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This Technology Could Help Us Build Huge Structures in Space

An artist’s concept of Made In Space’s Archinaut spacecraft 3D-printing and assembling satellite reflectors in space. Archinauts 3D-Printing Satellite Reflectors The nascent off-Earth manufacturing industry is getting set to take its next big steps. Made In Space, the California-based company that owns and operates the commercial 3-D printer aboard the International Space Station (ISS), is developing new technology, called Archinaut, ... Read More »

£38m for Newport foundry to make new technology behind 5G

Image copyrightREUTERS Funding of nearly £38m has been announced for a facility to make compound semiconductors – a new technology behind robotics, 5G and driverless cars. The 10 councils in the Cardiff Capital Region are set to develop the foundry in Newport, which could create about 2,000 high skilled jobs in five years. The funding follows £12m from the Welsh ... Read More »

Logitech Slim Folio Bluetooth iPad Case Launched With 4-Year Battery Life

Logitech has launched a new Bluetooth keyboard accessory, called Logitech Slim Folio, meant for use with the latest generation 9.7-inch iPad that was launched earlier this year. Interestingly, the new accessory from the company has been claimed to have 4 years of battery life, before its batteries are required to be replaced. The company has priced the Logitech Slim Folio ... Read More »

Google’s Upcoming Native Ad-Blocker for Chrome Reportedly Hailed by Publishers

Google is preparing to introduce an ad-blocker to Chrome browser despite fears that it would hit their online advertising revenues – a move that has been hailed by publishers in the US and Europe, the Financial Times reported. The move comes after Google was recently criticised for placement of ads on its video hosting platform YouTube. In March this year, ... Read More »

We shouldn’t approach technology from a place of fear

The World Economic Forum has forecast that five million jobs will be lost to technology before 2020, but that just over two million new ones will be created Millions of people will lose their jobs. Entire professions will be destroyed. Workers with obsolete skills will struggle to find employment. These fears have been felt with each new technological development throughout ... Read More »

Computer pioneer Harry Huskey dies aged 101

Engineer Harry Huskey, who helped build many of the first ever computers, has died aged 101. Dr Huskey was a key member of the team that built the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (Eniac) which first ran in February 1946. Eniac is widely considered to be one of the first electronic, general purpose, programmable computers. Dr Huskey also helped complete ... Read More »

Facebook team working on brain-powered technology

Facebook says it is working on technology to allow us to control computers directly with our brains. It is developing “silent speech” software to allow people to type at a rate of 100 words per minute, it says. The project, in its early stages, will require new technology to detect brainwaves without needing invasive surgery. “We are not talking about ... Read More »

Inside Netflix we reveal how brain scans and bots help shows go from lens to your living room

Netflix first launched in the UK in 2012 and, along with catch-up services like BBC iPlayer and streaming rivals like Amazon Prime, has completely transformed the way we watch television. WIRED was invited along to the firm’s recent Netflix Labs Day at its Los Gatos headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley for the global release of Marvel’s Iron Fist ... Read More »

Track how technology is transforming work

Androids, such as this one directing shoppers in Tokyo, will replace humans in many service occupations in the next 10–20 years. Advances in technology pose huge challenges for jobs. Productivity levels have never been higher in the United States, for example, but income for the bottom 50% of earners has stagnated since 1999 (see ‘Job shifts’). Most of the monetary ... Read More »

The Small Technology Giving Big Peace of Mind

Hope, fear and inspiration In 2012, Kurt Workman was a full-time chemical engineering major at Brigham Young University. Kurt’s aunt had just had twins, prematurely, so he and his wife were lending a helping hand whenever they could. They saw firsthand the constant worry Kurt’s aunt shouldered. They wanted to start a family of their own soon, but Kurt knew ... Read More »