The right to be forgotten and EU regulations have hardly helped the big-data cause in western Europe, but the technology is still managing to gain ground.
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The European Union and South Korea are due to launch a partnership which focuses on developing next-generation networking technology.
As California considers going above and beyond what the EU gives its citizens in data access request rights, technology and Web firms in Silicon Valley will likely fight any hopes of such rights hopping across the Atlantic.
Technology products distributor Tech Data Corp is boosting its presence in the EU acquisition deals.
Amazon Web Services has brought its Direct Connect technology to the UK, which allows customers to establish a dedicated network connection between their datacentre and the local Amazon Web Services facility.The announcement, made on Wednesday, means UK customers can connect to Amazon Web Services' EU West (Ireland) region via the Telecity Sovereign House datacentre in London at guaranteed port speeds of 1Gbps or 10Gbps.
European law enforcement authorities say 22 allegedly fake research projects have been involved in fraud worth almost £50m
Microsoft and Yahoo have received clearance from regulators in the U.S. and EU to proceed with their search agreement. Now the real fun---integrating people, technology and processes---begins.
Nokia has been helping the Iran government with surveillance technology to track mobile phone users since this issue became known by the media in June of 2009.
EU-funded research into a new mobile Internet technology called LTE Advanced is due to kick off at the start of next year.
EU-funded research into a new mobile internet technology called LTE Advanced is due to kick off at the start of next year
There are many existing services to help you to discover a city you don't know, but the EU-funded CINeSPACE project is quite unique. It combines GIS and semantic technology to provide you with an intuitive and interactive way to discover the cultural heritage of a city. The CINeSPACE project combines several technologies including GPS to track your approximative position and optical and inertial tracking to refine it. You'll be able to rent the handheld at a tourist office or an airport, and your interactive tour will be designed according to your interests. The first field tests will be held in the beginning of 2009 in Glasgow, San Sebastian and Venice. But read more...
This is the goal of a EU-funded project called HISMAR (Hull Identification System for Marine Autonomous Robotics). European researchers and engineers are working on an automated robotic cleaning system that removes marine growth from the hull of a ship. By cleaning a ship's hull, this robot will allow ships to travel through the water more efficiently by cutting down on drag -- and of course reducing fuel costs. The researchers said this robot acts like a vacuum cleaner -- in or out of the water. A prototype will be shown next week at the Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine Technology Conference in Hamburg, Germany (SMM 2008). But read more...
A friendly collaboration between humans and robots is not always easy. Either robots work efficiently and far from humans in controlled environments, or they're equipped with lots of sensors to work along humans and not harm them. Now, a EU-funded project, Phriends -- short for 'Physical Human-Robot Interaction: DepENDability and Safety' -- has started to force robots to respect Asimov's laws. In a nutshell, these laws say that robots cannot cause harm to humans and that they have to obey us. This 3-year project will end next year and has received € 2.16 million from the EU. The technology developed for the Phriends project will be used in industrial robots, but also in sports training and physical rehabilitation. But read more...
You can't understand the technology deals without being fluent in EU regulator-speak. And you also can't grasp Microsoft's next move without pondering what the European Union will do.
Australia has been ranked seventh in the world in a new report rating countries on how effectively they use technology, ahead of EU powerhouses such as Germany and France.
The European Court of Auditors has taken the Commission to task over its evaluation of technology research programmes from 1995 to 2013
The European Union has funded an ambitious project related to wearable technology. This project, named WearIT@work will end in one year and was funded with 14.3 million euros of EU money, even if the total project cost is expected to exceed 23 million euros. For mobile workers, the goal is to replace traditional interfaces, such as screen, keyboard or computer unit, by speech control or gesture control, without modifying the applications. This wearable system is currently being tested in four different fields including aircraft maintenance, emergency response, car production and healthcare.
System helps avoid skids on slippery roads, and could be required equipment in Europe and U.S. by 2012.
Will the EU realize its folly and prevent the unwashed masses from looting the Microsoft bank and making off with its secret protocols and technology? Egads!
The new sensor network technology developed for the EU-funded CoBIs project is going a step beyond existing RFID systems by embedding business logic in physical entities. For example, chemical drums could warn operators when the storage limit in a warehouse is reached. CoBIs could become commercially available within three to five years.
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