How smart materials will literally reshape the world around us

Plasticine planet earth on a white background Over the past few years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has been the white-hot center of a flurry of activity. The IoT may well be The Next Big Thing, but maybe the attention around sensors is misplaced… What if we didn’t even need embedded sensors to allow things to gather data about their surrounding environment? What if material could be a sensor in and of itself? Read More

How smart materials will literally reshape the world around us

Plasticine planet earth on a white background Over the past few years, the Internet of Things (IoT) has been the white-hot center of a flurry of activity. The IoT may well be The Next Big Thing, but maybe the attention around sensors is misplaced… What if we didn’t even need embedded sensors to allow things to gather data about their surrounding environment? What if material could be a sensor in and of itself? Read More

Brazil’s tech-sector bright spots beckon as it begins to emerge from long economic crisis

brazil high trees Brazil showed off its cultural brilliance, spirit and national pride during the recent Olympic Games in Rio. Despite a prolonged macroeconomic crisis, the world’s ninth largest economy is showing positive signs that it may roar back as an investment magnet and innovation powerhouse — especially driven by fast-growing tech sectors that have continued to deliver growth rates. Read More

Computer scammers trick more than A 500 out of Malvern victim

The victim, who lives in Malvern, was downloading Microsoft Office onto his IMac when a pop up message claiming the computer had a virus and needed anti virus software installed. Several telephone calls were received from a man "with an Indian sounding accent" who told the victim that he could buy a lifetime cover anti virus for A 549.99 but would need to set up a Paypal account as he did not accept cheques or bank transfers.

Catching Pokémon with the new Pokémon Go Plus

pokemon-go-plus I walked into a store and bought two today (there were plenty more around) so chances are you won’t have to resort to overpaying on eBay for a pre-order slot. After only a few hours playing with the Go, I already feel like it has a good chance of pulling me back into the game, at least for a little while, and the entire experience of using it is pretty painless. The Go Plus was easy to… Read More

SpaceX’s Mars Colonial Transporter can go “well beyond” Mars

Dragon Mars LandingArtist's rendition of a Dragon spacecraft landing on the surface of Mars.Credit: SpaceX Elon Musk just teased that one of SpaceX’s more future-focused projects might be more ambitious than previously thought. On Twitter, the SpaceX CEO revealed that the company’s Mars Colonial Transporter (MCT) will need a new name, since in fact, it “can go well beyond Mars.” Turns out MCT can go well beyond Mars, so will need a new name… — Elon Musk… Read More