EU Parliament approves common charging cable from 2024

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Source: BBC Technology News Date: October 4th, 2022 Link: Discussion Apple says of this new law: “”Strict regulation mandating just one type of connector stifles innovation rather than encouraging it, which in turn will harm consumers in Europe and around the world” In what way does requiring a phone or tablet to use a… Read more »

Japan’s push into ‘deep tech’ innovation

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Source: BBC Technology News Date: September 30th, 2022 Link: Discussion “deep tech…are small firms who are merging high-tech engineering innovation with scientific discovery. The hope is that it will lead to the development of transformational products.” What other types of “deep tech” are around right now? One of the best ways to find out… Read more »

Tiger Woods & Rory McIlroy launch ‘high-tech golf league’ aimed at younger fans

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Source: BBC Sports news Date: September 1st, 2022 Link: What do you think “a data-rich, virtual course” in a stadium setting will look like, and what sort of “data” will likely be provided? Are there other sports that might be able to copy this approach using this sort of technology?

How hologram tech may soon replace video calls

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When Swiss watch boss, Christoph Grainger-Herr, was unable to fly to a global trade show in China because of Covid-19 restrictions, he decided to beam in Star Trek-style instead. Mr Grainger-Herr, the chief executive of luxury brand IWC, had been due to travel to the Watches and Wonders event in Shanghai back in April. When… Read more »

UBC team creates stretchy, washable battery — and new possibilities for wearable tech

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Researchers from the University of British Columbia have created what they’re saying could be the first battery that is both flexible and washable. John Madden, an electrical and computer engineering professor and director of UBC’s Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Lab, says these batteries are just like alkaline batteries that we’re used to, except they are rechargeable,… Read more »

PropTech is making it easier to buy or sell a house online

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While the advent of e-commerce and mobile technology long ago changed the way Canadians shop for everything from clothing to vacations to food, the real estate industry has been slower to embrace digital innovation. For most people, buying a house remains a cumbersome, time-consuming process that involves multiple in-person visits with agents, lawyers and bankers…. Read more »