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UK slips down the broadband league table

UK slips down the broadband league table
Here in the UK we may think that we are at the cutting edge of technology. However, recent figures published this week from M-Lab (a partnership between Google Open Source Research and Princeton University's PlantLab), has shown that the UK has slipped down to 35th place in the global broadband speed league table.
11th July 2018

Well-known flight tracker suffers data breach

Well-known flight tracker suffers data breach
One of the world's most popular flight tracking services Flightradar24, which shows real-time aircraft flight information on a map, has suffered a massive data breach that may have compromised email addresses and hashed passwords for more than 230,000 customers.
21st June 2018

Five technologies that are improving the healthcare system

Five technologies that are improving the healthcare system
  Healthcare has so many applications for the latest technology. Now that Electronic Health Records (EHR) have been implemented in over 95% of hospitals in the incentive programme, it’s easier for hospitals to leverage patient data, implement new technology, and improve patient outcomes. 
19th June 2018


Smartwatches given out at Lords

Smartwatches given out at Lords
When we talk about wearable technology being used in elite sport, it’s almost always in a positive light. Advancements in that sphere have proved an invaluable modern tool for coaches and athletes alike, from feedback on performance, to monitoring of physiological parameters in order to keep a check on an athlete’s physical condition. A startup has even come up with a head-up display (HUD), to go inside a swimmers goggles.
25th May 2018

What will the home of the future be able to do?

What will the home of the future be able to do?
The home of the future will be so in tune with its owner it will be able to tell their mood, TV preferences and even if they’re hungry - due to smart tech engaging with their biometric data.
21st May 2018

How VPN can protect your privacy online

How VPN can protect your privacy online
In the world of today, security is the core issue. Users face various dangers when they surf the web, including hacking of personal and financial data. This problem forced the IT specialists to develop software that can protect personal details of the users online. The Virtual Private Network is a programme that enables the user to search and collect data from the Internet safely. If you would like to know more about VPNs read article about the advantages of this software.
15th May 2018

The search begins for a UK 5G city of the future

The search begins for a UK 5G city of the future
The government will create a ‘5G city’ in a multi million pound trial of new high speed connectivity to pave the way for a future rollout of 5G across the UK. The Urban Connected Communities Project, a key part of the Industrial Strategy and the next step in the government’s 5G Testbed and Trials Programme, will develop a large-scale, citywide testbed for wireless 5G infrastructure.
29th March 2018

#deletefacebook

#deletefacebook
At some point, every active Facebook user has likely given in to the temptation of doing a quiz. These marvellous multiple choice questions can explain traits of your personality, confirm your political views, predict the time of your death according to life habits, or even assign you a character on Game of Thrones. So it is particularly terrifying when you learn that these quizzes could have purposes beyond mere fun.
20th March 2018

Boosting cyber security in millions of internet-connected devices

Boosting cyber security in millions of internet-connected devices
Bosses behind ‘smart’ devices such as televisions, toys and speakers found in millions of homes will be expected to build-in tough new security measures that last the lifetime of the product, as part of plans to keep the nation safe from the increasing cyber threat. Estimates show every household in the UK owns at least 10 internet connected devices and this is expected to increase to 15 devices by 2020, meaning there may be more than 420 million in use across the country within three years.
12th March 2018

How a church spire can boost mobile phone coverage

How a church spire can boost mobile phone coverage
  Research has revealed that around five percent of UK households do not have access to superfast broadband, and ten percent of the UK does not have reliable mobile phone coverage. The UK government has committed to achieving good-quality mobile connectivity across the UK by 2022. In order to reach this target, the government has turned to biblical measures.
19th February 2018

IOS-based AR app for manufacturing and industry

IOS-based AR app for manufacturing and industry
Creating persistent AR scenes with live data, schematics, forms and videos within minutes of installation is all possible now thanks to the new off-the-shelf app, for industrial users. iQagent, the app creator for industrial applications, announced the release of iQagent AR for IOS on the App Store. iQagent AR is the next evolution of the award-winning app iQagent, first released in 2012.
19th January 2018

To hack or not to hack? That is the question...

To hack or not to hack? That is the question...
Why attend a Hackathon? These events must be only for young hackers or geeks. Dimitrios Spiliopoulos is a 30 year old businessman, who works in the area of Internet of Things, so assumed he must be irrelevant for this kind of competition. ‘Why waste my well-deserved weekend?’ Were his original thoughts, but he made the decision to try it at least once, and found he was wrong like a lot of people who may have thought the same. In this blog Spiliopoulos explains more about Hackathon’s and how they can be for everyone.
3rd January 2018

Reinventing smart water metering in Canada

Reinventing smart water metering in Canada
The operator of Canada’s first and only coast-to-coast public low power network, eleven-X, has announced that submetering company, QMC, has selected eleven-X to be its wireless network partner to reinvent the Smart Water Meter market. QMC will launch its Smart Water Metering solution in early 2018, which will be the first time a metering services company will use a public LoRaWAN network in Canada.  
18th December 2017

Calling time on insecure connected toys

Calling time on insecure connected toys
In a statement released today, independent consumer body Which? has called for all insecure connected toys to be removed from sale immediately. Which? has expressed its frustration with toy manufacturers that have failed to address vulnerabilities highlighted by researchers, in internet or Bluetooth connected products and believe that enough is enough. 
14th November 2017

A global review of smart cities

A global review of smart cities
The Smart City Expo World Congress, currently underway in Barcelona, has seen Future Cities Catapult release its first global review of smart city strategies. The report (which can be downloaded in full below) looks at 21 smart city strategies from around the world including New York, Berlin, Sao Paulo and Manchester.
14th November 2017

Save the date for Wayra UK's Demo Day

Save the date for Wayra UK's Demo Day
Wayra UK, part of Telefónica Open Future_ is hosting a Wayra UK Demo Day 2017, on Wednesday 15th November. The event is the highlight of the year for Wayra, when its start-ups pitch their businesses to investors, entrepreneurs and the media. The winners of places on the company's 2018 programmes will also be announced.
3rd November 2017

Supporting B2B and Industrial IoT startups at Startupbootcamp IoT

Supporting B2B and Industrial IoT startups at Startupbootcamp IoT
Raph Crouan, CEO and Founder of Startupbootcamp IoT discusses how in the past 18 months there has been a clear rise in the number of startups working in the Industrial and B2B IoT space. Crouan believes that various reasons for this can be outlined, but here he just mentions two…
25th October 2017

Consumers are afraid of data-filled IoT

Consumers are afraid of data-filled IoT
Dimitrios Spiliopoulos shares his thoughts on IoT and how it is centred around data, which scares many consumers...  "In the past few months I have attended many events, conferences and panels regarding Internet of Things (IoT) subjects, but I have also been discussing the topic with people who are not involved in IoT as professionals.
19th October 2017

Could the Government’s cyber priorities leave us vulnerable?

 Could the Government’s cyber priorities leave us vulnerable?
A cyber hack is a cyber hack you might say. However, the fact is that although the Government has made all the right noises in its National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-2021, the different consequences of a cyber attack have made the powers that be more fearful of some than others. But are they right to do so?
12th October 2017

Three quarters of Brits fear the smart home revolution

Three quarters of Brits fear the smart home revolution
Despite the likely cost savings, MoneySuperMarket has revealed that the UK has deep concerns about the impending smart home revolution. Research found that 76% of Brits admitting to being ‘fearful’ of the smart homes concept, with unapproved data collection cited as the greatest worry. Other concerns include the technology being hacked by criminals (51%), being made unusable by a virus (43%) and recording you without your knowledge (42%).
29th September 2017


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