The maker of the Turing Phone files for bankruptcy and suspends manufacturing

 Turing Robotic’s CEO says the company isn’t done. But it’s definitely hit another significant roadblock in its quest to bring some fun alternative handsets to the market. The Finnish phone maker’s story so far is one of delay after delay, and now it’s announced, via Facebook post, that it’s suspending manufacturing. Read More
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Turing Robotic Industries files for bankruptcy

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Remember the Turing Phone? This Android phone was first announced in 2015 as a super secure, metal-clad Android phone with high-end specs. The phone was originally slated to begin shipping in December 2015, but that didn’t happen, and it still hasn’t to this day. Now Turing, the new company behind the phone, is facing a hurdle in finally bringing it’s device to market.

Turing Robotic Industries has filed for bankruptcy. Reports from Finland, where TRI rented a warehouse, say that creditors filed a claim with TRI in 2017 and that all of the company’s movable property has been seized.

In a recent Facebook post, TRI CEO Steve Chao commented on the news of TRI’s bankruptcy, saying that the filing was made “to temporarily suspend our manufacturing intentions” but that it “doesn’t mean that TRI is bankrupt”. Chao promises to share more news in the coming weeks.

More news on TRI came out yesterday, with Finnish publication Salon Seudun Sanomat saying that Chao claims that he has no debt. Chao also says that he’s starting a new company called Turing Robotic Industries Kepler Oy with his old partners and that all of the work on this new company will be finished in March.

We’ll have to wait and see how this whole situation plays out, but at this point if you were holding your breath waiting for a Turing phone to come out, you may want to exhale. We’re now a few years out from the original debut of the Turing Phone without any kind of significant public release, and these latest developments don’t paint an encouraging picture. – Latest videos, reviews, articles, news and posts

Turing Robotics files for bankruptcy in Finland, CEO Syl Chao says company is not going out of business

Turing Robotics, the force behind Turing phone has filed for a bankruptcy in Finland. The company which has started off as a promising brand by launching an ultra-secure smartphone in 2015 with Android 5.1 has soon taken a drastic turn and decided to settle down to Sailfish OS. After delaying the production of the phone, again and again, has finally filed for bankruptcy. The news came out first on February 3 from Finnish newspaper Salon Seudun Sanomat, who was closely following CEO Steve Syl Chao’s progress in Salo, Finland where Turing rented an empty warehouse. The report from Salon Seudun Sanomat states that the creditors filed a claim with the company in 2017 and all of the company’s movable property has been seized. [HTML1] However, CEO Chao has posted an update on the Facebook couple of days ago saying that filing was initiated to temporarily suspend the manufacturing intentions in Salo, and it doesn’t mean that TRI is bankrupt. He further added that he will be posting the latest developments concerning the future of TRI in the coming Further to the initial report, Salon Seudun Sanomat in a fresh news earlier today claims that the Chao is very relentless about TRI not being in debt and not being able to move …
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[Turing to dust] Turing Robotics files for bankruptcy in Finland, CEO keeps promising fairy dust

If all the previous “news” coming out of the company wasn’t deturing enough for you, here’s another chapter in the Turing Robotic Industries saga: it has now filed for bankruptcy in Finland. The company, which started by promising an ultra-secure smartphone in 2015 with Android 5.1 but turned around and decided on Sailfish OS instead, only to keep on delaying production again and again then promise one outrageous upgrade after the other, has, surprisingly, run out of funds. Gasp.

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Alan Turing Institute to monitor Amsterdam’s smart, 3D-printed bridge

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The Alan Turing Institute has announced an ambitious project to install sensors on and monitor a 3D-printed smart bridge in Amsterdam. 

Alan Turing is widely credited as being the father of modern computing. The institute named after him has pioneering ambitions to a similar degree, having been founded by five of the UK’s top universities in 2015.

Now, a research team from the Alan Turing Institute has announced is partnering with 3D printing specialists MX3D to design, build and monitor a 3D printed stainless steel bridge.

The 12-meter long structure will be the largest of its kind in the world and is due to be installed across an Amsterdam canal in 2018.

Read more: Driverless boats to launch on Amsterdam canals

Stability and local environment

As well as being 3D printed, the bridge will be embedded with a network of sensors to collect data on structural measurements and environmental factors.

Data points will include strain, displacement, vibration, air quality and temperature. The result will be a bridge that engineers can observe the bridge’s use and performance in real time, while taking in the big picture over the course of its lifespan.

Data scientists from the Alan Turing Institute will also be inputting all of the information gathered by the bridge in Amsterdam into a ‘digital twin’ of the structure. This will create a living computer model designed to imitate the physical bridge with growing accuracy as more data is gathered.

As well as providing local authorities in Amsterdam with live information on environmental factors in the city, the team hopes to gain insights that will inform the designs of future 3D-printed metallic structures.

Professor Mark Girolami, director of the Turing-Lloyd’s Register Foundation Programme for data-centric engineering, has suggested that the multidisciplinary approach to the build and implementation of the bridge makes it unique.

“The 3D bridge being installed by the MX3D team next year will be a world-first in engineering,” he said. “This data-centric, multidisciplinary approach to capturing the bridge’s data will also mark a step-change in the way bridges are designed, constructed, and managed, generating valuable insights for the next generation of bridges and other major public structures.”

“It is a powerful embodiment of what data-centric engineering can deliver as a discipline, and I look forward to seeing the bridge in action from summer next year.”

The MX3D bridge digital twin model developed by the Steel Structures research group in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London.

Read more: Dutch city of Dordrecht uses IoT for smart city planning

New design language

By making sensors an intrinsic part of the structure, the research team hopes that this will set a precedent for smarter bridges in future. Embedding technology could have a significant impact at every stage of the process.

Scientists from Imperial College London will work with MX3D to carry out material testing on the 3D printed steel, in an effort to anticipate the impact of pedestrian or cyclists over the bridge and inform its design before construction starts. Software engineers from Autodesk and The Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions will be exploring new ways to use and connect the bridge data with other aspects of the city.

As Gijs van der Velden, chief operating officer of MX3D, pointed out: “The MX3D technique offers engineers the freedom of working with metals in an entirely new way. The Alan Turing Institute’s digital twin of the bridge will help with the creation of a new design language. We hope that this data-centric engineering method will speed up the introduction of this exciting new production technique into the construction market.”

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Lost Alan Turing letters found in university filing cabinet

A huge batch of letters penned by visionary British cryptographer Alan Turning has been found at the University of Manchester. Professor Jim Miles was tidying a storeroom when he discovered the correspondence in an old filing cabinet. At first he ass…
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