Creepy or Cool technology? Emotion detection technology tops ‘creepy list’ in survey

Experience personalisation company RichRelevance has launched its annual ‘Creepy or Cool’ survey – a look at consumer attitudes towards technology in the retail space. The annual survey – which was answered by 2,577 respondents across the UK, France and Germany – asked consumers to rate a number of different technologies and trends as either ‘creepy’ or…

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…

New BBC VR Hub experiences celebrate the suffragettes and RAF

The BBC VR Hub has announced two new virtual reality experiences today (July 10th, 2018), Make Noise and 1943: Berlin Blitz, celebrating the suffragettes and the RAF respectively. Make Noise combines VR and voice technology to let viewers use the power of their voice to smash through the barriers faced by the suffragettes during the fight to win the…

350 electric black cabs now on road across UK

PHOTO: Matt Alexander/PA Wire LEVC, the electric vehicle company responsible for transforming the black cab, has announced that it now has 350 range extended electric taxis on the road across the UK. This includes just over 300 vehicles in London. In December 2017, LEVC revealed its intention to revolutionise the taxi…

Amazon Prime Day, July 16th: Top 5 ways to win at sale shopping

Amazon Prime Day is the first of the flash sales days this year, taking place on 16th July. Some might say it's warm up for the Black Friday/Cyber Monday carnage later in the year, others that it's simply a good opportunity to grab some summer bargains. Whatever, there's no doubt that it's a very good reason…

Amazon Christmas in July – SubPac wearable subwoofer and smart bike helmet

At London's Old Billingsgate Fish Market, pictured above, Amazon and its partners displayed hundreds of new products that they expect to be big sellers during the festive season. As ever with these increasingly popular Christmas in July events, there is actually little that it completely new. Most of the products are already available, although many…

Emirates offers VR 360 view of cabin when reserving seats

Remember when you had to stick a pin in a 2D representation of a plane to book your seat? How last year was that? Instead Emirates has become first airline to introduce Virtual Reality (VR) technology on its digital platform which you can use when booking your flights or simply having a nosey around the…

University of Sussex tests ‘100 times faster’ 5G successfully

Initial tests on the next generation of mobile technology with the capability of delivering 100 times faster broadband have been successful, engineers at the University of Sussex and collaborators from telecom consultancy firm Plum have confirmed. Engineering experts are pleased with the successful completion of measurements of the indoor coverage of 5G signals at the…