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CES – the Weird, the Wonderful and the Whacky

CES – the Weird, the Wonderful and the Whacky

For many, January is that time of year when life gets smaller as you stay indoors out of the winter cold, refrain from all the exciting things you recently ate in the hope of reducing your...

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Losing Touch / Digital Detox

Losing Touch / Digital Detox

Could you give up your phone?  That’s what Simon Cowell and a number of other celebrities claim to be doing. Mr Cowell has said, “The difference it made was that I became more aware of the people...

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Low power cellular technology choices for IoT

Low power cellular technology choices for IoT

I recently attended a webinar about how 5G will help IoT. This webinar looked at Mobile IoT or Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) and how IoT devices can utilise the cellular network - both NarrowBand...

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Going Cashless

Going Cashless

Have you ever got to the till and experienced the embarrassment of realising you don’t have enough cash on you to pay?  You’ve just picked up an impulse buy then realised that the small change,...

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Bluetooth 5 - What is it Going to enable next

Bluetooth 5 - What is it Going to enable next

Today it is difficult to find a wireless enabled smart device that doesn’t use Bluetooth in some form or another. That double arrow head symbol appears in all sorts of places from your car, your...

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Antisocial Media?

Antisocial Media?

I’d like to think we’re good parents.  Our kids are encouraged to eat their greens, remember their manners, never talk to strangers and always use the Green Cross Code.  Oh, and no bike helmet...

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Time to Chat to the Chatbot?

Time to Chat to the Chatbot?

Remember how everyone complained when automated telephone answering began? I know I did! We wanted a human person to talk to. However, in today’s fast moving digital world, we want to communicate...

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Autonomous Cars – How is the collected data used and shared?

Autonomous Cars – How is the collected data used and shared?

Autonomous vehicles will soon become one of the main communication and data hubs for our lives if you believe some technologists. As Artificial Intelligence (AI) becomes the norm for more...

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Let’s Remove the Blindfolds and Reap the Full Benefits of Technology

Let’s Remove the Blindfolds and Reap the Full Benefits of Technology

What a difference a year makes in the tech world. Last year saw the release of the iPhone 7 with reports of people desperate to get their hands on one and shops running out of stock.  Apple’s...

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The Internet of Things Smartens Up the Office

The Internet of Things Smartens Up the Office

Last year we heard a lot about the smart home and this year it’s all about Industry 4.0 and the smart factory. But what about the smart office?  What are the benefits and what IoT innovations can...

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Artificial Intelligence and the Autonomous Car

Artificial Intelligence and the Autonomous Car

This week the largest Motor trade show is on in Frankfurt. Known for its reveals - this one has had no less than 100 new announcements of new production cars and concepts in the first day alone....

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IoT and RetailTech to Help Personalise Instore Brand Experience

IoT and RetailTech to Help Personalise Instore Brand Experience

As shopping is increasingly done online, the value of bricks and mortar shops have been questioned and we frequently hear about stores closing. However, is it because people are buying elsewhere...

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Saved by the Drone. How these Flying Objects Are Helping to Save Lives

Saved by the Drone. How these Flying Objects Are Helping to Save Lives

Who would have thought back in 2000 when the CIA were using unarmed drones over Afghanistan how widespread their usage would become? From people using them for fun to business using them in areas...

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Personalisation Key as Fashion and Retail Take Up Technology

Personalisation Key as Fashion and Retail Take Up Technology

Technology is moving from wearables on our wrists to the rest of our bodies as it impacts on the fashion industry. However, the result is not just in the design with FashionTech but also...

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Time to Celebrate Technology Failures

Time to Celebrate Technology Failures

 
The Museum of Failure was recently opened in Helsingborg, Sweden.  To many this may feel like an overly negative place to visit but underneath it shows how key failure is to success. The...

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