Christmas

Toy manufacturer replaces reliance on sketchy magic with IoT

Written by Sarah Dudley and Graeme Noseworthy | December 20, 2018 | Asset Management, Buildings, Manufacturing...

A large toy manufacturer located at the northernmost point of the planet must produce in excess of 2 billion toys* each year. To meet this incredible demand, it is critical to ensure operations, facility management, and worker safety are at optimum efficiency. To top it off, they must distribute all the toys in just one ...read more


IBM Watson Trend: An app to outthink holiday shopping stress

Written by Jen Clark | December 19, 2016 | Retail

Not got the foggiest what to buy your fashionable loved ones for Christmas? Panic not, Watson Trend is here to help. If, like me, you’re a self-confessed nerd and about as ‘down with the kids’ as socks and sandals, this big-data-meets-shopping app can help you work out what’s hot and what’s not. The IBM Watson ...read more


IoT stocking fillers: Top 10 gifts for under £35

Written by Jen Clark | December 5, 2016 | Top 10

Some family friends of mine set themselves a yearly Christmas challenge: the 50p present. It’s like Secret Santa on speed and leads to some serious charity shop bargains. Pretty impressive. I wish I could tell you that you’re about to see a list of tech gifts for 50p, but I’m not that resourceful. However, there ...read more


IoT weekly round-up: Thursday 1st December 2016

Written by Jen Clark | December 1, 2016 | Blog

It’s been a musical sort of week in the connected world, as computers get to know Beethoven through annotated scores and a neural karaoke program generates music by analyzing a digital image. In other news, spectators at this weekend’s Big Tem Championship game will get a new perspective thanks to GoPro, and a sensor-embedded suit ...read more


Christmas gifts and IoT: The best products for an early adopter

Written by Jen Clark | December 1, 2016 | Events

It’s coming! Christmas is coming! The stores have been busting out the festive hits since Halloween, and it’s time to get cracking with gift-buying. Stuck for inspiration? Fear not. The connected Christmas list is here (Santa’s gone hi-tech) with gift ideas for the gadget lovers among your nearest and dearest. Gifts for the gadget lover ...read more


IoT ruins movies: Home Alone

Written by Jen Clark | December 1, 2016 | Blog

Setting the scene What would it be like if Home Alone had been made today instead of in 1990? Aside from the obvious perk of being able to call Kevin on his smart phone to check he was safe, wouldn’t it be fun if Kevin had live-streamed his pranks to millions of YouTube followers? Or ...read more


Connected products, dependability and value in the IoT

Written by Jonathon Chard | November 29, 2016 | Continuous Engineering, Systems Engineering

IoT seems, at times, to be the destination rather than the route by which we realize value. Connected products are clearly a key part of IoT, but the real benefits run deeper than simply being a means to sell more stuff. As ‘Black Friday’ shopping events kick off the Christmas shopping season there will, of ...read more