$99 Raspberry Pi desktop computer was developed for makers
Hobbyists and makers have come up with some innovative ways to implement the computer into devices: from home automation products to beer brewing systems. This Raspberry-pi powered computer was designed with makers in mind.
Top ten trends at IDTechEx Show! USA 2015
The following is an article by Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx, the global research and business intelligence firm that created the IDTechEx Show! USA 2015, which will be held on the 18th-19th of November, in Santa, Clara, California. Today’s emerging technologies are varied, vast and moving at the blink of an eye. Here are the top 10 key trends we’ll see at the show that are changing the way the world lives, works and plays.
Voltage-fed or current-fed power topologies: a critical choice for users of multi-kW power sources
Many engineers working in a production, product testing or R&D role have a requirement for a high-voltage power source that is robust and capable of supplying loads of multiple kilowatts. Because of the nature of testing and R&D environments, this power source is often required to withstand abusive conditions. By Bob Collins, Managing Director, Magna-Power Electronics (UK).
Key trends emerging in the MedTech sector
Rob Phillips, Managing Director of professional battery manufacturer Accutronics, has identified several key trends that are emerging in the MedTech sector, from rising energy densities to new innovations such as wireless charging. He offers his insights into these trends, where he predicts to see the most market growth in the next twelve months and where Accutronics fits into the industry.
Researchers discover new method for 3D bioprinting
A group of Carnegie Mellon researchers is bringing medical technology even closer to 3D printing functional hearts.
Smart alarm clock will even call a taxi for you
There are a plethora of hi-tech alarm clocks out there. Here's yet another. Only this one can be integrated into a smart home.
Why automation is good news for humans & industry
Back in April 2015, Japan's oldest department store chain Mitsukoshi implemented a robot receptionist into its foyer with the purpose of greeting shoppers. The Android, with lifelike skin and almost natural looking movements, was created by Toshiba. The multi-national conglomerate is now aiming to take it up a notch by developing a robot that can gradually more of what a human does. After being unveiled at a Japanese tech fair last year, the robo...
Which is the right project methodology for you?
It seems nowadays that there is a rule, methodology and philosophy for everything. Many of these rules have been around for decades so it raises the obvious question: 'Are the old methods still relevant in an age of rapid innovation and uncertainty?' This is especially pertinent for OEMs where even a small advantage can mean the difference between success and failure. Here Prabhjit Singh, Production Manager, Accutronics, looks at the top methodol...
Can technology maintain its current pace of growth?
With its depth of only 6.7mm, the iPhone 6 holds more processing power than was used by NASA at the time of the 1969 moon landing and over four times that of the Mars Curiosity Rover. Here, Jonathan Wilkins, Marketing Director, European Automation, analyses the rate of technological progress and discusses the validity of Moore’s Law.
In this day and age it’s almost impossible to find a place in the world without a wireless internet connection. In fact, in 2010, Ncell (a Nepalese Telecommunications company) provided Mount Everest’s peak with 3G data connection, perfect for posting that 8,848 metre high selfie. The North Pole, the International Space Centre and even the Moon are amongst some of the world’s most surprising WiFi hotspots.