Drayton’s ‘home of the future’ will include self-tinting windows

House of the future? Image courtesy of https://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewarchy/5721042932/ The nation’s ideal home of the future will include windows that tint automatically in the sun, a heating system which recognises body temperature and lighting which responds to the time of day.  A study of 2,000 adults revealed what people want in their…

Report claims Brits ‘surrendering to cybercriminals’

A new study claims that people in the UK are 'surrendering to cybercriminals' as the British Government fails to step in and provide police forces with the skills and resources required to pursue perpetrators. According to The Great Cyber Surrender report, 73% of cybercrime victims did not get in touch with Government organisations that are in place…

Smart Home devices to exceed 13 billion by 2025

A new report from Juniper Research has found that there will be almost 13.5 billion smart home devices in active use by 2025, compared to an expected 7.4 billion at the end of 2020. Smart entertainment devices take the bulk of revenue attributable to the sector - over $230 billion in 2025. Voice assistant capabilities…

Cancel Black Friday to avoid bottlenecks, claims delivery experts

Black Friday 2014 turned from a retailer’s dream to a delivery nightmare as overwhelming demand crashed many UK websites and snapped supply chains. ParcelHero fears a lockdown Black Friday will be even worse this year, creating massive delivery bottlenecks.. The home delivery expert ParcelHero is forecasting an £8.49bn monster Black Friday-Cyber Monday weekend. It warns that stores…

Online sales up 60% year on year, ONS shows

October’s retail sales estimates, released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), reveal sales volumes - both online and offline - increased by 5.8% year on year (YOY), up 1.2% from September’s results. However, the home delivery specialist ParcelHero says that High Street stores cannot take too much comfort in these figures, as they don’t reflect…