Neowin News Feed for: Scotland Neowin News Feed for: Scotland en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Microsoft and SSE form partnership to make energy more sustainable <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has announced a partnership with Scottish energy provider SSE. They&#039;ll attempt to make the energy sector more sustainable through a variety of efforts. Both are COP26 partners too. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 23 Sep 2021 17:40:01 +0000 Sky Mobile reveals how much data was saved due to lockdown <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sky Mobile has revealed that its customers have each saved up 43 GBs of data on average due to them staying at home over the past year and opting to get online with their broadband connection instead. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 02 Mar 2021 20:54:01 +0000 RootMetrics says EE is the mobile carrier to beat in the UK <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>EE has come out as the best mobile carrier around the UK in RootMetrics&#039; latest report. The authors did over half a million tests around the country to find out which carriers were most reliable. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 20 Jan 2021 15:02:01 +0000 UK's numerous contact tracing apps to become interoperable <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The coronavirus contact tracing apps across the UK will also speak to one another from November meaning that users don&#039;t have to download different apps if they cross borders to other nations. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 28 Oct 2020 21:44:01 +0000 Ofcom claims that a majority of UK homes and businesses can access ultra-fast broadband <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Ofcom has released a new report which suggests that the majority (53%) of premises in the UK now have access to ultra-fast broadband which is defined as having download speeds above 300Mbit/s. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Fri, 03 May 2019 04:08:01 +0000 UK: Vodafone will launch 5G in 19 towns and cities this year <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Vodafone has announced that it will launch its 5G network to the public in 19 cities and towns this year. The announcement comes just months after it concluded a successful trial of 5G. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 07 Mar 2019 16:58:02 +0000 UK government is encouraging public sector organisations to use Office 365 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The UK government is to begin encouraging public sector organisations to use Office 365. Microsoft outlined that the move would save the government money, enhance co-operation, and bolster security. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 07 Jan 2019 10:18:02 +0000 Lockheed Martin will launch rockets from planned UK spaceport in the early 2020s <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The UK is aiming to have rockets take off from Sutherland, Scotland by the early 2020s from a newly built spaceport. Spaceports are also expected to be built in Glasgow, Cornwall, and Snowdonia. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:38:01 +0000 Scotland: Internet porn blamed for the rise in under-18s sex crimes <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Scotland is due to hold a summit later this week in order to work out how it can tackle the amount of under-18s committing sexual crimes. Experts are blaming online porn for the sharp rise. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 04 Sep 2017 04:56:01 +0000 China's largest online travel site,, to acquire Skyscanner for $1.74 billion <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>China&#039;s is set to buy Skyscanner in a $1.74 billion deal expected to close by the end of 2016. Skyscanner will continue to operate independently while supporting their existing products. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ben Moore) Fri, 25 Nov 2016 04:00:01 +0000 Bing wins again, correctly predicting result of Scottish referendum <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Before voters in Scotland cast their ballots yesterday in a referendum on independence from the UK, Bing predicted that the &#039;no&#039; vote would win, and the Union would stand - and it was right. Again. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andy Weir) Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:34:16 +0000 Bing Predictions: Scotland will remain part of the UK [Update] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>For those who have not been watching the nightly news, there is a big vote coming up in Scotland where that country could leave the United Kingdom and become an independent country. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:44:05 +0000 Teen commits suicide after being blackmailed on Skype <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/561490779news-logo-skype-logo-flat.png" alt="" /></div>After he asked his Twitter followers to Skype him, Daniel Perry believed he was talking to a girl his age. Events took a wrong turn when they threatened to release the conversation unless he paid. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Phi Ha) Sat, 17 Aug 2013 07:52:45 +0000 Scotland to Target Gamers With Anti-drinking-and-driving Ads <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Scottish government plans to pay for inserting advertisements discouraging drinking and driving into video games. The 10,000 pound ($20,000) trial project will see the ads appear on virtual billboards within several games for Microsoft... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 24 Dec 2007 21:53:27 +0000 Bank of Scotland blames human error in data screw-up <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Bank of Scotland (HBOS) is telling 62,000 customers they could be at risk of identity theft after it stuck an unencrypted disc in the ordinary post, which was subsequently lost. The disc, containing information on... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Thu, 07 Jun 2007 15:39:28 +0000 'We'll bleed you dry', pledges Bank of Scotland <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Spotted at The Register: Not really news but it's refreshing to see the honest approach from a bank on loan's News source: El Reg... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Fri, 23 Feb 2007 13:23:01 +0000 007 Sean Connery in spam a friend for Scotland blooper <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Revered Scottish icon Sir Sean Connery* has been fingered by PA for engaging in 'spam a friend' tactics. And we've absolutely no idea why we found this one in Australia, but there you go. ... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 24 Jun 2002 09:46:51 +0000