Are carebots the solution to the elderly care crisis?
Japan believes robots could help to care for people in ageing societies, and address the shortage of human carers. But can these 'carebots' really meet the needs of the elderly?
Blockchain-for-good transforms how big companies ethically source products
As blockchain moves away from its Bitcoin origins and moves into the mainstream, big companies are using its technology to ensure their supply chains are clean and free of human right abuses.
The high-tech highlights of CES 2019: the world’s biggest technology event
No techie’s calendar is complete without a spot at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Known as the world’s biggest technology conference, the show kicks off in Las Vegas every January and sets the scene for what we can expect from the industry in the year ahead.
Connected, electrified vehicles will take us further
Electrifying cars will help us reduce emissions, but they need to drive further on a single charge of the batteries to truly take the mantel from combustion engine vehicles. Connecting them to the internet of things could help them achieve this.
Are passenger drones about to hit the skies?
Companies such as Airbus and Uber believe passenger drones could open up the skies to commuters, but first they’ll need to overcome several regulatory and technical challenges.
Smart cities and AI: apocalypse or opportunity?
With worldwide spending on smart city technologies projected to reach $135bn by 2021, AI initiatives will need to be carefully thought through by governments and local authorities to avoid potential disasters in the long term.
‘Eco Tech’: How technology is our planet's last best hope
Technology is helping us become more eco-friendly and therefore fulfilling our growing consciousness around improving the environment, preventing global warming and integrating sustainability as standard within lifestyle. Here are some of the startup tech firms looking to try and solve these issues.
The rise of the holographic effect
How a new generation of holographic displays are remixing old technologies with 21st Century applications.
The pharmaceutical sector has the most intriguing battle for data scientists yet
Clinical trials are the latest area where all sorts of companies are fighting over the rare specimen that is a data scientist.
Automated ships are about to set sail
Automated vessels could save the shipping industry money and reduce its environmental impact, but strict marine regulations need to be updated to allow them to sail on the open sea.