New rules could require security labels for connected devices

Smart TVs and other connected devices could be made to carry labels telling people how secure they are from cyber attacks, under plans announced by the Government. The labels would be initially introduced on a voluntary basis to help consumers identify which products are secure, before eventually becoming mandatory. Under the plans, announced by digital…

Connected Conservation expands globally in bid to save endangered wildlife

Technology that's dramatically reduced rhino poaching in a South African game reserve could be used to help other threatened species across the world, as conservationists look for new ways to stop poachers before they can reach wildlife. Dimension Data and Cisco first introduced its Connected Conversation effort in 2015, using a mixture of sensors, CCTV,…

Rail firms deploy GPS technology to cut false ‘on time’ train updates

Image: Press Association New technology will cut the number of false “on time” train descriptions, the rail industry has claimed. A GPS-led location tracking system will be installed on services run by five operators from next month, improving the accuracy of information about their trains’ progress. Train locations are currently measured…

What is a smart city? Three quarters of Brits have absolutely no idea

A report just published reveals that, despite the many initiatives in place, less than a quarter of UK consumers are aware of the term ‘smart cities’.  The 'Smart in the City' research, commissioned by out-of-home marketing specialists Posterscope, surveyed more than 5,500 consumers about their opinion on smart cities and their key features.   However, deeper analysis…

ARCHOS unveils ‘Hello Connect’ smart home platform with Tuya Smart

French consumer electronics company ARCHOS has formed a partnership with global AI/IoT platform Tuya Smart to launch a new smart home platform, ARCHOS Hello Connect. Designed to allow consumers the opportunity to convert their traditional homes to smarter living, Hello Connect promises to manage connected objects via one single app, all simply by just asking. Tuya…

Not so smart. Three quarters of us don’t understand tech terms such as IoT and blockchain

Overall Brits scored 30.8% when tested on 2018 technology terms. 25-34 year olds are the most tech savvy age group, scoring 35% on the test, the least savvy were the 45-54 year olds who scored just 24.7%. The Northern Irish are the most tech savvy in the UK scoring 39.3% on the buzzwords quiz. See how you score on the 2018 tech buzzword quiz A survey from translation…