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Comment: North Sea troubles have been good for tech sector

The trials and tribulations of the North Sea oil and gas sector have been well documented in recent years, but there is growing evidence of an upturn and in recent weeks we have seen the price of Brent crude oil nudging over $70 per barrel.

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RBS has faced criticism for closing scores of bank branches amid a migration to banking by smartphone. Picture: Stuart Cobley

RBS pushes button on chief digital officer role

In a sign of the changing times within banking, Royal Bank of Scotland had appointed a chief digital officer.

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From left, Patrick Renner, Suzanne Mitskchke, and Rogelio Arellano of MindMate, one of the many start-ups to have come through the EIE programme. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Scottish start-up survey finds growing confidence in tech sector

Growing a customer base, attracting investment and hiring talent are the biggest challenges for Scotland’s fledgling tech businesses, an industry survey has found.

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Tedroy Newell sits with an ultra-realistic humanoid robot version of himself. Picture: NOW TV

Watch: AI robot unleashed on pub locals to help launch TV series

Streaming service NOW TV have stirred up interest in the new series of hit show Westworld by having an artificially intelligent human-like robot interact with punters in a London pub.

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Video: bid to rescue porpoise stranded in Firth of Forth

Video: bid to rescue porpoise stranded in Firth of Forth

Rescuers arrived to transport the marine mammal from the Grangemouth burn to deeper water at Blackness.

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Calum Forsyth and Robin Knox of Seed Haus. Picture: Chris Watt

PingGo secures five-figure investment from Seed Haus

A “media engagement platform” aimed at high growth companies has secured five-figure investment from Seed Haus, the Edinburgh-based pre-seed tech accelerator.

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Finance secretary Derek Mackay hailed the impact of Scotland's growing data sector

Festival hailed for promoting ethical use of data

Championing the ethical use of data in the wake of the Facebook scandal was one of the successes of a major industry event in Scotland, organisers have said.

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Video: Scotland’s war on plastic

Scots are becoming more conscious about the volume of plastic waste we throw away every day.

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Dr Steve Ewing, director of operations, Informatics Ventures. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Comment: Celebrating ten years of Scotland’s top tech event

It’s now ten years and counting for Engage Invest Exploit, Scotland’s largest tech investor event, and the Informatics Ventures team and I are filled with enormous excitement (alongside a few of the usual nerves) ahead of EIE18 at the University of Edinburgh’s McEwan Hall this Thursday.

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Edinburgh Zoo carried out studies to assess what impact noise would have on the pandas.

Edinburgh Zoo panda health fears could derail planning application

The Scottish Government has said a planning application near Edinburgh Zoo could be called in over panda health concerns.

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Westminster has promised to deliver 10Mbps broadband to 100 per cent of premises, but Scottish properties are deemed 'ineligible'. Picture: PA

Calls for ‘Scotland’s share’ of UK government’s broadband funding

A funding programme touted as delivering high-speed broadband to 100 per cent of UK properties has been labelled “grossly unfair” for potentially short changing Scotland.

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Unions have called for more workplace control of new technologies to avoid the potentially severe impact of automation

Unions call for more workplace control of automation in Scotland

Workers must be involved in how automation is introduced to avoid potentially severe consequences for them, according to a new report.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison announced the funding.

New funding to develop motor neurone disease treatments

Fresh funding has been announced for the development of new treatments for motor neurone disease (MND).

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Football-playing robot who could teach the next generation some neat tricks

The robot teacher aimed at primary aged kids

Encouraging the next tech smart generation means starting interest early. Meet Marty, the little interactive robot who teaches kids to code.

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Enoch Powell speaking in 1974 at a rally in Birmingham for the anti-Common Market group Get Britain Out. Picture: Welsy/Keystone/Getty

Dani Garavelli: Powell speech renews lifeblood of racist UK

By all accounts, Archive On 4 – broadcast at the same time on a Saturday night as Britain’s Got Talent – is a classy programme which takes bits of old audio on a particular theme and builds an interesting and intelligent discussion around them.

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Renovation work on the Ross Fountain, Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland 13/04/18

Restoration work going swimmingly at Edinburgh’s Ross Fountain

Progress on Edinburgh’s Ross Fountain restoration has seen the city’s resident mermaid population increase by eight.

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Google's controversial search removals are in the news again.

What is Google’s ‘right to be forgotten’?

With a UK businessman the latest individual to win the “right to be forgotten” over a past crime, here is a Q&A on Google’s controversial search removals.

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Atlantis chief Tim Cornelius praised 'commitment and dedication'. Picture: Jon Savage

Ground-breaking Pentland Firth power scheme passes milestone

Tidal power specialist Atlantis Resources has hailed another milestone for its ground-breaking MeyGen scheme in the Pentland Firth.

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