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Warning issued over Whatsapp scam aiming to’steal’ bank details

Action Fraud have issued a warning over a Whatsapp scam targeting users of the messaging service.

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Ichor Systems managing director John Spence. Picture: Contributed

Semiconductor equipment supplier Ichor eyes expansion

A technology firm is looking to take on more staff as it targets a move into new markets.

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Fair Isle south lighthouse. The remote island is set to finally gain a 24-hour power supply. Picture: Donald Macleod/TSPL

Fair Isle residents to finally receive 24-hour power supply

A remote Scottish island will finally receive a guaranteed 24-hour source of electricity under new plans to increase its generating capacity.

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Meet the futuristic sex robot developers claim is ‘game-changer’

A sex doll company are making a Terminator-style robot head who can speak, smile and even sing - but only in Chinese.

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Learning coding skills are essential to secure the jobs of tomorrow, says Marc Dinardo

Marc Dinardo: Coding skills will be vital to finding future jobs

Coding will soon become an essential skill for all future employment opportunities, writes Marc Dinardo

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Sharing data between public bodies and private sector tech giants has the potential to revolutionise health provision the world over. Picture: Tony Marsh/TSPL

Dr Google will see you now: How data can revolutionise healthcare

It’s a Fringe show billed as both funny and informative. Doctor Google Will See You Now, which takes place as part of the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas, addresses the important issue of how shared data could help our health prospects - while still trying to entertain.

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Building a business needs a long-term approach, says Jim Duffy. Picture: Ian Howarth

Jim Duffy: Start-ups can learn from the whisky-makers

I sat at a dinner recently with a wise old owl who had forestry and whisky as his primary business interests.

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SRUC and Rural England have been commissioned by Amazon to examine how to grow the rural digital economy. Picture: Craig Stephen

Experts turn attention to growing rural digital economy

While there has been a lot of noise about the potential offered by internet technology and the digital economy to level the growing urban/rural divide, there has been little research carried out to identify where the real the snags and opportunities lie.

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Turns out worrying could be good for you, according to a new study. Picture: ThinkStock

People with neurotic tendencies live longer, says new study

The old saying about worrying yourself into an early grave is a myth, suggests a new study.

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Regenerative medicines could revolutionise treatments. Picture: Getty Images

Dr Luis-Francisco Acevedo-Hueso: Scotland could lead world in stem cell technology

At present, the biomedical industry (pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and bioengineering) is failing Scotland.

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Microsoft executive Megan Saunders introduces Paint 3D. Picture: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

Microsoft Paint to remain after user backlash

Microsoft Paint has been given a reprieve after the company confirmed it will continue to offer the graphics programme.

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Drone ‘15ft from passenger plane’ at Edinburgh Airport

A passenger plane on its way to Edinburgh Airport missed a collision due to ‘luck’ a report claims.

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Infrastructure is needed to exploit renewable power

Derek McCulloch: Don’t let Brexit lead to disconnect from energy investment

Last summer, the Scottish Government announced a package of £100 million for capital projects which would stimulate the Scottish ­economy amid fears that Brexit would cause an ­economic downturn.

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The trade in stolen identity information is being fuelled by the dark web. Picture: Concept

Hackers trade 100,000 items of online ID from Edinburgh

Cyber hackers are trading more than 100,000 pieces of stolen identity information in the Edinburgh area alone, a Scotsman investigation has revealed.

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Robin Huggins: Scotland is ahead of the game.  Picture by Stewart Attwood

Data scientists 'driving Scotland’s fintech future'

The ‘sexiest career of the 21st century’ is attracting some of the brightest brains, and international financial institutions are tapping into Scotland’s new pipeline of talent.

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Neatebox founder Gavin Neate. Picture: Greg Macvean

A Neate way of making venues more accessible for all

An Edinburgh-based entrepreneur will this week launch his invention that is designed to help disabled people enjoy hassle-free trips out.

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The vital signs are strong in Scotland's health tech sector, writes Nick Freer. Picture: Contributed

Nick Freer: Optimistic prognosis for Scotland’s health tech

The inaugural Scottish Start-up Survey by Informatics Ventures, University of Edinburgh Business School and my own consultancy found that over 10 per cent of Scotland’s start-up scene now classify themselves in the health technology space, often abbreviated to “health tech” or “health 2.0”.

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'GDPR will be a catalyst for innovation,' says The Data Lab's Brian Hills. Picture: John Devlin

Brian Hills: Advantages of new GDPR data protection rules

In 1998 there was no Google, Facebook or Twitter, no mobile internet, no “big data”.

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Jim Duffy has teamed up with Bill Morrow and Al Walker to launch the Moonshot Academy. Picture: Contributed

ESpark co-founder Jim Duffy launches new accelerator

Three top names in the UK entrepreneurial sector have teamed up to launch a “next generation” business accelerator to tackle the issue of companies failing to scale.

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Ransomware, malware and denial of service attacks are among the incidents reported by the countrys public bodies. Picture: Getty Images

Almost 60% of Scottish councils hit by cyber attacks

Almost 60 per cent of Scottish councils and more than half of Scotland’s health boards have been targeted by cyber criminals since 2014, a Scotsman investigation has revealed.

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