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      Sonos chief rings alarm over preferred stock

      Too many leading private technology companies are putting early shareholders and employees at a disadvantage by offering...

    2. May 20, 2015

      Review: Pax Technica, by Philip Howard

      The subject of this book — the emerging “internet of things” — could not be more timely and important; and its central...

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    1. May 20, 2015

      Huawei launches ‘internet of things’ operating system

      Huawei, the Chinese telecoms group, has launched an operating system designed to work exclusively with internet connected...

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      May 19, 2015

      21 Inc and the plan to kill the free internet

      Details of the hottest, most secretive bitcoin start-up in Silicon Valley have finally been revealed by chairman and...

    3. May 17, 2015

      How smart homes put a price on data

      As dusk falls, the lights in my flat start to come on, with those in the darkest rooms triggered first. When I walk into my...

    4. May 14, 2015

      Myo armband could give current controllers the elbow

      The keyboard; the mouse; the touchscreen: each new generation of computing has been accompanied by its own new kind of input...

    5. May 12, 2015

      Try before you buy will be key to unlocking smart homes

      The home of tomorrow may already be here, but few are laying out the welcome mat. After decades of hype, the home of today...

    6. April 26, 2015

      Danger in the digital age: the internet of vulnerable things

      Since the first PC virus was set loose in the mid-1980s by two brothers in Lahore — reportedly to deter piracy of software...

    7. April 16, 2015

      Dropcam vs Canary: rival home security camera watchdogs

      In Dave Eggers’s novel ‘The Circle’, a fictional Silicon Valley megacorp launches SeeChange, tiny video cameras that...

    8. April 14, 2015

      Internet of things drives Intel revenues

      Intel made more than half a billion dollars from the “internet of things” in the last quarter, the latest sign that the...

    9. April 6, 2015

      How the internet of things can speed up health delivery

      Tiny sensors that can be swallowed are improving the accuracy of clinical trials by monitoring and managing participants’...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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