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Happy 70th birthday to the transistor

Happy 70th birthday to the transistor
This coming Saturday, 16 December, celebrates the 70th anniversary of the invention of the transistor. It was the result of research at Bell Labs, New Jersey, USA by William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain and was first shown to the world a week later on 23 December 1947, writes Malcolm Penn, CEO of market research company Future Horizons.
15th December 2017

The future of data centres

Our hunger for data intensifies each year. This trend is likely to persist indefinitely given our ever-increasing dependence on the internet. We need to connect every day to do business, communicate with others, access government services, shop around, entertain ourselves, and so on.
14th December 2017

Revolutionising the user experience with a sense of agency

Revolutionising the user experience with a sense of agency
  What’s the single greatest problem with user interface design? If you’ve ever pressed an elevator button repeatedly or opened two copies of the same programme simultaneously (because nothing seemed to happen the first time you tried), then you’ve experienced it. This problem is the sense of agency - or in those examples, the lack of it.
13th December 2017


Telecom company chosen for its flexible architecture

Wireless Telecom Group company, CommAgility has announced that it has been selected by Korean wireless broadband equipment developer EUCAST to supply its LTE physical layer software for use in the development of small cells.
11th December 2017

Mobile payment wallet comes to Austria

Mobile payment wallet comes to Austria
Based on HCE (Host Card Emulation) technology, Erste Bank und Sparkassen recently launched the first mobile payment wallet in the Austrian market within its 'George Go' app. It is powered by G+D Mobile Security’s Convego CloudPay solution and initially supports Mastercard and at a later stage also other card products of the portfolio. This mobile payment solution is the first commercial launch based on the framework agreement between Erste Group and G+D Mobile Security to provide mobile payment solutions to Erste Group issuer banks.
4th December 2017

Blu Wireless Technology joins Telecom Infrastructure Project

System IP provider for millimetre Wave (mmWave) applications, Blu Wireless Technology, has announced it has joined the Telecom Infrastructure Project (TIP) as part of the recently established mmWave working group, tasked with advancing networking solutions that use the 60GHz frequency band and addressing challenges in the wireless backhaul domain.
21st November 2017

A global review of smart cities

A global review of smart cities
The Smart City Expo World Congress, currently underway in Barcelona, has seen Future Cities Catapult release its first global review of smart city strategies. The report (which can be downloaded in full below) looks at 21 smart city strategies from around the world including New York, Berlin, Sao Paulo and Manchester.
14th November 2017

Afraid of WhatsApp stealing your data? Try BotherMe&U

Afraid of WhatsApp stealing your data? Try BotherMe&U
For the tech savvy, or those who seriously care about their privacy, the latest messenger app from NOS Microsystems comes as a blessing. BotherMe&U encrypts messages twice on both the sending and receiving device, and no user data is traded by the app developers. Users of BotherMe&U can set individual passwords for each chat or go a step further with EyeCheckr, which takes a picture of the recipient when showing your content. The app is also available on tablets as it does not require a SIM card.
9th November 2017

Mobile broadband connections in Africa to double in next five years

Mobile broadband connections in Africa to double in next five years
  According to Ovum’s new Forecaster data service, mobile data will be the main driver of growth in the African telecoms market, with the number of mobile broadband connections on the continent set to more than double over the coming five years, and rise from 419 million at end-2017, to 1.07 billion at end-2022.
8th November 2017

How can we stop smartphone counterfeiters?

How can we stop smartphone counterfeiters?
When billionaire Alibaba founder Jack Ma wrote in an open letter earlier this year, 'We need to fight counterfeits the same way, we fight drunk driving', his sentiments reflected how bad the global counterfeiting trend has become. Mobile phones are one of the most trafficked goods in the electronics counterfeit market. According to a recent study by OECD, approximately one in five, that is about 19% of mobile handsets sold in the world, are counterfeits and the number has been growing in recent years.
7th November 2017


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