Steve Platt / 01/01/2015 00:00:00
An innovative big data-driven online tool is being used extensively in the US to determine how to prioritise assistance to homeless people.
Steve Platt / 15/04/2015 11:34:26
The Indian government’s commitment to build 100 ‘smart cities’
Steve Platt / 15/04/2015 14:27:07
Big data is being used to predict crimes before they even occur.
Steve Platt / 17/04/2015 16:42:52
What is a “future city” and how is it different from a “smart city”? Or an “eco city”? Or a “sustainable city”?
Steve Platt / 17/04/2015 16:58:43
Critics call them an “electronic leash”. But wearable gadgets to keep tabs on employees and enable them to work more effectively are entering a new and more ambitious phase of development.
Steve Platt / 20/04/2015 09:32:58
What if the internet ran out of room? It already has, says Google vice president, Vince Cerf. Cerf explains that the current system of unique IP addresses allocated to every internet-connected device is no longer adequate to meet demand.
Steve Platt / 20/04/2015 09:51:25
How can Big Data tools identify those families most at risk of homelessness early on – and prevent their entry into the homeless shelter system?
Steve Platt / 20/04/2015 10:06:20
Samsung attracted unfavourable comparisons with the telescreens in George Orwell’s Big Brother dystopia earlier this year when it warned users not to share private information in front of its smart TV sets because they may listen in.
Steve Platt / 20/04/2015 11:20:13
Local councils are beginning to develop the Internet of Things for some of their routine responsibilities. Westminster City Council has installed solar-powered rubbish bins.
Steve Platt / 20/04/2015 12:01:04
The BBC website has a produced a useful tool on the costs of care in the UK.
Steve Platt / 20/04/2015 12:08:27
As part of the city’s efforts to tailor services for its older inhabitants, electronic sensors have been installed to collect environmental data about their homes.
Steve Platt / 20/04/2015 12:19:30
In 2001, UPS began to look in detail at its route-optimisation plans. These are designed to increase efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and get drivers back to their bases more quickly.
Steve Platt / 20/04/2015 12:30:18
Do you work better in the morning or evening? Try this app and take part in some research at the same time.
Steve Platt / 20/04/2015 14:54:33
A precious moment in time captured forever in accurate 3D that can be given as a gift or as a reminder of a significant time in your life?
Steve Platt / 20/04/2015 15:47:11
An 18-month study will see livestock fitted with digital collars as part of an assessment of how the benefits of smart technology might be brought to the countryside.
Steve Platt / 20/04/2015 15:51:15
Fewer than one in four IT and business leaders have established clear business or technical leadership for the Internet of Things (IoT) in their organisations, according to a survey by Gartner Inc.
Steve Platt / 20/04/2015 16:36:43
Wireless charging is set to take a great leap forward with all of the major smartphone manufacturers investing in the technology.
Steve Platt / 20/04/2015 16:42:17
An Internet of Things ‘starter kit’ to encourage the development of new IoT devices has been produced by the chip maker ARM Holdings plc in collaboration with IBM.
Steve Platt / 21/04/2015 09:45:27
A solar-powered armband offers a new way for healthcare workers to monitor the temperatures of multiple patients.
Steve Platt / 21/04/2015 11:40:15
A lightbulb to assist you in your daily activities – like wake you up in the morning with the latest news and your diary for the day, or show you your social updates when you come home.
Steve Platt / 22/04/2015 11:35:37
The most detailed street level open data mapping product available, OS Open Map, can now be obtained as a free download from Ordnance Survey.
Steve Platt / 22/04/2015 15:25:17
Mobile phone users in England could soon be getting flood warnings direct from the Environment Agency, giving people valuable time to prepare in areas at risk.
Steve Platt / 22/04/2015 15:43:32
US chemists have devised a way for your smartphone to tell you when food has gone off. And in the UK, the new UWI (‘use within’) Label is due to be launched later this year to provide a failsafe indicator of whether it is safe to use that jar that’s been in the fridge for you-don’t-know-how-long.
Steve Platt / 22/04/2015 16:06:46
It’s not what someone says, it’s what they do that matters. This old truism is at the heart of how to use customer data effectively. And it’s as relevant today as it was in the past before anyone had ever dreamt of Facebook or Twitter.
Steve Platt / 23/04/2015 12:20:20
Keys, wallet, tablet, glasses – whatever your checklist as you dash out of the door, there’s now a choice of apps to keep an eye on your crucial possessions – and let you know where they are if anything’s been mislaid.
Admin / 14/05/2015 00:00:00
Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, has a new chief executive for the first time in 7 years.
Steve Platt / 14/05/2015 11:58:45
“The best predictor of an effective team is the presence of women.” So said the cross-bench peer Martha Lane Fox, internet pioneer and founder of Lastminute.com, in her 2015 Richard Dimbleby Lecture at the end of March.
Steve Platt / 14/05/2015 12:16:38
Smart grid developments for energy distribution could deliver £2.8 billion to the UK economy in the next 15 years.
Steve Platt / 01/06/2015 16:29:05
A small number of ‘test bed’ sites in the NHS are to try out a series of innovative projects combining new technologies with fresh approaches to how services are delivered.
Steve Platt / 23/06/2015 11:22:45
Using big data to personalise its customer service is at the heart of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)’s new “personology” strategy.
Steve Platt / 23/06/2015 11:27:31
MK Smart - focusing on the effective use of cutting-edge technology and big data to help cope with the expected population rise over the next decade.
Steve Platt / 23/06/2015 13:12:17
Internet connected servers heat homes for free in the Netherlands
Steve Platt / 23/06/2015 13:17:01
Home viewings via the internet; live meeting broadcasts to tenants; difficult repair jobs observed in real time!
Steve Platt / 02/07/2015 00:00:00
Almost five million people aged 65 and over have never been online, according to the Office of National Statistics. Damningly, for our technologically interconnected and socially networked society, a million older people in the UK haven’t spoken to anyone for a month.
Sharon Fleming / 02/07/2015 00:00:00
The “Impossible City” is a series of constructions for a homeless encampment by Sawhorse Revolution, a non-profit carpentry programme for high school students.
John Robinson / 08/07/2015 16:22:02
Predicting the future is notoriously difficult, but if predictions are correct existing wearable devices are likely to extend well beyond increasingly familiar items like app-driven watches and wristbands.
Steve Platt / 30/07/2015 00:00:00
Door keys could become a thing of the past as a number of smart lock companies jostle for custom in a market that is predicted to be worth $3.6 billion worldwide by 2019.
Steve Platt / 30/07/2015 00:00:00
The majority of people prefer text messages to other forms of communication when they are “on the go”.
John Robinson / 01/09/2015 21:53:53
Exploration of why housing associations should embrace digital channel shift
John Robinson / 01/09/2015 21:59:45
Local authorities face mounting pressure to cut costs, and delivering digital services online can help to drive customer engagement.
Sharon Fleming / 27/10/2015 00:00:00
How can you free up your human talent from the drudgery? With cutting-edge technology that emulates the human brain, you can cut the cost of carrying out the drudgery and free up resources to re-invest in high-value functions.
Sharon Fleming / 16/06/2016 00:00:00
The Smart Neighbourhood@Broomhill will explore the benefits to landlords and tenants of the installation of a comprehensive package of sensor-based Internet of Things (IoT) devices in social housing.
Sharon Fleming / 17/06/2016 00:00:00
The safety record of social housing is very good, but can we do more? This question is at the heart of new research from HouseMark and the Hyde Group entitled Fire, Gas and Carbon Monoxide Safety Regulations: What English social landlords need to know.