Paddy Power Betfair seals FanDuel deal

Gambling giant Paddy Power Betfair has agreed to merge with FanDuel, the US fantasy sports betting site founded in Edinburgh.

Verum's Paul Milligan with the firm's accountant, Yoanna Milligan. Picture: Abermedia

Jobs boost on back of tech investment

A Scottish entrepreneur has invested £250,000 in a new cloud-based technology product aimed at helping the oil and gas industry better control costs and quality on projects.


Scientists ‘hunting’ Loch Ness Monster will test lake’s DNA

The legend of the Loch Ness Monster has baffled scientists for centuries - but now a group of experts hope modern technology will reveal what really lives in the murky depths of the Scottish lake.

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Is this how music fans will rock out to gigs by the latest hot band in the near future? (Picture: NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Martyn McLaughlin: Don’t believe hype about gigs in your living room

The idea that the latest virtual reality technology can replicate live gigs is naive and misguided, writes Martyn McLaughlin.

Volunteers found plastics pellets called nurdles on 93 per cent of the beaches surveyed for The Great Technicolour Nurdle Hunt organised by charity Fidra.

Leader comment: The sinister beauty of plastic nurdles

They may come in a rainbow of colours, but plastic nurdles are an environmental catastrophe.

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Openreach opens broadband fibre training school in Livingston

Openreach have established a “fibre training school” to increase the number of engineers working to rollout ultrafast broadband.

General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on Friday. Picture: iStockphoto/Getty

Insight: The GDPR revolution we can’t opt out of

Data protection deadline has caught businesses on the hop, finds Jane Bradley

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Further growth is name of the game for Dundee studio Outplay

Further growth is name of the game for Dundee studio Outplay

Dundee-based mobile games developer Outplay Entertainment is on track for a solid rise in annual turnover as it gears up for further growth in a booming market.


Video: Understanding GDPR and how it affects you

We’ve listed the most important points from the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) beginning on May 25.

How far do you go to beat fertility problems?  Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Clair Mermoud: Ovarian transplants give birth to ethical questions over fertility

Artificial reproductive technology provides access to maternity for those unable to procreate. But, unfortunately, these techniques generally address the consequences and not the causes of infertility.

Euan Bowen's device lights up if a player is hit hard on the pitch

New gadget will flag up risky head knocks on rugby field

An innovative new device has been created to flag up potentially dangerous head injuries in young rugby players.

FM Radio could be switched off as digital listening passes 50%

FM Radio could be switched off as digital listening passes 50%

Analogue radios could be consigned to the dustbin of history after figures showed that the majority of all UK radio listening was via digital devices for the first time.

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Nigel Eccles said the start-up scene in Edinburgh had been transformed in the last eight years

FanDuel sale could prove a boost for Edinburgh start-ups

The sale of fantasy sports business FanDuel could benefit future tech start-ups in Edinburgh, one of its co-founders has revealed.

Tim Peake's Spacecraft will be open to the public until 4th August 2018.''P3 pupils from Dunipace Primary School near Falkirk helped with the unveiling. Picture: Neil Hanna

Tim Peake’s Soyuz spacecraft goes on display in Edinburgh

THE SOYUZ space capsule which carried British astronaut to the International Space Station has gone on public display in Edinburgh.


In pictures: First look at Social Bite homeless village in Granton

One man’s vision has become a reality, but Josh Littlejohn has said Edinburgh’s first homeless village would not have been possible without “phenomenal” public support.

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Katrin Tiidenberg.

“Selfie Scholar” on how pictures we take define our online presence

Every day, millions of selfies are uploaded to Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. In her new book, author and academic Kat Tiidenberg tries to understand why

Power drills have taken over but hand drills like these are still remarkably effective (Picture: SWNS)

Leader comment: Power tools vs hand tools

Power tools are ubiquitous in the DIY world. To many, the idea of using something like a hand drill may seem almost unacceptably onerous.

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The capital was singled out as a key digital hotspot. Picture: Contributed

UK tech booming with Edinburgh scene racing ahead

Edinburgh saw the number of jobs in digital tech grow at more than triple the UK average in the three years to 2017, as the sector proved to be one of the best-performing in the UK, according to a report published today.

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Val Pearson with his collection of thousands of historic tools that he has collected over the years.  Picture: SWNS

Tools dating back to 1850s stored in ‘secret museum’ above Glasgow shop

A former hardware shop owner has stored a collection of tools spanning the past two centuries in a “secret museum”.

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Changes to ‘body clock’ can increase mental health risks

Disruption to the body clock increases the risk of mood disorders and depression, a large study has confirmed.

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