Interested in, and writing about the following: 

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality, Biotechnology, Blockchain, Cleantech, Consumer Electronics, Cryptocurrencies, Cybersecurity, Education, Energy, Enterprise Software, Fintech, Health tech, Industrial Internet & IoT, Internet of Things (IoT), Machine-to-Machine (M2M), Manufacturing tech & Materials, Med tech & Pharma, Mobile, On-demand Services, Retail tech, Robotics, Space Technology, Supply Chain, Electronics Supply Chain, Logistics, Transport & Automotive, Electric and Autonomous Vehicles, Aerospace tech, Smart Cities, Travel, Virtual Reality, Wearable Technology. 

Find below just a few samples of articles I have written on those topics. 

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The Future of Food: Finland Might Become a Vegetarian Nation

As meat eating begins to decline in Finland and the role of food of animal origin begins to be questioned more openly, Finnish researchers have started a heated debate on how the way Finns eat impacts the environment. The impact of food that is of animal origin has started to show up in statistics. It seems like a new turn in the way Finns pick their food supports both the environment and a healthier nutrition. One of the biggest global trends in contemporary societies has been the increasing t

How the Automotive Industry Is Employing in-Car AI-Assisted Customer Support

Audi A3 vehicles. These vehicles are some of the most popular premium cars in the world Conversational AI is a form of Artificial Intelligence that allows people to communicate with applications, Websites, and devices in everyday, human-like natural language via voice, text, touch, or gesture input. Conversational AI allows a fast interaction between users and the application using their own words and terminology. According to a Mordor Intelligence report on Chatbot Market: Growth, Trends, and

Digital Citizenship: Building Digital Skills, Becoming Digital Literate, and Mastering Netiquette

Building a digital society means its citizens must learn how to become good digital citizens. But, what does it mean to be a good digital citizen, and what digital citizenship really is? Digital citizenship is not a new concept. However, the recent global crisis, which has demanded social distancing and prioritized work from home, has brought the topic of digital citizenship back into a front seat; this is due to an increase of people working from home rather than from the office. Virtual envir

KrattAI: Estonia's National Artificial Intelligence Strategy

"Organizations which design systems are constrained to produce designs which are copies of the communication of these organizations." -Melvin E. Conway, Computer Scientist, Conway's Law, 1967 In Estonia, there are around 30 Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions deployed in the Estonian public sector that were identified as active as of the beginning of June 2020. The Baltic nation aims to have at least 50 AI use cases by the end of 2020. And that is just the beginning. Estonia's AI strategy i

Self-Driving Vehicles for Urban Mobility Deployed in European Smart Cities

The autonomous bus revolution has arrived. Urban mobility is changing the lives of commuters and the face of five European smart city streets. An autonomous public transit service has already started its testing and will complete tests in real conditions in five European countries under a European Union initiative, part of the Horizon 2020 EU Research and Innovation Programme, between April and October 2020. The autonomous vehicles will be tested in real-life traffic conditions with all the shu

Workplace Revolution: Work from Home Etiquette

In what is being called a workplace revolution, workers might get legal right to work from home rather than being forced to go back to their physical workplace after lockdown. Global companies, including Google and Twitter, have acknowledged that their staff performed very well --in cases better than in the office--when operating remotely during lockdown. For some workers, working from home means the discovery of a newly found life-work balance that before seemed to be just a dream. Enjoying m

Contact Tracing Solutions Can Help Monitor Individuals Who Have Contracted or Have Been Exposed to COVID-19

Syndromic Surveillance is the process of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting health-related data in order to provide an early warning of public health threats, which require immediate public health action. Syndromic Surveillance can be carried out through various mobile applications. These applications are used to track and trace individuals potentially infected with a virus. Public Health England, for instance, is using real-time Syndromic Surveillance to issue weekly summaries highlightin

Snow Mass Estimates and The Future of Ski Resorts

A report from the European Space Agency's Climate Change Initiative has unveiled the first reliable estimate of snow mass change. This has helped to identify different continental trends. And new data analysis predicts that the Arctic Ocean could become ice-free by 2050. Human influence on the climate system is evident. Greenhouse gases are the highest they have ever been in history. The implications and consequences of the results can potentially transform life on the planet as we know it. Ski

Thermal Cameras at Airports: The Future of Travel and Airport Health Security

Thermal scanners are becoming crucial as a first line of defence against infectious diseases. Symptoms such as fever, shortness of breath, and cough are indications of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, according to the Center for Disease Control. Although not visible, when infected, the body's immune system response triggers heat as a strategy to kill invading bacteria and viruses. Detecting an elevated body temperature can prevent mass infection. During and after the pandemic, public bu

A History of Vintage Electronics: The Guglielmo Marconi Collection and the History of Wireless Communications

One of Marconi's first radio receivers (c.1896) (left), microphone used for first radio broadcast in 1920 (right) One of Marconi's first radio receivers (c.1896) (left), microphone used for first radio broadcast in 1920 (right) ©Museum of the History of Science, Oxford Guglielmo Marconi's wireless technology is the technology that has shaped the modern world. At the start, the major purpose for wireless was meant for sending individual messages in Morse code, with much greater flexibility than

