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Keeping up with the changing face of security

We have been lucky in 2018 after the terror that tore across Europe and the UK in 2016 - 2017 with vehicle, knife and bomb attacks happening in Nice, London Bridge, Westminster, Manchester and Barcelona. These are just a few of the places left reeling from a wave of extremism targeting people going about their normal lives and enjoying themselves. The often crudeness of the weaponry used belies the sophistication of many of the attacks. By Philip Ingram MBE
13th September 2018

Living in a hyper-connected world

Living in a hyper-connected world
Connectivity is now part of everyday life. From the moment we wake up, to the minute we go to sleep (and now even during our sleep), we’re continually connected. Whether it be via a smartwatch, smartphone or smart car, people are increasingly becoming ‘switched on’. The reason for this is that we are constantly aiming to better our lives. But, with so much connectivity afoot, what happens if the network fails and what can we do to avoid potential down-time?
10th August 2018

Hacking tools for the cost of a cappuccino!

Hacking tools for the cost of a cappuccino!
Wannabe hackers looking to dip their toes into online fraud can get their hands on tools to start hacking for around the price of a cup of takeaway coffee, according to the latest Dark Web Market Price Index by Virtual Private Network (VPN) comparison service Top10VPN.com.
26th July 2018


Bluetooth mesh adoption surpasses expectations

Bluetooth mesh adoption surpasses expectations
Over the past two decades, Bluetooth technology has revolutionised the IoT, adding new capabilities that have enabled innovation and established new markets, from wireless audio to connected devices. And now Bluetooth mesh continues that trend by playing a pivotal role in the development of emerging markets such as smart buildings, smart industry, smart cities and smart homes.
25th July 2018

What price do you put on your smartphone?

What price do you put on your smartphone?
A new survey by mobile app developers Tappable has revealed one in ten millennials would rather lose one of their fingers than give up their phones indefinitely. And a further 23% would even sacrifice one of their five senses.
25th July 2018

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


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