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The next step for sensors in IoT – MEMS moves to Time Domain Sensors (TDS)

Today we’ve seen the massive growth of MEMS sensor. To you and I these are the sensors we have in our phones, in our ‘Fitbits’ , they ‘understand’ rotation as in your iPhone, accelaration as per your ‘step’ counter. These

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US FTC ‘Privacy and Security in a connected world’. How secure is the IoT ?

Following the successful Federal Trade Commission IoT Security workshop in November, 2014 (workshop content), the outputs have been published. They have compiled a detailed report from the workshop, ‘Privacy and Security in a connected World’ . Good examples of the

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Moving “Swift” ly Onwards

Back in 1978, Dennis Ritchie and Brian Kernighan published the first edition of “The C Programming Language“. The book was central to the development and increasing popularity of the new programming language and is still widely used today. In just

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International Internet of Things Day – Showcase. London IoT Meetup (Nominet UK)

We had a very busy night yesterday at the IOT London Meetup showcase. 22 companies came to demonstrate their products covering Smart Cities, Smart Pets, Smart Homes, Environmental Monitoring, Health, Education, Hardware, Software and Art.  It was a packed crowd

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‘Merlin’ holds court at the Houses of Parliament – ‘Safe & Secure Internet of Things’

On 25th March,2014, Lord Erroll, (Merlin to his friends), Chairman of Eyehub hosted a reception at the Houses of Parliament with a panel of experts to discuss, ‘Safe and Secure Internet of Things. The panel represented experts from all aspects

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5 Top tips ‘how to run a successful Kickstarter Campaign’ Kendel Ratley, Kickstarter

  3 weeks ago RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)launched their own area on the platform and they are already having some success (Artspace Bath raised over £10,000). Quite a buzzing audience of RSA Fellows

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Bluetooth Developer Training 18th September, 2013 London

Yesterday we attended the Bluetooth Developer training at the Hilton Hotel, in Paddington. I’ve been involved around standards bodies before, however  this one caught me a bit by surprise.  As we’ve mentioned already, Bluetooth Low Energy adoption is growing at

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Why sensors and why now?

We come across debates all the time where there are ‘answers looking for problems’. Why should we be interested in sensors, why now? Having seen technologies emerge early and fail e.g. Apple Newton, some not cross the chasm e.g. Betamax,

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Bluetooth Low Energy and crowdfunding fuel new hardware development

When Simon and I started this journey late 2012, early 2013 it was very apparent Bluetooth Low Energy was going to be a game changer. I kept asking Simon why and the simple answer was low powered, open, standardised communications.

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Market Segmentation – The Great British Survey, April 2013

When you’re trying to solve a problem or an ‘itch’ as Richard Reed of ‘Innocent’ would say you should really get to know your target audience and prospective customers. These days when seeking a target audience we typically resort to

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