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Everything you always wanted to know about eye tracking (Part 1)

Everything you always wanted to know about eye tracking (Part 1)

Written by on October 17, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

Eye tracking is about where we look, what we look at, how much time we spend looking at it, how our pupils react to different kinds of visual stimulation and when we blink. Put most simply, eye tracking refers to the measurement of eye activity. More specifically, eye tracking implies the recording of eye position (point […]

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UK partnership first to send smart grid data over power lines

UK partnership first to send smart grid data over power lines

Written by on October 14, 2016 in Guest Blog with 2 Comments

The UK has just seen a very impressive first, with National Grid and Reactive Technologies partnering to send data via the power lines that bring electricity to homes and businesses. This demonstration opens the door for grid-scale demand response projects, in which end-node usage can be dynamically adjusted to achieve better load balance. The trial […]

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You think drink driving is bad, what about distracted driving?

You think drink driving is bad, what about distracted driving?

Written by on October 12, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

There’s absolutely no question that distracted driving has become a major problem, and that a lot of that problem comes down to our need to communicate and connect. The statistics of distracted driving as related to mobile phone usage are very troubling. In the UK, more than 60 percent of drivers admit to having read […]

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OMG, we’re done for as the IoT becomes attack vector of choice

OMG, we’re done for as the IoT becomes attack vector of choice

Written by on October 11, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Mirai reveals mirage of IoT security – are we all doomed? It’s a new world record; web hosting firm OVH has been hit with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack reaching speeds of 1.5 Tbps, following an attack on the website belonging to security journalist Brian Krebs. This latest attack smashes the previous record […]

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Telecoms operators enable disruption for others, why not themselves?

Telecoms operators enable disruption for others, why not themselves?

Written by on September 30, 2016 in Guest Blog with 1 Comment

Telecommunications companies (telcos) are at the heart of digital innovation and disruption in other industries such as media, banking and automotive, but are they lagging behind in the digital transformation of their own businesses? Is it really possible to do A while aggressively and boldly pursuing B? Of course, they are facing their own strategic […]

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How far ahead is Amazon in the smart home race?

How far ahead is Amazon in the smart home race?

Written by on September 26, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Among the biggest consumer tech brands, Amazon appears to be some way out in front when it comes to smart home progress. With new models and new partner integrations, Amazon seems to be taking the lead on Apple and Google – after stumbling onto the increasingly successful Echo, which is now being launched in the […]

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Does the investment community understand what blockchains are?

Does the investment community understand what blockchains are?

Written by on September 16, 2016 in Guest Blog with 1 Comment

RIoT has noticed a number of recent blockchain announcements that sing the praises of the technology for financial and IoT applications. However, while enterprise blockchain deployments certainly do have huge potential upside, it seems that a lot of those making noise in the investment community don’t entirely grasp the purpose of the technology. At the […]

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The security industry needs updating – not just the cyber one

The security industry needs updating – not just the cyber one

Written by on September 7, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The security industry must embrace modern technologies for a more profitable, secure and efficient working environment. The global security industry is growing at a rapid pace. More professional and coordinated operations across disciplines and geographical borders among criminals, is one of the drivers of the increased demand for advanced security services. This calls for more intense […]

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Drones get $82 billion flight clearance in US

Drones get $82 billion flight clearance in US

Written by on September 5, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

FAA drone laws go into effect with $82bn potential boost to US. The US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has given the all-clear on wide-scale commercial drone operations, paving the way for an industry that it thinks could provide 100,000 new jobs and $82bn in revenue over the next decade. It brings to an end a period […]

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IT delays and Brexit throw UK’s 53m smart meter project into disarray

IT delays and Brexit throw UK’s 53m smart meter project into disarray

Written by on August 29, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The UK’s national smart meter project has suffered yet another setback, with the UK government announcing that the critical communications infrastructure that supports the roll out will miss tomorrow’s deadline – and won’t be ready for at least another couple of months. It adds to the recent spate of government projects under-performing – which include […]

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