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Opinion: driverless cars might be the ultimate mobile device (but I would never buy one)

In a slight change to the usual format, today’s “Apps to Watch” has been jettisoned in favour of something I hope will be a more compelling read. You may have noticed over the past year or two that driverless cars (also known as autonomous vehicles) are receiving an increasing amount of press coverage lately, with tech companies […]

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What’s Your Value as a User?

It’s an interesting questions isn’t it – especially as we see the value of the likes of Facebook and WhatsApp rise. That value is built on you and how much value you, as a user, add to the brand. Well, there’s a new UK company that is looking to change that and give back half […]

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Hive Releases New Connected Home Products

Last year British Gas subsidiary Hive released a range of connected home products such as its smart thermostat, giving a simple yet powerful way to control various automation aspects of your home. The firm also said it would launch a range of lightbulbs, motion sensors (for doors and windows) and a “smart plug”. It’s great to see new products from Hive, […]

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News: Brands & Retailers to Use Beacons to Push 1.6bn Coupons to Consumers by 2020

A recent study from Juniper Research has found that nearly 1.6 billion coupons will be delivered annually to consumers via beacon technology by 2020, up from just 11 million this year, as retailers seek to develop proximity marketing campaigns in and around their stores. The new research, Mobile & Online Coupons: Redemption, Loyalty & Consumer Engagement […]

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News: Wearable Sales to Increase 18.4% in 2016

When I worked at British Telecom’s research division at Martlesham Heath, Suffolk back in 1996, several colleagues were involved in early wearables projects with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab. Thad Starner, one of most well known wearables researchers at MIT and closely involved with BT, later went on to play a key role in the Google Glass project. Those were the early days […]

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My Top 7 Apps: Chris Michael from Swytch

For this week’s Top 7 apps post we have Chris Michael, CEO and co-founder of Swytch. Launched in October 2015, Swytch is a cloud-based mobile network that is giving users more power and control over their communications. Swytch gives users additional mobile numbers on their existing iOS or Android phone, each of which can be […]

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Apple, Huawei, and Xiaomi Finish 2015 with Above Average Year-Over-Year Growth, as Worldwide Smartphone Shipments Surpass 1.4 Billion for the Year, According to IDC

Every year, sales of smartphones rise as people ditch their feature phones and purchase the latest all-singing, all-dancing mobiles. You probably won’t be surprised to learn that smartphone shipments in 2015 passed the 1.4 billion mark, breaking new records. Despite saturation in many countries, there’s still a lot of room for growth in emerging market such as India an […]

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Are you digitising your children?

Do you spend the same amount of time reading to your children as you do sitting exploring and discussing their digital devices? That’s a question posed in this video from the team at tomorrowtodayglobal.com.  It’s only 2 minutes. Have a watch:

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Critical Kit: Google Chromecast

If you want to stream or mirror content from a mobile phone, tablet or laptop to your television, there are several options available right now. Apple users might like the latest Apple TV as they can use AirPlay, with the added benefit of being able to watch TV shows and movies on the device itself as well as […]

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