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These new technologies will shape our future

These new technologies will shape our future

By 19 hours ago

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.... >>

Apple Homekit explained

Apple Homekit explained

By 5 August 2014

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

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... >>

Nosee to tackle hay fever with localised data alerting you when you need it

Nosee to tackle hay fever with localised data alerting you when you need it

By 31 July 2014

Birmingham based 383 Labs has introduced Nosee, a smart pollen and air quality sensor that could help hay fever sufferers. At the moment pollen counts are largely found on weather reports which cover huge areas. The Nosee, will allow users to get a local... >>

Nanoleaf Bloom lets you dim your lights using a normal wall switch

Nanoleaf Bloom lets you dim your lights using a normal wall switch

By 25 July 2014

If you could add dimming to your lights, without having to wire in a new dimmer switch, you would right? That's what Nanoleaf believes and it's why it has made the Bloom lightbulb which can be dimmed using a normal light switch. Nanoleaf, better known... >>

Thread is the teamwork of Nest, Samsung, ARM and more to make the connected home smarter

Thread is the teamwork of Nest, Samsung, ARM and more to make the connected home smarter

By 15 July 2014

Thread has been developed by seven companies as a standard to allow for intelligent smart homes that work better. It will mean lower power consumption and smarter linked gadgets. Currently there are options like ITTT which causes on action, like opening... >>

Smappee claims its energy monitor pays for itself in a year with power savings

Smappee claims its energy monitor pays for itself in a year with power savings

By 11 July 2014

Smart homes mean gadgets that communicate, but at what cost? More power drain is coming as the home gets smarter and Smappee is here to let you know what's draining power and where. Smappee claims it'll be able to cut £2.8 billion from UK energy bills.... >>

Nest goes open source, your fitness band could turn on your heating when it detects you’re awake

Nest goes open source, your fitness band could turn on your heating when it detects you’re awake

By 24 June 2014

Nest has announced its Nest Developer Program to create a more connected home. That could mean a fully automated experience is not too far off. At the moment Nest is working with developers and brands to integrate the smart controls. Jawbone's UP24 band,... >>