Rise of the hardware hackers

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A series of high-profile hacks has brought more attention to security concerns of connected devices. But how vulnerable is our hardware and how are the risks evolving? Everyday, everybody uses technology that enhances their lives in some small way. And the number of internet-connected devices is getting bigger every day as more individuals and companies […]


Hi5 Electronics at the PCB Design and Manufacture Live

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UK PCB manufacturer Hi5 Electronics will be exhibiting at PCB Design and Manufacture Live next month. It is the UK’s only fully dedicated exhibition for the sourcing of electronic components and services in PCB design and manufacturing processes. Held at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on Thursday 10 May, members of the Hi5 team […]


Manchester breakthrough brings flexible screens one step closer

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Flexible televisions, tablets and phones, plus high-performance wearable smart technology have come one step closer thanks to a new nanoscale transistor created by researchers at The University of Manchester and Shandong University in China. These products, which might have seemed like a pipedream a few years ago, are now close to becoming a reality thanks […]


A brief history of synthesizers

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Tinkerers and electronics pioneers have made a huge impact on modern music -creating complex sounds out of simple electronic circuits. Unlike traditional instruments, which haven’t changed much in hundreds of years, electronic instruments like synthesizers have evolved almost continuously through recent history. In this blog post, we track synthesizers through from their earliest iterations to […]


Robots to learn something from the fish eating bat

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An amazing application of a colony animals solution to a search for food could revolutionise the way robots communicate. Israeli researcher Yossi Yovel leads the team at Bat Lab for Neuro Ecology at Tel Aviv University. His research into communication has focussed specifically on the Mexican fish eating bat, native to California. The large range […]


The Best Introductory AI Courses You Can Study at Home

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In just the last few years, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has given us some really quite impressive product innovations. AI allows you to unlock the iPhone X with your face and is responsible for products like smart speakers, which are becoming more commonplace. Robots aren’t about to hoover up all the jobs or destroy humanity, but […]


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 – […]