Internet-of-things

Has IoT Reached The Standard We Predicted?

Sheheryar Ahmed Khan | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Tech
Sheheryar Ahmed Khan

We'd imagined IoT to be something like a couple of devices communicating with one another. For example, your alarm clock ringing early morning. And as you stroll out to the kitchen, rubbing your eyes, you find your coffee already hot and ready for you to drink.

It's Trump, But It's Not Trump

Conor McNicholas | Posted 27.11.2016 | UK Politics
Conor McNicholas

It's not about Trump. I mean, it clearly is a bit about Trump because he's just been elected President of the United States of America, but actually there are far bigger forces at play here than even him. The mistake would be to allow ourselves to be distracted by the shouty orange thing rather than looking to what's created the shouty orange thing.

Connected Cars Vs Public Safety: Concerns Over Potential Physical Harm Must Be Addressed

Colin Bull | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Tech
Colin Bull

Connected cars are already one of the biggest exponents of the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution to affect consumers. In the US, smartphone penetration has hit a saturation point and there are now more cars being added to mobile networks than actual mobile phone handsets.

The Evolution Of The Revolution: How Mobile Is Changing Consumer Habits

Marta Krupinska | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Tech
Marta Krupinska

Have a think about the last time you looked at your phone? How many times have you used it in the last hour, or day? Nottingham Trent University found we look at our phones about 85 times a day. What did you last use your phone for? To make a call? Probably not.

Evolving Design Thinking For Intelligent Medical Equipment

Bhoopathi Rapolu | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Tech
Bhoopathi Rapolu

Take healthcare for instance. The proliferation of connectivity among both medical and personal health tracking devices is leading to an explosion in the amount of data generated. This in turn is opening up new possibilities for device manufacturers to embed Artificial Intelligence into their equipment.

The 'Internet Of Trust': How IoT Will Help Grow The Sharing Economy

Richard Laughton | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Tech
Richard Laughton

The rapid growth of the sharing economy means that more and more of us are relying on goods and services that are provided not by companies, but by individuals. And as we increasingly rely on peer-to-peer goods and services in our everyday lives, trust is ever more elevated as one of the biggest factors in our purchase decisions.

How To Fix The Internet Of Things Security Mess

Ben Dickson | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech
Ben Dickson

There's presently a lot of frustration surrounding who is to blame for the mess and general concern over whether the IoT industry is a failure threatening to destabilise the entire internet infrastructure.

Three Topics In Industrial IoT That Everyone's Talking About

Roger Bou | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Bou

Industrial IoT (IIoT) is projected to be worth $151bn by 2020, so it's a pretty big deal. As a relatively young industry, the topics being hotly debated now in IIoT are set to shape its entire future.

What Comes After Kickstarter? The Journey From Kitchen Table To Store Shelves

Joachim Horn | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Tech
Joachim Horn

Creating a retail ready product is another level in the game that might turn your Kickstarter knowledge on its head. Dive deep into the workings of your product to see what is a core requirement to bring your product from its current form to something with mass appeal for retail consumers. Iterate, test, iterate again, test again

Connected Devices - Are They Making The World A Smaller, Simpler Yet Unsecure Place?

Colin Bull | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Tech
Colin Bull

We now expect everyday objects to be connected and have the ability to think autonomously. This presents a drastic change of approach for the manufacturing industry - they have had to adopt a completely new way of thinking and working, which if not done properly, could be catastrophic and potentially life threatening for consumers.

What Botnets And DDoS Attacks Teach Us About IoT Security

Ben Dickson | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Tech
Ben Dickson

There's a lot to be learned from last Friday's spate of cyberattacks, which denied millions of users access to major websites such as Twitter, PayPal, Netflix and Spotify. The attack was targeted mainly in the U.S. east coast, with other geographical areas being affected to a lesser degree.

