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    1. March 12, 2015

      @Muffin man and other nursery rhymes for the times

      What with Apple watches, the internet of things, cloud computing, social media and driverless cars, it is clear we need a...

    2. March 9, 2015

      Entrepreneur tests out caring technology for elderly

      It is an all too familiar dilemma for the “sandwich generation”. An elderly parent refuses to wear a panic alarm — or to...

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    1. March 2, 2015

      Artificial intelligence and the fridge

      Could an internet-connected thing — a smart fridge, a thermostat or a home-help robot — become a millionaire? This is not as...

    2. February 13, 2015

      British Gas buys ‘smart home’ tech company AlertMe

      British Gas has paid £44m to acquire AlertMe, the UK start-up whose “smart home” technology allows 150,000 of the energy...

    3. February 10, 2015

      Why couch potatoes choose to relinquish their private lives

      Big Telly is watching you. Consumers have been put on alert about Samsung’s “sinister” SmartTV, a model operated by the...

    4. February 6, 2015

      Turkey tops list of Twitter complainants

      Turkey has greatly stepped up its efforts to rein in social media, accounting for more than 90 per cent of all posts...

    5. February 1, 2015

      Germany is lagging behind disruptive US start-ups, warns Bosch chief

      The chief executive of Bosch, the privately owned technology conglomerate, has warned that Germany is failing to keep pace...

    6. January 27, 2015

      EDF Energy takes the fun route to encourage employee engagement

      Could the combination of computer-game techniques and workplace applications hold the key to persuading workers to share...

    7. January 27, 2015

      The internet of things keeps one step ahead of the law

      Since the advent of the internet the law has struggled to keep up with advances in technology. While increasing numbers of...

    8. January 27, 2015

      Network systems may struggle under diversity of applications

      Imagine a smart car suddenly losing its connection with the network that helps control its driving functions remotely. The...

    9. January 27, 2015

      Lamppost shines a light on smart cities

      As Christchurch in New Zealand is rebuilt after the 2011 earthquake, it is seizing an opportunity: to install sensors that...

    10. January 27, 2015

      Big names dash for line in race for a common language

      What is the point of being able to talk to your fridge, if your fridge cannot speak to your vacuum cleaner? This may appear...

    11. January 27, 2015

      Connected devices: wealth of opportunity carries enormous risk

      One sober voice stood out amid the whizz-bangs of the International Consumer Electronics Show, the technology industry’s...

    12. January 27, 2015

      Technology that will help you keep your house in order

      When Daniel Dietrich turns on his TV, the room’s lighting automatically dims to a warm yellow-orange glow, which he says...

    13. January 27, 2015

      The internet of things: expect the spectacular — but just not yet

      By this time next year, we may have become disillusioned with the internet of things. The idea that every object — from...

    14. January 27, 2015

      Policing my coffee habit is step too far

      How comfortable am I with companies knowing, real-time, when I drink my coffee and how I arrange my furniture? Gartner, the...

    15. January 8, 2015

      Tech world feels its way through the dark in internet of things

      Another Consumer Electronics Show, another batch of unlikely-sounding ideas for connecting things to the internet. The...

    16. January 8, 2015

      CES: what would blow your mind — brain-zapping headset or smart kettle?

      The annual Consumer Electronics Show can be an exhausting, nerve-jangling affair. So after two days of pounding the Las...

    17. January 6, 2015

      US regulator warns technology groups on privacy

      Technology companies need to work harder to protect consumer privacy and security, a senior US regulator warned on Tuesday,...

    18. January 6, 2015

      Google and Samsung unveil competing plans for smart TV software

      Google and Samsung sought to stake out their claims to dominate the market for software that powers internet-connected...

    19. January 6, 2015

      Samsung focuses on future after tough year

      Samsung Electronics attempted to put a difficult year behind it and bring forward a futuristic vision of the “internet of...

    20. January 5, 2015

      Gadget groups seeking new trends to boost sector’s flagging sales

      Booming US sales of high-resolution television sets, China’s insatiable appetite for smartphones and the emergence of new...

    21. January 2, 2015

      CES 2015: Gadget convention looks beyond the geeks

      The pitches from the more than 3,500 companies planning to attend the technology industry’s biggest annual convention next...

    22. December 3, 2014

      Speaker maker Sonos raises $130m

      Sonos, maker of wireless internet-enabled speaker systems, has raised $130m in new funding, according to a US regulatory...

    23. December 2, 2014

      Chinese tech group Xiaomi to invest in Silicon Valley start-up

      Xiaomi, the fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker, is making its first US investment, as part of a $40m fundraising for...

    24. November 13, 2014

      SmartThings/Wink: gadgets to harmonise the connected home hubbub

      My “smart home” makes me feel stupid. I have tried many domestic gadgets over the past year, in an attempt to get to grips...

    25. October 30, 2014

      Bristol to become smart city laboratory

      The underground ducts that brought cable television to Bristol in the 1970s are being upgraded as part of an ambitious...

    26. October 24, 2014

      Is the trend for smart technology in the home a fridge too far?

      The age-old deliberation over whether we are masters of our fate or slaves to determinism could soon be answered. But not by...

    27. October 21, 2014

      Internet of things is ready to deliver

      Imagine products en route from manufacturer to customer, shuttling between warehouses and trucks, all the time chattering...

    28. October 21, 2014

      Arm Holdings offers rosy outlook in shift to internet of things

      Royalties at Arm Holdings have regained momentum with the UK chip designer providing an optimistic outlook for future...

    29. October 20, 2014

      The Silver Economy: Internet of things keeps home fires burning

      Imagine a home where hidden sensors in the drugs cabinet can update prescriptions, the radiator will switch itself on when...

    30. October 16, 2014

      August: digital lock with designs on opening a door to the future

      There is much talk of the smartphone becoming the remote control for a connected home. Apps can already control lights,...

    31. October 15, 2014

      Qualcomm / CSR: rival perspectives

      Here is the simple interpretation. Qualcomm’s purchase of CSR is a small bolt-on acquisition, adding one more arrow to a...

    32. October 10, 2014

      Deutsche Telekom in connected cars venture with China Mobile

      Deutsche Telekom has signed a partnership with China Mobile to set up a network that will allow cars to access the internet,...

    33. October 8, 2014

      Broadcom wants your help to build the internet of things

      In a technology industry increasingly full of mobile games and vanishing photo apps, Broadcom does not stand out as playful...

    34. October 7, 2014

      Why my front door is not web-ready

      Last month in The Economist I read a scenario of a future home in which all manner of objects, connected to each other in...

    35. October 1, 2014

      Arm Holdings releases ‘internet of things’ free software

      Arm Holdings has released free software that will allow products from smart fridges and high-tech watches to communicate...

    36. September 24, 2014

      Arm launches latest chip to power the internet of things

      Arm Holdings is making its biggest push yet into the so-called “internet of things”, releasing a chip designed for connected...

    37. September 9, 2014

      Little Printer company headed to shredder

      Berg, the British design consultancy that wanted to bring a small amount of paper back into our digital lives, is headed to...

    38. September 4, 2014

      German companies struggle to rise to Silicon Valley challenge

      Germany’s industrial challenges The Hannover Messe, the world’s largest industrial fair, is normally an occasion for German...

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