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IOS-based AR app for manufacturing and industry

IOS-based AR app for manufacturing and industry
Creating persistent AR scenes with live data, schematics, forms and videos within minutes of installation is all possible now thanks to the new off-the-shelf app, for industrial users. iQagent, the app creator for industrial applications, announced the release of iQagent AR for IOS on the App Store. iQagent AR is the next evolution of the award-winning app iQagent, first released in 2012.
19th January 2018

Ireland’s top companies target tech talent in London

Ireland’s top companies target tech talent in London
In Ireland, employers are screaming out for experienced professionals in software, data, security, fintech, dev-ops and other key roles, as the country is significantly lacking. The shortage has led Ireland’s top tech companies to appear at Tech/Life Ireland | 404 London, an event that showcases hundreds of job opportunities in Ireland and the benefits of relocation to Dublin’s Silicon Docks and beyond.
17th January 2018

An Authorised Distributor's perspective on industry consolidation

In the July 2017 issue of Electronics Specifier - Product magazine ecsn chairman Adam Fletcher adopted an engineer’s perspective to examine the recent unprecedented level of consolidation activity within the semiconductor industry. In the second part of his overview Fletcher discusses the impact of consolidation on the supply network from the perspective of his Authorised Distributor members.
15th January 2018


Tomorrow’s engineers have got ‘GUTS’

Tomorrow’s engineers have got ‘GUTS’
An event which showcases science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to young people, parents and educators in South Yorkshire, has announced a key sponsor in the form of designer and manufacturer of mechanical seals and support systems, AESSEAL.
8th January 2018

CES 2018: Welcome to the toy shop

CES 2018: Welcome to the toy shop
The International Consumer Electronics Show, colloquially known as CES, is big, very big. The annual event takes over the gambling city of Las Vegas every January revealing a mix of the weird and wonderful ideas that have, or are about to, or may never, come to fruition. Nobody cares. This is about science fiction turning to fact, this is about imagination, this is the grown-ups’ toy shop.  
5th January 2018

Europe’s tech superstars crowned at Talent Unleashed Awards

Europe’s tech superstars crowned at Talent Unleashed Awards
A Judging panel comprising Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak and Sir Richard Branson selected UK and Europe’s most disruptive and innovative tech startups and leaders at a prestigious awards ceremony held in central London on 7th December. Now in its fifth year, Talent Unleashed is a diverse awards programme that recognises outstanding startups and inspiring entrepreneurs dedicated to transforming business and the wider community through technological innovation.
18th December 2017

Will drones be the new face of farming?

Will drones be the new face of farming?
  Can drones save farmers millions of dollars in just a few minutes? From potatoes to corn, farmers have to manually map hundreds of acres of land if they want any information about their crops. But even then, one bad rainstorm could send 70 hours of work down the drain (and that’s for a small field). But could technology change everything?
13th December 2017

AI: Evil or Avatar?

AI: Evil or Avatar?
You don’t have to be a sci-fi wizard to remember Avatar. The 2009 fantasy blockbuster was equally entrancing for trekkies and school teachers alike. In the epic science fiction film, writer and director James Cameron envisioned a new world inhabited by an alien species known as the Na’vi, who lived in perfect harmony with their deity, Ewya, on an exoplanetary moon known as Pandora.
13th December 2017

Let's teach children the universal language of coding

Let's teach children the universal language of coding
As Google celebrates the 50th anniversary of children learning how to code, we thought it would be a good time to highlight the startup company Mama Codes, who recently attended, and showcased at the Startup and Bloom event in London with Electronic Specifier’s Anna Flockett.
13th December 2017

Can AI and analytics make a difference for automotive?

Can AI and analytics make a difference for automotive?
More and more personal information about consumers is being collected today by businesses in order to deliver actionable insights that are having a genuine business impact. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the connected car market, where much is being done to test a variety of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for the major challenges faced in autonomous driving such as safety, security and trust. Guest piece written by Akihiro Kurita, Automotive Centre of Expertise, Think Big Analytics (pictured below).
12th December 2017

Top tips when choosing the best power inverter

Top tips when choosing the best power inverter
The Progressive Industries PT50C 50A Portable Electrical Management System is supposedly the best power inverter, which includes a high low voltage protection feature. This power inverter offers protection against accidental 220V and it comes with a lifetime warranty. This 50A power inverter also gives protection against open neutral and C frequency. In addition, the air conditioning compressor has a time delay.
4th December 2017

T-BOTS - it's a balancing act...

T-BOTS - it's a balancing act...
  KLiK Robotics launched a campaign on Kickstarter in October, with the aim of raising £100,000 in pledges. Based in Oxfordshire, this startup created a robotic source of inspiration for students and makers alike for the STEAM community with their product T- BOTS.
24th November 2017

Tech industry reacts to this month's budget speech

Tech industry reacts to this month's budget speech
  Yesterday, in the Chancellor's budget speech, Philip Hammond announced the forecast for the future of Britain with a £500m investment in a range of initiatives from artificial intelligence, to 5G and full fibre broadband.
23rd November 2017

VR is moving from the silver screen into the living room

VR is moving from the silver screen into the living room
Until quite recently, the dream of donning a headset and dropping into a virtual world belonged purely in the realms of science fiction, like Star Trek‘s Holodeck or The Lawnmower Man. Thanks to the work of companies like Oculus, HTC, and others, that’s no longer the case. However, virtual reality’s history goes back a whole lot further than that. Here are Digital Trends’ top picks for eight of the major landmarks in tech history that made the VR dream a virtual reality.
14th November 2017

The 22 most innovative tech companies in the UK

The 22 most innovative tech companies in the UK
In the field of technology, there are new discoveries and advances happening pretty much every day. However, who is really pushing the boundaries and shaping the world of tomorrow? Who is creating the tech that will define the way we live, work and communicate in years to come? 
13th November 2017

The big fish are swallowing up the smart cookies

The big fish are swallowing up the smart cookies
We are always keen to champion startup companies within these pages. The innovation and technology they produce is helping to shape tomorrow’s world while they also drive job creation and the economy. However, they could be facing an uncertain future, as Joe Bush reports.
13th November 2017

Win a drone with Electronic Specifier at productronica 2017

Win a drone with Electronic Specifier at productronica 2017
  If you’re attending this year’s productronica, make sure to stop by Electronic Specifier’s stand in hall A1, booth 531. At the stand you can enter a prize draw to win a Parallax ELEV-8 V3 Quadcopter Drone Kit. With a RRP of $500, it’s certainly worth the trip.
9th November 2017

Power Electronics Industry Collaborative panelists share their visions

Power Electronics Industry Collaborative panelists share their visions
The Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC) has organised a special session on workforce challenges and opportunities facing the power electronics industry at the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo (ECCE). The event is being held 1st–5th, 2017 in Cincinnati, OH. Providing a set of perspectives on this timely industry issue, six expert panellists from PEIC member companies and affiliates shared their collective vision for enhanced workforce development initiatives in power electronics.
9th November 2017

Climax leads to big buffer in the middle of the night

Climax leads to big buffer in the middle of the night
Steve Rogerson looks at some of the news that may have missed the front page. I gave a wide berth to one company’s stand at last month’s IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona. I decided I really didn’t want to find out what Climax Technology had to offer or even why they thought that would be a good name for a company.
3rd November 2017

Will the digital future be a let down?

Will the digital future be a let down?
  While we have been promised flying cars, living buildings and holographic displays, we may have to be content with 140 characters, Siri and Alexa for some time to come, suggests futurologist Professor William Webb in his latest book, ‘Our Digital Future’.
1st November 2017


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