Authors Posts by Andrew Hobbs

Andrew Hobbs

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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...

Walmart testing autonomous shelf-scanning robots

Following a successful initial trial, multinational retailer Walmart is rolling out its autonomous robots to perform shelf-scanning duties at a further 50 stores. The scale...

OneWeb aims to bridge digital divide with internet satellites

A new internet satellite constellation, from tech pioneer OneWeb, means that a future where even the remotest areas can access super-fast broadband may be...

Apple and GE Digital to bring industrial IoT apps to iOS

The advanced industrial predictive and analytics capabilities of General Electric's Predix IIoT platform will come to Apple’s iOS tomorrow, with the release of the...

FindMy IoT saves Nordic reindeer from train collisions

An IoT solution that taps into geolocation data from trains and reindeer herds looks set to save thousands of animals a year. We often...