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Independent design review - rooting out unreliability

31st July 2018

Product failures are bad for everyone. Whether it be the customer who has purchased something that breaks, or the manufacturer or distributor who honours the warranty claim.

  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Product realisation
Opinion

Blockchains: how to take advantage of crypto chains without being hostage to speculation and crypto kittens

19th December 2017

Forget about Pokémon Go. That is so 2016. The latest craze is CryptoKitties – a “crypto-pet” breeding and trading game built on the Ethereum blockchain. Its players have so far spent over 15 million...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital security
  • Radio systems
Opinion

Explainable AI – what does your voice say about you?

5th December 2017

When you are in a conversation, you are naturally discerning a wealth of information about the other person ...

  • Innovation management
  • Machine learning & AI
Opinion

What’s it worth? 5G and a new approach to spectrum valuation

18th August 2017

With a number of 5G spectrum awards on the horizon, it seems like the right time to reflect on the way in which it is awarded

  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Digital services
  • Radio systems
Opinion

IoT security risks are real but will not stop its growth

19th July 2017

In 1981 the first mass outbreak of a computer virus, the Elk Cloner, took place, infecting Apple II computers via floppy disks. Even though it relied on the manual sharing of disks to replicate...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital security
Opinion

So, you want to connect your IoT device to the Blockchain?

24th November 2016

It’s been several years since the classic ‘double spending’ problem for digital currencies was solved – by elegantly preventing people duplicating the digital bits that represent the money. This was...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital security
Opinion

3D vision with holographic radar

4th October 2016

Holographic radar was in the news this morning as I drove in to work. The Breakfast Show was talking about drone detection systems being trialled and deployed by Aveillant, a spin out company from...

  • Signal processing
  • Tracking & location