Samsung Galaxy X And The Future Form Factor

With the confirmation of the Samsung Galaxy X being reasonably close to release last week, much ado has been made of previous rumours and patents allegedly pertaining to said device over the last number of years. This is not exactly new territory for a high-end Samsung device, but coming after the successful re-launch of the… [Read More]

Pixel Buds, Live Translation And The Babelfish

"The Babel fish is small, yellow, leech-like, and probably the oddest thing in the universe. It feeds on brain wave energy, absorbing all unconscious frequencies and then excreting telepathically a matrix formed from the conscious frequencies and nerve signals picked up from the speech centres of the brain, the practical upshot of which is that… [Read More]

All You Need Is…The Road Map

Earl Nightingale once said “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” While this quote may have been about human character and development, it can equally be applied to autonomous vehicles. The companies pursuing self-driving automobiles are courageously pushing the boundaries of technology, as I… [Read More]

In the Eye of the Storm – LiDAR and the Driverless Car

It sounds like the opening sequence of a sci-fi movie - the screen is black until suddenly it's illuminated by a pair of bright eyes at the front of a self-driving car. While many of the movie portrayals of driverless cars can skew to the negative - from rogue pursuits to system meltdowns,  the people… [Read More]

5G Drives Autonomous Automobiles

The self-driving car has increasingly been at the forefront of technology & IoT news this decade, capturing the imaginations of both technology and automobile industries alike.  The concept of the ‘autonomous automobile’ is nothing new – self-driving and anthropomorphized cars have long captured the hearts of the entertainment industry, from Knight Rider’s KITT to Lightning… [Read More]

Site Reliability Engineer; High Speed Engineering

In the beginning there were software engineers and operations engineers. The software people had a vision of what the customer wanted.  And their job was to realise that vision with eloquent code and dazzling new product features. This job has always been crucial to the success and even survival of any software company: its brand… [Read More]

Cloud Services on the Go

Today, computing is all about the cloud and the cloud is all about scaling. The numbers are crucial because successful web service operations sell into a global market at launch. This could mean millions of users or even billions: in the 1st quarter of this year Facebook had 1.28 billion active monthly users. And each… [Read More]