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Laura Hopperton

The skills issue: Are teachers doing enough?

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting some extremely bright 16-17 year olds at the UKESF summer school, held at the University of Southampton.

The message was clear: perceptions about engineering and electronics are changing. Gone are the days it was seen as a 'geeky' and difficult career choice. Companies like Apple, Google and, dare I say it, Facebook are changing all that. Technology is cool again. During my visit, I met several young people that ...

Trepidation as Sony reveals U.K. plans

With the burgeoning television market now offering consumers thinner, wider and sleeker devices than ever before, it's clear to see the days of bulky black and white televisions are now a thing of the past.

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