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How British tech can thrive in an age of Brexit

How British tech can thrive in an age of Brexit

Rick Morgan June 24, 2017 0

While the Conservative Manifesto was packed full of things like votes on fox hunting, cutting winter fuel payments, the infamous dementia tax and impeding protection of elephants, the Queens speech was a lot more

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Stamping out the State: Royal Mail Privatisation Beckons

Stamping out the State: Royal Mail Privatisation Beckons

Backbencher September 12, 2013 0

Roland Mortimer welcomes the privatisation of Royal Mail. Today’s announcement that the privatisation of Royal Mail will take place in the coming weeks has tugged at the heartstrings of politicians and public alike. Should

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New Zealand Bans Software Patents

New Zealand Bans Software Patents

Tristan Kitchin September 3, 2013 0

Last week a new law was passed in New Zealand banning software patents. It is hoped the new law will help revive the country’s fledging technology industry, in which growth has slowed dramatically in

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The Free Market And The Evolution Of Technology

The Free Market And The Evolution Of Technology

Backbencher August 2, 2013 0

Human progress depends on encouraging trade and free-enterprise capitalism, not fettering it During the days when human civilisation was still in its early infancy, in the fertile plains between the Euphrates and Tigris, there

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Conflict Minerals: The Sad Truth About Western Technology

Conflict Minerals: The Sad Truth About Western Technology

Sam Woolfe July 10, 2013 2

Conflict minerals are minerals which are mined in areas of armed conflict, most notably the Democratic Republic of Congo. The control of the mines which contain these very valuable minerals is a source of

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Augmented Reality – The Future of Advertising?

Augmented Reality – The Future of Advertising?

Tristan Kitchin June 1, 2013 2

  As technology becomes more integrated into our everyday lives, new tools are being harnessed as marketing companies attempt to reach people in new and exciting ways. Augmented reality (AR) is one of these

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Coming 1st June

Coming 1st June

Tristan Kitchin May 22, 2013 1

  The Backbencher has grown rapidly from simple beginnings. In the short nine months the website has been active we have seen our readership expand greatly as our writers expressed our often differing (and

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The top 5 military technologies of tomorrow

The top 5 military technologies of tomorrow

Derek Van De Ven April 22, 2013 5

    1. The Russian Sukhoi T-50 fighter Russia’s air force has been lagging behind the USA’s for some time now. However the US’ economic troubles means a huge cutback in spending, taking the

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E.F. Schumacher: A New Kind of Economics

E.F. Schumacher: A New Kind of Economics

Backbencher April 3, 2013 0

  E.F. Schumacher (1911-1977) was born in Bonn, Germany and would become one of the most influential economic thinkers of the 20th Century. His most well known book, Small is Beautiful: A Study of

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Evolving Machines

Evolving Machines

Backbencher April 3, 2013 2

  Moore’s Law, named after the Intel co-founder Gordon E. Moore, says that the number of transistors on integrated circuits doubles every two years. Put more simply, computer processing power doubles every two years.

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