Category Archives: Local IT News

Computing to get slimy?

Were you aware that Bristol’s University of the West of England (UWE) has a Professor of Unconventional Computing? Professor Andrew Adamatzky (for it is he! Ed.) and a German colleague have recently been engaged in some interesting research according to … Continue reading

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Bristol Wireless and Bristol Robotics Lab collaborate

The Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), a joint University of West of England/University of Bristol project, is believed to be the largest robotics laboratory in Europe. Bristol Wireless has been interested in their work for many years and today we’re pleased … Continue reading

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Learn how to use Arduino with Bristol Hackspace

Our friends over the road at Bristol Hackspace are having a beginners’ Arduino session tonight, according to their Twitter feed. interested in #arduino and you're a beginner? Come along tonight at the hackspace! 7pm till 9pm. led by @will_price_94 #BristolCity … Continue reading

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Online safety webchat with Avon & Somerset police

Today is Safer Internet Day, which is organised in February of each year to promote the safe and responsible use of online technology and mobile phones by children and young people. In conjunction with Safer Internet Day, Avon & Somerset … Continue reading

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¡Hasta la vista Andy & Llanos!

Tomorrow Bristol Wireless bids farewell to long-serving volunteer Andy Sabel and his partner Llanos, who are migrating south – and not just for the winter. Llanos has got a new job in Gibraltar with a prominent British betting company and … Continue reading

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Linux Live 2014

Microsoft has announced that it will be ending support for Windows XP, now 12 years old, on 8th April 2014. The Bristol & Bath Linux Users’ Group (BBLUG) has seen this as an opportunity to introduce people currently using XP … Continue reading

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Free wifi on trains between Bristol and Paddington

Today’s Bristol Post reports that First Great Western (FGW) will be offering free wifi on its services between Bristol and London within one year. Wifi provision on trains is part of the deal agreed with the government under which First … Continue reading

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New university supercomputer puts Bristol at forefront of research

The University of Bristol has announced that its research is being revolutionsied by one of the fastest and most advanced supercomputing facilities in the UK, capable of over 200 trillion calculations per second. A £2 million investment has increased the … Continue reading

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Bristol Open Data meet-up

There’s an open data meet-up taking place in Bristol next month. It will be held on 30th January 2014 at the Watershed, 1 Canon’s Road, Bristol, BS1 5TX (map) from 7 pm to 10 pm. The few details that are … Continue reading

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Bristol PhD student: ‘Turkey deliberately ignoring open source’

Hüseyin Tolu, a PHD student at the University of Bristol, says that public sector organisations in Turkey are neglecting free and open source ICT solutions and its causes include institutional inertia, vendor lock-in and corruption according to a report today … Continue reading

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