The Internet Of Things And DDoS - The Joke Is On Us

Vince Warrington | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Tech
Vince Warrington

The size of attacks has increased exponentially, thanks to the cyber criminals making use of the IoT. These devices are typically designed to be quick and cheap to produce, and have very poor levels of security. Essentially stripped-down versions of your home computer

We're Obsessed With Smart Home Gadgets, But They're Really Easy To Hack

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Tech

2016 has definitely become the year where a home became a smart home. Thanks to a boom in ‘Internet of Things’ devices we’re now able to set the...

Automation: Why Robots Won't Take Our Jobs And Ruin The Global Economy

Roger Bou | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Bou

Although the introduction of robots to the workforce may ultimately make many jobs redundant, more roles will be created that enable people to develop further professionally. The jobs that are most susceptible to automation are those that are predictable, repetitive and don't require a great deal of social intelligence.

Nike's New Invention Is A Step Too Far

Mark Dolan | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Comedy
Mark Dolan

Can all technology companies just dial it down for a while, so we can gather ourselves? No new models, no new operating systems, no new features. I just need a break from all of this constant improvement. I'm exhausted with it all.

How The IoT Can Make The World Of Healthcare Smaller - And Fairer

Roger Bou | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Bou

Of all the areas in which the Internet of Things can revolutionise the world, in my eyes one of the most exciting - with the potential to help some of the most vulnerable people on a massive scale - is healthcare.

Hottest Jobs Of The Future In Design And Engineering

Pete Baxter | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Tech
Pete Baxter

Machines are going to complement what we do and will liberate workers from repetitive or dangerous tasks. Of course it's true that some jobs are going to go away, but others will be created too. New jobs -- and entire new job categories --are going to emerge in the wake of this technological upheaval

Dimensions Of Change

Ian Spero | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Tech
Ian Spero

When we think about an ageing population and our neighbourhoods of the future, there are a couple of perspectives that spring to mind. Let's start with the essence - but one that is too easily forgotten - and that is the end-user him/or herself.

Smart Device Hacking Gets Real

Alastair Paterson | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Tech
Alastair Paterson

But news last week that car manufacturer Volkswagen has set up a special cybersecurity firm to protect smart connected vehicles from attack by hackers and other undesirables, would tend to suggest smart device security is getting "real" and is now part of business consciousness.

Why AR And IOT Are Set To Change Our World As We Know It

Charlie Mayes | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Tech
Charlie Mayes

We are at the start of a new and exciting technological era, quite possibly the next 'industrial revolution'. We cannot possibly predict exactly how our lives and our society will change over the next few years as a result of the development and application of IoT and AR technologies but history tells us that the change is likely to be revolutionary.

Why Britain Can Lead The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Alan Mak | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Alan Mak

As a new revolution accelerates, we can be confident that if we follow the lessons of history and have the support of government, Britain has the entrepreneurial spirit and talent to master the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the same way we mastered the first.

Five Ways The IoT Will Revolutionise Our Lives

Roger Bou | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Bou

Of course, space-age gadgets and futuristic devices that will change domestic life have been an obsession of ours for many years, but IoT offers so much potential beyond smart homes. Here are five areas where IoT is set to revolutionise our lives.

The Future Of Your Smart Home

Maarten Ectors | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Tech
Maarten Ectors

You can't hide from the Internet of Things [IoT] any more. IoT is mentioned in the press almost weekly now, if not daily. Even your grandmother is talking about IoT. The development of your smart home has begun.

Could A Modular 'Stepping Stone' Approach Be Required For Mass Adoption Of The Internet Of Things?

Jeremy Stewart | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Tech
Jeremy Stewart

Smart security is an example of what can be one of the simpler smart home technologies that has real, tangible benefits - deterring theft, remote access and convenience to name just a few.

The Future Of Fighting Transnational Crime May Lie In The Internet Of Things

Yury Fedotov | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Tech
Yury Fedotov

Such connectivity can aid law enforcement by allowing immediate transfers of information about criminals and their behavior, but the Internet of things also contains the seeds for how we can link activities to confront crime.