Welsh game developers get £55,000 to develop new titles for Microsoft

Three Welsh games developers have received £55,000 in grants to build new games titles for tech giant Microsoft as part of an initiative backed by the Welsh Government. Dojo Arcade and Wales Interactive, based in Pencoed Technology Park, and Sky Fish Studios of Cardiff are the first Welsh developers to take part in the Microsoft Greenshoots...

Swansea Uni lecturers develop wearable to revolutionise surgical patient care

Two lecturers from Swansea University’s School of Medicine are looking to revolutionise surgical patient care with a new piece of wearable tech they’ve developed. Dr David Williams and Dr John Dingley have unveiled Vivi, a head-mounted display that gives medical professionals the ability to monitor patients’ vitals and recognise changes in heart rate, blood pressure and...

Caerphilly-based computer network firm wins major contract with Sony

Twister Pair Technologies, a computer network specialist based in Caerphilly, has won a major contract for it to provide networking solutions to the Welsh manufacturing division of Sony. The contract has seen the firm re-cable Sony’s manufacturing plant in Pencoed with more than three kilometres of OM4 fibre optic backbone cabling and 17 kilometres of copper cabling....

Welsh telco announces record £2 million turnover

Cardiff-based telco TWL Voice and Data has been using acquisitions in a bid to become the biggest telecoms and communications provider in Wales. This has helped it to generate turnover of £2.1 million this year compared to £1.5 million in 2014, which is a growth of 28 per cent. It expects to make £2.4 million...

Interview: James Blake of Hello Soda and Online Them

James Blake is the founder of data analysis firm Hello Soda and anti-cyberbullying website OnlineThem. We talk to him about what he does, what he’s been working on and ask him about the future. TD: Can you tell us more about yourself and what you do, please? JB: I’m originally from Newport, Wales and studied...

Cardiff Uni 3D-printed material backed by NFL to protect against brain injuries

Innovative 3D-printed material developed at Cardiff University to protect athletes, military personnel and the general public against brain injury has won funding in an NFL-backed competition. World-leading, US-based helmet designer and manufacturer Roy Burek of Charles Owen Inc has secured $250,000 (£165,000) in the Head Health Challenge III, an innovation competition to advance work in...

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