VW Golf Mk VII debuts at Paris Motor Show – an annotated graphic

With the Paris Motor Show about to begin this weekend, it’s the perfect time for VW enthusiasts and petrolheads in general to enjoy today’s graphic about the new VW Golf Mk VII.  New-generation engines, bigger boots, improved air-con, intelligent steering and braking and a snazzy touch-screen infotainment system – it’s looking good. Sophisticated evolution, in the tradition of each previous Golf model. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Advertisements Continue reading VW Golf Mk VII debuts at Paris Motor Show – an annotated graphic

Japan’s military aspirations – missile defence radars and new Osprey aircraft

A brace of graphics today about Japan’s most recent military posturing. First up, we look at how the Japanese is installing its second missile defence radar, most likely to counter China’s growing military power. We then analyse the new American tiltrotor aircraft, the MV-22 Osprey, which Tokyo has declared safe for deployment. Helicopters that morph into aircraft? Life imitating art, in an homage to Transformers, perhaps. Click on the graphics for an expanded view.   Continue reading Japan’s military aspirations – missile defence radars and new Osprey aircraft

Apple shares hit record high, iPhone 5 does quite well, OMG!, etc

Apple up, Blackberry down. No fruit-based quips here. We’re talking hard currency. Man, we wish we’d bought Apple shares in the mid-1990s. E&T news covered the release of the Apple iPhone 5 today. We also have our ever-growing compendium of Apple-related news stories. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading Apple shares hit record high, iPhone 5 does quite well, OMG!, etc

The IET’s virtual library and smart card technology

Do you want to find out what’s behind all this smart card this and smart card that?  The IET’s virtual library is the place for you.  With your much prized IET membership you are one step away from accessing some quality stuff. Take Wiley’s book: Smart Card Handbook by Wolfgang Rankl, Wolfgang Effing; this book has new international standards and specifications – this 4th edition includes smart cards for passports and ID cards, health care cards, smart cards for public transport, and Java Card 3.0. New sub-chapters cover near field communication (NFC), single wire protocol (SWP) and multi megabyte smart … Continue reading The IET’s virtual library and smart card technology

New issue of E&T magazine online – the wood issue

E&T grabs hold of wood this issue to review this much-loved, long-established and renewable material, used for centuries for everything from heating to building, via manufacturing and art. Wood to build, wood for bioplastics, wood for warfare, wood for fuel, wood for manufacture, wood for everything. Wood, wood, wood, wood, wood, wood, wood. It’s all about wood for us this month. Plus the latest news, reviews, regular columns and much more besides. You might also enjoy our special wood-themed masthead on the E&T website, available for this month only! Continue reading New issue of E&T magazine online – the wood issue

Smart phone conflict metals – an annotated graphic

With the world positively agog at the release by Apple of its iPhone 5, and with similar gadgets from the likes of Nokia and Samsung wowing the masses lately, it seemed an apposite moment to share this graphic about the issue of conflict minerals potentially used in their production. The Securities and Exchange Commission has ruled that companies like Apple must scrutinise the sources of four metals used in the production of such shiny high-tech trinkets and baubles as the iPhone 5, in order to determine that human rights abuses are not being committed during their mining. Tin, Tantalum, Gold … Continue reading Smart phone conflict metals – an annotated graphic

Apple iPhone 5 – an annotated graphic

Hell yeah, we’re more than happy to jump on the iPhone 5 bandwagon and ride those shiny high-tech Cupertino rails all the way in to the Web 2.0 sunset. Today’s graphic is concerned with what well-informed folk on the interwebs (or “gossips”, as we used to call them last century) believe the iPhone 5 will deliver. New display, new casing material, various holes moved about a bit, that sort of thing. Naturally, we’re disappointed at the iPhone still not being a hover phone and the less said about the absence of a toothpick and a tool for getting stones out … Continue reading Apple iPhone 5 – an annotated graphic