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Linux rules the IoT and mobile apps roost

6 Apr, 2017 09:00 am
Windows continues to remain the predominant operating system installed on over 90% of all PCs sold worldwide, but Linux has emerged as a leading platform...

UPS tests drones for deliveries

27 Feb, 2017 09:00 am
United Postal Service Inc. successfully delivered a package with an octocopter drone in Florida, as the world's largest courier tests ways to use autonomous...

Passenger drone to lift-off in Dubai July

24 Feb, 2017 09:00 am
An egg-shaped, four-legged passenger drone is slated for operation in July in Dubai, the city's Roads and Transportation Agency said.

Nokia's plan for IoT network grid

23 Feb, 2017 09:00 am
Nokia plans to unveil further details of its WING (Worldwide Internet of things Network Grid) project, a far-reaching network of multiple carrier and satellite...

Terahertz chip technology could replace costly equipment

22 Feb, 2017 09:00 am
A group of Princeton University researchers have developed a terahertz wave source and detection device the size of a single fingertip.

Amazon's drone-parachute delivery patent

21 Feb, 2017 11:00 am
Amazon has filed a patent for a technology that will allow drones to drop  and guide their packages from the sky, rather than landing on the ground...

Protecting Europe's GPS satellite from hackers

20 Feb, 2017 09:00 am
Researchers from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Leuven in Belgium have developed a way of preventing distortions of positioning...

Biometrics may replace paper tickets on UK railways

17 Feb, 2017 09:00 am
Train passengers in the UK could one day pay for tickets and pass through turnstiles by using their fingerprints or iris scans,...

US city offers real-time car parking map

16 Feb, 2017 09:02 am
Kansas City officials have unveiled an interactive map that uses video sensors spread across a busy part of the city to help drivers locate car parking...

Scientists create erasable, light-sensitive ink

15 Feb, 2017 09:00 am
Researchers at the University of California at Riverside have developed a treatment for ordinary paper that makes it light-sensitive,...

Machines play bigger role on Wall Street

14 Feb, 2017 11:00 am
Goldman Sachs has replaced almost 600 of its traders with machine trading systems supported by 200 computer engineers, as automated equity trading accelerates...

FedEx invests in driverless trucks to deliver cost savings

13 Feb, 2017 11:00 am
FedEx is investing in autonomous vehicles and AI apps which seek to operate with voice-activated personal assistants, such as Amazon Echo,...

The future looks in focus

10 Feb, 2017 09:00 am
Researchers at the University of Utah have designed electronic glasses that automatically focus on objects both near and far according to where the user...

3D printing builds homes

9 Feb, 2017 09:00 am
Buildings created using industrial 3D printers reflects the promise that the technology holds for the construction industry.

Automated IT service management of the future

8 Feb, 2017 09:01 am
Automation is set to profoundly disrupt IT service management (ITSM), paving the way for new business models for those firms that are able to adapt.

Batteries without blazes

7 Feb, 2017 09:00 am
Scientists have created a new type of rechargeable lithium battery that substitutes the notoriously flammable component that triggered a series of mobile...

Your robot, your personal assistant

6 Feb, 2017 09:00 am
The research division of the Piaggio group, known for its Vespa scooters, has developed a suitcase-sized robot that can carry things as it follows you...

Smart tech, smart cities

3 Feb, 2017 09:01 am
Technology holds the key to overcoming the challenges of modern urban living and achieving goals such as reducing carbon footprints and easing traffic...

Start-up's card-free, mobile-free payments

2 Feb, 2017 09:00 am
A new Singapore-based company has raised some $2 million in venture capital to back a new device allowing customers to pay for goods and services using...

Harvard researchers 'create hydrogen metal'

1 Feb, 2017 09:00 am
Harvard scientists claim to have cracked one of the "holy grails" of high-pressure physics by transforming hydrogen from gaseous state to metal,...

Your heartbeat, your password

31 Jan, 2017 09:00 am
Researchers have developed a way to use the human heartbeat to replace computer passwords, the latest manifestation of biometrics being used as a security...

3D printers for skin grafts

30 Jan, 2017 09:00 am
A team of Spanish scientists has synthesised a human skin replacement material with 3D printing that can be used for tissue grafts and other applications...

