The hottest tech and biggest flops at CES 2018

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Held in Las Vegas every year, CES is one of the biggest consumer electronics shows. This year brought more exciting tech that will set the tone for the rest of the year. But not everything at the show went smoothly. Some demonstrations faltered, other technology was criticised as unnecessary and wasteful. And the conference even […]


Christmas gift guide: This year’s best tech gifts

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We love our technology at Hi5 and we know you do too. Here is our list of the best gadgets, gizmos and much more to buy your loved ones this year. Think we’ve missed anything? Let us know on Twitter. Amazon Echo Plus The Echo Plus is the first of Amazon’s intelligent speakers that comes […]


Hi5 At The 2017 Engineering Design Show 18th & 19th October

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Hi5 Electronics is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting again at this year’s Engineering Design Show, kicking off on the 18th October for 2 days at Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry. The venue is conveniently located close to Junction 3 of the M6. and this year we are at Stand J40. It’s a great opportunity  to come […]


Opportunities for developers in AI

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is currently one of the biggest battlegrounds for top technology companies (and nation states). Big companies like Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and Google are all trying to leverage the power of machine intelligence to turn a profit while global superpowers like America and Russia are close to sparking a new arms race – […]


These graphene products were all developed in Manchester

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Since it was first isolated by two professors working at the University of Manchester, graphene has been hailed as a kind of wonder material. The 2D material is just one layer of atoms thick. Professors Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov first isolated the material by peeling individual layers off graphite using Scotch Tape. Their work, […]


Professional-grade PCB design software for all types of businesses

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Fuelled by a demand for ever more sophisticated electronics and driven by Moore’s law of technological improvement, the pressure is always on PCB designers to get better. It has also led to massive improvements in the software that designers and engineers use in development. But as the necessary tools have got better, many of the […]


Raspberry Pi projects you can tackle with the kids this Easter

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Like the BBC Micro in its day, the Raspberry Pi mini-computer is an accessible way to get children and families into the world of computer hardware and coding/programming. The Cambridge based company works to empower people all over the world through ‘digital making’. Able to solve the problems of today and equipped for the jobs […]


What can the electronics industry expect from Brexit?

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British tech companies and electronics manufacturers face a number of opportunities and threats in the near and long term future. Since the Brexit vote the electronics sector, as well as the economy more generally, has performed better than many economists predicted. Now, after Theresa May has put a little more flesh on the bones of […]


Brexit shake up of the consumer electronics industry

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We are close to closing a topsy-turvy year that has mixed up the consumer electronics industry. Seismic political shifts both at home and abroad have had a huge impact on prices for these goods and there is already some evidence of an impact on the electronics supply chain too. Rising prices for consumers Brexit sent […]


Hi5 Electronics exhibiting at the Engineering Design Show

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The Engineering Design Show, incorporating the Electronics Design Show and the Embedded Design Show will go ahead next week for the fifth year running. And Hi5 Electronics is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting again this year, albeit on a slightly moved stand. This year you’ll find us on stand G72, on the […]