Author Archive | Jonathan Thomas


Jane Goodall ‘hopeful’ human intelligence will overcome climate crisis

Renowned conservationist Dr Jane Goodall has said she is still hopeful for the future of the planet, saying the intelligence of humans will help overcome the climate crisis. The 89-year-old said people are finally beginning to use their brains “wisely” to address the issue. However, she highlighted that change relied on people taking action. Speaking […]

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Microsoft slams UK move blocking Activision takeover as ‘bad day for Britain’

Microsoft’s vice chair and president has slammed the UK competition watchdog’s decision to block the software company’s 68.7 billion dollar (£55 billion) takeover of gaming firm Activision Blizzard, calling it a “bad day for Britain”. Brad Smith said the UK regulatory environment compared unfavourably with the EU and warned the “English Channel has never seemed […]

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AI and dyslexia are a ‘powerful combination’, says Sir Richard Branson

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and dyslexia are a “powerful combination”, Sir Richard Branson has said as part of a campaign to promote the potential of dyslexic people in the workplace. The 72-year-old businessman has joined forces with global charity Made By Dyslexia to launch DyslexAI, a campaign that calls upon businesses to commit to undertaking free […]

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Roman military camps identified in Arabian desert in ‘spectacular’ find

Archaeologists have used satellite images to make a “spectacular” find of Roman military camps in the Arabian desert. University of Oxford researchers identified three new Roman fortified camps – in the typical playing card shape – across northern Arabia. The discovery may be evidence of potential surprise attacks during a previously undiscovered Roman military campaign […]

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A general view of the Xbox One, at the Violin Factory in south London, ahead of the console's release in November.

UK watchdog blocks Microsoft’s £55bn takeover of Call Of Duty firm Activision

Microsoft’s 68.7 billion dollar (£55 billion) takeover of gaming firm Activision Blizzard has been blocked by the UK competition watchdog, in a potentially fatal blow to one of the technology industry’s biggest ever deals. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it has prevented the mammoth buyout over concerns in the cloud gaming sector. Xbox […]

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