What would it take to retrain people to use computers and the internet more effectively? The UK is currently in the grip of an IT skills crisis with an estimated 12.6 million lacking even the most basic digital skills. Byron Nicolaides, President of the Council of European Professionals Informatics Societies (CEPIS), discussed.
It seems a number of Hedge Funds are investing in "tiny satellites", which have the ability to take high frequency images of "economically sensitive" spots. To find out more, Joe Aldridge has been speaking with Stuart Martin, CEO of independent innovation and technology company, Satellite Applications Catapult.
Ford has announced plans to mass-produce a fully autonomous self-driving car by 2021, which will most likely be available to customers as part of an Uber-like ride-sharing service.
They're not the first company to head down the ride-sharing road. A series of brands have invested in taxi technology companies with the hope of one day going driverless - Toyota and Uber, VW and Gett, and General Motors and Lyft.
So how likely is it that driverless taxis could become reality? Joe Aldridge spoke to David Bailey, Professor of Industry at Aston Business School, to find out.
Tesla's CEO, Elon Musk, has published the second part of his self-titled "masterplan", in which his ongoing attempt to buy solar panel company, SolarCity, has generated significant attention. Is this a sign that we could be on the verge of an energy system revolution? Share Radio’s Joe Aldridge has been speaking with The Memo's Senior Tech Reporter, Oliver Smith, to find out.
Has virtual and augmented reality come of age? Nintendo's Pokemon Go is the talk of the town, and developers are pushing VR platforms.
But virtual reality has a difficult job on its hands. How is it going to widen its appeal to a wider age-range of people who aren't much interested in gaming or even strapping a gadget to their heads?
Unity Technologies is a leader in creating the platforms used to create interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences, with almost a half market share, and used by over 5.5 million registered developers.
Marcos Sanchez, Head of Global Communications at Unity, and joined the team to discuss further.
Virtual Reality was touted as the future, but has its place as the new entertainment medium been lost? The release of a new mobile game, Pokemon Go, has shown the massive success of VR's cousin "Augmented Reality". Matt Cox has been exploring the differences between Virtual and Augmented reality entertainment, and if it means VR has crash landed before it even took off.
Youngsters in emerging markets are more confident they have the skills to forge a career than those in the developed world, according to a study. One of the reasons for this relates to a greater focus on technological skills. So is the millennial generation in the UK struggling when it comes to tech skills? Dr Simon Moores gave his view.
Plastic 3D printers have slipped into the public consciousness and are used by companies to print bespoke plastic parts - but what if the same could be done with complicated metal structures for use across industry and manufacturing? Matt Cox has been hearing from Dan Michaels, German Business Editor at the Wall Street Journal, who's recently written about the new industrial process.
Google's parent company Alphabet is trying to sell robotics firm Boston Dynamics, which it acquired two years ago. So is this a sign of the end of innovation and ingenuity from Google in the pursuit of profit, or something more complex? Matt Cox spoke to fintech consultant David Brear, Chief Thinker at the Think Different Group, who gave his take on the matter.
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