Tech and Auto

Medical Wearables: Future or Fairy Tale?

By Collette Johnson, Medical Business Development Manager, Plextek Consulting According to Deloitte, the global mobile health (mHealth) market should hit $26 billion by 2017, whilst the medical wearable device market is expected to be worth $5.8 billion globally by 2019. Encouraging progress in sensor-enabled patient monitoring, diagnosis and treatment, which is only set to continue evolving over the next 10 years, is helping to fuel this massive market growth. These latest medtech innovations are shaping our future and will change...

The threat from software robotics

By Dr Peter Chadha, CEO of DrPete Technology Experts If cinema has taught us anything, it’s that we should never trust robots. Whether they are rising up to protect us from ourselves or coming back through time to deploy cheesy catchphrases, mixing robots and humans never ends well. Although these fears are yet to come to pass, there is also a warning of a different threat from robotics, more specifically, software robotics… Robotics has now extended from the physical, into the digital...

London rises to the tech

By Faye Loader, Head of  Business Development at The Brewery London – the financial, digital and property capital of the world – is fast becoming known as THE global technology capital. Along with its financial prowess, the technology sector has fast become the beating heart of London, bringing in more financial investment during this year’s Q1 – more than in any previous quarter. To coincide with ‘London Technology Week’, last week, analysts at Oxford Economics issued a report strategy which found:...

An Idiot’s Adventures In Gameland – Steve McNeil

#5 - What Am I Going On About?! As regular readers of this column will know, this week I’ve been all-consumed by E3 – the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Sadly for me, I’ve not been sent to Los Angeles, where all the action is. Instead, I’ve been in an incredibly well-heated TV studio in Shepherd’s Bush (read: “pit-stains”) where I’ve been anchoring the live coverage for video-gaming telly-box channel Ginx TV. On Monday, our show ran for 9 whole hours, thankfully...

Top gadgets for Father’s Day

By Steve Taggart If you are stuck for something to get dad for Father's Day and your old man fancies himself as a bit of a tech legend, then take a look at these cool gadgets. From all weather headphones to compact binoculars, there is sure to be a gift here to suit.     Bose Soundlink Colour Bluetooth Speaker priced £119.88 at QVC The first primitive loudspeakers were invented in the late 1800s. Now Bose has bought them bang up to...

How data science will change the way banks relate to people

By Tatiana Vorontsova, Group Account Director at data science consultancy Profusion There’s an idealised image of town life, perhaps 40 or 50 years ago, where high streets were full of independent shops, bread was delivered by a boy on a bike, everyone said hello to each other and you could leave your front door unlocked at night. In this Werther’s Original vision of Britain, the bank manager was a person of high esteem who knew every member of the community...

Don’t feed the hackers: How your attitude to data security could affect business

By Sonia Blizzard, MD of Beaming These days, putting your information online is something that appears to be an almost-daily occurrence. Credit card details, date of birth, mother’s maiden name – these are just a few things that we have all entered into a website at some point or another. But, where is this information going? Who can see it, and, are you sure you know exactly who has access to that information? As we go into an ever changing...

An Idiot’s Adventures In Gameland – Steve McNeil

#4 - MerrEEE Christmas If you’re not that into games, you might be oblivious to the fact that next week is Nerd Christmas. E3, or the Electronic Entertainment Expo to give it its full title, sees all the big-hitters in videogames converge on LA to give the world the first glimpses of the latest things they’ve created, in order to empty my bank account. Again. The first E3 was 20 years ago now, coming into being as a response to the...

Who Will Service The Billions of ‘IoT’ Devices?

By Dave Hart, Vice President of Global Customer Transformation for field service management specialist, ServiceMax. In less than five years, Gartner tells us that there will be more than 26 billion different connected devices in our homes, cars and businesses. All designed to make our lives easier and facilitate tasks for us – and that figure doesn’t even include personal computers, tablets and smartphones. As the Internet of Things (IoT) converges with servitisation, machine to machine learning, 3D printing and...

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