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Innovation

Tiny $9 computer CHIP rocks Kickstarter, promising tons of free apps
A $9 computer created in California, does everything any average family PC is supposed to do including surfing, programming and entertainment. The tiny gadget has raised more than $1.5 million on Kickstarter – 30 times more than its developers asked for.

23.05.2015 12:40

Thomson Reuters launches tool to track Russian sanctions
Financial news agency Thomson Reuters has launched a Russian Sanctions Tracking Service to monitor the impact of sanctions on Russian businesses. The service will be updated daily from open sources and databases.

18.05.2015 14:36

Switzerland unveils its first driverless cars
A Swiss leading telecom provider has reported on the first test-drives of an autonomous car equipped with sensors, computers and special software. The car is being trialed around the streets of Zurich with two human passengers on board, Swisscom said.

12.05.2015 18:27

Cashless Denmark: Should total e-commerce be embraced?
With Denmark moving towards a completely cash-free economy there has been a heated debate between the experts who think it’s a natural thing caused by technological development and those who warn that total traceability has a dark side.

11.05.2015 16:21

Not quite ‘Armageddon’, but close: NASA to launch asteroid capture mission
Hollywood-style planetary defense may be one step closer to reality as NASA announced it was going ahead with a plan to capture and redirect an asteroid into the Earth’s orbit. Real orbital defense is still decades away, though.

05.05.2015 16:26

Wave of future: 3D printing industry to quadruple by 2020
3D printing can produce almost everything from human stem cells to a car,and is at its most popular in the industry's 29–year history. It has grown by 35.2 percent in 2014 and is expected to become a $20.2 billion global industry by the end of the decade.

28.04.2015 12:40

Russia 1st to test 10Gen uranium enrichment centrifuges
Rosatom, Russia’s nuclear agency, confirms scientists are testing 10th generation centrifuges. No other country even possesses 9th gen tech, putting Rosatom years ahead of the competition.

27.04.2015 06:41

'Looks delicious!' Apple Watch spoofs flood internet on launch day
Not everyone is fortunate enough to own a new Apple Watch, but the Twittersphere has come up with cost-effective options for those who wish to remain on trend. And really, what's better than a watch you can eat when you get hungry? Take that, Apple!

24.04.2015 11:47

Russia and China set up $200mn hi-tech fund
Russia and China have signed a deal to set up a joint $200 million venture fund - a startup incubator for Russian businesses and a new Chinese robotics center.

22.04.2015 07:20

Ed Miliband wants to hurl Britain back to ‘1970s class warfare’ – Business tycoon Lord
Labour chief Ed Miliband is on a mission to plunge Britain back into a regressive form of class warfare common in the 1970s by rejecting Tony Blair’s pro-business stance and stirring up anti-capitalist sentiment, an entrepreneur and peer claims.

20.04.2015 15:05

Gravity CEO brings million-dollar salary back to Earth to fund $70k minimum wage for staff
A CEO in Washington wants his employees to be happy. And he’s putting his money where his mouth is, slashing his pay by $930,000 so he can give his workers a new minimum wage of $70,000 a year ‒ well above Seattle’s $15 an hour requirement.

15.04.2015 17:59

Amazon can test drones, but with restrictions – FAA
Federal authorities have finally agreed to allow Amazon to test delivery drones in the US. The e-tail giant hopes to revolutionize local delivery services, but restrictions on drone use, mean it could be a while before it becomes commercially viable.

10.04.2015 21:26