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May 2, 2018

Are voice driven apps the future of interaction?

Voice-driven apps and devices are slowly weaving their way into every aspect of our lives, and many of us already openly admit that we couldn’t manage without them. Is this...

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April 19, 2018

Does safety top privacy – and if so, when and why?

In 2018, the questions of security and privacy and the very fine line between the two are more prominent and more important than ever before.

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April 11, 2018

Is Quantum Computing the next big thing?

H&C News recently met with Dr Sebastian Weidt, Senior Scientist in the Ion Quantum Technology Group at the University of Sussex, to discuss Quantum Computers and their ability to revolutionise...

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April 5, 2018

Is immersive audio about to drown us in sound?

Sound has always been all around us, but new technologies are enabling the creative industries to employ audio to immerse us more deeply into music, theatre, spoken word, movies and...

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March 28, 2018

Automated customer experience with Chatbots and AI

As we sweep into the 4th Industrial Revolution driven by artificial intelligence, organisations are scrambling to implement Chatbots to be the face of their new machine-driven operations. Here are a...

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March 27, 2018

Electric cars set to rival fuel tank vehicles thanks to innovative battery technology

Governments, pressure groups even car manufacturers want us to change our fossil fuel burning vehicles, for cleaner, greener electric versions. But for that to happen the alternative needs to become...

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March 21, 2018

Berlin’s diverse blockchain startup scene: from ICOs to crypto raves

Next to aspiring artists and musicians, Berlin has increasingly attracted a crowd of young entrepreneurs over the past decade. No other European city has seen such a steady and rapid...

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January 2, 2018

Tech Trends 2018: The year in innovation

Hack & Craft News present a rundown of eight technology hotspots, strategic topics, and things to watch out for this year.

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December 13, 2017

Brogues v Trainers: 8 differences between Corporate Ventures and Start-ups

One way that corporates respond to the threat of disruption is to create new ventures that break away from the traditional operations and create new revenue streams. These spin-off businesses...

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November 29, 2017

Can Innovation drive us into digital slavery?

At the height of the fallout from the Credit Crunch, I launched a new airport lounge venture called SLOW. The concept challenged conventional business thinking by creating a brand that...

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November 22, 2017

Black Mirror: Science fiction or a chilling reality?

With the new series due for release next month, Chris Middleton explains why Black Mirror and the real world are already indistinguishable from each other.

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November 6, 2017

Blue Planet II: New technologies give a completely fresh perspective on life beneath the waves

Four years in the making, with footage drawn from 6,000 hours on 125 expeditions from 39 countries, Blue Planet finally returned to our screens this month. 16 years since the...

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November 1, 2017

The ‘grow your own’ tech revolution

Grow your own - compost. Watering cans, welly boots and mud. The Good Life. The idea of growing your own food doesn’t exactly conjure up the most dynamic image but...

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October 25, 2017

Facial recognition: Will a future criminal be wearing your face?

Chris Middleton asks whether technologies such as Face++ point towards a future of ultimate security and conformity, or entirely new types of crime.