Nicole Kobie, IT Pro

Nicole Kobie

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United Kingdom

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Past articles by Nicole:

How quantum computing can fight climate change

Quantum computers could help unpick the challenges of climate change and offer solutions with real impact – but we can’t wait for their arrival → Read More

Smart contact lenses could kick AR into the mainstream

Smart contact lenses will let you see directions, messages and data in the blink of an eye, leaving cumbersome headsets in the past → Read More

No Wi-Fi is better than slow Wi-Fi

Struggling with internet connections isn’t worth the time, but it’s hard to resist the temptation when it’s just within reach → Read More

Fighting wildfires with sensors, AI and drones

Wildfires are dangerous to battle, although machine learning predictions and sensor-based alerts could make fighting them safer and more successful → Read More

Mapping an entire country: Meet Singapore’s digital twin

Digital twins are the future of urban planning – disclosing insights we could have once only dreamed of → Read More

Have driverless cars stalled?

Self-driving vehicles are taking a circuitous route to becoming reality. What’s holding up automotive automation? → Read More

Facial recognition for bears (and other ways to use the technology for good)

Researchers have paired a neural network and a facial detection system used in a “dog hipsterisation” app to help manage and protect grizzly bears → Read More

The quantum internet is on its way

A pair of key experiments show how quantum tech could add unbreakable security to the internet → Read More

Mind over matter: Why work is more than work

The psychological contract can build our new work world if we get it right on all sides → Read More

How to be a great motivator

Keeping employees motivated – through the good and the bad – is not always easy → Read More

How to build a future world of work we will want

What will life be like when Zoom fatigue is a thing of the past and tech actually helps make work easier and our lives better? → Read More

Can blockchain fix voting?

Could digital voting have prevented the chaos before the US election? And can blockchain help now or in the future? → Read More

Why the future needs optical data centres

Researchers are leaping the hurdles holding back optical networks, opening the door to a faster, greener future → Read More

Microsoft patches 129 flaws as big updates become new normal

This month's Patch Tuesday includes 23 critical flaws, though none are being actively used by hackers → Read More

Fortnite creator sues Google and Apple over app store cut

Epic Games' battle over app stores' revenue slices continues → Read More

Batty smartphone tech for tracking animals

Tiny computers glued to bats are making research into the animals and their habitats more precise → Read More

Robots are supposed to steal our jobs – so why haven’t they during the coronavirus crisis?

Robots are already making some progress in healthcare settings, but they need more support if they're to make a real difference → Read More

How to work from home like a boss

The pandemic has seen untold numbers of Brits banned from the office. Ignore the flood of homeworking advice and find your own way → Read More

Can tech survive without China?

Most tech is made in China. What happens when it can’t – or won’t – make our gadgets? → Read More

My dog showed me how Facebook could be better

Social media is toxic and the web is full of trolls – but there are corners of the internet that aren’t so bad → Read More