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  • 11417th August 2018Saddle Up For New Bicycle NavigationSaddle Up For New Bicycle Navigation The market for smart bicycle navigation is hotting up, with newcomer Blubel tackling the more established Beeline and SmartHalo for dominance. For cyclists, neither the complexity of a sat nav screen on the handlebars or the voice of Goog... Read More
  • 6617th August 2018Testing Defences Is Getting My VoteTesting Defences Is Getting My Vote  This weekend sees the annual convention of hackers in Las Vegas, a gathering of the finest experts at cracking open software code and taking control of our gizmos. You would think that advertising such a conference would be akin to sendi... Read More
  • 6117th August 2018Blink An You’ve Missed New Translation ProductBlink An You’ve Missed New Translation Product  I know technology moves fast these days but have you ever heard of a product selling out within 16 days of its launch and not being produced again? That appears to be the fate of the Lingmo Translate One2One, which has been ... Read More
  • 26427th July 2018Massive Fine For Google Doesn’t Make Any SenseMassive Fine For Google Doesn’t Make Any Sense I really do not understand the whopping £3.8 billion fine the European Commission has just slapped on Google, for anti-competitive behaviour. The Commission has determined that by requiring manufacturers of Android devices to... Read More
  • 29620th July 2018Motorists Facing A New Deterrent In Mobile Phone TrialMotorists Facing A New Deterrent In Mobile Phone Trial  New technology to catch errant mobile phone using drivers is now on trial in Norfolk. Road signs equipped with radio signal analysing gear have been designed to determine whether a mobile is on use in an approaching ca... Read More
  • 1766th July 2018Friendly Bot Now On StationFriendly Bot Now On Station  For decades, the best space travel tales have featured artificial intelligence with personality. In 1968, sci-fi enthusiasts everywhere were buzzing about HAL, the face recognising, chess playing, computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey. A decade late... Read More
  • 28029th June 2018App Red Hot On Helping You To Avoid The BurnApp Red Hot On Helping You To Avoid The Burn  June has been a far better than average month for summer weather and id saying farewell in a blaze of sunshine. Alongside, inevitably, come dire warnings about the effects of UV exposure from enjoying that, too rarely seen in th... Read More
  • 34222nd June 2018Now Scientists Can ‘See’ Through WallsNow Scientists Can ‘See’ Through Walls  Boffins at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have announced a remarkable new system that can “see” people moving the other side of solid brick walls. Called RF-Pose, it uses Artificial Intelligence to monitor wif... Read More
  • 35515th June 2018Cookie Consent Before Browsing Sparks A DebateCookie Consent Before Browsing Sparks A Debate  If, like me, you do a lot of web browsing and visit a large number of sites, you will probably have encountered a high level of ‘cookie consent’ pop-ups in the past month. This is, of course, a result of the GDPR legislati... Read More
  • 3788th June 2018Face-ing Up To Falling NumbersFace-ing Up To Falling Numbers Signs of decline in Facebook use are coming thick and fast. A recent report from Edison Research into social media usage showed that the number of Facebook users in the USA had fallen back to 2015 levels. This was the latest issue of an annual ... Read More

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