Australia to replace passport entry with biometrics by 2020

27 Jan, 2017 09:00 am
Australian officials plan to automate 90% of the country's border-entry checkpoints and replace passports with biometric technology to screen incoming...

Tech to redefine banking model

26 Jan, 2017 10:33 am
Blockchain, automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud services are set to radically overhaul the contemporary banking business model,...

French start-up visa to woo entrepreneurs

25 Jan, 2017 09:00 am
France has created a special visa programme for foreign entrepreneurs and start-up employees as part of its "Passeport Talent" programme as the government...

5G telephony sector valued at $12trn

24 Jan, 2017 12:55 pm
The roll out of the 5G cellular networks will have a positive impact on the economy and be worth as much as $12.3 trillion by 2035,...

LinkedIn and eBay pledge $20m for AI ethics

24 Jan, 2017 12:33 pm
The founders of LinkedIn and eBay, Reid Hoffman and Pierre Omidyar, have each agreed to donate $10 million for research into the development of socially...

The 'driverless networks' of tomorrow

23 Jan, 2017 09:00 am
The IT industry should launch a DARPA-style competition to focus attention on developing fully autonomous IT networks capable of running themselves,...

Airbus to test flying driverless cars in 2017

20 Jan, 2017 09:00 am
Airline manufacturer Airbus plans to begin testing a prototype single-passenger flying, self-driving car before the end of the year.

Apple granted patent for full-face, head-up iPhone displays

18 Jan, 2017 09:00 am
Apple has been granted a patent for a display technology with full-face and possibly head-up display plus augmented-reality features.

MIT scientists create 3D graphene

17 Jan, 2017 09:00 am
Researchers at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology have for the first time created a graphene structure using 3D printers that is lighter and up...

Autonomous driving to shake up car industry more than EVs

16 Jan, 2017 09:00 am
Self-driving cars are expected to represent by far the most disruptive technology introduced for the automotive industry in the coming years compared to...

IoT data: One standard to rule them all

13 Jan, 2017 09:01 am
The potential impact of Internet of Things data crunching is being held back by a lack of a common software language allowing connected devices to communicate...

Smart 'glasses for the masses' debut at CES

12 Jan, 2017 09:00 am
A new range of smart glasses were unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, heralding an effort to push the technology mainstream both for...

AI to shoulder more of the security burden

11 Jan, 2017 09:00 am
The development of artificial intelligence (AI) systems are enabling companies to rely on machine learning and network management programs to take over...

Intel drives into mapping sector

10 Jan, 2017 09:00 am
Intel has agreed to purchase a 15% stake in the Germany-based digital mapping firm HERE, as the US chip giant expands its presence as a supplier of autonomous...

Self-Driving BMWs to roll out in EU and US

9 Jan, 2017 09:00 am
BMW will launch a prototype fleet of self-driving cars in cities in the US and Europe in the second half of 2017, as the German luxury car maker develops...

AI: Teaching machines morality

6 Jan, 2017 09:00 am
Artificial intelligence software designers must take greater account of ethical considerations when designing algorithms and smart systems,...

BlackBerry pivots to security software

5 Jan, 2017 09:02 am
Mobile phone handset maker BlackBerry has unveiled a new security application designed to boost security for companies using connected devices as it continues...

AI to overhaul programmers' role

4 Jan, 2017 09:00 am
While AI systems writing code based on a natural language demand is still some way off, the technology is coming and is set to dramatically change how...

Biometrics for the car of tomorrow

3 Jan, 2017 09:00 am
Biometric identification, smart windows and cloud-based data storage are just of the three innovations unveiled at this year's CES technology forum in...

Tech firms' race for voice data

19 Dec, 2016 09:00 am
Microsoft, Amazon, Baidu and other large tech firms are investing billions in gathering terabytes of authentic human conversation data to provide raw material...

IoT transforms warehouse monitoring

16 Dec, 2016 09:00 am
A US-based logistics firm has launched a state-of-the-art network of connected sensors monitoring food storage facilities revealing how the IoT is set...

Apple confirms self-driving car plans

15 Dec, 2016 09:00 am
Longstanding rumours that the Cupertino-based tech giant is planning to launch an autonomous car seemed to be confirmed after a letter emerged written...

