Social media and the academic life

Would you think twice about using public social networks for learning purposes if you found out that 73% of students want to keep their social and academic lives separate? Separating academic and social lives Educause is one of the most recognised non-profit associations in higher education. Its mission is to advance higher education by promoting...

Cwmbran digital data processing company expands with government finance package

Digital data processing company Genfour has received a funding package that includes a £200,000 loan from Finance Wales to fund expansion plans. The company, which moved to Cymbran earlier this year, is to recruit 36 programmers and developers to work in its service centre at the Springboard Business Innovation Centre over the next three years....

Swansea Hackspace gets a new home

Growing creative community Swansea Hackspace is now occupying the entire first floor of TechHub Swansea, a co-working space for tech start-ups. It moved into a small room on the fourth floor of Wind Street-based TechHub in July 2014 but has moved because it’s been attracting more members and getting hold of new equipment. The space,...

Welsh innovation centre offering up free weekly workshops for start-ups

Caerphilly-based innovation centre Welsh ICE has begun working with a number of successful businesses to offer free advice workshops to support start-ups. The workshops will give entrepreneurs and business owners access to free, high-quality advice on subjects such as data protection, law, tax and accounting. Following a successful pilot at the centre, workshops will run every Tuesday and...

Interview: Techie Ospreys rugby player Cai Griffiths on wearables in sport

Wearables are major trend in the tech world right now, with big players like Apple, Samsung, Motorola and Sony all battling it out for market leadership. Smartwatches and smartbands are particularly popular among sportspeople, providing them with new ways to boost their performance and training. We speak to Cai Griffiths, who’s a rugby union player...

Welsh Government and Microsoft team up to support games developers in Wales

The Welsh Government and tech giant Microsoft have teamed up together to launch a pilot project aimed at supporting start-up games developers in Wales. Greenshoots, as it’s being called, will provide four games development firms with a grant of £25,000 to build new titles and will receive expert support from Microsoft. A similar incubation programme...

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