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While I spend a lot of time in my workday at element14 pouring over datasheets on new tech products or attending meetings on new tech product introductions, in my personal life, I veer to reading business publications, such as The Financial Times, which offers an array of new information (and a surprising amount of tech news, information and analysis) that impacts me both personally and professionally.   So, yesterday, on Saturday afternoon when the errands were done and no one was botheri ...
For many entrepreneurs, launching a new business venture represents an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and make a new start - potentially even in a brand new city or country. Deciding on the location of your base of operations can be one of the most important decisions you make, and many of Europe's major cities have invested heavily in attracting startup capital in recent years.   Here are five of the best European cities for starting a business in 2017.   Amsterdam When Amste ...
GM has given Girls Who Code a $250,000 grant to help expand their after school programs and clubs. Girls Who Code is a non-profit group dedicated to teaching young girls programming (Image via Girls Who Code)   For much too long, programming and working with computers has been considered a boys club. Though there are a number of women working in the field, they often aren’t visible. To make matters worse, a recent study by Accencture shows that the number of women in the workforce h ...
The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is an annual highlight in the technology calendar, in which thousands of manufacturers, developers and consumer technology suppliers showcase their latest innovations for an audience of over 165,000 attending business leaders, investors and journalists. Taking place between 5-8 January, this year's event provided plentiful insight into potential trends for 2017, with a strong focus on digital interactivity and the continued rise of IoT. &# ...
A new Federal report on AI and automation doesn’t bode well for low-wage human workers by threatening existing jobs to the tune of 9 to 47%.   Depending on who you ask, during the Industrial Revolution skilled workers were none too impressed about being replaced by machines as companies transitioned over to a new manufacturing process. As a result, they would sometimes throw their footwear (boots, clogs, etc.), known as sabots into the machines in order to break them. Hence, the word ...
From 3D printing to the Internet of Things, 2016 saw several exciting tech and engineering innovations take major strides towards entering the mainstream. 2017 looks likely to be equally exciting for the industry, with a number of potentially groundbreaking applications on the verge of leaving the ideas stage and becoming a reality. Here are a selection of breakthroughs that industry insiders are tipping for big things in the next twelve months.   Driverless Cars The idea of driverless c ...