Apple to dispatch drones to gather maps data

14 Dec, 2016 09:00 am
Apple is launching a fleet of drones to gather data so it can improve its maps app as it seeks to unseat Google's dominant mapping database.

Google to buy 100% of its energy usage from renewables by 2017

13 Dec, 2016 09:00 am
Google plans to boost its purchase of renewable energy so that it buys the total value of its energy consumption from green sources,...

Smartphone app adds facial recognition

12 Dec, 2016 09:01 am
British-based start-up Blippar has added a feature to its smartphone app that identifies people by scanning their faces.

Scientists develop ultra-fast charging battery

9 Dec, 2016 09:00 am
Researchers at the University of Florida have designed a battery with supercapacitors that can charge in a few seconds and power devices for days at a...

European tech hubs to rival Silicon Valley

8 Dec, 2016 09:00 am
Silicon Valley's dominance as the world's leading technology centre may soon be threatened as a growing number of digital firms spring up across Europe...

NASA developing high-speed space comms

7 Dec, 2016 11:16 am
NASA researchers are developing a technology that uses X-ray signals for high-speed communications in outer space.

Nuclear waste battery with 5,000-year lifespan

6 Dec, 2016 10:25 am
A group of researchers from the University of Bristol have created a synthesised diamond battery that uses nuclear waste to generate electricity.

Driverless tech turns cars into mobile offices

5 Dec, 2016 09:00 am
The IT industry is laying the groundwork to add cars to corporate networks as driverless cars free up time for business people to work while travelling...

Cash payments will soon be dead: Apple CEO

2 Dec, 2016 09:00 am
Apple CEO Tim Cook says electronic payments will quickly replace notes and coins as mobile wallets such as Apple Pay and Samsung Pay become more widespread...

Intel aims to boost AI machine learning 100-fold by 2020

1 Dec, 2016 09:00 am
The US chipmaker has unveiled plans for the release of an artificial intelligence platform that will dramatically reduce the time taken to train deep learning...

Google's real-time updates on busy shops

30 Nov, 2016 09:00 am
Google has upgraded its search and maps features to include updates on how crowded shops and restaurants are in real time, 24 hours a day.

Linux key to software innovation: Redhat CEO

29 Nov, 2016 09:03 am
Open source operating systems such as Linux have become a crucial element of software development and innovation, even for tech giants such as Google and...

Tesla's solar powers entire Samoan Island

28 Nov, 2016 09:01 am
All-electric sports car and battery maker Tesla's solar energy technology now powers an entire island in American Samoa, underscoring the potential role...

Apple rumoured to be adding augmented reality to iPhone

25 Nov, 2016 09:00 am
Apple may be planning to add augmented reality (AR) applications to its iPhone that will complement its development of connected eyeglasses.

Sweden considers launching digital currency

24 Nov, 2016 09:00 am
Sweden may become the first country to adopt a digital currency as financial transactions become increasingly digitised and fewer people use traditional...

Samsung drives into auto sector with $8bn purchase of Harman

23 Nov, 2016 09:00 am
Mobile phone manufacturer Samsung's purchase of car infotainment provider Harman International Industries for $8 billion reflects how tech companies are...

More punch for Intel's new 22-core server processor

22 Nov, 2016 09:00 am
Intel says its Xeon E5-2699A v4 chip architecture offers more computing power for servers as the chipmaker seeks to keep its majority market share in the...

SpaceX's satellite broadband plan

21 Nov, 2016 09:00 am
SpaceX's application filed with the U.S. FCC regulatory body offers details about the firm's plans to offer broadband connections by satellite for access...

AI to transform business operations

18 Nov, 2016 09:00 am
AI and cognitive computing are expected to emerge as major disruptors in business processes, as system developers step up with offerings that business...

Tesla to build European 'giga factory'

17 Nov, 2016 09:00 am
Tesla plans to build a "giga factory" in Europe to make its all-electric sports cars and the batteries that power them, CEO Elon Musk announced.

Tableau unveils data wrangling software

16 Nov, 2016 09:00 am
Software developer Tableau says its Project Maestro will help customers with their large scale data wrangling needs when it becomes commercially available...

