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Category: Internet of Things

Artificial intelligence; friend or foe? Imagine technology that could train a webcam on users while they are watching a political debate in the audience. Tracking their smiles, frowns and angry gesticulating, in order to measure their levels of agreement, confusion, horror or amusement and comparing their reactions to others. This technology already exists. Coca-Cola and…

The Internet of Things – are we at the tipping point?

The definition of the Internet of Things is “intelligent interactivity between humans and things to exchange information and knowledge for new value creation.” Try saying that after a glass of wine! There’s been a lot of talk about the IoT in the business world, and with good reason. It’s chock full of potential to improve…

Smart Cities Guest Blog: I'm building a time machine by Alison L

I’m building a time machine Hurrah according to Google it’s the year of the automated car. I’m twitching the curtains waiting for it to arrive. Then again, I’m not sure I’d like to be driven around at 25 miles an hour, a speed just slow enough to feel uncomfortable when passing pedestrians. Is it like…

7 ways technology has developed over the last 10 years

The world of technology has massively changed over the last decade. We take a look at just how far we’ve come, with our top seven technology advancements list. 1) Smartphones With our smart phones we can now do almost anything that we can do with our home laptop. A recent stat we read told us that…

How WiFi has changed the world

Life before the Internet Despite the fact that many of us experienced life before WiFi, it has become virtually impossible to imagine our personal and working lives without it. Being connected to the internet means we can achieve things far quicker and more efficiently than in the past: handwritten letters sent via post have been…

The History of WiFi

Since its inception, WiFi has played an integral role in keeping us connected at home and in public. We’ve come to expect a standard degree of connectivity wherever we go and regularly rely on WiFi to maintain our productivity, our organization, our health, and even our protection. Recent advances in WiFi technology have greatly contributed…

Ask the experts: just how close is the Internet of Everything?

Last month Gavin gave us an overview of the “Internet of Things” (also known as the “Internet of Everything”) and what it could mean for everyday life. But how far from the revolution are we? We spoke to some experts to find out. You’ve probably heard it being mentioned a few times – that soon everything…

Ask the experts: just how close is the Internet of Everything?

Global shipments of WiFi enabled devices hit 1.9 billion in 2013. That’s a 19% increase over the prior year and puts the total number of WiFi enabled devices up to 4 billion – and this is expected to rise 7 billion by 2017, according to research by Strategy Analytics. 59% of these are mobiles and…

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