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3D printing in medicine: How the technology is increasingly being used to save lives

    3D printing, also known as rapid prototyping or additive manufacturing, used to be the manufacturing industry’s best kept secret but now the technology is being used to transform many industries, including medicine. Over the past year, hospitals around the world have begun talking about their burgeoning use of 3D printing in health care, from 3D printing an entire ... Read More »

Safe, affordable technology opens the way to automated transport

  Relying on top-notch, highly expensive vehicle parts to make automated transport a reality may provide sufficient guarantees for a large-scale deployment, but such an expensive setup might discourage investors. To resolve this conundrum, the KARYON project has developed a technology capable of adapting its behaviour to the reliability of its sensors and connection with other vehicles. If there is ... Read More »

Mexico City taxi drivers stage mass protest over Uber

    Hundreds of taxi drivers marched through Mexico City on Monday, chanting “Uber Out!” and demanding city authorities ban the online ride service. Some drove their pink-and-white cabs in ranks, snarling traffic along the city’s main boulevard. The drivers say Uber and other ride-sharing services evade the tax, registration and safety laws to which regular cabs are subject. Taxi ... Read More »

Philip Zimmermann: king of encryption reveals his fears for privacy

  When Philip Zimmermann was campaigning for nuclear disarmament in the 1980s, he kept an escape plan in his back pocket. The inventor of the world’s most widely used email encryption system, Pretty Good Privacy – more commonly known as PGP – was ready to move his family from Colorado to New Zealand at a moment’s notice. The button was ... Read More »

The remarkable technology of our human eyes cannot be replicated—at least, not yet

  No matter the state of your eyes, Gareth Webb promises you a better-than-perfect vision. All that is needed is a non-invasive surgery to replace your natural lens with a patented “bionic lens.” The new lens will not suffer from decay, which means you will never get cataract. Theeight-minute, painless surgery is also safer and doesn’t come with the side-effects of laser surgery. ... Read More »

Scott Technology lays off Christchurch workers

    Scott Technology lays off Christchurch workers Thirteen workers at Scott Technology, which manufactures, services and installs equipment for the appliance industry, were informed last week that they have been made redundant. This announcement, which came as a shock to the workers, comes after a very productive year in 2014, which saw the Scott Technology group return a healthy ... Read More »

CES Asia Bringing Latest Technology Innovation to the Asian Marketplace

  The inaugural CES AsiaTM launched yesterday with more than 200 of the world’s most important names in consumer technology, including Audi, China Mobile, Ford, IBM, Intel, JD.com and Volkswagen – gathering in Shanghai to introduce groundbreaking technology innovation that is shaping the future of the industry and improving the lives of consumers around the world. Produced by the Consumer ... Read More »

Newer technology pushes out CDMA in Africa, bringing faster speeds

  A variety of technologies, LTE in particular, is making CDMA obsolete in many parts of Africa, bringing faster mobile communication to people throughout the region. This month, Orange, which operates LTE networks in Mauritius and Botswana, said it is moving its Kenyan subscribers off CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) and that it will launch five LTE networks in Africa ... Read More »

Leaps in technology have not brought huge economic strides

Remember Douglas Adams’s 1979 novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy? It began with some technology snark, dismissing Earth as a planet whose life-forms “are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea”. But that was then, in the early stages of the information technology revolution. Since then we’ve moved on to much more ... Read More »

Boston-based life healthcare technology group seeks London IPO

A Boston-based healthcare technology company whose board includes high-profile business leaders including Chris Viehbacher is to seek $160m in a London stock market flotation. The initial public offering planned by PureTech Health next month would add to the growing momentum behind life science investment in the UK after a series of recent fundraisings. PureTech is aiming to join a cluster ... Read More »