Technology News Roundup 02/06/2017


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Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry each week. This week ending 02/06/2017 you can ride the tube for free with a Lucozade bottle and the tech industry reacts to Trump’s decision to leave Paris climate agreement. Britons are ready to embrace a driverless future, UK tech announces a manifesto for tech and what happened with BA’s bank holiday outage. 




Tech industry reacts to Trump's decision to leave Paris climate change agreement

After announcing to leave the Paris climate change agreement United States President Donald Trump was met with disgruntlement from the technology industry. From Elon Musk following through on his threat to consciously uncouple from the Presidential councils to Apple CEO Tim Cook declaring the decision as “wrong for the planet”, the leading figures in tech were not best pleased.

Click here to read more (The Register) 02/06/2017


Britons ready to embrace driverless future

According to a survey carried out by London Tech Week, two-thirds of Britons believe that dedicated lanes on roads for driverless technology will be introduced as widespread self-driving cars become a reality. 23 percent of the 2,000 adults surveyed also believed that as the acceptance of driverless cars increases and technology improves, cars with human drivers could even be banned.

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(City A.M) 02/06/2017


UK Tech a Manifesto for tech

With the announcement of a snap general election on the cards, the technology community has responded on how the next government’s focus on tech needs to take it a step further in making a top notch digital economy that works for all. UK Tech released their manifesto which sets out a “bold and ambitious vision” in five fundamental objectives for the next Government in power.

Click here to read more (Eligo/UK Tech) 26/05/2017


BA’s bank holiday outage: what went wrong?

Over the May bank holiday weekend, British Airways was forced to ground thousands of flights after a “power surge” caused damage to one of its UK data centres at 9.30am on Saturday morning. The outage led to major systems for baggage, ticketing and check-in being taken offline and affected an estimated 75,000 passengers with all flights cancelled out of Heathrow and Gatwick airports. BA said in an official statement that the outage was caused by “a power supply issue at one of our UK data centres. An exceptional power surge caused physical damage to our infrastructure and as a result, many of our hugely complex operational IT systems failed”.

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(Computer World UK) 30/05/2017


Travel for free on the tube with just a Lucozade bottle

This week commuters in London will be able to pay for a journey with a free Lucozade that will contain a contactless chip at the base of the bottle. The bottles will be handed out at Oxford Circus Station and can be used to pay for a journey on the underground network. TFL has been a pioneer of contactless payments for travel, from the oyster card to the move towards debit and credit cards but this week commuters will experience something a little out of the ordinary.

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(Contactless Intelligence) 30/05/2017


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