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Robot fruit pickers could help solve the industry’s skilled recruitment crisis, says a Kent farm manager.

Giles Cannon, who manages Roughway Farm near Tonbridge, says his farm has been “overwhelmed” with job interest in recent weeks as hundreds of people seek to work as fruit pickers.

It comes several weeks after a national call was made by the Environment Secretary, George Eustice, urging students and furloughed workers to apply for seasonal farm work amid feared shortages.

However, hiring experienced staff has proved challenging for the agricultural sector, according to Mr Cannon.

Mr Cannon, who has worked in the farming sector for decades, said: “To call fruit picking an unskilled job is doing the industry a disservice.”

Farmers around the world are increasingly interested in robot technology to address the long-term decline in skilled labour, according to 2019 research carried out by Fieldwork Robotics, a company linked to the University of

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Security

Staying secure in the modern world is more difficult than ever. Every day, we face threats to our identities, our personal information, our data, and even ourselves. From malware attacks to phishing schemes, we survey the security landscape. It takes a lot more than some anti-virus software to stay safe. We go beyond the sensationalism to assess which threats could pose the biggest problems and dig into the repercussions that ripple through our lives once security has been compromised. KEEP GOING

AI

Sure, artificial intelligence can generate hilarious song titles and paint colors, but it’s also powering some of the most compelling new technology of our time. Machine learning and neural networks are playing larger roles in almost every device and system we use. It’s built into your smartphone, your smart home, and maybe

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Despite the fact that people have blamed videogame systems for many young people living more sedentary lifestyles in recent years, they are proving to be immensely useful tools and sources of entertainment during these times of social distancing. With so…


People in today’s day and age visit many websites throughout the day, and they will expect sites that are fast, easy-to-navigate, functional and well-designed. This puts immense pressure on website owners,because if your website is not up to a high…


Whatever form of browser you use on your computer —whether it’s Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox — you will have access to some form of private browsing. They come under different names such asInPrivate Browsing, Incognito Mode…


The field of computing is wide and varied, and there are many different areas within the industry that you can work in. You

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Portable Power You Can Count On

Gene Kupfer June 28, 2018

If you regularly find yourself wondering where you can get some portable juice on the go for your smartphone, tablet or any portable device, you have to check out the mophie Powerstation Wireless External

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FSLogix Apps 2.6 Now Available

Gene Kupfer September 23, 2016

Following on their release of 2.5, with the new, “Office 365 Container”, last week FSLogix announced the release of their 2.6 release.  From their release blog: High Availability Subsystem High availability is a key

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FSLogix introduces container for Citrix Users with Office 365!

Gene Kupfer July 9, 2016

In this demo video, FSLogix Engineer, Dave Young, demonstrates drastic performance enhancements by comparing logon times and network utilization, between Traditional Desktops with Outlook’s Online Mode, Cached Exchange Mode, and Cached Exchange Mode with

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The Carehub – The world’s first smart product designed to give  you and your elderly family peace of mind

Gene Kupfer January 9, 2016

How frustrating is it when you can’t connect to your elderly family? Do you know when they need help

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This is a SIM with a difference, it is tuned to your hearing, so your phone conversations in any phone are as clear as they can be, and this service is ideal if you have a little or a lot of hearing loss. The process is simple and they have several plans to suit the amount you use your phone. In these times where meetings in person are not encouraged the phone becomes more important than ever.
Where did the crew and cargo disappear to is a mystery you need to solve in this next game.
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