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The Latest Tech for You and Your Pet

  • Amazon
  • Bluetooth
  • IoT

This is a story about how the Internet of Things is impacting one of the most important things in our lives: our pets.

The Evolution of Prosthetics

  • 3D Printing
  • Bluetooth
  • IoT

Prosthetics have been around for centuries, all the way back to the earliest known prosthetic body part, a big toe.

How smart is your city?

Over half of the world’s population live in cities; 34 of these alone have over 10 million residents. Cities are investing in advanced infrastructures,...

Virtual Reality in 2016

  • Microsoft
  • Sony

Virtual Reality has long been transforming the plans for big industries, and that does not seem to be slowing down!

Smartphones and travel: How do you book your vacations?

The digital age has already changed the way we shop, work, and play - and has now changed the way we travel.

How connected will your car be?

  • Android
  • iOS
  • IoT

In the past year there has been a significant rise in the number of connected cars on the road, and as internet integration becomes more commonplace the...

Blog

BBC micro:bit

  • IoT
  • micro:bit

While surfing the net for the latest micro controller news, I came across an article on the BBC about the new micro:bit; a small micro controller which will...

Blog

Who gets to rewrite the rules of the road?

The rapid increase in smart technology and the Internet of Things is readily apparent in the world of transportation. The decrease in road accidents...

Events

Moving on from Mobile

This year’s annual trip to the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona was a strange one, because nobody seemed to be here for the mobile phones –...

Blog

Submitting an Alexa Skill

Submitting a skill to Amazon can be broken down into 4 main steps.

Blog

Top Tech Picks from Rio 2016

This Summer we’ve all been tuned in to the 2016 Olympics, and we’ve seen many new gadgets shown off by both the TV crews and the athletes. This article...

Blog

Company Week Highlights 2016

Company culture is highly important, for a business and their employees. Many companies have found an increase in productivity and financial results when...

Blog

The Death of the Wallet

In recent years the use of cash has declined within the UK economy, with the levels of card payments on the rise accounting for 32% of GDP (Gross Domestic...

Blog

Wearables, IoT, and the Digital Health Sector

  • IoT

The future of digital health is a very exciting prospect, with the evolution of technology and the world of IoT (Internet of Things), there is a huge...

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How I experienced the tech revolution

  • Amazon Echo
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Microsoft Azure

From the Nokia 6210, to my intelligent digital personal assistant.

Ideas

Connected Cooking and a Kitchen Evolution

Life in the kitchen has seen a steady evolution over time, starting with the design and architecture. The kitchen used to be an area reserved for servants...

Code

An attic full of games and a problem solved

  • Raspberry Pi

I love to collect old video games and consoles. Due to constantly adding to this mass of games I am unable to play, (because I no longer have anywhere to...

Code

How to Create a UWP Application with Bluetooth Developer Studio

In this post I will show you how you can use those tools to create a heart rate monitoring application within minutes.

AllJoyn + Philips Hue = Spectrum

  • Raspberry Pi
  • Windows
  • Windows IoT Core

Company News

Slack 365

  • Microsoft Azure

Michael, one of the Matchbox developers, had an idea for a personal project to improve the office tools and productivity. Here is his journey from start to...