THIS WEEK IN DIGITAL AND TECHNOLOGY NEWS | 26TH – 30TH MARCH
It’s been another busy week in the world of Digital and Technology. In case you missed it, here’s our round-up of the bigger news stories that we’ve discussed on our social media channels over the past 5 days.
Google V Oracle
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled on Tuesday that Google was a direct violation of Oracles copyrights. Google had previously used Oracle-owned Java programming code in its Android operating system on mobile devices.
Artificial Intelligence can help User Interface optimisation.
Researchers in Finland and Japan have developed a new approach to user interface optimisation that uses artificial intelligence that takes individual differences into account. The one size fits all approach to touchscreen devices does not consider individual differences in abilities – the ageing and disabled users have a lot of problems with daily technology use, and often these are very specific to their abilities and the circumstances.
Coca-Cola has announced this week that it will be closing two of its UK sites, based in Northampton and Milton Keynes. These closures will result in the loss of 300 jobs.
Digital Tooth Jewels
Engineers have created tiny wireless sensors that attach to teeth and designed to monitor health and dietary habits, relaying data about sugar, salt, and alcohol intake to a wearer’s mobile device.
The Apple Event
Apple’s March event saw the release of a much cheaper iPad that will be compatible with the Apple Pencil and aimed for schools. Alongside some other underwhelming educational software, the space grey iMac Pro accessories have finally been made available to the general public.
Ubers Self Driving Cars
Uber has been barred from testing its self-driving cars on public roads in Arizona, following the accident last week involving one of its testing vehicles that killed a pedestrian crossing the street in its path.
Campaign Against Living Miserably
Adam&eveDDB launched Project84 with the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), a stunt that placed 84 lifelike mannequins on the ledges of London’s ITV Southbank buildings to raise awareness of male suicide.
The right to disconnect
A new law could make it illegal for employers in New York to expect their employees to check their emails outside of their official working hours.
When will the UK see 5G data?
Extremely fast mobile data connections are currently being trialled around the world, however, it has not been specified when this will be released in the UK.
After news broke of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, people have flocked to delete their accounts. Wired have offered up some of the best alternatives to the Facebook features you’ll miss.