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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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

Smart Wearables: Stylish Health, Wellness, Activity Trackers Integrate High-End Technology into Daily Life

The smart wearable market was valued at 216.18 million units in 2019, and is expected to reach 614.31 million units by 2025, at a CAGR of 19.1% in the period forecasted from 2020 to 2025, according to a Mordor Intelligence industry report. The general focus in recent years has been on providing a new aesthetic design to devices, in order to attract more customers, and give a new sense of fashion to smart technology. Wearable technology is an emerging trend that integrates high-end technology in

Coronavirus Disruption: Consequences for Display Panels Manufacturers

The recent coronavirus emergency in China, which is expanding at a global level, also represents a crisis in the electronics supply chain industry now and in the near future at least. The recent escalating coronavirus crisis is impacting production at display panel factories located in the semi-quarantined city of Wuhan, China. This means the production is going to experience a significant near-term reduction in the scheduled global supply of panels used in liquid crystal display televisions (L

Engineers Without Borders: Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers

Engineers and engineering students of all disciplines shaping the world to make it a better place. This is what Engineers Without Borders International is all about. Today, for no special reason, we want to say thank you to each and every engineer around the world who contributed in the past and also to those who are contributing in the present with their work to the day-to-day challenges that society is still facing in the 21st century. If you happen to have an engineer in the family, or a fri

Smart Factory Enabling Electronics Engineers to Prototype Two Times Faster

Traditionally, electronics manufacturers had to use a decades-old, slow and transparent, outsourced contract-manufacturing process for the development of their printed circuit boards (PCB) and prototype products, a key component of electronics today. Prototyping has always been paramount to the development of final products that push the boundaries of technology and innovation. This was already true in the 1920s when the Prototyping becomes essential in technologies that are crucial to the cont

AI Facial Recognition and IP Surveillance for Smart Retail, Banking, and the Enterprise

Facial Recognition technology detects faces in the camera's field of view and matches them against faces previously stored in a database. Anti-spoofing is provided through liveness testing without the need for a stereo or a 3D camera. Face Recognition technology is now taking a further step as it is being combined with IP surveillance. Gemalto, a part of the Thales Group and a company that focuses on Digital Identification and Data Protection in order to counter the two root causes of cyberatta

Fira Barcelona Gran Via Venue at the Forefront of Wi-Fi 6 Deployment in Europe

As 5G network technology hits the mainstream in 2020, Fira Barcelona, the venue hosting MWC Barcelona 2020 from February 24 to 27, has taken another step forward in its commitment to lead the trade show industry toward digitization of services in general in addition to cutting-edge connectivity in particular. With this in mind, Fira Barcelona has begun to deploy Wi-Fi 6 technology in the Gran Via venue. Thanks to this improvement, the venue that hosts world-leading technological and corporate e

Ethical Surveillance: Artificial Intelligence Security Cameras Spot Guns to Prevent Mass Shootings

In 2015, journalist Nicholas Kristof writing in his column in the New York Times about gun violence in the United States said that "more Americans have died from guns in the United States since 1968 than on battlefields of all the wars in the American history." According to IHS Markit, a London-based global information provider, by the year 2021, there will be one billion surveillance cameras going live. What are the ethical implications of having a billion security cameras watching us at every

Smart Connected Airports: Brussels Airport Innovates with Private 5G Network

The next-generation of wireless network that will succeed 4G is set to improve connectivity between people and things. In 2020, larger deployments of 5G networks will take place across all industries, including the aviation industry. 5G connectivity means lower latency, larger bandwidths, and radios closer to the edge via smaller cells. Industries are expected to use technology to reach a new level of efficiency and productivity. All in all, intelligent connectivity is going to become the heart

Next-Generation of Cloud Computing: Distributed Cloud

Cloud Computing is not a new concept. In the 1960s, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Project MAC, a collaborative project on Mathematics and Computation, already carried out computer networking experiments. In 1969, a Computer Networks group was created in order to allow people on different computers and in different locations to access and share the programs and information located on a single computer. It was the beginning of what it was later going to be known as Cloud Comp
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