Internet-of-things

The Internet Of Ransomware

Javvad Malik | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Tech
Javvad Malik

Whenever a new technology is adopted, there are teething problems. The user interfaces of smart devices are generally mobile apps that typically require users to go through painstaking processes of installation, account creation, pairing and configuration. Or worse still, the device might only communicate its status to users through a series of LEDs that make cracking the enigma code seem trivial by comparison.

Industry 4.0 Is Coming...

Simon Thomas | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Tech
Simon Thomas

The theory behind Industry 4.0 is that it will effectively create what has been called a 'smart factory', which utilises cutting edge technology, including cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things and cloud computing, in order to monitor the physical processes of a factory and make informed, decentralised decisions.

Where Do Humans Fit Into An Artificially Intelligent Future?

Philip Ellis | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

"There is no element of the work hierarchy where you shouldn't expect to see displacement," says Ming, citing recent McKinsey research which suggests that as much as 40 per cent of a CEO's job can be automated. "I don't think anyone currently owns that problem," she adds.

How Technology Can Make Our Roads Safer

Ben Dickson | Posted 26.12.2016 | UK Tech
Ben Dickson

tech for good However, there's hope that with the help of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and Internet of Things, we can make our roads and bridges much more safer, save hundreds of thousands of lives, and spare billions of dollars in maintenance and repairs costs.

It's The Most Vulnerable Time Of The Year

Gad Elkin | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Tech
Gad Elkin

Our report shows the number of these telnet and SSH scans has increased by 140% year-on-year from July 2015, with the figure increasing significantly from May 2016 onwards, double the previous peak level from the 12-month period.

How The Internet of Things Is Transforming Societal Values?

Sufian Farrukh | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Tech
Sufian Farrukh

Reality is that we spend more time on our phones and other digital gadgets than we spend with our loved ones. It's like they have become the air that we breathe in; we walk and sleep with them, eat and play with them to the extent that we have forgotten to spend time face-to-face with people.

How Millennial Digital Wizards Are Powering The Leeds City Region's Gaming Industry

Roger Marsh | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Marsh

I was flicking through the i newspaper the other day when one particular article grabbed my attention. According to a new 12-month study for the National Citizen Service, almost half of teenagers in Yorkshire and the Humber (48%) think the area they live in will negatively influence their chances in life. This was the highest rate in the country.

Artificial Intelligence: An Answer To The IoT Cyber Security Pitfall?

Bryan Lillie | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Tech
Bryan Lillie

The combined factors of intense growth and little regard for security has created an interconnected network with numerous vulnerabilities that stretches across the globe and is allowing compromised IoT devices to frequently become staging posts for more serious hacks in networks.

Buying Light - The Support Services Sector Is About To Change Significantly

Guy Hewett | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Tech
Guy Hewett

Perhaps the key to securing investment for IoT lies in ensuring the Support Services sector knows how to sell it. The sector currently largely sells into operational management or procurement departments but an IoT sell needs to happen at a strategic level. The sector needs to build these relationships.

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.