Top 13 stories on EPDT in March 2019...

Author : Mark Gradwell | Editor | EPDT

01 April 2019

Top 13
Top 13

As April begins, we've reviewed the most popular stories – as decided by our readers – across EPDT’s website & newsletter during the last month...

So, we’ve totted up the most clicked and read stories from the EPDT website and newsletter during March 2019 – and now, we feature the top 13 for EPDT readers to review and revisit in this post (and in April's first newsletter).

The list features an inspiring array of technology and topics – including smart keys and video doorbell security vulnerabilities, 7 engineering wonders of the modern world and the top 20 most annoying tech problems. Pi Day, National Apprenticeship Week, International Women's Day, Arduino Day, British Science Week and the Web's 30th birthday also feature.

Review the list and you’re certain to find something of interest and/or use – and we aim to ensure that 2019 continues to deliver the same diverse and engaging mix of valuable, relevant content for you!

Here’s the list (with links to each story):

1. GSMA wraps up another successful Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
MWC Barcelona, the world's largest mobile event, brings together the latest innovations & leading-edge technology from more than 2,400 companies with a highly-rated conference programme assembling today’s visionaries to explore the hottest topics influencing the industry.

2. Next generation Nuki Smart Lock 2.0 turns your smartphone into a smart key
Award-winning next gen smart lock retrofits over existing locks and introduces a range of new features, including Apple HomeKit & Zigbee compatibility.

3. On Pi Day: Rock Pi vs Raspberry Pi
On Pi Day (3/14), reichelt elektronik take a closer look at the Rock Pi, comparing it to the Raspberry Pi across development board power, connectivity and accessories – ultimately asking is Rock Pi flexible and powerful enough for makers?

4. Are these the 7 engineering wonders of the modern world?...
The Royal Academy of Engineering's This is Engineering campaign worked with young engineers to compile a list of modern engineering wonders, as research shows misconceptions about the profession could be preventing young people finding their dream career.

5. Major vulnerability in Amazon’s Ring video doorbell identified by Dojo by BullGuard cybersecurity experts
Unencrypted transmission of audio and/or video footage to the Ring app allowed for undetectable arbitrary surveillance & injection of counterfeit traffic, compromising home security and putting family members at risk.

6. Booming electronics sector fuels almost two-thirds of UK manufacturing growth
The UK’s electronics sector experienced a strong rebound in 2017 & 2018, representing almost two-thirds of UK manufacturing growth in 2018. Product design for smart devices, 5G & digital medicines, plus export demand from Asia, are all key growth opportunities.

7. Electronic component market review – Q1 2019
As 2019 begins, challenges surrounding lead times within the electronic component market look set to continue for some time to come. For OEMs, this drives the continued need to make adjustments to the design and choice of components for their printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs).

8. British Science Week: 23% pick moon landing as most inspiring scientific moment of all time says IET
In the run up to the 50th Anniversary of their 1969 achievement, Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin’s touch down on the moon is named as the most inspiring scientific moment of all time for almost a quarter of Brits, in research by the IET.

9. On Arduino Day: Ultimate Arduino Challenge from Mouser & Microchip kicks off at Embedded World
Arduino Day is a worldwide birthday celebration of Arduino. The 24-hour-long community event brings people together to share their experiences and learn more about the open-source platform. The Ultimate Arduino Challenge is a global contest for engineers to create the best project using Arduino hardware.

10. On International Women's Day: progress on women in STEM?...
The increase of women in the workforce is one of the most significant structural changes in the economy over the last 40 years. Over the past few decades, there has been a massive rise in the female workforce, with the employment rate of women aged 25 to 54 rising from 57% in 1975 to a record high of 78% in 2017.

11. Top 20 most annoying tech problems
Survey reveals that Brits are destroying their gadgets in frustration, falling out with their partners and losing working hours as a result of tech problems.

12. In National Apprenticeship Week: shout about the benefits of apprenticeships says Make UK
As #NAW2019 kicks off, Make UK (formerly EEF), the voice of UK manufacturing & engineering, is calling on the manufacturing industry to promote apprenticeships as the perfect pathway to a fulfilling career.

13. #Web30: 30 years on, what’s next #ForTheWeb?
In an open letter on the World Wide Web’s 30th birthday, web inventor, Sir Tim Berners-Lee reflects on how the web has changed our world and what we must do to build a better web that serves all of humanity.

You can also review the:

•    Top 10 stories in February 2019...
•    Top 10 stories in January 2019...

•    Top 12 stories on EPDT in 2018...

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