Israeli companies’ goal is a slice of the UK sport technology market

By Sandy Rashty, December 24, 2014

Israeli companies specialising in sports technology will vie for the chance to meet UK leaders in the field, at the launch of the Future Sport competition.

Fifteen competition winners, selected by a judging panel, will have the chance to present their ideas to top sporting figures and corporate groups, on a three-day trip to London and Manchester next year.


At last, the flying selfie available off the shelfie

By Nathan Jeffay, December 18, 2014

The selfie stick, which lets people hold their mobile phones at a distance while snapping themselves, is taking the world by storm.

But an Israeli firm is taking digital narcissism to even greater heights.

Zano, the "selfie drone", can track its owner from the air, taking photos from pre-set angles and distances before automatically "homing in".


Hunt is impressed by high-tech Donisthorpe

By John Fisher, December 18, 2014

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt visited Leeds residential home Donisthorpe to gain an understanding of pioneering technology geared to facilitating more personalised care.

Donisthorpe is piloting a system developed by Yorkshire firm TPP allowing electronic access to residents' medical records.


Join the Army if you want to invent the next Google Glass

By Nathan Jeffay, December 11, 2014

In the hothouse of Israeli tech success, you may get a surprise if you ask professors which of their graduates they most revere. High up on Boaz Golany's list is the man who led one of Israel's most spectacular failures. Shai Agassi's Better Place company went crashing into bankruptcy last year despite £500 million in investment.


Tel Aviv's tiny idea that could change the smartphone world

By Nathan Jeffay, December 11, 2014

If an Israeli company gets its way, waiting for your phone to charge will soon seem as out-dated as hanging around while your TV warms up.

Tel Aviv-based StoreDot is about to give industry experts a glimpse of a new smartphone battery that uses nanotechnology to absorb a day's worth of power in just 30 seconds.


Well suited to science

By Simon Rocker, November 6, 2014

The cutting edge of Israeli science was shared with a select band of London diners by the Friends of Bar Ilan University last week.

Professor Ido Bachelet outlined research being done in the university's faculty of life sciences which, he said, "could revolutionise everything we know as medicine".

His team is developing tiny robots which could be injected into a patient to destroy cancer cel


Anti-boycott app? Forget it, use BDS tech to buy Israeli

By Nathan Jeffay, October 26, 2014

A new app is promising to boost to the campaign to counter the boycott of Israel by providing information on products originating from the Jewish state.

The app is called Am Yisrael Buy, a play on the phrase "am Yisrael chai", which means "the Jewish People lives".


Here comes the bride's father - thanks to his robot legs

By Naomi Firsht, September 23, 2014

"As a girl growing up you always expect your dad to be there to walk you down the aisle," said Joanne Beaumont

But she knew her father, Irving Caplan, would be unlikely to fulfil that role.


Web giants unite to fight online hate

By Marcus Dysch, September 23, 2014

Internet giants Twitter, Facebook, Google and Microsoft have pledged to work harder to tackle online hatred after agreeing a deal with a leading antisemitism watchdog.

The companies endorsed a series of pledges on Monday following talks in California with the Inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism.


Algorithm that combats bedwetting

By Nathan Jeffay, September 23, 2014

Back in the 1980s in Brighton, an Israeli father started grappling with the challenge of his son's bedwetting.