Simon Davies is a London based freelance writer with an interest in startup culture, issues and solutions.

 

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Going Up! How Elevators Joined the Internet of Things

Internet-connected elevators have entered the market and joined the ever-growing Internet of Things (IoT). This new technology is a collaboration between Microsoft and the engineering specialists at ThyssenKrupp. The focus of their work has been lifts, specifically the ability to use IoT technology to…

How Art-Based Apps are Bringing People Back to Museums

In 2016, attendance for British museums and galleries fell by 1.4 million. The Guardian’s resident art critic Jonathan Jones said this figure is a sign of “a nation without aspiration or hope.” Although the situation may not be completely hopeless — London’s Tate Modern…

3 Tips for Developing the Perfect Business Name

Brand language gives a context to new technology, making it seem more understandable and more “cool.” However, figuring out the right brand name is far easier said than done, and often tech firms are guilty of being too technical with branding. They ignore the…

Could RFID Technology Wearables be the Future of Event Giveaways?

RFID Wearables The Future of Tech Events?

Walking past the stands at a tech conference, you will undoubtedly receive more than your fair share of freebies. Over time these handouts have become more and more high-tech. First, it was pens and notebooks, now, if you don’t receive a branded cardboard VR…

How Tech Is Supporting Refugees Around The World

Location-based and on-demand tech is a vital part of a Western consumer’s daily life. And while it’s helping someone find a ride home, the same science is providing much-needed support for refugees around the world. The global refugee crisis has forced over 65.6 million…

Algorithms Are Shaping Our Retail Experience

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As high street stores continue to battle the rise of eCommerce and online shopping, the in-store shopping experience is becoming more high-tech. From smart mirrors that allow you to try on clothes ‘virtually’ to mood retail softwares that build a tailored wardrobe based on…

The Future of Robotic Surgeons in Healthcare

It may sound like the something out of a Sci-Fi movie, but robotics are making their way into the healthcare industry and the surgery suite. You may know someone who has had robotic surgery, or even had it yourself. If you haven’t, either way,…

The Sponsored Content Crackdown Is Going to Hit Social Media Hard

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Online advertising is one of the fastest growing areas of the web. As marketing companies race to maximize the potential of their ongoing campaigns, these new opportunities have spurred on advisory bodies like The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) who have created new ground rules…

Will Mixed Reality Succeed Where Virtual Reality Couldn’t?

As any virtual reality (VR) evangelist will tell you, 2016 was the year of VR. With the launch of the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Google Cardboard, revenues for both VR and augmented reality (AR) platforms are set to top $120 billion by 2020….

Does Virtual Reality Need a Moral Code?

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A recent episode from the hit Netflix series of Black Mirror offered a terrifying glimpse at the future of gaming. In the episode, the ultimate augmented reality device is an implant, layering lifelike images and sounds upon the host’s perception of their surroundings. The experiment starts…

The Fate of the Office in the ‘Post-Work Era’

With the rise of automation, human work may soon be a thing of the past. But when we reach this ‘post-work era’, what will become of the millions of offices that line our skylines? Professor Moshe Vardi of Rice University estimates that 50 percent of…

Tech Has Changed Every Aspect of Car Ownership. Here’s How.

Much has been made of how technological advancements will change the motor industry in the next few years; from driverless cars to purchasing vehicles through social media apps. However, technological advancements have already altered our relationship with cars. Compared to just a few years…

Closing the Global Tech Skills Gap — How the UK Could Show the Way

The global tech skills gap has been widely reported this year. But following a government report into the subject, it was found that the UK economy in particular is losing a staggering £63 billion each year from a lack of adequately equipped tech employees. The…

How Technology Is Saving The World’s Coral Reefs

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Coral reefs are disappearing at an unprecedented rate. In fact, a report released by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) found that 19% of the Earth’s coral reefs are now dead, with rising sea temperatures and seawater acidification to blame. The declining coral…

Will Drones and Self-Driving Cars Replace Delivery Drivers?

With the rise of the on-demand economy, it seems more people are making deliveries than ever before. But with talk of drones bringing Amazon packages to your door and self-driving cars at the next junction, is the humble delivery driver an endangered species? Delivery…

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Will Change Sports Forever

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Augmented reality and virtual reality are always looking for new industries to take over. The technology behind AR and VR were initially developed for video gaming, but has since innovated many different fields with everything from seat placement to live stats. Professional sports is no…

Is Online Learning the Future of Further Education?

5 EdTech Startups That Are Changing the Education Landscape

Leading universities will offer fully accredited undergraduate degrees online within the next five years, according to the founder of educational platform Coursera. Speaking at an educational conference in London, Professor Daphne Koller said the next stage for digital learning would be the introduction of…