Hack & Craft Insights present a rundown of eight technology hotspots, strategic topics, and things to watch out for this year.
Brogues v Trainers: 8 differences between Corporate Ventures and Start-ups
One way that corporates respond to the threat of disruption is to create new ventures that break away from the traditional operations and create new revenue streams. These spin-off businesses can launch new brands, exploit new technologies and attract new types of customer.
Can Innovation drive us into digital slavery?
At the height of the fallout from the Credit Crunch, I launched a new airport lounge venture called SLOW. The concept challenged conventional business thinking by creating a brand that championed
Black Mirror: Science fiction or a chilling reality?
With the new series due for release next month, Chris Middleton explains why Black Mirror and the real world are already indistinguishable from each other.
3D printing accelerating innovation for engineers, designers, artists and manufacturers worldwide
Formlabs designs and manufactures powerful and accessible 3D printing systems for engineers, designers, artists, and manufacturers around the globe, accelerating innovation in a variety of industries, including education, dentistry, healthcare, jewellery, and research. Hack & Craft caught up with Eduardo Torrealba, the engineer responsible for smashing the cost of 3D Printers.
Blue Planet II: New technologies give a completely fresh perspective on life beneath the waves
Four years in the making, with footage drawn from 6,000 hours on 125 expeditions from 39 countries, Blue Planet finally returned to our screens this month. 16 years since the original Blue Planet, the sequel goes deeper still, using innovative technology to reveal more marine worlds and aquatic habits from the depths of Antarctica to the vibrancy of the Coral Reef.
The ‘grow your own’ tech revolution
Grow your own - compost. Watering cans, welly boots and mud. The Good Life. The idea of growing your own food doesn’t exactly conjure up the most dynamic image but there is a movement that is putting food higher on the tech agenda than ever before and it’s perfect for domestic users and even businesses to invest in.
Facial recognition: Will a future criminal be wearing your face?
Chris Middleton asks whether technologies such as Face++ point towards a future of ultimate security and conformity, or entirely new types of crime.
Agtech: Where field and server farms meet
The robot farmer is here, but the biggest agtech innovations will come from the IoT, big data, and analytics.
The Rise of Virtual Reality
When you think of virtual and augmented reality, it tends to conjure up images of science fiction and futuristic gaming: something reserved for storytellers and technologists from the movies. But the world as we know it is changing and the present has caught up with the future. Technology has come along in leaps and bounds and AR and VR are slowly intertwining themselves with our daily lives.