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UK Immigration and tech startups: what you should be doing?

UK Immigration and tech startups: what you should be doing?
Newland Chase, a specialist in immigration hosted a small intimate session during London Tech Week that aimed to give advice and a taste of what they can offer to startups wanting to come to the UK from abroad. Antonio Lam, UK Managing Director started the session by explaining that Newland Chase works with every continent so time zones and differences are never an issue.
11th July 2018

How to build a community for your hardware startups

How to build a community for your hardware startups
The Central Research Laboratory (CRL) teamed up with Kickstarter and brought us an evening about ‘Building Community for Hardware products’. We began by hearing from Heather Corcoran, head of European design and technology outreach at Kickstarter, who explained that Kickstarter over the years hasn’t changed but the landscape around it has. She said: “There are thousands of Kickstarter projects out there, and it is such a joy to be involved with them.”
11th July 2018

Why aren’t there enough women in tech and what can we do?

Why aren’t there enough women in tech and what can we do?
During London Tech Week Mike Butcher, editor at Tech Crunch hosted a panel evening with Clare Gilmartin, CEO at Trainline, Amali de Alwis, CEO at Code First: Girls, Ana Avaliani, of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Chi Onwurah, Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science and Innovation to discuss the real reasons why there aren’t enough women in technology and what we can do about it.
11th July 2018


Is the AI bubble about to burst?

Is the AI bubble about to burst?
A recently published report has suggested that the Artificial Intelligence (AI) bubble is due to burst after several years of sustained hype has generated unrealistic expectations that cannot be met and excessive investments that cannot possibly be paid back. 
10th July 2018

Top 10 robotic applications for June

Top 10 robotic applications for June
There really are no limits in the modern world when it comes to the number of potential applications for robotics. Here, we look at the ten most exciting and intriguing robotics stories over the past month. Click on the company name to read the full story.
10th July 2018

The technology of tomorrow means more time for today

The technology of tomorrow means more time for today
In a time poor society, time is a luxury and with the introduction of innovative technology, business travellers are saving valuable time so they can get more out of their trips. With this in mind, Marriott Hotels has revealed that 9 out of 10 (92%) business travellers from the UK, Spain, Germany and France said that technology is helping them free up more time for leisure on their business trips.
4th July 2018

Smart glasses give remote sight to blind people

Smart glasses give remote sight to blind people
A new technology service has emerged which has the power to give blind or visually impaired people the ability to do whatever they want, whenever they want, without having to worry about relying on a friend or family member to help. 
21st June 2018

Five technologies that are improving the healthcare system

Five technologies that are improving the healthcare system
  Healthcare has so many applications for the latest technology. Now that Electronic Health Records (EHR) have been implemented in over 95% of hospitals in the incentive programme, it’s easier for hospitals to leverage patient data, implement new technology, and improve patient outcomes. 
19th June 2018

Opportunity battens down the hatches to try and weather a super storm

Opportunity battens down the hatches to try and weather a super storm
NASA is keeping a vigil over its Opportunity rover as the tenacious robot has been forced to shut down its systems and enter sleep mode as a massive storm has encompassed her; the storm even bigger than the ones expected to decommission the rover over 14 years ago.
18th June 2018

AI revolution within the NHS could make ‘bedside robots’ a reality

AI revolution within the NHS could make ‘bedside robots’ a reality
A new report looking into improving the sustainability of the NHS, published by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) and Lord Darzi, former health minister, predicts an AI revolution within the NHS is nigh and claims AI robots could save the NHS £12.5bn a year. 
14th June 2018

Automotive IC market expectations predict new high

Automotive IC market expectations predict new high
Consumer demand and government mandates for electronic systems that improve vehicle performance, that add comfort and convenience, and that warn, detect, and take corrective measures to keep drivers safe and alert are being added to new cars each year. This system growth, along with rising prices for memory components within them, are expected to raise the automotive IC market 18.5% this year to a new record high of $32.3bn, surpassing last year’s record of $27.2bn.
14th June 2018

NIWeek keynote speaker issues a challenge to engineers

NIWeek keynote speaker issues a challenge to engineers
  In the opening keynote of NIWeek in Austin, Eric Starkloff launched right in. The Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing at National Instruments commenced with praise for his audience of engineers and then at the close challenged them.
14th June 2018

Trump’s tariffs will come back to haunt him

Trump’s tariffs will come back to haunt him
The US will end up as the isolated party if it ignores the scope of China’s trading potential; Chris Wootton, CEO of Chemigraphic has given his comments on the trade tensions between China and the USA.
12th June 2018

Component shortage caused by continued market boom

Component shortage caused by continued market boom
The heat shows no sign of abating from the component distribution market as a market boom has caused a shortage.
12th June 2018

Digitalisation and servitisation: the competitive advantage?

Digitalisation and servitisation: the competitive advantage?
You can broaden the horizons of your digital transformation to capture more value from your products, with Aston Business School, as it has relationships with over 100 manufacturing firms which allows insight into the industry’s journey to digital maturity, transformation, and servitisation, adding value by reshaping products into services.
6th June 2018

The next generation of working class heroes?

The next generation of working class heroes?
Yesterday, Electronic Specifier's editor Enaie Azambuja attended the event 'Redefining Consumer Goods Industry with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning', organised by Women of Wearables. The panel consisted of the industry’s brightest researchers and innovators at present: Hadeel Ayoub, founder of startup BrightSign; Maria McKavanagh, Chief Operating Officer of Verv; Cosmin Stamate, CTO at Xsure; Sharifah Amirah, Intent HQ; and Stefan Chmelik Msc, founder and CEO of BioSelf Technology.
31st May 2018

Drones could give UK economy a lift during the next decade

Drones could give UK economy a lift during the next decade
While some companies and organisations are perhaps feeling a little apprehensive in the lead up to Brexit, new research has suggested that the country’s economy could receive a huge boost due to the cost saving potential behind the use of drones and how they can transform working practices.
30th May 2018

Robo-farmers could shape the future of agriculture

Robo-farmers could shape the future of agriculture
Many industries spanning automotive manufacturing and electronics to textiles and agriculture, adopt robotic technologies to reduce labour costs, increase yield and lower their carbon footprint. As Hadlow College is celebrating its 50th anniversary with the Vision50 ‘looking into the future of farming’ campaign, it is a poignant time to showcase the benefits robotics has to offer, including the transformative impact it is having on farming. 
29th May 2018

Smartwatches given out at Lords

Smartwatches given out at Lords
When we talk about wearable technology being used in elite sport, it’s almost always in a positive light. Advancements in that sphere have proved an invaluable modern tool for coaches and athletes alike, from feedback on performance, to monitoring of physiological parameters in order to keep a check on an athlete’s physical condition. A startup has even come up with a head-up display (HUD), to go inside a swimmers goggles.
25th May 2018

What will the home of the future be able to do?

What will the home of the future be able to do?
The home of the future will be so in tune with its owner it will be able to tell their mood, TV preferences and even if they’re hungry - due to smart tech engaging with their biometric data.
21st May 2018


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