Information Technology

University skills up games software entrepreneurs

Software programmers with an interest in digital game development are being offered a career move into a director role in a start-up business, by Falmouth University.

The university says the aim is to create teams of graduates which will become the basis of incorporated and investible companies developing software…

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NASA to run live stream of lunar eclipse on social media

US space agency NASA plans to stream live coverage with videos and a commentary of the lunar eclipse which will be visible from North America on Tuesday April 15.

Coverage begins at 2am EDT (6am GMT) and will last about three hours. The eclipse’s peak, when the moon will…

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Car makers in a race to provide V2V data services, says Sprint

Sprint Velocity believes that vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications are huge business opportunities to car manufacturers and the automotive sector.

The M2M telematics services company offers vehicle connectivity through an open, cloud-based architecture with standard machine-to-machine interfaces.

“With more than 14 million…

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Raspberry Pi inspires inventors of the future

The UK’s engineers of the future visited the Science Museum in London yesterday to take part in the finals of the PA Raspberry Pi Competition.

Fifty engineering teams from schools and universities designed unique systems based on the low-cost computing platform that would have environmental benefits to society…

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Audi cars talk to traffic lights

Computing systems combined with sensor technology are changing car design. Car maker Audi is using the technology to change the driving experience in fundamental and energy-saving ways.

German car maker Audi is proposing to connect cars with the traffic light network via links to the central traffic computer in…

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What is big data?

Chancellor George Osborne has announced government funding for a new Alan Turing Institute with the aim of putting UK universities at the centre of the so-called “big data” phenomenon.

So what is big data and why does the government believe it is so important to the UK?

Digital systems…

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Cambridge IoT start-up gets big-name backer

UK-based internet-of-things (IoT) start-up 1248 has received a £250,000 investment from telco entrepreneur Rob Dobson, who will take up the position of chair of the firm’s board.

The company is playing a role in creating an open standard to enable IoT applications and services…

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Young engineer winner inspires students at Big Bang Fair

Rebecca Simpson from Dame Alice Owen’s School, Potters Bar won the Young Engineer of the Year award at the Big Bang Fair for her project to build a six foot Arcade Machine to help GCSE students revise their STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects.

Twins Aneeta and Ameeta…

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