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UK firm works with Nokia and Oxford on secure data transactions

Devon-based Alpha Contract Engineering is partnering Nokia Technologies and Oxford University in a research programme to make sensitive data communications, such as cash transactions, more secure. The 12 month project will investigate the feasibility of quantum key distribution (QKD) from handheld devices to make the use of cash machines…

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Put clean-tech in the election debate, says Iceotope founder

The need to make London’s server farms more environmentally-friendly should be on the political agenda at next month’s General Election, says the founder of a clean tech company. Peter Hopton, founder of Sheffield-based server cooling technology firm, Iceotope, believes that despite the political parties agreeing that…

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University wants app for safe drone flying

Drone enthusiasts are being urged to help design an app for drone flyers which helps to keep them informed of locations where it is legal and safe-to-fly drones. The idea is being hosted on AppMovement.com, a website created by Newcastle University where designers can propose and develop…

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BBC teams with ARM to give schools free computers

The latest UK electronics design skills initiative involves the BBC and more than 25 organisations and aims to give a tiny computing device for coding free to every child in year 7. This is a million devices, says the BBC. If this target is met the device could match the…

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T-Mobile Poland monitors heterogeneous network

T-Mobile Poland (T-Mobile Polska) has deployed a network monitoring and analysis platform from Accedian Networks, writes Richard Wilson. Mobile operators require network core-to-edge and multi-domain traffic monitoring coverage. Mobile World Congress: Your Electronics Weekly guide » While expanding its footprint in Eastern Europe, T-Mobile Poland…

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Start-up develops vitamin measurement pen

A start-up has developed a non-invasive device which allows users to check 30 most important vitamins and minerals and has secured substantial financial backing on the Indiegogo crowd-funding website. The pen-like device is called Vitastiq and uses a smartphone as an interface. The device uses a…

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Microsoft unveils computer with ‘holographic’display

Microsoft has announced two brand new devices, the HoloLens and Surface Hub, at its highly anticipated Windows 10 event in Washington, writes Tom Wilson. The arrival of these devices marks the first time that Microsoft has brought a new product to its hardware line since the Surface and Surface Pro…

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Do students want to study electronic engineering?

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) has published acceptance numbers for different subjects studied at university. Electrical and electronic engineering recruitment remains stable over the last eight years at around 4,800 students signing up for courses, while computer science has become more popular with a steady increase from…

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