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Part 1: From 5G to robotics, forecasts for 2019

Leading technical experts and academics in their fields, and all Senior Members of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), have come up with some predictions for next year.

In the first of two blogs we look at security, 5G and artificial intelligence and take a look at what 2019 could hold. So, what does 2019 hold for cyber-security? According to Steven Furnell, Professor of Infosecurity at Plymouth University: “The threats we already know of ...

Escalating tensions

The arrest of Meng Wanzhou, a top executive at Huawei Technologies and the daughter of the company’s founder, has not only surprised the global business community but has added a new dimension to ongoing concerns that we may see an escalation in the ‘trade war’ between China and the US. A recently negotiated 90-day tariff truce between the two could now also be in peril.

Predictions for 2019

As 2018 draws to a close, engineers at electronics design consultancy ByteSnap Design have been wondering what the year ahead holds for the embedded systems industry.

Technology pioneers

Last week saw a ‘solid state’ plane, with no moving parts in its propulsion system, undertake a successful test flight.

British blockchain industry

Blockchain, the technology behind cryptocurrency, has real potential to disrupt industries and the UK has a chance to regain leadership in this market, according to a new report.

Right here, right now

The smart home space has promised to transform the way we live and is seen as a serious business opportunity for technology companies. But while there are a host of devices, from voice assistants to smart appliances, it’s still a market that is yet to really cross the starting line.

UK technology sector continues to attract talent

While manufacturers have been lining up of late to warn of the consequences of Brexit, Terry Sargeant, the chairman and CEO of ThyssenKrupp in the UK has called it a 'complete shambles', it appear the UK's technology sector is still attracting talent.

Foldable phones

Samsung’s folding handset, the Infinity Flex Display, is being described by the company as "the foundation of the smartphone of tomorrow.”

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