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Apple HomeKit explained: How does it work and what products are HomeKit ready?

Apple HomeKit explained: How does it work and what products are HomeKit ready?

By 5 June 2015

Hot on the heels of the home automation trend, Apple introduced a new system last autumn - called HomeKit - that will enable you to have wireless and electronic control of your home, household features, activities, appliances, and more. HomeKit is not... >>

Smart ForTwo first drive: Three generations in, it's smarter than ever

Smart ForTwo first drive: Three generations in, it's smarter than ever

By 26 February 2015

When the original Smart launched in 1998, it felt like a momentous occasion in the car world. For perhaps the first time since the original Mini or Fiat 500, here was a car that was genuinely small, ingeniously packaged and seriously useful in a city.... >>

'Gadgets supporting humans' has been taken literally for the Bionic Bra

'Gadgets supporting humans' has been taken literally for the Bionic Bra

By 9 December 2014

Smart sensors in clothing is a future that's starting to reveal itself already with heart rate sensors in bras from Victoria's Secret. But a new item called the Bionic Bra has taken it to the next level not only with intelligent sensors but with actuators... >>

What the smartest cruise ship in the world looks like in 27 amazing pictures

What the smartest cruise ship in the world looks like in 27 amazing pictures

By 3 November 2014

Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, the Quantum of the Seas, has been described as the world's first smart ship and we can see why with its robot bar, sky diving machine, virtual balconies and bumper car experience. It's a big ship, measuring 348 metres... >>

Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas: We step aboard the smartest ship afloat

Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas: We step aboard the smartest ship afloat

By 3 November 2014

Mirror, mirror on the wall, which ship is the smartest of them all? Quantum of the Seas is the answer the Royal Carribean mirror would give, but we wanted to find out for ourselves what makes this new cruise ship the "world's first smartship". From a... >>

Bluesmart suitcase weighs your kit, locks digitally, charges your phone and can be tracked

Bluesmart suitcase weighs your kit, locks digitally, charges your phone and can be tracked

By 20 October 2014

Luggage is about to get a digital upgrade for the better. The Bluesmart case can be locked, and weighed from your phone, which it charges. Bluesmart, launched on Indiegogo today, is a travel suitcase with smart sensors. Load the bag up with your travel... >>

These new technologies will shape our future

These new technologies will shape our future

By 26 August 2014

The expected future of technology, where everyone zips about in flying cars or lives on the Moon, might not turn out quite like that. Instead disruptive new technologies are changing the way we live now and will change our lives in the future entirely.... >>

BAE smart skin will let planes 'feel' damage, cars and even homes next in line

BAE smart skin will let planes 'feel' damage, cars and even homes next in line

By 22 August 2014

BAE Systems has announced a new technology that will allow its aircraft to "feel" damage. The skin-like covering will plaster the plane in tens of thousands of micro-sensors which will be able to "feel" structural changes. They could also measure wind... >>

Climote upgrades ScottishPower users to smart heating controls at home

Climote upgrades ScottishPower users to smart heating controls at home

By 19 August 2014

Climote, the smarthome climate control, is going to be available to all ScottishPower customers after the two signed a deal together. That means that whether at home or out and about people will be able to control their home's heating using a mobile.... >>

ZigBee and others explained

ZigBee and others explained

By 4 August 2014

You've likely heard of the phrase "home automation" and a related specification called ZigBee and simply assumed they are nerdy things within a niche industry. Well, that's not true. For instance: Google has Nest, Apple has HomeKit, and Samsung is thinking... >>