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Top 10 Technology Trends for 2017

Here’s a look at some of the top trending technologies for 2017 with a few unashamed sci-fi references to go with them.

It is an interesting time, with many of the highlighted technologies having huge crossover potential, leading to headlines such as Unity poaches Uber’s machine learning head to tackle AI in AR/VR and Google’s AI Can Now Translate Between Languages It Wasn’t Taught to Translate Between.

These technologies are already in our everyday lives, but their prevalence, and perhaps our awareness of them, is only in its early stages.

Without further ado, here is a summary of Gartner’s Top 10 Technology Trends for 2017 and our take on them:

1. Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Machine Learning

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The Characteristics of Smart Machines, Source: Gartner October 2016

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What would Brexit mean for tech startups in the UK?

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If you listen to the mainstream media in Germany and the UK, you would think that Brexit is a done deal and definitely going ahead. Only a few question the results and the need for getting such an important decision past parliament first, where a majority is expected to block a potential move towards Brexit. Continue reading

VUE and RealD turn Cosplayers into 3D avatars at London Comic Con

Every May and October, a vast majority of the 100K visitors to London Comic Con dress up in their favourite comic, game or sci-fi film character. Some Cosplayers do this for living and have a selection of stunning costumes that they slip in and out of. It’s a great festival atmosphere where people who might otherwise be wearing a black suit and tie every weekday, decide to put on their Stormtrooper body armour or turn into Poison Ivy or a giant Foxy for the three day event. Continue reading

Brighton Maker Faire 2015 line up announced

If you haven’t been to the Brighton Mini Maker Faire yet, then where have you been for the past four years? This year, for the fifth consecutive year, punters coming to the faire will have the chance to play around with all sorts of crafts, electronics, felt making, mosaics, lego robotics, polymer clay, jewellery, glass fusing, 3D printing… you name it and I bet you will be able to find it.

Here is a day for your diary. Don’t miss it as you might regret it!

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Call For Submissions To Brighton Mini Maker Faire 2015

Are you a maker, inventor, artist, scientist, engineer, designer, hacker, or student who wants to share their latest creation or maker project? The call for entries for the Brighton Mini Maker Faire at the Brighton Dome on 5th September 2015 is now open.

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LED lights display at Brighton Mini Maker Faire 2014. Photo by Kati Byrne

 

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Wearable Technology meets Augmented Reality

There is a lot of hype around emerging tech such as wearable technology and augmented reality. Some industry fans go as far as saying that this is THE year of wearable technology.

According to Gordon Padkin from Freescale, one of the panellists at the Wearable Technology Show (10th-11th March), “barriers to entry from a software and electronics perspective are very low, so it’s a good time to join the industry.” He added that “50% of wearable technology ideas will come from start ups”.

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