Internet-of-things

Why We Need To Make Smart Home Technology More Secure

Philip Woods | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
Philip Woods

The government has already laid out specific security standards which need to be met as part of their plans to roll out smart meters in all homes by 2020. According to British Gas, their smart meters are protected by security techniques that are more complex than the ones used in online banking.

The Secret Life Of Connected Homes

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Nicholas Shaw

Beauty and The Beast set me up with some unrealistic expectations of my household furnishings. Whilst the Internet of Things (IoT) may not yet have given candelabras a quippy sentience, it has given standard home fixtures a secret life. However, this isn't quite the heart-warming picture Disney painted for us.

How The IoT And Smart Cities Can Help Meet Sustainable Development Goals

Eman Martin-Vignerte | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Tech
Eman Martin-Vignerte

In the next five to 10 years, we see smart cities evolving steadily. There is increasing awareness of the benefits that smart cities can bring, including their ability to help meet sustainability development goals. And we expect this awareness and dynamism to grow.

What Lies Ahead For The Intelligent Fleet

Sergio Barata | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Tech
Sergio Barata

Political and economic uncertainty however has continued into 2017 and companies must try even harder to remain competitive in this tough climate. With this in mind, what trends will help fleet-based businesses capitalise on this confidence and take the competitive edge in the year ahead?

FashTech: The New Fashion Week

Noelle Reno | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Style
Noelle Reno

I dipped my toe back into Fashion Week this season after a 3 year hiatus. The small toe. Cimone Lady Victoria Hervey and I In my twenties, I was...

Five Ways Healthcare Organisations Can Get Ahead In The Race To The Medical Internet Of Things (MIoT)

Bhoopathi Rapolu | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Tech
Bhoopathi Rapolu

The Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as something of a phenomenon in the last few years. The concept has become so popular that its impact is being felt across a huge number of industries, and healthcare is no exception.

AI Will Save Us (Or At Least Correct Our Mistakes)

Daniel Kroening | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Tech
Daniel Kroening

I'm talking about AI that talks not to humans but directly to computer programs, creating software that codes, edits and tests itself. This will ensure better software that is more secure and impervious to attack. AI could well be our savior against bad code.

The Headlong IoT Gold Rush Is Undermining Security And Making Our Smart Homes Dumb

Yossi Atias | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Tech
Yossi Atias

But smart devices are also dumb. They can't fend off cyber-attacks, they won't alert us if somebody is probing our device from the Internet, and they won't raise a red flag if suspicious activity is detected on our network.

The Emperor's New Clothes: How Smart Homes Are Becoming Rather Stupid

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 12.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dmitry Bagrov

This may get me thrown out of the fraternity of technologists, but when it comes to bringing the Internet of Things (IoT) into our homes - 'smart' locks, 'smart' bulbs, 'smart' radiators, 'smart' whatever, has anyone actually sat down and asked the vital question - does anyone need this?

10 Ways Affordable Housing Will Become Smarter

Hubert Da Costa | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Tech
Hubert Da Costa

According to ministers this week, England's housing market is "broken." They've unveiled plans to build 250,000 more affordable homes. These homes w...

Smart Cities Won't Get Smart On Their Own

Aaron Partouche | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Tech
Aaron Partouche

Smart cities have won a lot of headlines recently with various independent projects popping up. But what about the possibility of a smart Europe? As the phenomenon picks up momentum the EU is trying to accelerate smart city deployment across the region by aiding development of open standards that aim to help manage data flow in cities by 2020.

The IoT Is Set To Boost The Planet's Biodiversity

Simon Hodgkinson | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Tech
Simon Hodgkinson

This model is designed to enable PAs to assess themselves against an accepted structure and importantly, on the back of this, to establish the technology infrastructure requirement and via phased investments help them deploy it quickly and cost-effectively to achieve a full IoT capability on a shared platform.

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.