IET events this December – #engineering and technology dates for your diary

‘Tis the season for joy and merriment, and the IET is getting in on the action by offering a number of fun, family Christmas lectures across the UK this month. There are also a number of different social events taking place for IET members of all ages and walks of life, including quizzes and Christmas parties. But if you’re more interested in education than entertainment, the IET still has something to suit your needs. Both soft skill and technical workshops are on offer throughout December, plus a number of technical visits are taking place all across the globe, including a … Continue reading IET events this December – #engineering and technology dates for your diary

#Trump rides the Beast all the way to the White House – @RealDonaldTrump gets a brand-new @Cadillac – an annotated infographic

Donald Trump will ride from his presidential inauguration in a brand new version of the current Cadillac-branded state limousine. “The Beast” boasts all current hi-tech security features, along with technology upgrades. Click on the graphic for an expanded view.   Continue reading #Trump rides the Beast all the way to the White House – @RealDonaldTrump gets a brand-new @Cadillac – an annotated infographic

#Google Glass this is not – @Snapchat video @Spectacles go on sale – an annotated infographic

Snapchat, the imaging messaging service, has begun selling sunglasses which can record videos of what the wearer is seeing, in 10-second segments. Snap, Inc. are hoping for success where Google failed with its own video glasses (aka Glass), which were roundly lambasted and eventually discontinued in 2015. E&T looked at the reasons why Glass got cancelled last year. Snapchat is taking a typically wacky approach to retailing for Spectacles, selling them directly out of custom vending machines that have popped-up in California. Click on the graphic for an expanded view.   Continue reading #Google Glass this is not – @Snapchat video @Spectacles go on sale – an annotated infographic

IET events this November – #engineering and technology dates for your diary

  This November the IET has a wide variety of events on offer for those interested in engineering and technology. As well as a huge array of informative lectures there’s a great selection of technical visits on offer including a trip to RLab Reading Hackspace, a chance to check out the Defence Academy’s armoured vehicles in Swindon and an anaerobic digester and wind turbine tour in Newtonstewart. Internationally there are also several interesting events taking place including – but not limited to – a visit to the Royal New Zealand Navy in Auckland to discuss technology in fighting frigates and … Continue reading IET events this November – #engineering and technology dates for your diary