Authors Posts by Andrew Hobbs

Andrew Hobbs

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Abilify IoT-enabled digital pills approved amid privacy concerns

In a first for the US, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved digital pills that include an ingestion tracking system. A phenomenal amount...

American public fears AI’s impact on employment, says Syzygy

Over two-thirds (70 percent) of the American public fear artificial intelligence's impact on employment, reveals a new study from digital company Syzygy. The impact of AI...

Wireless charging ‘Forever Battery’ offers innovative AA battery replacement

The world’s first wireless charging alternative to AA batteries, from Ossia, dubbed the Cota ‘Forever Battery’, has earned a CES Innovation Award in the...

Chilean winery PengWine adds IoT marketing to the blend

Premium wine boutique PengWine is looking to establish itself in Asia, using the IOT to deliver marketing innovation that grabs the attention of tipplers. The...

Real-time disease monitoring unearths power of IoT in agriculture

A new IoT solution, enabling real-time disease monitoring of crops, sees air sampling equipment combined with cellular connectivity and cloud services to boost yields. Crop...

Research reveals potential dangers of ‘prejudiced’ AI

A new paper on so-called ‘black-box’ AI models reveals the dangers of our increasing dependence on opaque systems – and offers up a method...

PureLiFi imagines bright future, where every light’s an internet access point

PureLiFi may have the answer to the wireless spectrum overcrowding challenge with its plans to use light to transmit data. Towns and cities are not...

Battery-free Bluetooth tech from Wiliot one step closer to transforming IoT

In its latest investment round, fabless semiconductor start-up Wiliot has secured funding from Qualcomm Ventures and M Ventures that will help bring its battery-free...

Use of AI and machine learning in finance could cause crisis,...

The Financial Stability Board has issued a paper on the use of AI and machine learning in finance, warning that their current use creates...

3D-printed synthetic muscle opens door to lifelike robots

A ‘soft actuator’ with an intrinsic expansion ability and three times the strength of natural muscle has been developed by researchers at Columbia Engineering...

Fintech app Glance Pay heralded as ‘the next PayPal’

Canadian startup Glance Pay, launched last year, looks well placed to bring fresh impetus to the fintech market, with its innovative new mobile payment...

IIoT could revolutionize UK manufacturing, says Siemens-led report

An industry-led review, chaired by Siemens UK CEO Juergen Maier, explores how increasing adoption of industrial IoT (IIoT) in manufacturing could make the UK...