Connectivity in 2016

|20 December 2015| Nearly half of the world’s seven billion population will have access to the internet in 2016, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC). It estimates that 3.2 billion people...

Innovation the key driver of growth

|16 December 2015| The Scottish government has prioritised innovation and connectivity in its latest budget. Digital strategy spend across the country's homes, businesses and universities, especially in r...

Trillion dollar IoT spend by 2019

|13 December 2015| Spending on the internet of things (IoT) will reach $1.3 trillion within four years, according to a new report. And Europe will experience some of the fastest growth in IoT spending ove...

Robot designed to live with humans

Pepper the robot is the first designed to live with humans. SoftBank Group companies SoftBank Mobile Corp, Japan’s leading mobile operator and Aldebaran Robotics SAS, the world leader in humanoid robotics, a...

£13 billion digital opportunity

|10 December 2015| Becoming a world leader in digitalisation would add £13 to the Scottish economy, according to a new report. A Deloitte report commissioned by the Scottish Futures Trust reveals the wind...

IoT revolution gathers pace

|7 December 2015| The Internet of Things (IoT) is the multi-trillion dollar economy revolutionising the way we live. Like a caveman adapting to life in downtown Tokyo, the learning curve ahead may be some...

Time to pay up

|6 December 2015| A collaboration between Swatch and Visa will see the introduction of a new pay-by-the-wrist watch in early 2016. The Swatch Bellamy uses the latest technology to enable payment via conta...

An apple for your robot

|4 December 2015| Robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are technologies that have proved “it’s not difficult to replace a teacher with a machine,” according to a leading international academic. Toby ...

A land of invention

|30 November 2015| Telephone, television, x-ray: just three in a rather long list of Scottish inventions that have revolutionised our world. On this St Andrew’s Day the country can be rightly proud of tha...

Sky’s the limit for Amazon

|30 November 2015| The revolutionary Amazon Prime Air drone delivery service could soon radically transform the way customers receive their products. In 30 minutes or less purchases could be winging their...