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

 

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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…

Why It’s Important to Localize Video Content

In 2002 the California Milk Processor Board launched a Spanish language version of its popular ‘Got Milk?’ campaign. They ran ads with the tagline ‘Tienes Leche?’, a translation of their English slogan. Unbeknownst to them, Spanish speakers would not interpret ‘Tienes Leche?’ to mean…

Your Smartwatch May Leave You Vulnerable to Security Threats

How much would you pay someone to count your steps? To follow you wherever you went and tell you how many calories you were burning, even while you slept? Unless you’re willing to empty your bank account and trade in your most valuable personal…

Is Technology Ruining the Job Market?

Is Technology Ruining the Job Market?

Technological innovation has allowed us to put a man on the moon, nearly eliminate polio, and cook our dinner with high frequency radio waves when we can’t be bothered to use an oven. And all this just within the last 50 years. Now people…

Drones, Artificial Intelligence Will Shift Real Estate Needs

5 Easy Ways to Create a Smart House

Last year, smart homes were set to be the next big thing, and our attention was focused on finding new ways to integrate technology into our homes. One year on, the focus has shifted. We are less concerned with what we can move in,…

Paris: The Next Startup Capital

Paris: The Next Startup Capital

Cities across the globe are often competing to be hailed as the next tech startup capital. London has been the top listing in recent years, but with recent EU referendum results looming over the heart of business, tech could be taking a back seat….

Your Brand Needs to Take More Risks with Its Messaging

Netflix recently launched a campaign in France encouraging fans to face swap with characters from their most popular shows. The Face Swapping trend is relatively new but has really blown up in the first half of 2016. By utilizing this online fad, Netflix were…