Internet of Things

Ever Thought of Your Car as Being 'Intelligent'?

Vincent Smyth | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Tech
Vincent Smyth

Using mobile phones simply for phone conversations is such an old-fashioned idea, right? These devices have evolved into smartphones that are now mobile information hubs for our needs on the go. Interestingly, many of us think of cars primarily as transportation to get us from point A to B. Similar to the evolution of mobile phones, we won't be thinking of our cars as so for long!

Carson, My Trusted PDM (a Story From 2020)

Yves de Montcheuil | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Tech
Yves de Montcheuil

It is 5:23am. The alarm just went off. It has been a short night - the season 16 finale of Downton Abbey was on TV last night and I went to bed late. But I have a train to catch this morning and I'd better not miss it - I am starting a new job and I am due for orientation and training at headquarters.

Join an Archaeological Dig... Courtesy of the Internet of Things

Mark Horton | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Horton

Archaeologists like things - in fact things are the very stuff of what we dig up all the time. The very excitement of discovery, when you never know what is likely to pop out of the ground at any moment, is what keep us all going, all those long days in the horizontal rain on windswept hillsides!

Michael Rundle

Welcome To The Age Of The Smart Mirror

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Tech

Panasonic want to sell you a mirror. And if it lives up to its promise, you might want to buy it. The unusual product - the latest in the Japanese ...

The Importance of Net Neutrality for the Connected Car

Gary Newe | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

Just as we have freedom of speech and equality in our day-to-day lives, it's only natural that, as we enter a more digitally-centric world, the same practices occur. As internet and connectivity continue to play a huge part in our lives, we need to make sure that net-neutrality also continues to play a part.

This Is The Machine That Will Let Google Run Your House

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Tech

Imagine a home where if you asked your thermostat to change temperature it would, or one that would text your neighbours if an alarm went off while yo...

'Insufficient Storage Available': Why the World's Hard Drive Is Nearly Full

Mark Whitby | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Whitby

The world of connected everything is swift-approaching. A world where everyday objects - from our toothbrush to our car to our glasses - are able to communicate, save and share data. This is a time of great innovation with an avalanche of ever-smarter devices beginning to move our way, generating more and more data.

Future UK Digital Success Will Take More than a Few Questions...

Andrew Carr | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Carr

If there is one thing that is totally predictable, it's that no-one can foresee what the future holds. So while plans and strategies are essential for any venture, there has to be room for flexibility and adaptability to be successful.

Realising the Real Value From 'The Internet of Things'

BG Srinivas | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Tech
BG Srinivas

Of course, when data is the central resource in a world of connected machines, data privacy and security become paramount. Rapid strides are being made, both by regulatory agencies as well as industry bodies, in developing an effective policy framework for protecting client data and enforcing strict security policies.

From Smart Cities to Smart Shopping

Tej Rekhi | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Tech
Tej Rekhi

This technology can be used by councils to identify busy routes and redirect traffic, capture images of damage to public buildings, monitor playgrounds and be informed when the recycling bins need to be emptied.

The New Face of Identity in the Digital Age

Patrick Salyer | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Tech
Patrick Salyer

With the introduction and rapid take up of technologies like social login, many companies such as Facebook, Google and Twitter have become 'identity providers'. If you've ever signed up to a new website and chosen to log in using a social media account rather than input all of your personal details then you will appreciate the advantages of this.

The iButler Is the Thin End of the Wedge

Robert Williams | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Tech
Robert Williams

With news of Microsoft's Cortana personal assistant breaking, it looks like Siri is also about to get a serious makeover. Apple recently filed a patent that will make it more like personal assistant that tracks you around the house. An iButler, if you will.

Gartner: Reinvent Your Business Model to Profit From the Internet of Things

Vincent Smyth | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Tech
Vincent Smyth

Simply selling more device units will not result in the massive spike in profits manufacturers are hoping for as they make a play to compete in the Internet of Things (IoT).

The Customer Is King in the Internet of Things

Dr. Steve Garnett | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Tech
Dr. Steve Garnett

Recently David Cameron announced that the UK government will invest a further £45 million in the Internet of Things, sparking renewed interest in a topic that has captured the imaginations of gadget-fiends worldwide.

David Cameron Cares About the 'Internet of Things' - And So Should You

Marcus Jewell | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Tech
Marcus Jewell

The Internet is about to take things to the next level. At least, that's what David Cameron thinks. The Prime Minister announced this week that the Government will be investing £45m in the development of the next phase of online technologies; the Internet of Things.

The Knowledge Economy and the Internet of Things

Niamh Corbett | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Tech
Niamh Corbett

There are two movements fundamentally changing the way we do things, use things and communicate with things. Both movements are new, disruptive and not yet widely adopted, but their opportunity and growth potential is huge.

2014 Technology Trends for Marketers

Grégory Roekens | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech
Grégory Roekens

On the morning of 13th June 1863, The Press newspaper in Christchurch New Zealand published an exceptional 'open letter' from novelist and philosopher Samuel Butler titled: "Darwin Among the Machines'.

Google Wants To Control Your Thermostat

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Google has bought Nest, a company which makes 'smart' thermostats, smoke detectors and CO2 monitors, for a reported $3.2 billion in cash. The deal ...

'Digital Mother' Is The App-Connected Statue You Didn't Know You Needed

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Among all the interesting gadgets coming out of CES 2014, one of the weirdest in form, if not function, is this digital statue, which watches over you...

Internet of Things a Boon to Device Manufacturers - at Least to Those Who "Get It"

Vincent Smyth | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Tech
Vincent Smyth

Device Manufacturers have seen better days. Razor thin margins. Increased competition. Globalization. All of these forces have allied, making it harder to make a profit. But just when things were at their bleakest for device manufacturers, the dawning of the age of the "Internet of Things" - Internet-connected devices powered by software - promises to transform the industry.

Innovation for Everyone: The Future of the Connected Home

Nina Bhatia | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Tech
Nina Bhatia

The connected home is an exciting concept and some businesses and individuals are already beginning to wake up to the opportunities of syncing our homes with our lives.

Technology's Role in the Education Revolution

Gi Fernando | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Tech
Gi Fernando

Education needs to be revolutionised. But we haven't got long to make that revolution happen before we start to harm the prospects of young people everywhere.

The Internet of Things: Surfing Securely

Raj Samani | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK Tech
Raj Samani

We are living in a world of sophisticated modern conveniences. Computer chips, embedded in all aspects of our daily lives, have made it possible to have access to all kinds of information whenever and wherever we need it.