The flying car may be more synonymous with science fiction than any other technology currently in development. Books and comics dating back before the Second World War saw it as the future, but until very recently it seemed too monumental a task to pull off. In the past five years, several major aerospace and technology … Continue reading Will we ever get flying cars?
Top 10 UK Technology Startups
The UK is a leader in many technology fields. We boast three of the top 10 universities for technology, Cambridge, Oxford and Imperial College London. Our government, apart from the weird anti-porn obsession, is one of the most technology-friendly in the world. But our technology startups often get overlooked in favour of the big name … Continue reading Top 10 UK Technology Startups
5G – Why You’re Going to be Waiting a While for the Next Evolution
Mobile networking has come a long way since the days of 3G. Service is available in far more places, you can stream movies (if you have enough data allowance) and reply to messages in milliseconds. Still, there is a gulf in difference between super-fast home fibre and 4G LTE speeds and thick walls still seem … Continue reading 5G – Why You’re Going to be Waiting a While for the Next Evolution
Could the Impossible Burger Change Meat-eaters Minds?
The turn-off for many would be vegetarians is the taste of meat-free alternatives, which are typically less nutritious, drier and more processed. Impossible Foods, a startup in California, claims to have replicated the taste of meat, using science. It launched its signature product, the Impossible Burger, three years ago, trailing it in restaurants across the … Continue reading Could the Impossible Burger Change Meat-eaters Minds?
Blending Virtual With Reality
Our interaction with augmented reality (AR) has so far been limited to Snapchat filters and Pokémon Go, but the future promises interactions so immersive it’ll be hard to tell realities apart. Apple CEO Tim Cook has said a few times that AR is the future of the iPhone. In a conference call late last year, … Continue reading Blending Virtual With Reality
Sony Unveils 16K Resolution TV – A Potential Upgrade for Cinemas
For the past 125 years, cinemas have used projectors to display movies, but this may soon change. At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) trade show in Las Vegas, Sony announced a 63-feet wide, 16K resolution television. The gigantic TV is currently being installed in a research centre in Yokohama, south Tokyo. Standard cinema screens … Continue reading Sony Unveils 16K Resolution TV – A Potential Upgrade for Cinemas
When Will Self-Driving Cars Arrive in the UK?
By David Curry The self-driving revolution is already well underway with public trials in the United States, but how long will it take to move from Silicon Valley to the towns and cities of the United Kingdom? In the past few months, a wide range of tech companies, car manufacturers, analysts and governments have said … Continue reading When Will Self-Driving Cars Arrive in the UK?