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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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,...

    8. 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...

    9. 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,...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. August 28, 2014

      Chipmaker CSR rejects Microchip Technology offer

      CSR, the UK chipmaker, said it rejected a takeover approach from Microchip Technology, a larger US rival, as it became the...

    17. August 26, 2014

      France’s well-connected retailer

      Stéphane Bohbot picks up a slick white guitar, slips his iPhone snugly into a cavity in its body and takes one giant rock...

    18. August 24, 2014

      Samsung bets on smart homes to revive growth

      At the display store underneath Samsung Electronics’ headquarters in Seoul stand a refrigerator and washing machine that...

    19. August 4, 2014

      Digital trade: Data protectionism

      Mary Huang has a tantalising vision for the fashion industry: her shoe designs are turned out by 3D printers rather than...

    20. July 22, 2014

      Shift from 3G to 4G devices hits Arm royalties

      Arm‘s royalties grew only 2 per cent in the second quarter in dollar terms, as the Cambridge-based chip designer blamed...

    21. July 16, 2014

      Miners tap into rich seam of ‘internet of things’

      Half a kilometre below ground at Chelopech in Bulgaria, a hard-hatted miner jabs his finger at one of his most useful tools...

    22. June 16, 2014

      Vodafone connects to telematics revolution with Cobra deal

      Vodafone has taken a further step towards its aim of becoming a global provider of connected car services, with the £115m...

    23. June 3, 2014

      Mobile subscriptions to exceed world population in 2015

      Mobile subscriptions will exceed the world’s population next year, according to Ericsson, the Swedish technology group,...

    24. June 1, 2014

      Apple spotlight on apps and services at show

      Apple is hoping that new apps and services can cause as much excitement as its hardware as it prepares to unveil the next...

    25. May 28, 2014

      Dreams and designs for Apple homes and driverless lives

      Apple is to announce plans to move into the connected home with a vision of linked domestic appliances, while Google has...

    26. May 27, 2014

      Apple seeks to open the door to simplified smart homes

      For more than 100 years, inventors have struggled to find ways to improve on the humble light switch. Compared with much of...

    27. May 15, 2014

      Dixons and Carphone Warehouse reveal details of £3.7bn merger

      Carphone Warehouse and Dixons Retail said they planned to create a “leader in European consumer electricals, mobiles,...

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      May 1, 2014

      Who will be the Google of the internet of things?

      Fridges that talk, watches that listen and thermostats that learn your secret domestic habits: these are some of the most...

    29. April 23, 2014

      AIG offers insurance against cyber injury

      AIG is offering a new type of insurance policy to compensate companies for cyber attacks that damage property and even harm...

    30. April 23, 2014

      Internet of things bolsters Arm Holdings

      New customers moving into the “internet of things” pushed up licensing revenues at Arm Holdings in its first quarter,...

    31. April 14, 2014

      London City Airport attacks call for closure

      As London City Airport comes under fire for making no economic sense, the airport is part way through transformation plans...

    32. April 10, 2014

      Europe’s manufacturers experiment with the ‘smart factory’

      At a Siemens factory in the sleepy Bavarian town of Amberg the machines have begun to self-replicate. Regulating the...

    33. April 3, 2014

      Google’s Nest Labs halts smoke alarm sales

      Nest Labs, the smart-home device maker acquired by Google for $3.2bn in January, has halted sales of its Protect smoke alarm...

    34. March 13, 2014

      Silicon Valley is turning our lives into an asset class

      In the past few decades, Wall Street has made finance a central feature of both the global economy and of our everyday lives...

    35. March 9, 2014

      Cameron backs research into ‘internet of things’

      Britain will have electricity meters that can communicate with the grid, water pipes that warn of a fall in pressure and...

    36. February 24, 2014

      Mobile operators turn to machines for growth

      Major mobile operators that find their traditional roaming, messaging and voice businesses under threat are turning to...

    37. January 28, 2014

      Apple plants seeds for the next big thing

      Trumpeting its successes in the 30 years since the advent of the Macintosh computer, Apple last week urged customers to...

    38. January 19, 2014

      Connected home: Quirky Nimbus clock reinvents the ordinary

      Now that most of us check the time with a quick glance at our mobile phone, the ordinary, single-function household clock is...

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