Teardown: Apple Mac Pro

February 21st, 2020 no comment

At the time, 2003’s flagship Mac Pro was a cool-looking desktop computer for people whose job it is to make things look cool. However, users soon found this supposedly smart cylinder limiting, lodging a raft of compl…

View from Brussels: Jaw-jaw as officials begin post-Brexit talks

February 20th, 2020 no comment

Brexit ‘phase 1’ is done. Now to flesh out the nature of Britain’s relationship with Brussels before the ‘phase 2’ end-of-year deadline. All manner of trade, technology and energy issues will be affected, depending o…

Bio-electronic device generates electricity from ‘thin air’

February 18th, 2020 no comment

A team from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMA) have called the device ‘Air-gen’ and it uses a natural protein to create electricity from surrounding moisture.
The Air-gen connects electrodes to the protein…

Huawei has backdoor to comms networks, says White House

February 12th, 2020 no comment

The embattled Chinese tech giant has long been under scrutiny about its strong links to the Chinese Communist Party and the possibility that it could use the networking infrastructure it has built in other countries …

Huawei has backdoor to comms networks, says White House

February 12th, 2020 no comment

The embattled Chinese tech giant has long been under scrutiny about its strong links to the Chinese Communist Party and the possibility that it could use the networking infrastructure it has built in other countries …

Global energy emissions unexpectedly steady in 2019, raising ‘peak carbon’ hopes

February 11th, 2020 no comment

Emissions for 2019 stood at 33 gigatonnes despite the world economy expanding by 2.9 per cent, which generally sees increases in energy usage.
The static figure was attributed to declining emissions from electricity …

Global energy emissions unexpectedly steady in 2019, raising ‘peak carbon’ hopes

February 11th, 2020 no comment

Emissions for 2019 stood at 33 gigatonnes despite the world economy expanding by 2.9 per cent, which generally sees increases in energy usage.
The static figure was attributed to declining emissions from electricity …

Johnson considering building bridge between Northern Ireland and Scotland

February 10th, 2020 no comment

Yesterday, the Sun reported that a Whitehall source said Johnson was receiving a feasibility study into the proposal. The bridge would be most likely to run between Portpatrick in Scotland and Larne in County Antrim….

Hands-on review: DribbleUp Smart Soccer Ball

February 10th, 2020 no comment

“Play football in the living room,” said no parent ever, but I’m about to change all that. I have tweens and they’re welcome to use the DribbleUp Smart Soccer Ball indoors. The ball-and-app combo encourages dainty fo…

Is 2020 the point at which VR finally delivers on years of promise?

February 10th, 2020 no comment

What are the big tech trends you remember from the past five years? I was at a technology conference in 2016 where everyone was raving about the impending impact of the Internet of Things. Subsequently, we’ve heard t…