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How Technology is Shaping the Beautiful Game

With the delayed Euro 2020 men’s football tournament currently in full flow across Europe, as well as the Copa America simultaneously taking part in Brazil, Dawn Ellmore Employment takes a look at the technological advancements that have been made in… Continue Reading →

Patents Reveal the Technology Behind Disney’s Star Wars Hotel

Whilst we can’t go very far from our homes at the moment, some recent US patent activity relating to Disney’s Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser hotel has allowed us to imagine a time when we will be able to take our… Continue Reading →

Hyundai’s Strategic Move Towards Cutting-Edge Technology

The South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai has, in the past, been seen as lagging somewhat behind its rivals in terms of its ability to embrace emerging technologies. Its more recent activities suggest that the company is addressing this, and could… Continue Reading →

Mark Zuckerberg: From Child Prodigy to Multi-Billionaire

In February 2004, Mark Zuckerberg and four of his Harvard roommates launched a social networking service which they named “TheFacebook”. Facebook is a name which has become synonymous with the social media age, and on the anniversary of the service’s… Continue Reading →

Dawn Ellmore Employment: Can patents predict the future?

Anyone born in the 1970s might be disappointed that 2017 hasn’t come up with the goods promised in Tomorrow’s World. The BBC TV programme that focused on future innovations seemed confident that the world of the future would be punctuated… Continue Reading →

Emotion-sensing Technology Patented by Facebook

American corporation and online social media and social networking service Facebook have patented emotion-sensing technology that uses a user’s laptop webcam or smartphone camera when it is not turned on to detect the user’s emotions.  Using a sophisticated algorithm the… Continue Reading →

Walmart’s granted patent will track when products are low and reorder them for you

American multinational retail corporation Walmart was recently granted a patent that will track when customer’s products are getting low at home and then automatically reorder those products for customers.  The technology would also be able to track how frequently products… Continue Reading →

£270m Technology Commitment from UK Government in Spring Budget

The UK Government recently announced in the latest Spring budget that £270 million was to be allocated to launch an Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.  The fund is expected to support R&D in universities and businesses resulting in innovation in the… Continue Reading →

Amazon Granted Patent for Highway Network Controlling Self-Driving Cars

Amazon was recently granted a patent relating to “how autonomous cars navigate reversible lanes”.  In the patent, Amazon outlines a roadway management system that can “assign” lanes to autonomous vehicles depending on where the vehicle is going and what would… Continue Reading →

Microsoft Patents Eye Tracking Technology

Microsoft has applied for the following patent “Capacitive Sensors For Determining Eye Gaze Direction”. The device does not include any eye tracking sensors but relies on the position and orientation of your head to “detect” what you are looking at. … Continue Reading →

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