R&D

  • Sciencebite: Freelancing for Scientists

    Sciencebite Is Metasearch For Scientific Expertise

    A great startup idea often has a chunk of science at its core. But getting the discrete worlds of industry and academe to combine is not as easy as it could be. So says Berlin-based Sciencebite: a startup co-founded by Oxford and Cambridge educated scientist, Samson Rogers, who spent ten years working in academia and consulting for industry before deciding to make a business out of… Read More

  • BlackBerry Lays Off 250 Employees From Its New Product Testing And R&D Department

    BlackBerry Lays Off 250 Employees From Its New Product Testing And R&D Department

    Layoffs at Waterloo-based smartphone industry pioneer BlackBerry cut deep last year, with around 5,000 employees being let go. Those cuts continue into 2013 as BlackBerry undergoes what CEO Thorsten Heins called a “complex transition” earlier this month, and the latest is that 250 employees of its core R&D and new product testing facility have been let go as of earlier this week. Read More

  • Samsung Flaunts Its Smartphone Lead By Opening An R&D Center On Nokia’s Doorstep

    Samsung Flaunts Its Smartphone Lead By Opening An R&D Center On Nokia’s Doorstep

    Not content with following Nokia’s past playbook, by saturating the mobile market with countless iterations of its smartphone hardware, pushing a whole Galaxy of gizmos at every price point and form-factor fancy you can think of, Samsung has gone one further. It’s opened an R&D centre in Espoo, Finland, right on Nokia’s doorstep. Literally on Nokia’s doorstep. Read More

  • Amazon Ramps Up Global Expansion, Opens Massive Media R&D Center In London

    Amazon Ramps Up Global Expansion, Opens Massive Media R&D Center In London

    As Amazon gears up for its quarterly earnings later this week, the company today has announced an expansion that points to its big ambitions in digital media, and an increasing focus on how that growth will come from outside the U.S.. Amazon¬†is opening a new R&D hub in London focused on developing services and APIs for TVs, games consoles, smartphones and PCs, with the aim to roll those… Read More

  • Intel showcases wireless power

    Intel remotely fired up the audience today at the IDF R&D Forum Keynote by wirelessly powering a light bulb from a distance of 2 feet away. Using a signal generator and a power amplifier, wireless power transfer was effectively showcased by Alanson Sample from Intel Research, Seattle. Transmitting 60 watts at 75% efficiency, the technology lit up a small light bulb perched upon a set… Read More

  • Stratospheric Broadband

    Led, by the University of York and funded by the EU’s Framework 6 R&D programmes, the CAPANINA project seeks to energise the development of high-alititude platforms (HAPs) for wireless broadband. For the uninitiated, HAPs are essentially tethered balloons and airships that provide broadband coverage across large urban and rural areas; an airborne rival to WiMAX and 3G if you will… Read More