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29th April 2019

Dead users may outnumber the living on Facebook by 2070

The dead may outnumber the living on Facebook within 50 years, a trend that will have grave implications for how we treat our digital heritage in the future.

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27th April 2019

First drone delivery company gains approval in the U.S.

A Google/Alphabet offshoot company, Wing Aviation, has become the first drone delivery service to receive Air Carrier Certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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22nd April 2019

World's first rollable OLED TV

At this year's Milan Design Week, electronics company LG demonstrated the world's first rollable OLED TV.

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19th April 2019

PS5 will support 8K graphics and ray tracing

Technical details have emerged about the PlayStation 5, the anticipated successor to the PlayStation 4 games console.

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16th March 2019

Marathon records predicted for 21st century

Using a statistical model for world record progressions, researchers predict that 1:58.05 is likely the fastest time that any human will be able to run a marathon. The sub-two hour mark could be reached by 2032.

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21st February 2019

Samsung reveals folding smartphone and S10 model

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Fold, a foldable device creating a new mobile category, along with the S10.

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20th February 2019

Graphene-based wearables for health monitoring

The Graphene Flagship – one of the EU's biggest research projects – is presenting over 20 graphene-based prototypes at Mobile World Congress.

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14th February 2019

Artificial Intelligence could help to foil online dating scams

Dating apps and websites could soon use computing algorithms that 'think' like humans to pinpoint fake profiles designed to con victims out of thousands of pounds.

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12th February 2019

Robotic delivery startup raises $1bn

Nuro, an American robotics company based in Mountain View, California, has raised $940 million in financing from the SoftBank Vision Fund.

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31st January 2019

First 1TB embedded Universal Flash Storage for smartphones

Powered by fifth-generation V-NAND, Samsung's new Universal Flash Storage offers 20x more storage than a 64GB internal memory and 10x the speed of a typical microSD card.

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23rd January 2019

Electric vehicle sales to increase ten-fold by 2030

More than 20 million electric vehicles will be sold annually by the end of the next decade, according to a new analysis.

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18th January 2019

New study shows smoking accelerates aging

Researchers have used AI to show that smoking accelerates aging.

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10th January 2019

World's first terabyte SD card

The first SD card with a storage capacity of 1 terabyte (TB) has been announced by Lexar.

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1st December 2018

World's first 8K TV channel

Japan is launching the world's first 8K TV channel – featuring image dimensions of 7680×4320, also known as 4320p.

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22nd November 2018

China plans 6G mobile with terabit speeds by 2030

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology confirms that it started work on 6G earlier this year, but the first commercial networks are likely at least 12 years away.

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22nd October 2018

Hi-tech glasses change focus at the touch of a button

A Japanese company has developed next-generation eyewear that can change focus – from far to near and back again – simply by touching a button in the frame.

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21st October 2018

VR can enhance empathy

A study by Stanford University finds that the use of virtual reality can induce greater compassion in people than other forms of media.

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2nd October 2018

Satellite company will partner with Amazon to deliver Internet of Things (IoT) network

Telecommunications company Iridium is collaborating with Amazon on the development of "CloudConnect" – the first and only satellite cloud-based solution that will offer truly global coverage for the Internet of Things (IoT).

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20th September 2018

Swiss tech company raises $80m for holographic AR displays in cars

WayRay has announced $80 million in Round C funding. This new investment will enable the development of futuristic, holographic AR solutions for cars.

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13th September 2018

Amazon to open checkout-free store in NYC

Online retailer Amazon is to open another of its automated, cashier-less "Go" stores, this time in New York City.

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9th September 2018

New "powered clothing" can enhance physical abilities

A startup company seeks to improve quality of life through quality of motion, fusing apparel with discreet robotics to create "powered clothing".

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17th August 2018

Novel sensors could enable smarter textiles

Engineers in the U.S. are developing smart textiles by creating flexible nanotech coatings on a wide range of fibres.

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1st August 2018

Nanotechnology and innovation in vehicle manufacture

A guest piece by car expert and all-round motoring enthusiast, Giles Kirkland.

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