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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.

Internet of Things technologies that will actually make a ... 14/04/2014

News stories about the Internet of Things (IoT) tend to focus on fun consumer gadgets like an internet-enabled doorbell that sends audio and video to ...

Drones and tones 10/04/2014

As promised in my blog earlier in the week, a quick report back from the array of exhibitions that remain underway at the NEC. In fact if you jumped ...

Will disruptive technologies be better weathered by the ... 09/04/2014

At the beginning of the year I attended the Scotland IS Technology Trends 2014 conference, where the key theme was disruptive technologies and their ...

Useful technology 07/04/2014

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

On April Fool’s Day, 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 plausible stories the media runs as part of the tradition. But the ...

Will Hermann Hauser's review provide a boost for the ... 25/03/2014

It's now four years since technology entrepreneur Dr Hermann Hauser produced a report for the Government which recommended the establishment of the ...

Making devices pack a more powerful punch 24/03/2014

Power is back when it comes to industrial system performance and efficiency. We're no longer upgrading power supplies or changing out capacitors to ...

Budget continues Government support for technology 24/03/2014

Last week's budget saw further support from the Government for technology - there was £74million for the Catapult network, including another £14m for ...

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

Some people are driven to distraction by speed cameras. Rather than consider them as one of the elements deployed to increase road safety, they see ...

The view from Westminster – Science and technology 21/03/2014

Philip Dunne, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology talks about investment in defence technology and international collaboration on ...

Does low pay deter engineers from converting to teaching ... 19/03/2014

New Electronics' recent cover story (see below) about engaging with the next generation of engineers has drawn some comments, including one ...

Smartwatches and Sir Clive’s calculator 19/03/2014

All the excitement about smartwatches brings to mind the Sinclair Wrist Calculator, launched by Sir Clive in around 1977. Around 18mm thick, this ...

You know you’ll buy a smartwatch 19/03/2014

The announcement yesterday by Google that it is extending Android into the wearables sector can only mean that sooner or later – and it looks like ...

Driverless cars – do all roads lead to electronic drivers? 13/03/2014

With the new Formula 1 season kicking off this month and the Geneva Motor Show 2014 in full swing, our focus naturally turns to the technology within ...
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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 keen to demonstrate they have their finger on the technological ...

Engineering superheroes 07/03/2014

Should engineers be worthy of a Nobel Prize? Has the engineering industry impacted modern society in such a way that it deserves a higher recognition ...

IoT set to disappoint, if Hype Cycle is to be believed 05/03/2014

Gartner's Hype Cycle is an interesting analysis of the state of technology introductions. Using the approach, the company places a particular ...

Testing tumbleweed: the search for software testers 04/03/2014

Is there anybody out there?! *tumbleweed* This is how it feels looking for software testers. Client demand for this skill is significantly ...

Is the industry’s patience with EUV running out? 03/03/2014

Extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography continues to hit the headlines as developers struggle to get even prototype systems working.

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 billionaires club. More and more women are making it to the top of ...

Will Europe’s semiconductor companies start making more ... 24/02/2014

Europe's semiconductor industry - or at least the 11 people representing it - has grasped the nettle offered by European Commission vice president ...

Phones do vary in performance, says researcher 19/02/2014

You will know the feeling. You're stood somewhere staring in desperation at your phone, wondering why it's not working as well as you expect, despite ...

Infineon boss says Europe ‘taking step in the right ... 13/02/2014

Infineon's chief executive Dr Reinhard Ploss may have lifted the lid just a little bit on the content of the report submitted to Neelie Kroes by the ...