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…

Essay: How Will IoT Transform the World?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a modern concept which, as many scientists believe, is going to transform the world. In simple terms, it is an idea that all devices can be connected via the web, ranging from your regular cellphone to more unpredictable things like eyeglasses or a teapot. Companies all around the world…

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…

Blink launches UK’s most affordable outdoor security camera

Launched appropriately enough at the Ice Bar in London was Blink's latest extreme weather wireless security camera, the Blink XT. Joining the existing Blink line-up, the XT runs on two standard AA lithium batteries and is compact enough to install just about anywhere. However, the key difference between this unit and the existing model is…

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…

Protect your home from damaging leaks with ‘Leakbot’

Pictured above is Leakbot. Not only will it protect your home from damaging leaks, it's also got a nice smiley face! Insurance company Legal & General has teamed up with HomeServe to offer 'LeakBot' – a smart connected water leak detector, developed by HomeServe Labs. Launching this summer, select Legal &…