Students at Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences have developed "Ourobot". Their project was supervised by a professor at the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences and a CITEC researcher. It looks like a bicycle chain, but has just twelve segments about the size of a fist. In each segment there is a motor.
Plans to build the first new UK nuclear plant in 20 years have suffered an unexpected delay after government postponed a final decision until the early autumn. French firm EDF, which is financing most of the £18bn Hinkley Point project in Somerset, approved funding at a board meeting. anad contracts were to be signed on Friday.
Oracle Corp agrees to pay more than £7bn for the ERP vendor NetSuite, which has cloud-computing pioneer Larry Ellison as a major investor. It will use its second-largest acquisition to try to catch up in a key area where it lagged. The NetSuite's board of directors unanimously approved the transaction, valued at US$109 per share in cash, representing a near 30% premium to NetSuite’s closing Tuesday price.
One of Gaberlunzie's happiest recalls was being allowed to sit and look through his grandmother's very fat tome of countless postcards postcards. He wasn't too interested in reading the spider ink or broad pen nib writing, but the pictures were an endless delight. Now he sees that a new public searchable database provides access to the unique and inspirational treasure trove of amazing stories and pictures through the ‘social media’ of the Edwardian era.”
With the "Financial Times" now Japanese owned, the proposed Deutsche Borse merger with London Stock Exchange seems just as likely to happen. One authority, Professor of Practice at Warwick Business School John Colley (below left) an expert on mega-mergers, makes this analysis.
RUMPEL, a ground-breaking hyperdata web browser that makes it simpler for people to access and use online data about themselves, is being rolled out to the public this month, as a revolutionary web browser lets you lead a smarter life when you get a HAT
A newly developed wheel converts any bicycle into an electric vehicle. While founder, Michael Burtov said he and his team at technology startup GeoOrbital did not re-invent the wheel, but the newly developed wheel has the major components of an electric vehicles with a 500 watt motor, lithium battery and electronics that fit into the radial of a wheel made from high density foam to avoid flats.
A new white paper led by Professor Yang Gao on behalf of the UK-RAS (Robotics and Autonomous Systems) Network, presents a technical roadmap of space RAS (robotics and autonomous systems) for the coming decades, where these robots are hoped to be able to offer a range of biomimetic mobilities ( fly, climb, swim, walk, assemble, etc) as well as possessing human-like intelligence.
"As Europe builds a network for the Internet of Things will devices follow?" queries MIT Technology Review. So far, IoT connected devices are monitoring shipping containers, fire hydrants, and cows as Dutch telco KPN has completes nationwide coverage of the Netherlands in a wirelessInternet of things network. Similar to a cellular network, but with far lower costs and energy needs, this network can connect sensors monitoring everything from rail switches at Utrecht Central station to depth sounders at the Port of Rotterdam and baggage handling at Schiphol Airport.
Britain’s decision to leave the European Union has led some data professionals to think they will no longer be affected by the EU’s GPDR (General Data Protection Regulation) due to come into effect by 2018. Andy Beale, CTO (chief technology officer) for the British government is a keynote speaker for September’s Technology Leaders Summit. “Although it’s very early days, there are some misconceptions around the impact of Brexit on the many thousands of organisations responsible for storage and managing of sensitive personal data,” notes, VP of EMEA, Ground Labs, John Cassidy.
Eaton has appointed RMD Ltd, independent specialist in data centre and server room infrastructure, as its service partner for Scotland. The partnership allows the power management company to ensure that its Scotland customers can benefit from quick access to local installation and maintenance services from Eaton-trained engineers, in order to optimise the uptime of their installation and guarantee business continuity.
Edinburgh Council is currently reviewing the Management Plan for the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site. The plan was prepared by EWHT (Edinburgh World Heritage), CEC (City of Edinburgh Council) and HES (Historic Environment Scotland) and “identifies
what is significant about the World Heritage Site, recognises challenges and threats, and sets out policies to preserve and enhance the Site.”
Simon Byrom sets out his view and urges others to participate
The visible progress in the development of human enablement and enhancement technologies has given a huge boost to its mass adoption potential. Although there are several technologies such as exoskeletons, neuro stimulators and nootropics (e.g. Modafinil) the technology with the best prospects for commercialisation is the non-invasive brain-computer interface (BCI). The breadth and depth of BCIs in clinical and non-clinical uses make these stand out in the market and encourage technology developers to communicate their benefits to likely end users.
ARM Holdings, one of the UK's biggest technology companies look to being bought up by Japan's Softbank for £24bn with the board of ARM expected to recommend shareholders accept the offer - nearly 50% premium on its Friday closing market value of £16.8bn.
A selection of leading UK research, post-graduate and undergraduate universities Cranfield, Central Lancashire and Leeds are partnering with Tableau Software to pilot a hands-on training course in data analytics for their students and professors. The one day course aims to raise awareness about the use of data analytics, helping staff and students close the gap in data skills amongst UK graduates and iin today's increasingly competitive workplace.
The Farnborough International Airshow was believed to be a likely venue for breaking news on the UK’s spaceport plans. The biggest aircraft trade show in the UK is held once every two years this year runs from 16-22 July 2018
TETRACOM coordinator Rainer Leupers (below right) Professor of Communication Technologies and Embedded Systems at RWTH Aachen, commented: ‘Being a co-founder of several companies myself, I’m particularly glad that our project has also helped European start-ups get off the ground by transferring key technologies that contribute to the core of their product offer. I’m excited to see this level of industrial impact from a European project and I cordially wish them long-term market success.’
Smartfrog claims to be the first IoT company to offer a subscription IoT (Internet of Things) product in online retail stores. In partnership with Amazon and Otto – reportedly the two leading e-commerce platforms in Europe – Smartfrog offers its complete solution for £4.95 (€5.95) per month. According to a Digital Market study by Statista, by 2020 there will be an estimated 1 million households in the UK connected to the security hardware market. Smartfrog’s product has no minimum contract period and can be cancelled at any time.
A new YouGov survey by global technology integrator Aquarium Software shows that the British public fundamentally misunderstands the purpose and role of contact centres. While, in reality, just 4% of contact centres are exclusively sales-based, 75% of Brits think at least half of all contact centre activity is dedicated purely to making sales calls. Aquarium is calling for the contact centre industry to be more transparent about its activities, to help alleviate an often negative perception of their role in commerce.
Staying safe online is becoming an increasingly relevant issue when some 30,000 websites are hacked per day, according to Sophos Labs, with millions of hacking attacks every day around the world. Even large and secure companies, such as Verizon, experience data breaches, so the everyday user without any cyber protection as VPN (Virtual Private Network) is daily open to data theft.
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