AI reads lips better than humans

15 Nov, 2016 09:00 am
Researchers at Oxford University say they have developed a system that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to read lips more efficiently than humans.

AI software to manage data centres

14 Nov, 2016 09:01 am
Researchers at the University of Lancaster in the UK say they have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system called "REx" that can teach itself...

Police darknet raid puts dent in illegal trade

9 Nov, 2016 09:00 am
International law enforcement agencies launched a large-scale crackdown on criminals using Tor identity-hiding software to trade illegal goods on the "darknet"...

Warmer and fuzzier robots

8 Nov, 2016 09:00 am
A San Francisco-based technology firm has unveiled a palm-sized robot with an "emotional engine" algorithm giving it a repertoire of human-like mannerisms...

Google AI generates own encryption algorithm

7 Nov, 2016 09:01 am
Google Brain has created two artificial intelligence (AI) neural networks that developed their own system for encrypting messages,...

IoT devices to shake up IT business models

4 Nov, 2016 10:44 am
The rapid adoption of Internet-connected devices will have a profound influence on business processes in the near and distant future.

AI, IoT biggest disruptors in 2017

3 Nov, 2016 09:00 am
Cloud security, AI, and IoT will remain at the top of the disruptor technology list through 2017 and their impact will trigger upheaval in IT infrastructure...

When your toaster turns against you

2 Nov, 2016 09:00 am
Internet-connected household appliances were used as a backdoor for the launch of cyber denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against Internet service provider...

Renewables top 50% of 2015 new energy output

1 Nov, 2016 09:00 am
Renewable energy capacity continues to expand as industries and governments seek alternatives to carbon fuel sources.

AI drives flower firm to turn over a new leaf

31 Oct, 2016 09:00 am
Bots and AI are being used by 1-800-Flowers to shepherd in a new era for the company heralding a root and branch overhaul of its structure

Tech firms drive data centre overhaul

28 Oct, 2016 09:00 am
Some of the world's largest tech firms have formed a consortium to develop a new specification they say way will offer wide-scale improvements for data...

Zillow's data analysis disrupts property industry

27 Oct, 2016 09:00 am
Zillow has become the nemesis of real estate agents in the U.S. after former Microsoft executives and Expedia founders developed the platform to offer...

Superchargers for high-end electric car sharing

26 Oct, 2016 09:00 am
Leading automakers, such as Porsche and Audi, are readying production of high-end all-electric cars to meet demand for emerging mobility and car sharing...

Solution to visible light communications' 'dark' problem

25 Oct, 2016 09:00 am
Visible Light Communication (VLC) has emerged as an alternative to WiFi and Bluetooth, but the long-standing assumption that it requires visible light...

3D sales set to double in 2016

24 Oct, 2016 09:00 am
3D printer sales are set to more than double worldwide by end of year, as 3D printing becomes widely adopted as an easy and efficient design tool for enterprise...

How to avoid becoming 'digital prey'

21 Oct, 2016 09:00 am
All businesses will become either a digital predator or prey by 2020, according to a study by tech research and analysis group Forrester Research...

DeepMind's AI platform emulates 'slow' thinking thought processes

20 Oct, 2016 09:00 am
Researchers from Google's DeepMind division say they have shown how their differentiable neural computer is able to process information using so-called...

Netflix's success hinges on deep-dive analytics

18 Oct, 2016 09:00 am
Netflix has amassed roughly 60 petabytes of data in the Amazon's Web Service cloud, which serves as its key platform for its information infrastructure...

Scientists can now make batteries lasting 400 years

17 Oct, 2016 10:28 am
Researchers at the University of California, Irvine, say they have discovered a way to design batteries with potential lifespans of up to 400 years.

A day in the life of a data scientist

14 Oct, 2016 09:00 am
The role of data scientist has emerged as one of the hottest jobs this year, after employment review website Glassdoor named it the top job in their 2016...

SaaS sales, share of IT budgets set to grow

13 Oct, 2016 09:00 am
The Software as a Service (SaaS) market will continue to grow and command an even larger share of IT budgets in the future,...

Bots rapidly becoming 'app killers'

12 Oct, 2016 10:47 am
The number of apps downloaded since the emergence of smart-phones is now more than 150 billion - but bots running various levels of artificial intelligence...