A new technology centre is being built in Bristol

A new technology centre is being built in Bristol

A multi-million pound centre for aerospace technology is going to be in Bristol. The Global Technology Centre will be based in Filton, and is expected to open in 2020. Where it will focus on the manufacturing and assembly of aircraft structures. £32million research and development hub is funded by the giant GKN Aerospace, and the government’s Aerospace […]

Bristol ‘Big Issue’ vendors trial contactless payments

Bristol ‘Big Issue’ vendors trial contactless payments

Bristol ‘Big Issue’ vendors will be some of the first to trial the use of contactless card payments when selling the magazine. James Wilkinson, who manages the scheme for Bristol and Bath, explained that the idea is a way to make it easier for customers to purchase the magazine as less and less people are […]

Bloodhound neutered as wheels come off funding

Bloodhound neutered as wheels come off funding

Plans to break the land speed world speed record in a supersonic vehicle have been abandoned due to a lack of funding. The Bristol based ‘Bloodhound’, slated to beat the current 738mph record by more than 300mph, fell £25m short of its goal to keep the private project running.   Infogram   The record-breaking attempt […]

A total service blackout has affected millions of O2 customers

A total service blackout has affected millions of O2 customers

If you experienced problems with your 02 phone, you weren’t the only one. Due to a global software issue, a total of 32 million customers are thought have been affected with phones failing to show any data connection. The blackout occurred early on Thursday and ended this morning. Customers using Sky, Tesco Mobile, GiffGaff and […]

Bristol’s first virtual reality lab opens

Bristol’s first virtual reality lab opens

A landmark new facility establishing Bristol as a global leader in the development of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) and content has officially opened its doors. The world’s first VR ribbon cutting marked the official opening of the Bristol VR Lab. Wearing a headset with no real scissors in sight, West of England mayor […]

Bristol to host the world’s first 5G festival

Bristol to host the world’s first 5G festival

A world-first event in Bristol this weekend will demonstrate how new 5G technology will completely “transform the way we live, work, and study in our cities”, according to Bristol University. Across 17 and 18 March, Bristol’s Millenium Square will host the 5G Festival. Innovative wireless technology, futuristic urban art installations, and spectacular VR and 3-D projections […]

New app aims to tackle mental health problems in the UK

New app aims to tackle mental health problems in the UK

A new app launched yesterday in Bristol aims to support people of all ages struggling  with mental health issues.  With suicide and mental health problems at a all-time high in the UK, the disTRACT app aims to provide people with easy access to information and suicide prevention resources. The app provides a discreet way of accessing information […]

Bristol ‘missing out on driverless cars investment’

Bristol ‘missing out on driverless cars investment’

Bristol is missing out on investment in the future of driverless technology, the man behind a Bristol-based company building autonomous vehicles has said. Stephen Hilton, the founder of Venturer, said most investment was going to the likes of the Midlands and Cambridge. He was speaking after Venturer tested its own automated vehicle ‘The Wild Cat’ around […]

Bristol beats London as UK’s smartest city

Bristol beats London as UK’s smartest city

A recent study has crowned Bristol as the UK’s smartest city thanks to its innovative approach to future technologies. The study, conducted by Navigant Consulting and commissioned by Huawei UK, saw the city compared against 20 others with a variety of criteria including green technology, transport and accessibility. Bristol was followed on the list by […]