Tech In The News

This page of the blog will allow students to report on ICT when has featured on the news!

  1. Richard Stelling
    January 25, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    I have found news on the 3DS. This is the first kind of 3D technology that does not require 3D glasses to use and can be the key in the next generation of handheld gaming.

  2. bethanyking
    January 25, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    I heard on the news that 1/3 of the worlds population now has facebook!

    • January 25, 2011 at 4:28 pm

      That’s a good stat Bethany, but what does this actually mean? Should more or less people be using Facebook? Are people using it as a constructive tool? Are people who do not have Facebook missing out?

  3. roy duffin
    January 25, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    There was a thing on James May’s 20th century about a robot called AZIMO that can run like people meaning both feet are off the floor at the same time, it can walk upstairs aswell, but is completely stumped by doors!

    • January 25, 2011 at 4:29 pm

      What might this technological advance lead to in the future?

  4. john
    January 25, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    i heard that china has a new military jet that is designed for stealth and the other country’s can not compete

  5. Andrew Tonge
    January 25, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Formula 1 technology, which will make new robots and an oxygen generator which would help injured troops in Iraq etc.

  6. Christine Dawsonnn (:
    January 25, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    US researchers develop a new form of computing memory which could lead to faster starting, eco-friendly computers.

  7. Amy Etherington
    January 25, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Well, I don’t watch the news that often, but last night I watched it and there was a story about how a solider had left a message on an answer machine asking his pregnant girlfriend if she would marry him… but it was the wrong answer machine!
    So, they are all trying to find out who it is, and all they know is that the girl is called Samantha.
    SO! That go me thinking about how technology has changed over the years, I mean, now we can do video calls and phone calls, but back in the WW1 and WW2 they ha to send letters and tellegrams.
    Just food for thought =)

  8. Chris Griffiths
    January 25, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Technology that links vehicles into “road trains” that can travel together, its supposed to save money and fuel and also cut congestion and increase safety. its been tested recently in Sweden.

  9. lewis garnett
    January 25, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    i read the oter day that ford are set to lauch new air bag technology, which are deigned on a shaped tethering system which will reduce injuries in crashes and save more lives in more serious crashes.

    • January 26, 2011 at 8:29 pm

      That’s good but I hope someone makes a fridge with twitter!

  10. lauren abley
    January 25, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    British engineers are planning to put a mobile phone in space.

  11. Nathan Hodgson
    January 25, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Apparently Volvo are developing technology where cars can drive themselves, it was on top gear a while ago 🙂

  12. AdamHilditch
    January 26, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Google are planning to roll out a service to allow users to ‘Cloud Print’ documents.

    Basically allowing you to print documents off from almost anyware, so long as you have a mobile device with Anroid iOS technology.

    This technology is becoming avilable due to ‘HTML5 Technology’.

    Imagine printing an important document from your smartphone on the way to work and finding the printout waiting for you when you walk in the door, or being able to easily print a document off at school using your smart phone.


  13. Chris Wells
    January 28, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Newcastle International airport has launched a twitter page and a mobile version of its website to allow passengers greater access to information. A team will respond directly to passengers on twitter with flight informtion and links to relevant news stories concerning the airport, region and aviation indurstry.

    Passengers with internet access on their mobile phones can reach the new site via

  14. Andrew Tonge
    January 30, 2011 at 11:07 am

    A company are designing a new system that detects if the driver of a car is drunk. they will be using a touch based system on the steering wheel or a breath test. if it finds the driver is too drunk to drive it wont allow the car to start. this technology could cut the amount of drink drive related accidents and deaths.

    • January 30, 2011 at 6:08 pm

      Is there any “holes” in this system?

      • Andrew Tonge
        January 31, 2011 at 8:11 pm

        people will have different levels of how much alcohol they can drink, a person may still be unfit to drive even thought they are below the limit

  15. Amy Etherington
    January 30, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Big Egypt scandal!
    To stop protesters ralling together, the Egyption goverment have took down internet and mobile network signals all across the country.
    Unfortuneately, it hasn’t worked, as the protests have now turned to riots.

    • January 30, 2011 at 6:09 pm

      What would you do if your government stopped your Internet etc.? Do you agree with what they have done?

      • Amy Etherington
        January 30, 2011 at 11:21 pm

        I would not be able to do ANYTHING at all!
        I think if it was done in this country, this new generation (the technology generation) would not last more than a day. I mean, we are social network addicted and the source of most of our infomation comes from the internet.
        And cutting off mobile networks would be a disaster also.
        I don’t agree with what they have done – instead of hearing those people out, they are blocking them out. No wonder there are riots. They are trying to stamp out those people’s freedom of speech.
        OKAY, rant over!

  16. roy duffin
    January 31, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    More james may stuff, another robot, this one can distinguish items with certain features, for example, it would class a stool as a chair, but show it a table and it can tell that because of size, hight and shape it isnt a chair, obviously it will take some perfecting to get it 100% accurate, but AZIMO cant open doors, so if this one wants to sit on a table, just let it be!

  17. Andrew
    February 8, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Fifa are going to start to use goal line technology which will help make tight decisions in games, in order to get the right decision. the technology which will be tested is not yet decided as a few diffenent companies from all over the world are bidding for the right for their technology to be used.

  18. Chris Wells
    February 17, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Ben Timney and Rob Adams design and develop websites for businesses. Their business Itchyrobot, has a client list ranging from the RAF rader base to clothing and traing companies. Both teesside university graduates, they are now reponsible for all UK steel enterprise’s IT support to tenants at the innovation centre or clients.
    They plan to traget small and meduim sized businesses in the north east who have rather dated websites and feel they cant afford to spend thousands of pounds redeveloping it and provide a helpful service for them in 2011.

  19. Andrew
    February 17, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    A man and his wife got through passport control even though they had each others passports by mistake. Its only a trial for the new technology which scans the face of the person and the passport so there was someone on the gate to see the mistake but if the technology is used then people could get onto flights with other peoples passports and not their own.

  20. roy duffin
    March 1, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    The new luna buggy can turn on itself and drive sideways making parking easy, If all cars could park like that it would save massive amounts of parking space.

  21. joshua
    March 1, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Computer manufacturer Lenovo has partnered with Swedish startup Tobii Technology to launch the world’s first eye controlled laptop.
    The prototype is a fully functional model and according to the manufacturer provides with a more intuitive interface as it relies on the human eyes to point, select and scroll and complements, rather than replace, existing control interfaces.

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