Schoolchildren code the adverts live on the world famous Piccadilly Lights

Pupils experimenting with code and technology livestreamed their adverts onto the world famous Piccadilly Lights in London on October 24. Supported by BT, the London school children used a coding app on a tablet to live stream their avatars directly onto the large format Piccadilly screen, changing the words and tinkering with the code in real time as their individual avatars took over the entire big display. The Piccadilly Lights are managed by Ocean Outdoor on behalf of Landsec. Director of Ocean Labs Catherine Morgan said: “This is the first…

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Unseen launches app to report modern slavery

The UK-wide Modern Slavery Helpline, which is operated by Unseen, was established in the autumn of 2016. New figures show dramatic increases in contacts to the Helpline during the first six months of 2018 (Jan-June) compared to the same period in 2017: More than double the number of potential victims indicated: from over 1,500 in 2017, to more than 4,100 in 2018. 80% increase in calls and online reports: over 1,500 in 2017, to more than 2,700 in 2018. Double the number of modern slavery cases: from over 450 in…

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BT helps customers cut carbon emissions by 11.3 million tonnes

BT’s annual Delivering our Purpose report, says its products helped customers cut their carbon emissions by 11.3 million tonnes. Revenue from these products totalled £5.3bn, representing 22 per cent of its total revenue last year. This figure, up from 10 million last year, highlights how BT is using and developing communications technology to help its customers cut carbon emissions. The amount of carbon saved equates to the emissions of nearly 3 million households. By 2020, BT also wants to help its customers cut their carbon by three times their own…

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