Google researchers report major breakthrough in quantum computing

Google has announced an unprecedented breakthrough in quantum computing, with a quantum processor performing a complex calculation in a fraction of the time they say it would have taken the world’s most powerful conventional supercomputers, according to Reuters.  Google’s 54-qubit Sycamore processor performed the calculation in 200 seconds, compared to the 10,000 years they say it […]

De La Rue’s Bid to Return to Circulation

De La Rue’s Bid to Return to Circulation

De La Rue, the British firm which has printed roughly a third of all banknotes currently in circulation, has recently come to be better known for its long list of scandals. Last year, the company was left red-faced after it was drastically underbid by European competitor Gemalto to produce UK passports; just months ago, the […]

UK medtech startup Mogrify raises $20 million to develop innovative cell therapies

UK medtech startup Mogrify raises $20 million to develop innovative cell therapies

The Cambridge-based medtech startup Mogrify has raised $20 million to develop cutting-edge, life-saving cell therapies to treat cancer, autoimmune, respiratory, and musculoskeletal diseases, according to TechCrunch.  After raising $4 million in seed funding earlier this year, they’ve now raised another $16 million in Series A funding, from investors including Ahren Innovation Capital, Parkwalk Advisors, 24Haymarket, and the University […]

German startup Lilium reportedly seeks over €450m in funding for air taxis

The German “flying car” startup Lilium is talking to investors in an effort to raise up to $500 million (€453 million) in a new funding round, sources told TechCrunch. Fundraising on that scale would mark the most capital yet raised by an air taxi startup, and could move the prospect closer to becoming a reality.  Lilium […]

UK-based firm will unveil world’s first flying taxi hub in Singapore

The Essex-based company Skyports will unveil the world’s first hub for flying taxis, for industry executives at the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress later this month in Singapore, according to Bloomberg.  They’ll demonstrate their new “vertiport” with a test flight of an electric aircraft from the German company Volocopter, which has said Singapore is a likely […]

Berlin-based medical reference platform Amboss raises €30 million in Series B funding

The Berlin-based startup Amboss has raised €30 million in Series B funding, to develop its learning and reference platform for doctors, according to TechCrunch. Amboss was first launched in 2014 as a study tool for medical students, but has since developed into a quick and convenient reference source for medical staff to use on the job.  […]

YUBO: “We set limits and make users accountable for their behaviour”

Rude Baguette sat down with Annie Mullins OBE, founder of the Trust + Safety Group and user protection adviser to social media platform Yubo, to talk about Yubo’s bespoke algorithms, child protection policies, and challenges in shielding children from harm on the internet. RudeBaguette: Tell us a bit about yourself and your role in Yubo. […]

Google invests €3 billion to expand data centers in Europe, with a focus on clean energy

Google has announced plans to invest €3 billion to expand its data centers in Europe over the next two years, with a focus on sustainability and clean energy, according to Tech Crunch.  The company’s data centers are hubs for digital storage, networking, and cloud computing for its services, allowing data to be stored online instead of […]

New BBC app aims to help children develop a healthy digital life

The BBC has launched an app to help manage children’s online habits and conduct, which debuted on Wednesday for users in the UK, according to BBC News and Engadget. Called “Own It,” the app’s central feature is a keyboard that appears when the user is typing, and uses AI to detect when children could be sharing personal […]

Facebook reveals plan to establish independent oversight board to moderate content

Facebook has published details of its plan to establish an independent oversight board to moderate content on its platform, with the power to overrule CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other company executives, according to BBC News. The plan for the Facebook “supreme court” was first announced in a blog post by Zuckerberg last November. On Tuesday, on […]