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Scottish vote - has anyone considered the internet angle?

We all know that Scotland will have the opportunity to vote for independence this week. We have heard all the political and financial arguments for and against an independent Scotland, but has anyone considered a more practical issue – what internet domain name would an independent Scotland have? Stuart Fuller, director…

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Samsung embeds Sensory voice triggers in wearables

Samsung has selected to use embedded speech control technology from US firm Sensory in its Galaxy smartphones, tablets and wearables. This is voice control software used for handfree operation. The quality of the technology is its capability to operate in presence of background noise and without requiring the speaker to…

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Live stream: government's open data policy discussed

TechUK is running a live stream of its conference on the government’s open data policy in London at 11.30 (BST). The purpose of the session will be to hear about the Cabinet Office’s work to date and direction on Open Data, including a briefing from Paul Maltby…

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UK teams in Intel wearables design challenge

Intel has named the finalists for its global wearable electronics design challenge. Three UK-based projects make the list. These are: the vumbl sports necklace that monitors information from the body through vibrations, Open Bionics’ low-cost robotic prosthetic hand and the Blocks hardware and software platform for wearable technology…

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Driverless cars to be tested on UK roads next year

Driverless cars could be seen on UK roads as early as next year. UK cities can now bid for a share of a £10m government-funded competition to host a driverless cars trial. The government is calling on cities to join together with businesses and research organisations to put forward…

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Wearable electronics: let's get it right

Wearable electronic device technology is potentially more than just another smartphone accessory, according to a report by Beecham Research. Saverio Romeo, principal analyst at Beecham Research says mistakes are being made by many companies trying to grab a share of the much hyped wearable technology opportunity. Romeo says it is…

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Look for positives in the end of XP, says Avnet

There are commercial opportunities to be had for embedded computing firms following the withdrawal of Windows XP support, says Nick Donaldson, EMEA director software at Avnet Embedded. While the demise of XP (including its XP Professional variant) has led to security issues, as well as disruption to the business model…

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