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UK Industrial strategy: A bold vision scuppered by incompetence

OPINION While the British government wrestles with Brexit, it has announced more details of its plans to raise R&D investment to 2.4 percent of GDP, in line with its revamped industrial...

Why the UK’s backward stance is a disaster for tech

Chris Middleton expresses a personal view on the PR problem created by the UK’s double-headed approach to technology For the past three years, the UK has had the bare bones of a...
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Underwater robotics: a UK opportunity

Seaborne and underwater robotics for the offshore energy sector could be major opportunity for Britain, according to a new report from Innovate UK. Marine robotics includes Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs), which are...
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DNA Encoding & Data Storage: To Infinity and Beyond

So said Buzz Lightyear in the kids’ cartoon classic Toy Story. While all the other toys laughed at Buzz, there’s something eerily similar in the way storage technology is shaping up...
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AI Fantasy Worlds

It seems that fantasy worlds are everywhere, and are now making their way into the artificial intelligence space via AI painting technology. Take the instance of two popular British novel series....
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There’s Always a Bigger Fish

Let’s be honest--the three Star Wars prequels released from 1999 to 2005 weren’t good movies. Actually, they were terrible. And of course, who can forget Jar Jar Binks, the character that...
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Better Dead Than Red…Bots?

The Communist scare that swept through America and Western Europe at the beginning of the Cold War lead to some pretty insane political times. Fear of the ‘Reds' caused governments to...
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Cyber security: How Alexa is permitted to spy on your private life

Chris Middleton explains the implications of Amazon’s latest research – and its efforts to water down consumer privacy protections. Scare stories about Amazon’s Alexa eavesdropping on customers are nothing new, and are...
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Practical Uses for Augmented Reality are Coming

The different ways people are using augmented reality (virtually imposing digital images onto a physical scene) and Apple’s new ARkit has been fascinating. From virtual pets, to real-time filters, painting and...
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SyncThink: VR Headsets & Football Field Testing

Two huge guys with helmets crush into each other, and one is slow to get up. It’s a common scene every fall on American television. It’s no secret that American football...

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Tensor Processing Unit: A Chip Off the Old Block

These days everyone knows that NVIDIA is the leader in global production of graphics processing units (GPUs). The company is making the news this...

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