As the vision industry works at persuading consumers with less than perfect vision to opt for laser procedures instead of spectacles, Google Glassware (as its apps are called) has had its I/O developers conference to make such app glasses objects of desire, somehow failing to recall as Ogde so neatly put it 'men never make passes at girls wearing glasses.'
Visteon Corp, a Michigan-based supplier of automotive electronics and climate control, releases information on its Human Bayesian Intelligence Technology (HABIT) car infotainment system, the Cockpit Concept that turns a car into a very responsive machine, not just dependent on its human owners as the Auto Electronics market is forecast to be at $204.6 billion by 2014 with a 7.3 CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate).
There are no technical or functional reasons for Amazon and Apple to fence off their e-book worlds using proprietary e-book formats. This is the result of a research study conducted by Professor Dr. Christoph Bläsi and Professor Dr. Franz Rothlauf of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and handed over today to Neelie Kroes, EU Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, in Brussels.
Organised by SDS, in partnership with SWiT (Scotland Women in Technology) a conference was held today to encourage women and young people to consider a Technology sector career and more than 80 career professionals heard from speakers including Rhona Hutchon, director of Harvey Nash Scotland, and creative technologist Don McIntyre joined by graduates and Modern Apprentices from Dell, IBM, HP, Cisco and Oracle, who heard about the growing opportunities in the sector.
Amor Group having won the Scottish Government ISIS now gains a place on the UK's G-Cloud Framework, a Government programme aimed at encouraging public sector a ofdoption cloud computing to access beneficial economics,sustainability of ICT IInformation and Communication Technology) and fundamentally changing the way the public sector procures and operates ICT.
The e-shelter data centre, Frankfurt 1, is now connected to the expansive network of IX Reach, colocation and remote peering specialists, while a telecoms consultancy Wik Consult Gmbh findings for TalkTalk in the UK result in Ofcom investigating a complaint against BT.
Microsoft has named Amy Hood, an executive at the company, as its chief financial officer, the first woman to hold the top finance job at Microsoft. Perhaps the other technology giants, like Intel, will ponder on it!
Scotland, having offered Korea a tidal sweetener in its renewables partnerships, now approves the construction of a 7MW wind turbine by Samsung Heavy Industries Co, allowing the South Korean manufacturer to test different offshore models at a the Fife Energy Park in Methil, north of Edinburgh.
MEMS (Micro-electro-mechanical systems) chips are driving the adoption of consumer devices by adding capabilities that are not possible with conventional electronics. Sensor makers however have different interfaces, which complicates designers' efforts to integrate MEMS devices from different manufacturers.
The Port of Ardersier has submitted plans to the Highland Council, Marine Scotland and Transport Scotland for consents needed to make the site a major European manufacturing port for the offshore wind industry. A renewables jobs boom could result in the Highlands if plans to turn the Port of Ardersier into a manufacturing ‘super-hub’ for offshore wind turbines get the go-ahead.
Brian Krzanich moves from COO to become Intel's next CEO, succeeding Paul Otellini. Aged 52, Krzanich assumes his new role as Intel's sixth CEO in mid May. Intel also appoints Renée James as Intel president. Aged 48, James was most recently chairman of Intel's software subsidiaries, Havok, McAfee, and Wind River.
In this AmbiTion Scotland Roadshow, you'll be introduced to some of the issues and opportunities raised by augmented reality (AR) technologies. Participants will be able to explore the emerging potential of using AR technologies to enable published and displayed output to have increased levels of interactivity and depth of engagement.
"We assess that the risks to electricity security of supply will increase in the next four years. In particular, that electricity de-rated capacity margins will decrease significantly from current historically high levels. In parallel, the risk of electricity customer disconnections will appreciably increase from near zero levels, primarily because of a significant reduction in electricity supplies from coal & oil plants due to close under European environmental legislation."
Ofgem Report. October 2012
Qinetiq ( formed when part of DERA Defence Evaluation and Research Agency) split off and was privatised from DSTL (Defence Science & Technology Lab) in 2001 (the UK holding a majority share in the company, but subsequently selling in 2008) is to lead the ESII (Enabling Secure Information Infrastructure) consortium.
A California software developer Abalta Technologies which serves the automotive industry is leveraging Raspberry Pi, the Cambridge micro-computing technology device as the UK business builds global traction. But Pi faces companionship or even competition from Beagleboard.org and Beagles, tiny open-hardware, open-software computers 'that plug into whatever you have around the house.' And the UK's education system calmly ignores the essential 'black art' of software coding.
An acronym hunter's delight of a PDF, with its extensive glossary that runs from 4DVAR through Big-BOSS, CCAM and CERFACS, includes ORFEUS and OSIRIS, is also the PRACE Scientific Case for High Performance Computing in Europe, a collectable must for any acronym reference hunters, not to mention those who want to read the detail behind the seven executve recommendations.
Scotland's first ever solar meadow officially has opened with 2560 solar panels installed and cost £1.2m to install. Designed and installed by SSE Energy Solutions, and located at Edinburgh College's Midlothian campus in Dalkeith, the five acre site will generate all the electricity for the campus and reduce its carbon emissions by 300,000 kilos a year.
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