Anti-Semitism: Wales tops UK Google searches, report says

BBC News

Wales has the highest proportion of anti-Semitic Google searches in the UK, a report has said. Analysis for the Community Security Trust (CST) included search terms such as "Jews evil, kill Jews and die Jews". Google estimated the area, based on the user's IP address or phone location, and searches in Wales were 7.2% above average for the population size. CST's Dave Rich said it was hard to say why, but fewer Jewish communities could mean more people were uninformed. By comparison, searches in England were 1.9% above average, Northern Ireland was 2.4% below average and Scotland was 6.7% below average.


UK hits its 95 percent 'superfast' broadband coverage target

Engadget

'Superfast' broadband with speeds of at least 24 Mbps is now available across 95 percent of the UK, according to new stats thinkbroadband.com The milestone was actually achieved last month, meaning the government's Broadband Delivery UK initiative (BDUK) actually completed on time, in 2017. Superfast coverage in Northern Ireland sits at 86.7 percent, while the corresponding figures in Scotland and Wales hover just below 95 percent. Take into account England's overachieving and it averages out to a hair above the magic number.


Beyond Pokémon Go: augmented reality is set to transform gaming

New Scientist

Daniel Bartlett thinks nothing of driving halfway across the UK to visit places that aren't really there. A couple of months ago, he made a 500-kilometre round-trip from London to defend an alien portal at the lifeboat station on Cromer Pier, on the east coast of England. In between scoffing a portion of chips and an ice cream, he coordinated with around 50 people at other key coastal positions from Scotland across to the Netherlands. Over the course of an afternoon, they took control of the North Sea, turning it from blue to green. Barlett has been playing Ingress for two and a half years.


Watch People With Accents Confuse the Hell Out of AI Assistants

WIRED

If you've spent any time barking at your virtual assistant, you've no doubt had the conversation run aground a few times. "No, Siri, I said'Play Prince Purple Rain,' not'Belay price Urkle T-pain.'" But while Siri, Alexa, and Google may sometimes have a tough time understanding what you're asking even if you speak in a plain American accent, just imagine what it's like for somebody speaking English with a foreign accent. We put the three top assistants to the test. We asked friends of ours from Italy, Ireland, Scotland, England, Japan, Germany, and Australia to ask an iPhone with Siri, a Google Home, and an Amazon Echo various questions.


NHS cyber attack used US government software leaked by WikiLeaks

The Independent - Tech

The ransomware that is wreaking havoc on NHS computers is believed to be using an NSA cyber-weapon leaked in WikiLeaks' Vault 7 release earlier this year. Malware called Wanna Detector is preventing hospital staff from accessing medical records. Hospitals in both England and Scotland are known to be affected. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.