Trainline partners with Code First: Girls to get 20K women coding for free

Online travel app Trainline and Code First: Girls have announced a partnership to help 20,000 women in the UK to code for free by 2020, as part of the Code First: Girls 20:20 Campaign. The partnership represents a commitment by Trainline, Europe’s leading independent rail and coach platform, to support the work of Code First:…

Confused parents don’t know what an engineer is. Six times more likely to know Justin Bieber than Elon Musk!

Above: Engineer and entrepreneur Elon Musk. Pic: By Maurizio Pesce from Milan, Italia - Elon Musk, Tesla Factory, Fremont (CA, USA), CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38354348 Research released today from the Institution of Engineering and Technology has revealed that, despite engineering generating £1 in every £4 of the UK’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), there is a…

Google doodle celebrates London Aquatics Centre designer, Zaha Hadid

It'a been a year since the Iraqi born British architect Zaha Hadid died aged just 65 and today Google pays tribute to her in its daily 'Google Doodle' Known as the "queen of the curve," Hadid's major works include the Aquatics Centre for the London 2012 Olympics, Michigan State University's Broad Art Museum and the Guangzhou…

CES 2017 Preview: What’s there to see at the world’s biggest tech show?

CES2017 kicks off this week in Las Vegas. The world's largest technology expo, it promises thousands of new and exciting products from manufacturers right across the globe. And while the show has already caused some controversy this year with the organiser Gary Shapiro claiming the UK government is not doing enough to help its own…

Furbo – the world’s first treat-tossing dog camera. Whatever next?

What do you buy a the dog owner (and dog) who have virtually everything? Why a treat tossing dog camera, of course. Designed for the guilty, or perhaps curious, dog lover who wants to keep an eye on their pet pooch while they are out, the Furbo is at first glance like any other surveillance…

Fight tech with tech. And reasons to drone on about home security….

In the tabloids, there are almost daily reports on the latest break-in stats, the newest trickery used by criminals and the best initiatives to tackle them. It can seem as though everyone is droning on about home security. But for good reason! Your home security is under more scrutiny than ever. This time, believe it…

#IFA2015 trend report: five things we learned

IFA, Europe's biggest annual consumer electronics and home appliances show in Berlin, Germany, was packed full of exciting products as usual. Here are five key things we learned this year. 1. Women's smartwatches are definitely a thing While there have been some stylish-looking smartwatches released recently – the Apple Watch and the Alcatel OneTouch watch, especially – they are…

Would you blog on Facebook? Notes gets a revamp

Facebook has confirmed it is revitalising its long-forgotten Notes platform, perhaps in a bid to attract bloggers. Most of us can't even remember how to access Notes, let alone use them - that's how long it's been since we paid attention. (For the record, click the More tab beneath your cover photo, click Manage sections, then tick the…