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Andrew Hobbs

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Women in tech: VR initiative calls for gender equality

20 influential women working in the UK VR industry have come together to create a vision for the future of VR. The initiative was...

Iron Ox launches world’s first fully-autonomous farm

Californian robotics company Iron Ox claims to be ‘reinventing farming from the ground up’, as it unveils an autonomous indoor farm that leverages the...

US hospital deploys Moxi robot to support nurses

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has become the first US hospital to deploy Moxi, a ‘socially intelligent’ robot from Diligent Robotics, designed to...

Fog computing could enable smart firefighting, says US research

The rapid decision-making and real-time data requirements of firefighting will see emergency services increasingly turn to fog computing, according to a US university. Wayne State...

VW & Microsoft partnership reveals automotive cloud future

Volkswagen and Microsoft have announced a partnership that promises a connected, seamless transition from home to vehicle. The future of transportation by road is electric...

Insurance: InsurTech collaboration is key to the future

Insurance companies are increasingly seizing the opportunities presented by InsurTech disruptors, rather than warning against the challenges they pose. The shift has seen an increase...

Microsoft announces Windows support for ROS robotics development

Microsoft is demonstrating greater commitment to robotics by announcing Windows support for the Robot Operating System (ROS) and joining an industrial consortium. ROS is a...

Internet of Things Community forms Healthcare IoT Centre of Excellence

NEWSBYTE: The Internet of Things Community, which claims to be the world’s largest group of corporate executives, IoT professionals and practitioners, has announced a...

Exclusive: Monzo’s Simon Vans-Colina on Open Banking & APIs | Q&A

As digital, mobile-only bank Monzo passes one million users, Simon Vans-Colina talks to Andrew Hobbs about what a truly modern provider looks like in...

John Hancock pushes fitness tracking for life insurance policies

North American life insurance provider John Hancock is to link life insurance policies to holders’ fitness trackers, in what it claims is a drive...

World banking report: Banks challenged by tech alternatives

UPDATED As customers of high street banks NatWest and RBS in the UK found themselves unable to bank online or from their mobiles on...

UK government calls for regulation of cryptocurrency ‘Wild West’

The UK government's Treasury Committee has called for greater regulation of cryptocurrencies, citing volatile prices, hacking vulnerabilities, minimal consumer protection, and money laundering risks...
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