Pages tagged: 'Internet of Things'

  1. Worn Out Wearables?

    Ever since we realised that computers were really getting smaller, pioneers and visionaries have been trying to make them wearable.  As far back as the 1975 Pulsar produced the first watch calculator and in the mid 1980’s these devices were in their heyday.  Of course more recently, there has been a surge of smart watches but even Apple has failed to make a device that has really caught public interest.

    May 13th 2016

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  2. Expecting the Future

    When a new CEO starts with an organisation or project he or she often has a “90 day plan”.  When particle physics researchers at CERN started a project in 1991 to share information, they forgot to have such a plan and introduced the internet into a brave new world.  As we’ve reached the 100th “90 days” since that launch, how does the Internet cornucopia stack up against Pandora’s box?

    April 15th 2016

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  3. Keeping Control

    One time Harvard Business Review editor and now general contrarist Nicholas Carr argues that much of today’s technology imprisons rather than liberates users.  In his book, The Glass Cage: Automation and Us, he argues that the invisibility of our high-tech snares gives us the illusion of freedom. 

    May 21st 2015

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  4. Wearing Thin

    Apple became the largest publically traded company just over three months ago so there’s been a lot of expectation around it’s recent Spring Forward event.  Many of the announcements were as expected – the iPhone6 is enjoying phenomenal success with customer satisfaction at an incredible 99%, the new 12” Macbook is only 2/3 the volume of the earlier 11” version and so on.  However, most of the mainstream news centred on the Apple watch.  But despite the frenzy, are wearable technologies a solution looking for a problem?  

    March 20th 2015

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  5. The Internet of Things Casts Shadows

    With 6 billion new internet devices being rolled out in 2014 alone The Internet of Things is upon us, but how aware are we of the risks? The number of devices connected to the internet is growing about as rapidly as the total amount of data the worlds holds.  To date, we have learnt to live with the security risks associated with desktop operating systems, even managed to treat our phones the same way but always felt that proprietary systems (such as electricity systems) are just more robust.

    June 20th 2014

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