Electric Car Makers Have an Africa Problem

Electric Car Makers Have an Africa Problem

Volkswagen’s recent failure to lock in the price of cobalt for five years points to a serious problem with the optimistic projections of an electric vehicle revolution. These projections are based on gradually declining battery prices, but the scarcity of certain minerals and their concentration in politically unstable countries may interfere with that dynamic. The […]

IT spend in western Europe to reach $450BN – IDC

IT spend in western Europe to reach $450BN – IDC

‘Emerging disruptive technologies – such as AI/machine learning, robotics, AR/VR and blockchain – are building on the foundations laid by technologies like mobile and cloud, and beginning to impact legacy banking business models’ The IDC has reported in a new study that IT spend in western Europe will total more than $450 billion in 2017, […]

Smart Sensors Fulfilling The Promise Of The IoT

Smart Sensors Fulfilling The Promise Of The IoT

Sensors Insights 1 2017-10-13 Header The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about making life simpler and more exciting for consumers by interconnecting the world around them. But how can this promise of the IoT be fulfilled? In the world of IoT, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors form the backbone of the interface between the user […]

Weekly news round-up: Nokia drops Ozo & Dell backs IoT

Weekly news round-up: Nokia drops Ozo & Dell backs IoT

Your digest of the week’s top media, entertainment and technology news. Mediaset and Vivendi dispute French media group Vivendi was set to buy Italian broadcaster Mediaset’s premium pay-TV unit in 2016 but backtracked causing a rift between the two companies, Reuters reported . Mediaset shares recently skyrocketed causing a bitter legal dispute with Vivendi, which […]