Technology News:

National Trust memberships hit new high of five million
…Membership of the National Trust has reached five million for the first time, the conservation charity says. The organisation, which looks after historic homes and natural sites "for the nation", had just 278,000 members when it began…


First gas produced from field off Shetland using subsea technology
… west of Shetland. The field uses subsea technology to pipe gas straight to Shetland…


The all terrain security robot and other tech news
…BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news…


Why do technology start-ups choose Wales?
Technology start-ups face a lack of relevant funding and advice in Wales when…


TransPennine railway line 'to be controlled digitally'
… said. Network Rail will be given up to £5m to develop technology to "help improve… said. There could also be technology in the train to tell the driver what speed… and there are some old and new trains and the price tag [for digital technology] will be very…


Baidu fund heats up driverless race
… this year, Baidu opened up its technology to third parties. The company says it now has… guarded their technology and in some cases have sued each other over stolen trade…


UK chip designer Imagination bought by Chinese firm
…UK technology firm Imagination, which designs graphics chips for smartphones…, which designs microchip technology used in Apple and Samsung smartphones, was bought…, where its technology platform will lead the continued globalisation of British…


Cumbria County Council exceeds landfill waste target
… the county council and waste management firm Shanks. The facility uses technology called…


'Payment by vein' trialled in supermarket
… or cards. The technology has been developed by electronics giant Hitachi…-developed technology in 2014 when a similar finger vein desktop reader was rolled out… do wonder why there is such an urgent push to use this technology rather than…


Microsoft Outlook issue fixed
…Microsoft says that its Outlook email services have been fully restored, following problems which lasted several hours. Many Outlook users were unable to send email or access their accounts. Hundreds from around Europe commented on the…