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Report: UK “Ransomware consultants” Red Mosquito promise to unlock your data, but they’re just paying off the criminals (and charging you a markup!)

Last month, Propublica published a blockbuster investigative report on companies that claimed they could help you get your ransomware-locked data back, but who were secretly just paying off the criminals -- one company got so good at it that ransomware criminals started to refer their victims to them.

Now, just to prove the point, a ...

Nissan’s zero-emission ice cream van uses old EV batteries to keep things cool

File ice cream vans under ‘things I never thought posed a significant risk to the environment but might actually.’ Nissan has developed a new concept vehicle that addresses the problem of all the emissions generated by conventional ice cream vans, and older models in particular, which pump out a lot of greenhouse gases while idling ...

This is the reconstructed face of a pet dog that lived 4,500 years ago

Archaeologists uncovered the skeleton of this neolithic dog more than a century ago in a 5,000 year old tomb on on the island of Mainland, Orkney, Scotland. Now, forensic scientists and artists have reconstructed the animal's face. According to Historic Environment Scotland researcher Steve Farrar, this dog and 23 others found in the "Cuween Hill ...

*** is Baillie Gifford?

The SoftBank Vision Fund has been screaming from the venture headlines the last few months, driven by eye-popping rounds (and valuations!) into some of the most notable startups around the world. Yet, SoftBank isn’t the only player rapidly buying up the cap tables of top startups. Indeed, another firm, more than a century old, has ...

Conducting “evil” computer research, in the name of good

The next CHI (computer-human interaction) conference is being held on May 5 in Glasgow, and will include a workshop called CHI4Evil, "Creative Speculation on the Negative Effects of HCI Research," in which scholars, researchers and practitioners are invited to "anticipate and reflect on the potential downsides of our technology design, research, and implementation" through ...

This person’s 45-tweet rant about the imperial system is hilariously relatable

11.27.2018 · Posted in Technology Articles

If you've ever found yourself somewhat confused by the logic of the imperial system — you know, pounds, ounces, all that good stuff — you're not alone. Because unlike the more modern metric system, which is fairly logical when it comes to... ...

The Loch Ness Monster is worth $54 million to the Scottish economy

Real or not, the Loch Ness Monster brings in $54 million to the Scottish economy each year, an increase of $14.4 million from four years ago. The data comes from accountant Gary Campbell who also happens to be the official keeper of the Nessie sightin... ...

Someone ordered a massive box of fried food and the internet had a lot to say about it

08.21.2018 · Posted in Technology Articles

What will £10 ($12.84) get you in this day and age? If you live in Scotland and have a rather large appetite, it could get you this staggering amount of fried food plus a large bottle of Scottish soda Irn-Bru.  SEE ALSO: We tried avocado ch... ...

Chris Pine and his beard seek ****** revenge in ‘Outlaw King’ trailer

08.20.2018 · Posted in Technology Articles

In all the fuss over Avengers: Infinity War, you may have wondered: How is Chris Pine doing? While the other Hollywood Chrises failed to beat Thanos, Pine was dusting off his chain mail to play Robert the Bruce, an exiled Scottish king seeking to... ...

Aye! Smart city projects squirrel away $31m in Scotland

12.14.2016 · Posted in Computer Articles, Technology Articles

<***>Mountain view point over Edinburgh city.

Scotland’s seven major cities are teaming up to develop a number of smart city projects, backed by a $31 million war chest. According to Scottish Construction Now, the seven cities will springboard off the funding to collaboratively develop themselves into ...