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By Ryan Boyles on April 26, 2017

Designing for success: Start with who, not what

In between the many different discussions going on in and around the IBM Booth this week at Hannover Messe, I caught up with Marcel Baron, from the IBM Global Electronics Center of Competency.  Marcel is a Senior Managing Consultant focused on Digital Strategy and Design Interactive Experience. It is Marcel who designed several of the […]

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By Jen Clark on April 20, 2017

IoT ruins movies: The Mummy 

Setting the scene: The Mummy I wouldn’t fancy a job as one of The Mummy’s archaeologists. Or even your run-of-the-mill treasure-seeking opportunist along for the ride, for that matter. The working environment is all wrong, for one thing. Enclosed tombs with shaky ceilings, booby traps and an atmosphere of questionable chemical composition make for an […]

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By Jen Clark on April 20, 2017

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 20th April 2017

Welcome to the IoT weekly round-up. Unsurprisingly, this week is full of Facebook news from the two-day F8 event on 18-19 April, the most interesting of which is the possibility that one day we will be able to publish emails, tweets and messages directly from our thoughts. Read on for the latest. A flood of […]

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By Jen Clark on April 19, 2017

IoT ruins movies: Withnail and I – order from chaos

When I think about IoT in its most idealized form, I picture a world more streamlined, more elegant – where information about our lifestyles is analyzed in order to provide solutions to our various problems, and we all live in well-ordered, nutritionally balanced, mentally harmonious, rhapsody-inducing awesomeness. So naturally I went for a film where […]

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By Jen Clark on April 13, 2017

IoT ruins movies: Arrival

Setting the scene: Arrival and the concept of communication Arrival is a fascinating film, not least from the perspective of the Internet of Things. It’s all about communication and connection (a very IoT concept) – and not just communication with alien visitors. Equally important is the way that human beings of different nationalities and with […]

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By Jen Clark on April 13, 2017

IoT weekly round-up, Thursday 13th April 2017

Welcome to the IoT weekly round-up, the latest news from the connected world. This week, there’s more on Waymo’s suit against Uber for alleged patent infiltration, Samsung delays its voice assistant Bixby until the spring, and Apple are pushing reset on the Mac Pro. Samsung delays its Siri equivalent Samsung has confirmed that its voice-powered […]

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By Jen Clark on April 6, 2017

IoT weekly round-up, Thursday 6th April 2017

In this week’s IoT round-up, Garadget throws its toys out of the pram following a rude review of its garage door opener app, Greenwich gets a taste of the self-driving shuttle bus and Amazon will refund millions of dollars in unauthorized in-app purchases made by children. Amazon will refund kids’ unauthorized in-app purchases Amazon will […]

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By Jen Clark on April 6, 2017

IoT ruins movies: Single White Female

Setting the scene There’s nothing like a tale of stolen identity, sex and murder to spice up an otherwise ordinary Tuesday morning. Today, the IoT will get its clutches into Single White Female – a psychological thriller guaranteed to put you off roommates for life. We’ll investigate how blockchain and the smart home could have […]

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By Dr Lucy Rogers on April 5, 2017

Robots and Node-RED: Rapanui, the eco-friendly clothing factory

Rapanui, an award winning fashion brand uses Node-RED, MQTT and Raspberry Pi computers to make ethical and eco-friendly bespoke products at high street prices – no guilt tax involved. One of the services that Rapanui Clothing Limited provides is T-shirt printing. They use open source technology to help reduce the batch size of their T-shirt […]

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By Jen Clark on March 30, 2017

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 30th March 2017

This week, Beauty and the Beast’s magic (smart?) home takes a cautionary battering in Wired.com, Chuck the warehouse robot is available to buy and one of Uber’s self-driving test vehicles is involved in a crash in Arizona. Read on for the latest from the connected world. Beauty and the Beast: A study in the uncanny […]

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By Jen Clark on March 27, 2017

IoT does the Easter egg hunt

In the run-up to Easter, the IoT tackles the humble Easter egg hunt and adds a technological twist to tradition. Below are some ideas that even the most hard-boiled will enjoy, from augmented reality apps to GPS tracking – and bonus points if you can spot all the terrible egg-related puns. There are six to […]

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By Jen Clark on March 23, 2017

IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 23rd March 2017

This week, Apple steal two headlines with their acquisition of automation tool Workflow and the release of a new, cheaper iPad. There’s more on the automated vehicle front too, as startup DeepScale raises $3 million for its AI perception technology to help make self-driving safe. Read on for the latest from the connected world. Apple’s […]

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