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.
This week Nick Peters finds out how the TV industry reacted last year when YouTube pitched itself to brands as a legitimate alternative for their ad spend to conventional TV. Now the row has escalated: the online video service is suggesting brands should switch 24% of their TV spend to YouTube. Nick is also tackling one of the biggest questions facing online news media: how to generate revenue from news.
Advertisers are turning away from traditional print mediums, meaning news sources have had to turn to other methods to make up the revenue. Online sites for these news media companies were meant to buoy up profits, but ad-blocking technology has eaten into revenues, and now the rush is on to search for a sustainable business model in the post-ad block world. Matt Cox spoke to digital media and product strategist, Nic Newman, to find out more.
Govnet is set to host its Open Source 2016 conference later, where issues in this area of software development will be discussed. So what exactly is open source, and why do some people think that this is where the future of tech development lies? Matt Cox spoke to Oliver Smith, Senior Tech Reporter at The Memo, to find out.
Research by PwC revealed that the biggest tech businesses in the world are now worth $2.9 trillion, overtaking the world's biggest financial companies with just $2.7 trillion of value. Matt Cox has been finding out what this means for tech companies by speaking with David Brear, Co-Founder and CEO at fintech expertise group, 11FS.
Robotics and autonomous systems are generating an increasing number of benefits for our society. But are robot’s faithful servants or existential threats? That's the subject being debated at the Royal Academy of Engineers, as part of the first UK Robotics week. On the panel is Dr Alan Winfield, Director of the University of the West of England’s Science Communication Unit, and he spoke to Sarah Lowther.