App keeps drivers alert by pestering them with trivia

By Nathan Jeffay, December 1, 2011

Israeli entrepreneurs have invented an iPhone app that keeps drivers awake by bombarding them with trivia questions.

Last year, Assaf Mayer was visiting Australia and found himself on a boring nine-hour bus ride.


Israeli government websites hacked

By Jennifer Lipman, November 7, 2011

Pro-Palestinian cyber attackers were not behind the collapse of the websites of several Israeli security agencies yesterday, a government spokesman said.

On Friday, the international hacker group Anonymous posted a video on YouTube stating that Israel's decision to intercept the boats of activists attempting to reach Gaza would "not go unnoticed by us or the people of the world".


Rabbi leaves IT crowd

By Jonathan Kalmus, November 4, 2011

Rabbi Nir Nadav has given up running a London IT company, with clients including Merrill Lynch, BT and the London Stock Exchange, to take over the pulpit at north Manchester's Shaare Tefillah Synagogue.

His wife Jessica left a solicitor's job in the City to join him at the Sephardi congregation with their six-year-old son Netanel Zvi.


George Osborne arrives in 'amazing' Israel for high-tech launch

By Jennifer Lipman, October 28, 2011

The Chancellor has called for an increase to the "export of expertise and capital" from Israel into Britain.

George Osborne, speaking before he boarded a flight to Israel, made the comments to mark the launch of the British Embassy's newly-established UK-Israel High-Tech Hub.


David Willetts leads Britain-Israel digital collaboration

By Jenni Frazer, October 27, 2011

Britain's Minister of State for Universities and Science, David Willetts, lands in Israel this weekend leading a high-level delegation of more than a dozen business leaders from the UK's digital sector.


A prize-winning relationship

By Daniel Peltz, October 24, 2011

Israel has once again proved its academic excellence with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to Professor Dan Shechtman of the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Professor Shechtman's Nobel takes Israel's total to 10, half of them for science. This is remarkable for a country which has been in existence for only 63 years and has a population of a mere eight million.


Microsoft plans Israel research campus

By Jennifer Lipman, October 11, 2011

Israel's hi-tech industry has received another boost, after technology giant Microsoft announced plans to build a research centre in Haifa.

The Technion, Israel's premier technology institution, will be the site of the nearly £1 million facility. The institution is the alma mater of nearly three - quarters of managers in Israel's electronic industries.


Mobile way to report hate crimes

By Marcus Dysch, October 6, 2011

The Community Security Trust has launched a system to help members of the community report antisemitic incidents direct from mobile phones.

CST Report is similar to an "app" for smart-phones, but can be used on any mobile which has internet access.

It allows users to register where and when an incident took place, the nature of it, a description of what happened, and their details.


Zuckerberg: Steve Jobs 'changed the world'

By Jennifer Lipman, October 6, 2011

Facebook's founder has paid tribute to the Apple pioneer Steve Jobs.

Mr Jobs died early this morning at the age of 56 after a long fight with cancer.

He was described as "mentor and a friend" by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, who launched his company nearly 30 years after Apple was set up.


How to dip your Apple in honey

By Jennifer Lipman, September 28, 2011

Just another use for your iPad.