Online purchasing, out-of-town retail parks, a double-dip recession: the high street is under siege. Commentators and policy-makers alike fear the prospect of empty and irrelevant town centres. But is it possible that, on the contrary, a mid-21st century economy will see a return to a socially active and dynamic high-street environment? We take a look at one iconic high street to work out what the future holds for our retailers.
The broadcast media market is discovering the business advantages that basing its communications on a cloud model can bring.
Green shoots are flourishing amid a concrete gyratory system in East London. But London's tech startups have very different stories to tell.
The world's largest chipmakers are gambling heavily on manufacturing in an attempt to take advantage of their market muscle.
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In this edition of the E&T podcast, we catch up with the latest service robots at Hannover Messe; hear about 50 years of innovation at Cambridge; about Nissan's first all-electric car, the Leaf; lend an ear to the Victorian piano music being archived by the Bodleian library at Oxford; find out how advertisers are using gamification technology to better engage consumers and learn what BP expects from students entering its Ultimate Field Trip engineering competition.
How technology is changing the face, if not the spirit, of the Holy Mountain.
With wind farms being built at greater distances to shore, the challenge is to channel the energy they generate to shore.
With four new models secured for manufacturing in the UK, is Nissan Sunderland proving that British manufacturing is on the up?
The high street is facing a slump in sales, but can digital technologies reinvent the retail shopping experience?
Business leadership guru Margot Morrell says that today's engineering manager has much to learn from explorers of the past. She should know her book 'Shackleton's Way' has sold 400,000 copies.
How would one iconic High Street fare in the high-tech future? Are we all doomed? Should we panic?
A Europe-wide collaboration is developing in vitro cell cultures as a more ethical, cost-effective way of testing the safety of manufactured nanoparticles.
This year marks the bicentenary of Charles Dickens's birth, and the novelist and journalist lived through several major technological changes – but what did he make of them?
The electric vehicle market is gaining strength thanks to careful consideration of the future charging-point infrastructure.
Fully automated metro lines top the procurement lists of many transport planners across the world. But how effective are they?
1952 was the year that Princess Elizabeth inherited the throne - and when several innovations fuelled technological leaps for the UK's nascent computer industry.
For and Against: Social media at work
ForSocial media software provides real benefit to the corporate culture
Business writer, author and newspaper reviewer
Guy Clapperton has been a technology and business writer for two decades, contributing to most of the quality national press. He is the author of two books on social media including the latest, ‘This Is Social Commerce’. He is one of the regular newspaper reviewers on the BBC News Channel
AgainstSocial media software provides no real benefit to the corporate culture
Steve Carter is a senior partner of Apter Development and author of several books on leadership and organisational performance. He is a principal psychologist within the Association of Business Psychologists and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. His new book, ‘A Little Nostalgia for Freedom’, will be published later this year.
Social media software provides real benefit to the corporate culture
A bike helmet that folds. Perfect for fitting in a bag between short-hop commutes
Watch, record and pause Freeview on your iPad / iPhone
This trio of health gadgets use iPhone app controls to make tracking easier
Panasonic’s new TVs talk to the blind with text-to-speech menus
World’s first solar-powered e-reader cover stretches the Kindle’s battery life to three months
At 1kg the Excite 13 is clearly not designed for portability, but has quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processing
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