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…

Motorola launches £60 Focus 68 home security camera? Is this the cheapest so far?

According to a report by the Office of National Statistics there were 485,000 home burglaries between August 2016 and July 2017 in the UK with December inevitably the busiest time for break-ins. So whether visiting relatives for a couple of nights during the festive break or escaping to sunny weather for a couple of weeks, home security…

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…

Nest adds intelligent indoor security cam, Nest Cam IQ

Best known for its intelligent heating devices, Google-owned Nest Labs, Inc. (www.nest.com) has branched out with this nicely designed Nest Cam IQ indoor security camera (see above). Claiming best-in-class imaging and intelligent features, the Nest Cam IQ is smart enough to differentiate between a person and a pet and can alert you accordingly without having…

TP-Link introduces new smart wi-fi LED bulb

Control home lighting to suit your mood via your smartphone with TP-Link’s latest smart Wi-Fi LED light bulb. Called the LB130, the Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb is colour-changeable and can timed to come off and on, or dimmed for parties and cosy nights in. It installs like a standard lightbulb and is also compatible with…

IoT threat as UK businesses hit 43,000 times EACH by cyber attacks in 3 months

UK businesses were subjected to almost 43,000 cyber attacks each, on average, in the first quarter of 2017, with hackers doubling their efforts to take control of Internet of Things (IoT) devices in the workplace, according to a report from business ISP Beaming. Over 90 per cent of internet-borne cyber attacks on UK businesses targeted connected Internet…

SpotCam announces home security and monitoring solution for £159

Cloud-based video solutions startup SpotCam announces the SpotCam Sense, an all-in-one home monitoring and security solution. Like the Blink security system reviewed here, the SpotCam Sense will record video footage if it senses movement, say from an intruder. However, unlike Blink which records in 720p, the Spotcam offers full HD 1080p, covering an entire room…