CES 2019: 5 things we learned from the world’s biggest tech show

Every year the technology industry gathers in Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), an event that often sets the agenda for the coming 12 months. This is what CES 2019 taught us, reports Martyn Landi... The dawn of 5G The first 5G networks are expected to begin rolling out this year, and so the…

Intel uses AI to create anti-poaching camera for wildlife reserves

Artificial intelligence (AI) created by Intel is to be used in cameras to detect poachers entering wildlife reserves and alert park rangers before they kill endangered animals. The technology firm has announced its software is to be used in TrailGuard AI cameras that are capable of object detection and image classification remotely, and which can…

BAE Systems to invest £20 million on adding augmented reality and AI tech to warships

  Defence firm BAE Systems has announced a £20 million investment in a range of new technology solutions for naval ships, including the introduction of augmented reality (AR) glasses for officers. Among the new solutions included in the British company’s plans are AR glasses for officers, enabling them to see tactical data and other operational…

Creepy or Cool technology? Emotion detection technology tops ‘creepy list’ in survey

Experience personalisation company RichRelevance has launched its annual ‘Creepy or Cool’ survey – a look at consumer attitudes towards technology in the retail space. The annual survey – which was answered by 2,577 respondents across the UK, France and Germany – asked consumers to rate a number of different technologies and trends as either ‘creepy’ or…

ASUS announces ZenFone5 available to pre-order for £349

ASUS has announced that its ZenFone 5 will be available to pre-order from today (June 26th, 2018) on the ASUS eShop. With a recommended price of £349.99, those pre-ordering from ASUS eStore will receive £50 off until the 8th July 2018 with stock shipping from 9th July. The ZenFone 5 is a 6.2-inch dual-camera smartphone and the…

Robots to overtake human population by 2050, seven in 10 fear rise of AI

A leading expert has predicted there will be more robots than humans on the planet by 2048. Dr Ian Pearson’s research for Westworld reveals that even a modest growth of 20% per year will see humanoids outnumber humans before 2050. However, this could be sooner in the event of rapid market uptake in technology, which would…