Latest Stories

recommended: innovation
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...

recommended: innovation
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.

recommended: innovation
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...

recommended: innovation
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...

recommended: innovation
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.

recommended: innovation
October 16, 2017

Agtech: Where field and server farms meet

The robot farmer is here, but the biggest agtech innovations will come from the IoT, big data, and analytics.

recommended: innovation
October 4, 2017

The Rise of Virtual Reality

When you think of virtual and augmented reality, it tends to conjure up images of science fiction and futuristic gaming: something reserved for storytellers and technologists from the movies. But...

recommended: innovation
September 27, 2017

How tech companies can boost gender diversity

Sexism within tech has long been an unpleasant aspect of the industry. However in 2017, anger about it seems to have reached a tipping point.

recommended: innovation
September 22, 2017

WHIST – The innovative Freudian virtual reality play that challenges the mind and body

In a world where immersive theatre is becoming ever-more popular, theatre companies need to find new and innovative ways for the audience to interact and get involved in the action....

recommended: innovation
August 24, 2017

Why the app generation want to phone in their contributions

The app generation employee sees the workplace and the smartphone as being one and the same thing. What challenge does this create for IT leaders? Chris Middleton reports.

recommended: innovation
August 14, 2017

The Data Protection Bill & GDPR: an innovator’s challenge

The UK’s new Data Protection Bill is simply GDPR with a Brexit mask. But what challenges does it pose to technology innovators? Chris Middleton reports.

recommended: innovation
August 3, 2017

Why jet repair bots are a Rolls Royce solution

Repairing jet engines means keeping planes on the ground; but it also means despatching engineers to the far side of the world at short notice. Rolls Royce believes that robots...

recommended: innovation
July 20, 2017

2020: why a quarter of workers could be robots

Robotics and AI are poised to be a trillion-dollar industry worldwide. What are some of the more unusual and innovative applications? Chris Middleton presents a ‘Top of the Bots’ chart...

recommended: innovation
July 3, 2017

Coding ethics into technology

Computer Ethics Professor Simon Rogerson explains why ethical considerations are vital at the design stage as society becomes more and more reliant on technology.

Newsletter