Internet of Things

Build or Buy: Securing IoT Is Harder Than It Looks for Device Manufacturers

Dominique Guinard | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Tech
Dominique Guinard

In Mr Robot, Elliott Alderson explicitly exploits 'easy' vulnerabilities: obvious passwords, open back doors, etc. As the world inevitably becomes more connected, risks will accompany benefits; the starting point for security must always be best-practice encryption and protocols. Just as in the 'real' world, there will be break-ins - but they become much less likely if you lock all your doors and windows.

UK Families Still at Risk From Baby Monitor Hacking-Style Attacks

Dr Simon Rice | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Simon Rice

Using two-step or two-factor authentication means that if your username and password are compromised, a criminal cannot gain access to your account data without also compromising your mobile phone or code generator. Therefore if you have this option turned on, your information has a much greater chance of remaining secure.

'Smart Skin' Could Monitor Your Health Or Turn Your Arm Into A Remote

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists at University of Wisconsin-Madison have created the world's fastest stretchable, wearable circuit that could become the foundation for the ...

Dyson's New Fan Isn't Just Pretty, It's Designed To Save Lives

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Tech

According to Dyson the air in your home could be up to five times more polluted than the air outside, which is actually pretty worrying. To combat thi...

Will Robots Really Take Over Our Jobs?

Leslie Willcocks | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Tech
Leslie Willcocks

For employers, the benefits of using RPA instead of human staff include significant cost savings, faster processing (a study of an organisation within London's insurance market, showed that data which previously took two days to process, took only 30 minutes using RPA), less error and a massively increased output.

The Race to Autonomous Vehicles: How Cyber-Security Is Putting the Connected Car in Reverse

Gary Newe | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

It's official - the automotive industry is being disrupted by new business models and technologies. The frontiers have undoubtedly been shifted, as manufacturers compete to produce driverless and connected cars.

5 Reasons Why You Should Already Own A Raspberry Pi

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Tech

The Raspberry Pi has become the UK's all-time best-selling computer, selling over eight million units worldwide. Yet despite this momentous accola...

A Google Engineer Has Stumbled Upon A 'Catastrophic' Bug Which Could Affect Everyone

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Tech

A Google engineer has stumbled across a massive bug which could potentially affect hundreds of thousands of devices which connect to the internet. ...

These Amazing Tech Inventions Help Make The World A Better Place

The Huffington Post UK | Shihab S Joi | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Tech

This was the year that silenced all those who felt duped by promises made in the ‘80s by finally being able to say: here. Here’s your damn hoverbo...

Toy Hacks: Another Example of Why Security Needs an Overhaul

Graham Welch | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

From baby monitors that allow parents to watch their infants remotely, to smart talking dolls, which connect to a database to answer kids' questions, the same connectivity seen in adult gadgets is now reaching our children. But what happens when hackers gain access to that data?

From Student to Entrepreneur: How to Build an Internet of Things Business

Peter Spence | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Tech
Peter Spence

Initially I worked on my idea while at University. I created a prototype which wasn't perfect and wouldn't work 100% of the time. What I knew is that everyone who saw and played with it thought it was cool, different and exciting.

Hacking Our Health

David Emm | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

Everything is becoming more connected: not just traditional computers, but household objects such as fridges, TVs and central heating systems - and even us. Gartner recently predicted that there will be 21 billion 'Internet of Things' (IoT) devices in use by 2020.

Surviving in the Connected Home

David Emm | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

Our homes are filled with an ever growing number of connected devices, but just how safe are our coffeemakers, smart meters or baby monitors from cyber-intruders?

New Creatives

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Tech
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

Not unlike a unicorn, these New Creatives are a great way to see the future marriage of technology and creative industries. Too often funded differently, with separate conferences and separate trade-shows, New Creatives point to a more integrated education, workplace and future ideas. Catch em while you can!

Why Business Must Understand the Threat of the Internet of Things

Nigel Somerville MBE | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Somerville MBE

The potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) is jaw dropping. Its value to industry could be worth $11.1trillion a year globally and it will revoluti...

McFly and Doc Never Saw Cybercrime Coming

Graham Welch | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

If we want to keep on the path of creating technology seen in sci-fi films, and not horror ones, we all need to bring our concepts of cybersecurity to the 21st century.

Putting Security at the Heart of 'Smart Cities'

Gary Newe | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

The phrase "Cities of the Future" conjures up so many different images, from the utopia of The Jetsons to the dystopia of Judge Dredd. But one thing that most agree on is the connected nature of our cities, with every aspect of life being connected to the internet, machines communicating with machines and with us.

Who Will Rule "the Internet of Things"?

Jana Bakunina | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Tech
Jana Bakunina

A subject of science fiction just a couple of years ago, "internet of things" or "IoT", referring to connected devices, collecting data and interacting with users and each other, is now entering mainstream consumer vocabulary.

A Critical Look at Gartner's Internet of Things

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Tech
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

The end of the summer marks the return to school and a time to digest our favorite summer publication: the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologie...

Tech Innovation With Security at Heart

Graham Welch | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Cybercrime is unfortunately pervasive at all levels. The only way to counterattack it is to bring security to its rightful place at the heart of every technology - as a vital piece, not an afterthought.

How to Set Up an Internet of Things Meetup

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Tech
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

I've been running the London Internet of Things meetup since December 2011 and have helped a few friends set up their own meetup in various cities around the world. London now has over 6 meetups on this topic (see sidebar of iot.london) and I thought I'd share what you should think about when starting a meetup.

Cloud Bridging The Innovation and Skills Gap

Doug Clark | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Tech
Doug Clark

For our economy to flourish again we need to stimulate innovation and have the skills to compete on a global stage and cloud can help enable this as it has a comparative low cost of entry compared with traditional methods.

How IoT Will Change the Way We Manage Ourselves and Businesses

Robert Williams | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Tech
Robert Williams

The internet of things (IoT) is a concept that has been around for quite some time now. The idea is that technology will develop to the point where connected devices will be able to seamlessly interact with one another.

Who Owns the Web of Data?

Jeni Tennison | Posted 29.05.2016 | UK Tech
Jeni Tennison

At the national level access to aggregated mobile phone data would allow aid agencies to understand where crowds are likely to be located, where they may have come from and where they might be going. This could be invaluable when there is a need to quickly respond to emergencies.

Google Just Invented An Operating System To Run The World

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Tech

If you didn't know what the Internet of Things was before, you'll certainly know what it is now, and that's because Google has just built an operating...