of inflation.
However, it has downgraded its expectations slightly for 2018.
So what factors are contributing to this upgrade? And what can we expect in the following years?
Nigel Cassidy spoke to Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the BCC and started by asking about the figures...
Bango, the mobile payment company which enables app store customers to click and buy apps or in-app content and place the charge directly onto their mobile phone bill, has released full year results today. So how is the company doing? Joining Nigel Cassidy to reveal all is Ray Anderson, CEO of Bango.
The Gym Group plc, the fast-growing, nationwide operator of over 80 high-quality low-cost gyms, has announced its full year results today. So how is the company doing? John Treharne, Chief Executive Officer of The Gym Group joined Nigel Cassidy to tell more about what the company's up to.