Conventional wisdom holds that copying products is bad. But in many cases it's a creative enterprise that helps keep product lines fresh and extend their reach.
The UK continues to pursue its 2020 target for the use of renewable energy, but how is it faring, and indeed is a legally binding framework the most cost-effective strategy?
The cloud-computing concept is being applied to the telecoms market, and the result is producing some innovative service offerings that deliver manifest value and flexibility.
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In the fourth long-form E&T podcast, Abi Grogan interviews Jon Timmis, Professor of Natural Computation at the University of York to talk about the field of swarm robotics; Jonathan Wilson talks to Hassan Miah, the CEO of UrFilez, the digital music streaming company, as it prepares to launch its mobile music app in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Qatar; Joe Rukin, campaign coordinator for Stop HS2, opens this issue's Can of Worms to lay out the objections to the government’s proposed high-speed rail link between London and Birmingham; Vitali Vitaliev attends the Cartes and Identification event in Paris and meets Sesame security award-winners Gemalto, which unveiled its cloud-based Just4YourEyes e-mail encryption software solution; and Rachael Fergusson reports from the BETT show at London’s Olympia, the annual showcase of UK and international educational technology products, to hear what new technologies will be entering classrooms soon.
Last month Sony Computer Entertainment’s (SCE) CTO, Dr Masaaki Tsuruta, speaking exclusively to E&T magazine, offered a enticing glimpse of the company’s roadmap for fixed console computing; the interview generated global interest among Playstation futures pundits; but in fact did not tell the full story
As Brazil prepares to host the 2014 World Cup, the country's civil engineers have already missed a few open goals, but they still expect to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
Britain's nuclear new build programme grinds on, unworried by last year's accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant.
As zero hour for the London 2012 Olympics looms ever closer, we look at the goings-on at Greenwich Park and find what is left to be done before the Opening Ceremony on 27 July.
Britain has a rich manufacturing heritage, but can it ever relive its former glories?
We all know that success in business these days is ever more dependent on exploiting the power of social media technologies. But how do you actually do it?
Are digital footprints treading on the toes of carbon footprints, as more of what we do - work, rest and play - moves online?
Processors are working too hard and draining the battery too fast, so could they learn some lessons in energy conservation from the sagacious sloth?
Our resident inventors look at some would-be technologies to expose fakes.
From Jeans to Quids, E&T continues its rundown of counterfeit and fake technologies
Proposed amendments to the EU data privacy laws propose to swap-out carrots for sticks in a redoubled effort to get European organisations to do a better job to protect everyones' data.
Tony James reports industry highlights of the automotive cr'me de la cr'me exhibited at the 2012 Detroit Motor Show.
The current president of the Chartered Management Institute, Terry Morgan, is also chairman of Europe's largest infrastructure project.
As automotive production moves away from its strongholds in North America and Western Europe, component manufacturer Magna International follows its customers.
2011 became the year of the iPad, swiftly followed by the army of droid slates vying to compete with Apple.
From Fingerprints to Identity, E&T continues its special on fakes.
From tickets to zebras, E&T continues its rundown of counterfeit and fake technologies
From Radio frequency identification to Software, E&T continues its rundown of counterfeit and fake technologies
Will 2012 be a good year for Apple?
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Chris Edwards reports on electronics, IT and synthetic biology. He has close to 20 years’ experience of journalism as an editor and writer. He is a long-standing contributor to E&T and other IET publications, including Flipside. He also writes for the Guardian.
Apple will be fine following the death of Steve Jobs
This wireless computer mouse uses "Advanced Optical Technology" and runs for three years off two AA batteries
Lomo’s first 35mm camera. Maximum frame-rate is around 5fps so it’s less film and more sequence stills
"Learning" thermostat, monitors your house and adapts to how you behave - also controllable over the Internet
Nokia’s first Windows Mobile may rescue the company - nice to use and well specified
This in-car DAB radio allows you to retrofit any speaker system with the latest in DAB radio tech
World’s first ceramic blade box cutter, stays sharper longer than steel and features a retractable blade and safe grip
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