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Travelling abroad? GO-SIM makes it easy to use your mobile

Any of our readers that travel abroad frequently will probably know that it can be rather expensive to use your phone abroad, if you stick with your current mobile phone operator. And even with charges coming down in the coming years in Europe at least, for most people the high price of roaming and using […]

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Sponsored video: The Samsung Smart TV’s motion control is brilliant

If you haven’t checked out the Seductive Motion video featuring the new Samsung Smart TV, I strongly recommend taking a look at the video above. It’s promoting the company’s Smart TV range of televisions. I have to say I was pretty impressed at the technical innovation demonstrated in the advert. The advertisement begins with a […]

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Episode 10 of the Emporia Telecom video series: Upcoming service features

In episode 10 of the Emporia Telecom video series, we meet the company’s Director of Services & Innovation, Michael Rabenstein. Before we filmed this episode, I was talking to Michael about Emporia’s philosophy of handset services — navigation, for example. Michael explained that although there is certainly a use-case for navigation (e.g. Tom-Tom style sat-nav […]

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Episode 9 of the Emporia Telecom video series: The opportunity for mobile operators

In episode 9 of the Emporia Telecom video series, we’re still with Ian Hosking, Senior Research Associate at the Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge. In this video I asked Ian to give us an overview of the opportunity for mobile operators with the audience that Emporia is serving. I strongly recommend watching this one […]

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Episode 8 of the Emporia Telecom video series: Why the world needs accessible mobile devices

In episode 8 of the Emporia Telecom video series, we get down to business with Ian Hosking, Senior Research Associate at the Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge. I asked Ian to outline the reasoning behind accessible devices. Why can’t we just given every old person and anyone with a slight impairment an Apple iPhone […]

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Episode 7 of the Emporia Telecom video series: The handset’s emergency button

In episode 7 of the Emporia Telecom video series, Ian Hosking, Senior Research Associate at the Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge, explains how the emergency button works on Emporia handsets. The key issue here is that it’s not just a serial dialler — that’s no use if your primary contact’s voicemail answers. You need […]

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Episode 6 of the Emporia Telecom video series: An introduction to the Elegance handset

It’s time for episode 6 of the Emporia Telecom video series. Ian Hosking, Senior Research Associate at the Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge, is back! In this episode, I asked Ian to give us an overview of Emporia’s Elegance handset from the point of view of accessibility. If you haven’t looked closely at Emporia’s […]

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Episode 5 of the Emporia Telecom video series: Working with the University of Cambridge

In episode 5 of the Emporia Telecom video series, we hear once again from Ian Hosking, Senior Research Associate at the Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge. Ian discusses his institution’s work with Emporia, explaining their research and evidence-gathering to demonstrate that the company’s handsets really do add value for their target demographics. Here’s the […]

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Episode 4 of the Emporia Telecom video series: The problem with rapidly evolving user interfaces

It’s time for episode 4 of our Emporia Telecom series. In this episode, we’re back talking with Ian Hosking, Senior Research Associate at the Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge. Ian works regularly with Emporia to help ensure their products and services adopt all the principles of Inclusive Design. I asked Ian to discuss the […]

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Episode 3 of the Emporia Telecom video series: Inclusive Design

In episode 3 of our Emporia Telecom series, we talk to Ian Hosking, Senior Research Associate at the Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge. Ian works regularly with Emporia to help ensure their products and services adopt all the principles of Inclusive Design. This is a design philosophy that, as Ian describes, many mobile manufacturers […]

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Episode 1 of the Emporia Telecom video series

Long time readers will know that one matter close to my heart is the issue of delivering connectivity for the older generations. Today’s Western society is so heavily based on ubiquitous connectivity on multiple levels. Whereas five years ago, voice and text were the key mediums, we’ve seen a huge explosion most notably in the […]

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Sponsor our MWC coverage!

It’s getting near that time again. Mobile World Congress is coming up and we’ll be working overtime during┬áthe period to make sure we’re properly covering the biggest event in mobile. We’ve got some sponsorship packages ready-and-waiting if you’re looking for a nice way to significantly boost attention during the MWC period. I know from direct […]