Internet-of-things

Critical Communications And IoT: Connecting The Dots In An Emergency

Nick Hawkins | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Tech
Nick Hawkins

Virtually any IoT device can be integrated with a critical communication platform to improve its self-regulation and ability to communicate. Imagine a world where your appliances and business applications could self-diagnose. For example, airports can identify when a new bulb is needed on a runway.

My Phone Isn't Smart Until It Can Read My Mind

Dr James 'Bo' Begole | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Tech
Dr James 'Bo' Begole

This year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) featured drones that follow their owners, lip-reading cars, robots that recognize your family members, and head-mounted VR games controlled with your gaze. By comparison, today's "smart" phones feel as quaint as a pocket calculator.

Are Smarter Cities Making Us More Vulnerable To Cyber Crime?

Vince Warrington | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Tech
Vince Warrington

So I would guess that many of us are now aware of what ransomware is. Following the attack on Friday 12th May which spread to 150 countries and infected over 230,000 computers, it's clear that many organisations are still unprepared for cyber incidents, and it highlights the escalating challenges facing those of us who work to protect vital systems from ever more innovative types of cyber crime.

The Technology Behind Europe's Smart Cities

Phillip Othen | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Tech

What is a smart city? It’s where urban networks – human and technological – are integrated in order to optimise convenience, efficiency and the ...

Every Sound Tells A Story - Especially In The Smart Home

Chris Mitchell | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Tech
Chris Mitchell

A truly smart home would be able to recognise the sound of an alarm and alert the home owner via their mobile device if they happened to be out. A truly smart home should also be able to recognise the sound of a window breaking, and in addition to alerting the absent homeowner, play loud music and turn on the lights to scare off any intruders.

2020 - The Smart Meter Epiphany Or Apocalypse?

Diederik (Dik) Vos | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Tech
Diederik (Dik) Vos

The role and importance of robust and rigorous quality driven end to end testing will be key to the success or failure of utility companies. Without the right technology systems and platforms in place, the biggest infrastructure of our time is an impending disaster which could affect this and future generations across the UK. With it, it could be an exciting energy revolution.

What Will Healthcare Look Like In 2027?

Theo Priestley | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Tech
Theo Priestley

Understanding the future of a digital, autonomous and patient-first healthcare system is in fact the first step in realising that every industry is ab...

Cloud + Intelligent Edge = The Fog

Chris Woodcock | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Tech
Chris Woodcock

With global giants BP and Standard Chartered announcing their wholehearted support for 'the third generation of computing', we can say with conviction...

Are We Safe In Our Connected Beds?

Jon Lucas | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Tech
Jon Lucas

Among today's tech trends, the Internet of Things - IoT - is right up there as a talking point and emerging market. While the general idea has been around for some time (it was 'named' in 1999), it's only in the last few years that investment, product development and revenue have really accelerated.

Don't Let WiFi Woes Slow You Down

Rob Wells | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Tech
Rob Wells

Many people across the UK will have recently invested in a new gadgets be it smart TVs, mobile phones, tablets or game consoles. With video streaming fast becoming one of the main reasons we use the internet, it's no surprise these gadgets are some of the most desired products on the market, and it's likely the UK's love of internet-enabled devices will continue to rise this year.

What Shall I Do If My Child Is Glued To Their Device?

Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Parents
Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters

Can you answer this question? Which of the following four activities is most popular with children - watching TV, going online, playing sport or reading books?

Automation And Society: Will Democracy Survive The Internet Of Things?

John Purrier | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Tech
John Purrier

Clearly modern technology has disrupted society. The challenge therefore is to overcome our fears, embrace it and adapt in the right way. Because, never before have we had so much opportunity at our fingertips. It is, I would suggest, a cause for enormous optimism and the way it is used is up to us.

How Will The Internet Of Things Affect The Telecommunications Industry?

Quora | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Tech
Quora

First of all, let's consider up to 2020. Even in this short span we should expect to see new applications placing pressure on scale, reliability, and security of the applications. That will press telecommunications operators and equipment providers to the edges of what they can do.

Why A $195bn Industry Is Just The Start Of The Cloud Gold Rush

Jon Lucas | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Tech
Jon Lucas

Cloud computing - where IT resources and services are delivered remotely rather than on local platforms - is one of tech's biggest trends.

The Evolution Of Design: Making The Impossible A Reality

Pete Baxter | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Tech
Pete Baxter

Combining robotic production with 3D printing offers endless opportunities for manufacturing and design. New technologies allow engineers to blur the lines between the design and manufacturing process and create products for the future

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...