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  • Five illuminating products to brighten up the darkest night

    wired.co.uk 28 Mar '18, 1pm

    Although it’s not immediately apparent, some significant changes make this SUV stand out from its predecessor. For a start, it has night vision. There’s also a 3D LED strip that stretches across the entire rear, plus headlights featuring four futuristic LED dots. Its interior, meanwhi...

  • The new watches of Baselworld 2018 from Rolex, Bulgari, TAG Heuer and Omega

    wired.co.uk 26 Mar '18, 2pm

    Out of nowhere – well, OK, almost 30 years of investment, development, R&D and gradual improvement – Bulgari has become one of the most exciting forces in watchmaking. The last four years certainly has seen an incredible blossoming in its technical and creative vision, based around it...

  • What the UK can learn from Singapore's smart city

    What the UK can learn from Singapore's smart city

    wired.co.uk 20 Jun '17, 7am

    From New York to New Delhi, few "smart cities" can match Singapore's commitment to experimentation. A state rich in capital and without lobbies to block pilot projects, when Singapore decides to implement, it does so nimbly and quickly. Surface-street trials of self-driving cars and b...

  • Move over Bitcoin, the blockchain is only just getting started

    What is the blockchain and why should people use it?

    wired.co.uk 07 Nov '16, 6pm

    Many firms are already using the blockchain to trace and record ownership, and to cut out middlemen. In the first group, there's London-based Everledger, which uses the distributed ledger to track individual diamonds from the mine to the consumer, helping identify conflict diamonds an...

  • Grow your own hotel: this tropical high-rise in Singapore has its own ecosystem

    Singapore's Oasia Hotel Downtown has its own ecosystem

    wired.co.uk 12 Mar '17, 12pm

    Singapore's Oasia Hotel Downtown is alive - and growing fast. Covered in 21 species of verdant climbers and flowers, it was designed by local architects WOHA as the first tropical high-rise. "We wanted as many species as possible to recreate an ecosystem," says WOHA co-founder Wong Mu...

  • Google's next submarine cable will connect Singapore to Australia

    Google is going to lay the Indigo subsea internet cable between Singapore and Australia

    wired.co.uk 06 Apr '17, 10am

    The latest cable, follows the announcement in October 2016 of another cable that is due to be laid by Google and Facebook. Along with Pacific Light Data Communication and TE SubCom, the tech giants are joining forces to lay the first cable that directly connects Los Angeles to Hong Ko...

  • Forget bitcoin. Your life is destined for the blockchain

    Forget bitcoin. From Augur to Everledger, your life is destined for the blockchain

    wired.co.uk 08 Jun '16, 10am

    So far, 858,890 diamonds have been entered onto the firm's ledger. Each gem is scanned to glean forty unique points that are condensed into what Kemp calls "the diamond’s digital thumbprint". This ID is then attached to the smallest quantity of bitcoin available (a satoshi, in homage ...

  • WIRED Money 2016 Startup Stage: working with blockchain

    Money 2016 Startup Stage: working with blockchain

    wired.co.uk 05 Jul '16, 11am

    "Blockchain is here to stay," says Tramonex CEO Amine Berraoui. But to succeed it needs to be safer, stronger and available to more people. His startup provides FCA-regulated international payments to the SME sector using digital wallets. The system works by putting 'mirror' national ...