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    1. February 3, 2016

      Internet of things turns menial tasks into high-tech jobs

      The Reality Editor, a tool developed by the Fluid Interfaces Group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, points to...

    2. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      Sony bags $212m Internet of Things chip maker

      Sony Corporation has paid $212m for an Israeli technology company with specialist software which the Japanese...

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    1. January 24, 2016

      The Internet of Things makes strange — and worrying — connections

      Being inclined to sloth, especially at weekends, I love being able to turn on my kettle via an app from the comfort of...

    2. January 17, 2016

      ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution’, by Klaus Schwab

      The World Economic Forum does a remarkable job of forging the conventional wisdom among the global elite. The trouble...

    3. January 12, 2016

      General Electric: Post-industrial revolution

      General Electric’s latest technology for boosting manufacturing productivity is a gadget that feels like it would be...

    4. Tech blog

      January 12, 2016

      #techFT - 5G in focus for Europe

      5G is top of the agenda for a European Commission meeting with 10 telecoms chiefs, carmakers are at risk of becoming...

    5. January 7, 2016

      Samsung’s selfie-taking fridge

      Riding a huge tech boom, one of the world’s largest consumer electronics companies pitches a radical idea: a...

    6. January 5, 2016

      CES 2016: O2 to launch smart-home platform in UK by summer

      British mobile group O2 will offer its 25m customers a connected home service bringing together central heating, home...

    7. December 23, 2015

      Beware the electronic gossips eavesdropping in our homes

      Imagine being talked about behind your back. Now picture that conversation taking place covertly in your own sitting...

    8. December 17, 2015

      Digital advances uneven across US economy

      Large sections of the US economy are failing to make the most of digital technologies and millions more jobs are set to...

    9. December 8, 2015

      Welcome to the house of the future

      At the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month, people will again be talking about the “smart home”,...

    10. December 1, 2015

      VTech hack puts spotlight on vulnerabilities of connected toys

      A mother poses with her child on her lap, a kid standing in a kitchen grins into the camera and another sends “I love...

    11. November 26, 2015

      Raspberry Pi bakes up £4 microcomputer to boost sales

      Raspberry Pi has launched its latest credit card-sized computer with a price tag of just $5 or £4, as the British maker...

    12. November 18, 2015

      CCS’s yearly forecast sees telecoms mergers and rise of wearables

      Next year could see radical new smartphone designs, a move by Google into European mobile services and the possible...

    13. October 28, 2015

      IBM in $2bn deal for Weather Company digital unit

      IBM is acquiring the digital business of the Weather Company to boost data forecasting for its cloud and “internet of...

    14. October 22, 2015

      The smart home is still too clever for its own good

      After two years of tinkering with complicated, ugly, frustrating and often pointless gadgets, I have experienced a...

    15. October 22, 2015

      Ari Emanuel’s WME-IMG forms internet of things data partnership

      WME-IMG, the entertainment and sports group, has formed a joint venture with data analytics company AGT International...

    16. October 18, 2015

      Nervous investors dial down hopes for UK ‘IoT’ champions

      Telit Communications is not a household name. But it is one of the UK’s hottest technology stocks and part of one of...

    17. October 14, 2015

      Start-up unlocks solution for homeowners

      The explosion in online delivery services has created a new problem for cash-rich, time-poor people who prefer to...

    18. October 12, 2015

      Europe faces €106bn funding shortfall for digital goals

      European regulators’ ambitious targets for mobile and broadband coverage across the region will struggle to be met...

    19. October 5, 2015

      Amazon makes a Dash to take lead in the internet of things

      Amazon has stepped up its push to be part of the “internet of things” by teaming up with manufacturers to incorporate...

    20. October 1, 2015

      Google’s Nest opens door to ‘smart home’ growth

      Nest is broadening its developer platform and opening an online store in its latest effort to become a one-stop...

    21. September 30, 2015

      Jeff Immelt warns EU data curbs could limit productivity gains

      Greater European restrictions on transatlantic data flows in the wake of the Snowden revelations would hobble a main...

    22. September 14, 2015

      Ex-Thomas Cook chief Green to run new IBM divisions

      Harriet Green, who quit as chief executive of Thomas Cook last November, has been appointed as head of two new business...

    23. September 14, 2015

      UK seeks head start on ‘internet of things’

      Britain is attempting to get a head start in the development of “5G” mobile technology, which will enable self-driving...

    24. August 18, 2015

      Google’s OnHub ‘smart router’ aims to boost WiFi quality

      Google is attempting to put itself at the centre of domestic wireless networks with a new “smart router” that promises...

    25. August 18, 2015

      Sales count, but Asda must remember that profits matter too

      Retailing is a foreign country. They do things differently there. Most businesses would, for example, shrug off a 4.7...

    26. July 23, 2015

      John Chambers retires but stays connected at Cisco

      John Chambers has been busy in the run-up to his retirement from Cisco. The outgoing chief executive has established...

    27. July 22, 2015

      Arm buoyed by race to build the internet of things

      Arm Holdings has benefited from the increasing focus on the internet of things, with sales and profits increasing in...

    28. July 15, 2015

      French gadget-makers pour into the ‘internet of things’

      Last month in Angers, 300km from Paris, President François Hollande opened Europe’s biggest centre dedicated to...

    29. July 9, 2015

      Cisco to invest $1bn in UK tech industry

      Cisco is promising to spend $1bn in the UK tech industry through a series of corporate acquisitions, venture capital...

    30. June 25, 2015

      Technology conceives the inconceivable

      A funny thing happened on the way to the internet of things. Many of the “things” got a mind of their own. They also...

    31. June 19, 2015

      Google and the tech industry search for ‘smart city’

      There is nothing new about trying to use internet-era technologies to make the world’s cities function better. But...

    32. June 15, 2015

      Study outlines theme park-style factories of the future

      BMW has taken the open plan office to a different level. At the carmaker’s Leipzig factory in eastern Germany, a parade...

    33. Tech blog

      May 28, 2015

      What's next for Android? Google's I/O keynote - as it happened

      This Live Blog session closed at 20:25 on 28 May 2015.Thousands of developers gathered in San Francisco for Google I/O,...

    34. May 28, 2015

      Chipmaker Avago buys Broadcom for $37bn

      Avago Technologies, a maker of semiconductors for smartphones, has struck a $37bn deal to acquire Broadcom in the...

    35. May 27, 2015

      Sonos chief rings alarm over preferred stock

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

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. FT Alphaville

      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...

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