Andrii Degeler

Technology journalist

I've been writing about technology since 2007 for Tech.eu, Ars Technica, The Next Web, the Kyiv Post, and more.

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Ars Technica UK

Cybathlon 2016: No cyborgs yet, but we're getting there

When Bob Radocy lost part of his left lower arm in a car accident in 1971, there was little that the prosthetics industry could offer him. Artificial limbs available...

Ars Technica UK

Fairphone 2 hands-on: Modular phones are finally here

AMSTERDAM-With more and more similarly priced and specced Android smartphones arriving on the market, unique selling points are becoming increasingly rare. There's nothing bad...

Ars Technica UK

Braille displays: A blind spot of the mainstream tech industry

Although the way we read printed or written text hasn't changed much over the last 600 years, the media used for carrying the words have evolved significantly. From animal skin...

Ars Technica UK

HTT: Building the Hyperloop with vibranium... but no funding or wages

The Hyperloop has been in the news a lot over the past months, although most of these recent stories have covered the murky goings-on at Hyperloop One. There's a lot more to the...

The Next Web

Lithuania: Up-and-coming startup ecosystem with talent and ideas

More than 25 years have passed since the Soviet Union collapsed, which resulted in 15 countries being free from the central administration and the communist ideology. The three...

Ars Technica UK

At the heart of Silicon Gorge: Venturefest Bristol & Bath 2015

Although calling a place "Silicon something" feels like a rather trite and modern manifestation of business buzzwordery, sometimes it's hard to refrain from that description,...

The Next Web

Sextech and the world: There's more than one app for that

The new information technologies have been penetrating more and more parts of people's lives over the past decade, and their sexuality is by no means an exception. What started...

The Next Web

Ukraine's tech ecosystem equation: Product + Outsourcing = ?

Although many countries across the world strive to build a Silicon Valley of their own, regional technology business ecosystems are all very different, and are likely to remain...

Ars Technica UK

Hacking the drone code: UK needs decisive UAV policy

In the past few months, a number of stories have hit the news about remotely controlled drones flying dangerously close to aircraft around major airports. In January and...

Ars Technica UK

Dutch researchers have created flexiramics-flexible ceramics for circuit boards

Modern chemistry can sometimes produce the most unlikely things, including materials familiar to everyone but with totally new-and useful-properties. A recent example of such a...

The Next Web

FeelSpace uses vibrating motors to help the blind feel the right direction

The Germany-based team of FeelSpace has developed a vibro belt for outdoor navigation, which can significantly improve the lives of the blind and visually impaired. Showcased at...

The Next Web

Ukraine, Estonia, Chile, Finland: The saga of four accelerators

It's hard to get the exact data on how many startup acceleration programs are being launched every year, but it's definitely a lot. If you search Google News for something like...

Ars Technica UK

Triton reboots its widely vexed campaign for "artificial gills"

A controversial Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign that offers "artificial gills" for a mere £210 (~$299) has taken an unexpected turn: the company behind the so-called Triton...

Ars Technica UK

Hoverboards aren't just for Christmas: Why self-balancing scooters keep exploding

Despite being illegal to use on roads and pavements in the UK, self-balancing "hoverboard" scooters are growing increasingly popular both in Europe and the US. Although mostly...

The Next Web

Why Coca-Cola is Targeting Experienced Entrepreneurs

Although traditional corporations and hip and innovative startups may be seen as being on opposite sides of the barricades, they often make steps towards each other. Corporate...

The Next Web

What's in between traditional work and the gig economy

Over the past few years, the future of work has become a concept that everyone defines slightly differently, depending on their own experience and occupation. A commonplace...

The Next Web

Poland: A promising startup ecosystem with teething problems

As Europe slowly but surely catches up with the US in all things disruptive, innovative and entrepreneurial, its Eastern half is becoming less unlikely a place for the next...

The Next Web

Enter sugar snake: Hands-on with MEL Science's chemistry kit

Did you have a chemical experiment kit when you were a kid? Would you buy, or have you already bought, one for your children? Chemistry is one of the sciences that are hard to...

The Next Web

Developer Of Space Engineers Searches For Universal AI

Elegized by so many science fiction writers, artificial intelligence has seen a procession of successes and breakthroughs over the last few decades. From the Deep Blue defeating...

The Next Web

Meet the companies 'Uberfying' America's private jet market

The transportation industry has gone through significant changes over the past few years, however most of them affected rides on the ground. Uber, Lyft and BlaBlaCar, as well as...