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The Heartbleed glitch: Why it’s déjà vu all over again 16/04/2014

Last week we were awakened to the news of a new software 'glitch' called Heartbleed, described as the worst security problem ever.

Since taking advantage of that hole leaves no trace and there's no way to know what information was obtained, we may never know its full impact. There's been lots of discussion of the details of this bug and its possible consequences, so I want to focus on a more basic issue: ...
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IoT: Making a difference 14/04/2014

News stories about the Internet of Things (IoT) tend to focus on fun consumer gadgets ...

Drones and tones 10/04/2014

As promised in my blog earlier in the week, a quick report back from the array of ...

Small tech firms fight back 09/04/2014

At the beginning of the year I attended the Scotland IS Technology Trends 2014 ...

Useful technology 07/04/2014

An interesting week beckons as I head to the Midlands for the exhibition merry-go-round ...

Truth is stranger than fiction 01/04/2014

On April Fool's Day, you survey newspapers, the TV and the web for those less than ...

Fast forward? 25/03/2014

It's now four years since technology entrepreneur Dr Hermann Hauser produced a report for ...

Packing a powerful punch 24/03/2014

Power is back when it comes to industrial system performance and efficiency. We're no ...

More support for technology 24/03/2014

Last week's budget saw further support from the Government for technology - there was ...

Can you outfox a speed camera? 21/03/2014

Some people are driven to distraction by speed cameras. Rather than consider them as one ...

Defence science & tech 21/03/2014

Philip Dunne, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology talks about ...

Pay engineers to teach STEM 19/03/2014

New Electronics' recent cover story (see below) about engaging with the next generation ...

Smartwatches and Sir Clive 19/03/2014

All the excitement about smartwatches brings to mind the Sinclair Wrist Calculator, ...

You will buy a smartwatch 19/03/2014

The announcement yesterday by Google that it is extending Android into the wearables ...

Are driverless cars necessary? 13/03/2014

With the new Formula 1 season kicking off this month and the Geneva Motor Show 2014 in ...
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Cutting through the hype 12/03/2014

In much the same way as some parents want to be 'down with the kids', politicians are ...

Engineering superheroes 07/03/2014

Should engineers be worthy of a Nobel Prize? Has the engineering industry impacted modern ...

IoT set to disappoint? 05/03/2014

Gartner's Hype Cycle is an interesting analysis of the state of technology introductions. ...

Search for software testers 04/03/2014

Is there anybody out there?! *tumbleweed* This is how it feels looking for software ...

Faith lost in EUV? 03/03/2014

Extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography continues to hit the headlines as developers ...

IoT dominates Embedded World 03/03/2014

Another year, another Embedded World and, like previous years, one theme dominated.

Women in engineering 28/02/2014

Last week saw Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg as the newest member of the female ...

Has the ELG changed its mind? 24/02/2014

Europe's semiconductor industry - or at least the 11 people representing it - has grasped ...

Phones do vary in performance 19/02/2014

You will know the feeling. You're stood somewhere staring in desperation at your phone, ...

'Step in the right direction’ 13/02/2014

Infineon's chief executive Dr Reinhard Ploss may have lifted the lid just a little bit on ...

IBM selling electronics unit? 07/02/2014

When the news broke that Lenovo was buying IBM's x86 based server business, I wondered ...

Sony’s slide continues 07/02/2014

Not so long ago, if you asked the legendary 'man in the street' which consumer ...

Google plays it smart 03/02/2014

Onlookers might see the difference of almost $10billion between what Google paid for ...

Cash for quantum 03/02/2014

Was anyone surprised when the news emerged at the beginning of January – courtesy of ...