London’s Shoreditch is world’s most expensive tech district

ClubRooms in Shoreditch. Image: http://www.shoreditch-officespace.co.uk According to a survey by estate agent Knight Frank, Shoreditch is now the most expensive tech district in the world, with intense demand for office space pushing rents higher than those in Mid-Market, San Francisco, and almost double those in Brooklyn, New York. The 2018 Global Cities report, which…

Ford’s brainy benches to offer free solar powered mobile charging and wi-fi

  Worrying about a flat smartphone battery could become a thing of the past, at least to those living in parts of London.  Ford and smart cities start-up Strawberry Energy are rolling out smart benches to offer pedestrians free solar-powered mobile charging and free wi-fi access while they sit and rest across the city. The collaboration…

Living in the smart city – solar powered pavements and roads that can charge electric cars

  From big data gathering information about pollution, water use and traffic through to smart roads capable of managing autonomous vehicles and charging electric vehicles, Fast Future's Rohit Talwar, Steve Wells and Alexandra Whittington look at what the future has in store for the smart city In the coming decades, the planet’s most heavily concentrated…

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact now available from Carphone Warehouse for £30 per month

The new Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is now available at Carphone Warehouse, both in-store and online. Customers can get their hands on the device for £30 per month and £29.99 up-front on Vodafone. The all-new Sony handset, available in Horizon Blue exclusively at Carphone Warehouse, features a 4.6inch 720p touchscreen display. It also boasts a…

Nest unveils Hello video doorbell with facial recognition technology

It's been several years since Google-owned intelligent home company Nest launched its revolutionary thermostat, but those expecting another ground-breaking product launch last night will have been sadly disappointed. Instead what Nest announced were five smart home security products including its Hello video doorbell and a door lock developed in conjunction with Yale (see picture above).…