Andrew Lockley

New year, new SciTech

You probably got a bit lazy over Christmas – so now it’s time to get your portfolio fighting fit, with a SciTech workout. The machines take over Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, is making way for AI. The…

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Electric cars will change the world – but here’s why you’ll never own one

You might think of your car as pretty high tech. Certainly, it’s got engine management computers, seat belt pre-tensioners and sat nav. But the car itself? It’s much the same as your dad’s – and your granddad’s. The fact that…

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Stocking-filler tech stories

It’s the last SciTech Bulletin of 2016. So, before your fill yourself with pud, it’s time to check your portfolio against our carefully-chosen and expertly-wrapped news. But first – an important FYI. At Exponential Investor, we often get asked “How…

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A tale of two batteries

Sometimes the most important tech stories are misunderstood. The important information is often mired in details, which obscure the vital principles at stake. My work with Exponential Investor is to get deep inside these critical news items – because these…

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The optimist’s guide to investing in 2017

Well, 2016 was certainly a controversial year. But we’ve had some big leaps forward – not least the discovery of gravitational waves. It takes many years – sometimes decades – for such fundamental science to work its way through. Firstly,…

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Amazon just changed the world – and nobody noticed

In the last couple of weeks Amazon did two amazing things. One probably received more than its fair share of press. The other was barely publicised – attracting, for example, only a tiny paragraph in New Scientist. That’s unfair –…

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Vastly cheaper solar cells

When Moses descended Mount Sinai carrying the Ten Commandments, these were engraved on tablets of stone. But even in antiquity, this method of storing information was a bit… antiquated. By the time of Moses, scrolls were available – and this…

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I got the ol’ purple blues…

It’s Hidden Gems – where we consider some of the stories and angles that were overlooked in the mainstream media. You’ll get deeper, smarter, more deal-ready analysis from Exponential Investor – as well as an early warning of some big…

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Sun, sea – and broadband?

When all your investments come off, you may well want to buy yourself a yacht. They’re great fun to mess about in – but there’s one small problem: no internet. If you want to get online while on board, you’ll…

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Undead coal, clean storage and flying cars

Today, it’s SciTech Bulletin. I’ve been through the haystacks – and here are the needles. Stupid Tech Major of the Week Award I’ve suffered the effects of a few “wrecking updates” in my time. These are software patches, pushed onto…

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