Interview: Techie Ospreys rugby player Cai Griffiths on wearables in sport

Wearables are major trend in the tech world right now, with big players like Apple, Samsung, Motorola and Sony all battling it out for market leadership. Smartwatches and smartbands are particularly popular among sportspeople, providing them with new ways to boost their performance and training. We speak to Cai Griffiths, who’s a rugby union player...

Welsh Government and Microsoft team up to support games developers in Wales

The Welsh Government and tech giant Microsoft have teamed up together to launch a pilot project aimed at supporting start-up games developers in Wales. Greenshoots, as it’s being called, will provide four games development firms with a grant of £25,000 to build new titles and will receive expert support from Microsoft. A similar incubation programme...

The role of the entrepreneur in a world that craves success

Wealth is often used as a measure of success. It’s a very poor yardstick. This was blatantly obvious when sailing around the Balearic Islands. Any spectacular looking and expensive vessel would soon be upstaged when next to an even more beautiful and costly vessel, and be rapidly outshone. There’s always somebody wealthier – and not...

Play because you love playing

Why do people start a business? In a study I recently conducted with the Cardiff Start community, I asked the question: What’s the biggest gain of founding  your own business? The answers almost always centered around the idea of ‘personal achievement’ – of making something with your own time and that you are proud of. Founding...

Pupils test drive new hybrid PC developed in Wales

Ysgol Y Deri in Penarth is among the first schools to get its hands on a computer that’s been designed in Wales specifically for children. A2Z Computing, based in Newport, recently unveiled the hybrid PC. Called the Fizzbook Duo, it can be used a tablet and a laptop for accelerated learning in the classroom. Pupils and teachers...

A taste of Silicon Valley in Swansea

Back in July, I attended an event at TechHub Swansea entitled ‘Lessons from Silicon Valley’. This was an incredible, fascinating and motivating talk by Alan Brown – associate dean, innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Surrey – with contributions from Mark Thompson, senior lecturer in information systems at Cambridge University. Despite a warm room,...

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