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Brillo confirmed: Google's ecosystem to make the Internet of Things work

Brillo confirmed: Google's ecosystem to make the Internet of Things work

By 28 May 2015

Google has announced its Project Brillo program that it hopes will become the underlying ecosystem that makes the Internet of Things possible. Speaking during the Google I/O developers conference, Sundar Pichai, the company's senior vice president of... >>

Intel reveals tech of the future: Skin data transfers, autonomous drones and more

Intel reveals tech of the future: Skin data transfers, autonomous drones and more

By 13 May 2015

Intel shows off what it's working on for the not-too distant future at its yearly event: Intel Future Showcase. We went along to see what it is we can expect in the future of tech. Intel had plenty on display from its own brand of wireless charging, that... >>

UK budget spring 2015: Internet of Things, 100Mbps broadband for all, free Wi-Fi

UK budget spring 2015: Internet of Things, 100Mbps broadband for all, free Wi-Fi

By 18 March 2015

The British government has delivered a pre-election budget that further strengthens its measures to support technology in the UK. It will be chancellor George Osborne's last budget before the nation votes on the next government, so there are several... >>

Exciting times: Samsung VP Robert King talks 4K, curved TV and why the Internet of Things needs to be open platform

Exciting times: Samsung VP Robert King talks 4K, curved TV and why the Internet of Things needs to be open platform

By 12 March 2015

It can be strongly argued that Samsung stole Mobile World Congress with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and its innovatively shaped sister model, the edge. During a mobile phone show distinctly lacking in mobile phones, its two flagship handsets... >>

iSheep are real: Internet-connected sheep are roaming Wales

iSheep are real: Internet-connected sheep are roaming Wales

By 7 February 2015

Researchers in North Wales have created a flock of iSheep - sheep connected to the internet - in the latest twist on the internet of things. Using a small tracker, the idea is to enable a farmer to keep track of the flock, and stop rogue sheep wandering... >>

Apple iPhone home automation system for connected devices expected to debut at WWDC

Apple iPhone home automation system for connected devices expected to debut at WWDC

By 26 May 2014

Apple will allegedly unveil a new software system next month that'll convert your iPhone into a remote control of sorts for home automation, it's claimed. The Financial Times, which has a pretty good track record, reported that Apple wants to tackle the... >>

Fibaro's Home Center 2 and Home Center Lite hubs bring easy home automation to the UK

Fibaro's Home Center 2 and Home Center Lite hubs bring easy home automation to the UK

By 13 May 2014

Fibaro UK has launched an Internet of Things-like home automation system. It uses one of two control modules that rely on the Z-Wave wireless protocol to connect with almost any type of device, gadget, and appliance found in your home. Z-Wave is a wireless... >>

Bosch HomeConnect platform will offer one app to control your home appliances, regardless of brand

Bosch HomeConnect platform will offer one app to control your home appliances, regardless of brand

By 25 April 2014

BSH (Bosch Siemens Hausgerate) is launching a unifying platform called HomeConnect designed to connect all your home appliances, regardless of the brand. Talking at the IFA Global Press Conference 2014 in Belek, Turkey, Dr Claudia Happ, digital transition... >>

Google X explained: What's really going on at Google's secret lab?

Google X explained: What's really going on at Google's secret lab?

By 21 January 2014

Google revealed last week that it is working on a smart contact lens that can measure glucose levels in diabetics' tears - but that's just one of the many outlandish projects currently in development at the not-so top secret Google X lab. The name Google... >>

Rogue smart fridge deals out spam, the email kind

Rogue smart fridge deals out spam, the email kind

By 17 January 2014

In a world first, a fridge has been found as part of a spam email cyber attack. But it's not alone as smart TVs and media players were involved in sending over 750,000 spam emails between 23 December and 6 January. Security firm Proofpoint uncovered the... >>