A History of Vintage Electronics: The Game-Changer ZX Spectrum Celebrates Its 38th Anniversary

April 23rd marks the 38th anniversary of ZX Spectrum. This is a day of excitement for many software engineers, retro-gamers, and computer enthusiasts out there. The ZX Spectrum was the first personal computer accessible to many around the world. The ZX Spectrum played a significant role in the technological revolution, video game development, and the future of personal computers. A brief history of the ZX Spectrum The Sinclair ZX Spectrum was one of the most popular home computers in British h

History of the Tulip: From Turkish Love Affair to Dutch Tulipmania Obsession

The history of the tulip takes us on a journey that goes from Central Asia to Turkey to The Netherlands. How did this precious flower go from being a Turkish love affair to a Dutch obsession that triggered the Tulipmania, the world’s first speculative economic bubble in 1637? Turkey and The Netherlands are two distinctively different countries in every imaginable way. Yet, they have something in common: The tulip. From being a pretty wild flower in the east to becoming an exotic, priceless, ext

Cambridge Developed a 90-Minute New Test for COVID-19 Patients and a Test for Frontline NHS Workers

A new diagnostic testing solution for viral infections called SAMBA II is capable of diagnosing an infected patient in under 90 minutes. The new test, developed by a University of Cambridge spin-out, is currently being deployed at Cambridge hospitals, in England, ahead of being launched in a number of hospitals across The United Kingdom. The SAMBA II is a connected platform for infectious disease management. The SAMBA II machines, will be used by healthcare workers at point-of-care in order to

A History of Vintage Electronics: Pye Telecommunications Cambridge

Technological change represents innovation, growth, and development of the local and global economy. Technological change also represents the evolution and adaptation of the human species. Technological evolution results from the willingness of improving the existing knowledge on a subject triggered by the desire to help solve problems, to make life better, to advance, to impact society at different points in time. Today, we enjoy the Internet, computers, and mobile phones. They represent an in

A History of Vintage Consumer Electronics: The Marconi and Sinclair Collections

The history of consumer electronics goes back to the early 20th century, most precisely the 1920s. It was back then, one hundred years ago, when radio broadcasting incorporated the first major consumer product that went into mass production: The broadcast receiver. Manufacturers were overwhelmed by the demand for receivers. Existing units in dealers were sold out while customers lined up to complete order forms. The craziness for consumer electronics had just begun. The phonograph invented by

A History of Vintage Consumer Electronics: The Marconi and Sinclair Collections

The history of consumer electronics goes back to the early 20th century, most precisely the 1920s. It was back then, one hundred years ago, when radio broadcasting incorporated the first major consumer product that went into mass production: The broadcast receiver. Manufacturers were overwhelmed by the demand for receivers. Existing units in dealers were sold out while customers lined up to complete order forms. The craziness for consumer electronics had just begun. The phonograph invented by

Cambridge Museum of Technology: A Story of Sewage and Waste Disposal in the Victorian Industrial Revolution

The city of Cambridge, England, is well known and recognized worldwide for its prestigious University. However, not many know about the Cambridge Museum of Technology and the engineering treasures it houses. This industrial heritage museum supported by Historic England is located at the Old Sewage Pumping Station on Cheddars Lane, right by the River Cam. The original building, a Scheduled Ancient Monument, housed a combined sewage pumping and waste destructor station built in 1894. In the 18th

Estonia: The World's Most Advanced Digital Society

Estonia is a small country in Northern Europe. Due to its quiet and pacific nature, the Baltic nation does not often get too much attention. However, Estonia is by far the most advanced digital society on the planet. Geographically, Estonia is surrounded by the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland. It is one of the Baltic countries, together with Lithuania and Latvia. Its capital city, Tallinn, is well known for its beautifully preserved medieval Old Town. Here, near the Old Town Square, you can even

e-Estonia: The World's Most Advanced Digital Society

Estonia is a small country in Northern Europe. Due to its quiet and pacific nature, the Baltic nation does not often get too much attention. However, Estonia is by far the most advanced digital society on the planet. Geographically, Estonia is surrounded by the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland. It is one of the Baltic countries, together with Lithuania and Latvia. Its capital city, Tallinn, is well known for its beautifully preserved medieval Old Town. Here, near the Old Town Square, you can even

Nokia 9.2 PureView: Leaked Specifications, Release Date, Price

This is the smartphone many Nokia fans around the world have been waiting for. Here is all you need to know about the upcoming Nokia Android flagship smartphone, Nokia 9.2 5G, also known as Nokia 9.2 PureView, or according to some rumors, Nokia 10. But, what's in a name after all? What matters is that it is the next Nokia smartphone. Together with many other consumer electronics products and industry announcements, the latest Nokia smartphone was set to be unleashed at MWC Barcelona 2020 later
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