Technology

Dundee leading the way in technology

Council leader John Alexander Sign up to our Daily newsletter Dundee is set to lead the way in some of the most innovative technology on the planet as the “internet of things” becomes an everyday reality. By providing a smart infrastructure network across the city, individuals and businesses will have access to superfast broadband and future 5G services. John Alexander leader of ... Read More »

Smartron Collaborates With USC on Machine Leaning, Wearables Research

HIGHLIGHTS Smartron and University of Southern California have collaborated They will work on machine learning Smartron recently unveiled tronX Home-grown technology company Smartron and University of Southern California (USC) have collaborated to impart personalised education through the applications of machine learning and wearable technologies. USC’s Center for Human Applied Reasoning and the Internet of Things (CHARIOT), along with Smartron, would focus on building the ... Read More »

Drones, tractor hacks and robotic sprayers: the technology of farming

The Hands Free Hectare project, out of Harper Adams University in the U.K., successfully planted, tended and harvested 1.5 acres of barley using only autonomous vehicles and drones. (Hands Free Hectare) ​Farming may not be the first industry that comes to mind when we think of technological advancement, but that’s changing — fast. Agricultural giant John Deere, for instance, just spent $305 million to buy a robotics ... Read More »

How technology is disrupting wealth creation

Australian families traditionally built wealth through buying property, investing in shares or putting cash in bank term deposits. But in the past five years we’ve seen an astonishing disruption in financial services that gives consumers different ways to invest. Amazon CEO becomes world’s richest man Jeff Bezos, president and CEO of Amazon has dethroned Bill Gates as the world’s richest ... Read More »

Sony Launches Google Assistant-Enabled LF-S50G Smart Speaker, WF-1000X Earbuds at IFA 2017

HIGHLIGHTS Sony has launched its own smart-speaker It uses Google Assistant and offers high-quality speakers The company also unveiled two earphones and one headphone Sony is joining Silicon Valley companies in taking a crack at the nascent smart-speakers and the connected earbuds markets. On Thursday at the IFA trade show event, the Japanese electronics company unveiled a HomePod-like LF-S50G speaker and an ... Read More »

Google has recently updated its search algorithm

Google has recently updated its search algorithm to place special emphasis on websites that are mobile friendly. In fact, mobile friendly websites should see a boost in search rankings. This is evidence of how essential and important creating a mobile friendly website is for any business that wants their website to continue to be visible and to rank. What is ... Read More »

Technology Is Already Eliminating Driver Jobs — Here’s How To Trade It

Shutterstock Everyone is worried about robots. Elon Musk fears they will kill us all if we give them both deadly weapons and autonomy. He certainly has a point, but the non-lethal scenarios are no picnic either. Robots are already taking over human jobs at a rapid pace. Robots are already taking over human jobs at a rapid pace. Worse, artificial intelligence (AI) systems ... Read More »

The very dirty history of on-demand video technology

It’s the Sony U-Matic in all its analog glory. This device was used in the early 1970s to stream X-rated video to hotel rooms, often using a closed-circuit broadcasting device on the hotel roof. In 1973, a young Roger Ebert reviewed the movie Deep Throat. He was not yet a household name or a Pulitzer Prize winner, but he was a ... Read More »

LG V30 Seen From All Sides in New Leaked Renders

HIGHLIGHTS The LG V30 is set to launch on August 31 The big highlight is tipped to be the dual camera setup The render suggests a bezel-less display as well The LG V30 is set to launch on August 31 at IFA in Berlin, but ahead of that, leaks continue to pour. A fresh leak brings a render photo of the LG V30 smartphone ... Read More »

Qualcomm Unveils ‘First Depth Sensing Camera Technology’ for Android Devices

HIGHLIGHTS Qualcomm has announced three new camera modules in Spectra The ISPs are capable of depth sensing using infrared It is expected to arrive on Android phones next year With the iPhone 8 widely expected to have depth-sensing and infrared camera abilities, it appears that Android users may not have too long to enjoy these features. Qualcomm announced new depth-sensing features that will make ... Read More »