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China slowdown leading manufacturers to review business plans

Manufacturers are increasing their vigilance in key markets in light of growing risks and uncertainty in the global economy, according to a new survey of almost 300 companies published today by EEF. As a consequence of the stock market turbulence in China, the shadow of crisis talks in the euro zone and the potential for further trade restrictions with Russia, economic forecasters aren’t the only ones reviewing their outlook for the months ahead.
28th August 2015

Prosthetic hand allows boy to change grip with gestures

Prosthetic hand allows boy to change grip with gestures
  A nine-year-old boy, born with his right arm missing from the elbow, has become the first child in the UK to be fitted with a bionic hand. The i-limb quantum, developed by Touch Bionics, allows Josh Cathcart to do the things that many of us take for granted, such as eat with a knife and fork.
28th August 2015

Cogiscan discusses scalable TTC solutions at SMTAI

Cogiscan has announced that it will discuss its scalable platform in Booth #1038 at SMTA International, from 29th to 30th September, 2015 at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Illinois, USA.
28th August 2015


Tablet screen sizes expanding as iPad Pro approaches

Large screen sizes are gaining favour as the tablet transforms into a productivity device, with shipments growing 185% year-on-year in 2015. According to a recent Strategy Analytics’ Tablet & Touchscreen Strategies (TTS) report, Apple’s iPad Pro will join a market that is primed for growth, thanks to the success of Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 and larger 2-in-1 detachable tablets from traditional PC vendors like Lenovo, Acer and Asus.
28th August 2015

Ethernet switches feature IEEE 1588-2008 PTP

Ethernet switches feature IEEE 1588-2008 PTP
Microchip has added the LAN9353/4/5 Three-Port, 10/100 Industrial Ethernet Switches to its reliable portfolio of Ethernet solutions, including Ethernet switches, controllers, bridges and PHYs. Featuring the IEEE 1588-2008 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) standard for clock accuracy in the sub-ns range, these highly integrated Ethernet switches offload both synchronisation and communications processing from the host CPU
28th August 2015

Company releases its drone to light up sky with LEDs

Company releases its drone to light up sky with LEDs
  This commercial drone company wanted to celebrate the launch of its company, so it released this video to the world.
27th August 2015

Sales of technical consumer goods increase in Western Europe

In the second quarter of 2015, the Western European technical consumer goods market generated sales of around €46.2bn. This corresponded to 2.3% growth, compared to Q2 2014. The key driver was the telecomms market, which reported double-digit growth. With regard to individual countries, sales development was largely positive, with the exception of the bigger markets: France, Germany, and the UK, which faced minimal falls in sales volumes. 
27th August 2015

SolarWindow coating produces electricity on glass

SolarWindow coating produces electricity on glass
  SolarWindow technology produces clean electricity on transparent glass by applying ultra-thin layers of liquid coatings of hydrogen and carbon. The company boasts energy efficiency and monetary savings when compared to other methods of energy production.
27th August 2015

Consumers judge tech by its cover

In anticipation of a number of new technology gadgets being launched this summer, GfK has released international findings on how important the look and style of a technology product is to consumers, in deciding which one to buy. Across all 22 countries surveyed, one in three consumers (33%) firmly agree that look and style is very important, compared to less than one in ten (9%) who firmly disagree. This balance is exactly the same for both men and women.
27th August 2015

Aerco plugs into rail infrastructure market

Aerco plugs into rail infrastructure market
Aerco has been appointed as a UK stockist for Saffron Walden-based, LPA Connection Systems and now holds a range of high-reliability plugs and sockets designed for use in rail infrastructure and other industrial applications.  LPA connectors are preferred products in many rail projects, including Crossrail with some having gained London Underground’s 1-085 approval.
27th August 2015


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