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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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Facebook pitches Free Basics to the US Government

Facebook pitches Free Basics to the US Government

Written by on October 13, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Facebook Free Basics has already proven divisive, to say the least! Some countries have dropped the service while India banned it completely! Facebook has been talking to White House officials about if when and how they will be able to launch Facebook Free Basics in the US without inviting regulatory complications. Facebook Free Basics application is […]

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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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Blockchains – mutable by consensus

Blockchains – mutable by consensus

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

Now we all know what the bitcoin blockchain is, don’t we? It’s just one particular version of the general class of blockchains, which share the characteristics that data is stored in blocks and because of some cryptographic jiggery-pokery the blocks are chained together, so that you can’t go back and change the contents of a […]

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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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How AI, VR and the IoT can actually benefit industry

How AI, VR and the IoT can actually benefit industry

Written by on October 10, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

OK, rewind five years. Imagine you’re the CEO of a US-based computer software company that since 1985 has specialised in 2-dimensional & 3D design software, product, application and service lifecycle management (PLM, ALM & SLM), and service management solutions. Long story short, you already help enterprise customers from mining to oil & gas, and manufacturing […]

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Facebook has another try at classifieds with Marketplace, anything changed?

Facebook has another try at classifieds with Marketplace, anything changed?

Written by on October 10, 2016 in Guest Blog with 1 Comment

Something new is needed to make this work. Facebook has decided to have another go at classifieds but the fact that it is doing nothing new means that it is very unlikely to disrupt the current status quo in classifieds. The company has re-launched a feature called Marketplace that operates almost exactly like Craigslist and so on. […]

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Who wants to be an MVNO? The evolution of the wholesale market

Who wants to be an MVNO? The evolution of the wholesale market

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

MVNOs – Mobile Virtual Network Operators – have no physical networks, lease wireless capacity from existing mobile service providers and, though they resell services under their own brand name, are highly dependent on their enabling operator. On the face of it, not a strong position from which to build a successful telco business. On the […]

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Apple Pay in the browser will be bigger than Apple Pay on your phone

Apple Pay in the browser will be bigger than Apple Pay on your phone

Written by on October 6, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

As I am sure many of you will remember, the thing I was most wrong about – ever – on the Tomorrow’s Transactions blog was that I was convinced that Apple would not bother with an NFC interface for the iPhone. Luckily, my blog is not a blockchain, so I could go back and delete […]

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Is it bye-bye for Samsung and olé for Foxconn after Sharp OLED investment?

Is it bye-bye for Samsung and olé for Foxconn after Sharp OLED investment?

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

Long-time partner Apple said to be in talks about screens for future iPhones, as Sharp’s new owner, Foxconn, spends heavily on OLED. After clinging stubbornly to LCD displays for its iPhones and iPads – albeit increasingly advanced ones – Apple looks set to convert to OLED for the next generation of its handsets. The problem […]

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