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Wearable Wednesday! The “Environment Dress” predicts wearer’s emotions

It’s time for another Wearable Wednesday instalment, and this week we’re taking a brief look at a rather unusual concept in wearable tech, dubbed the Smart Dress. First announced late last year, the prototype was developed by Telefónica R&D, and can accurately capture information about surrounding environmental elements and analyse how it affects people’s emotions. The Environment Dress collects […]

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Roundup of the month – 5 things you may have missed

February has been a busy month in the mobile industry, with most of the important announcements and news coming during last week’s Mobile World Congress. You can’t fail to have noticed high profile news such as a raft of new smartphones, gadgets, and advancements in mobile tech in general, but as always there have been lots of […]

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Top stories from day 1 of Mobile World Congress 2016

Mobile World Congress is now in full swing, with many of the major product announcements and news stories happening on Sunday and Monday. The big name phone companies unveiled new smartphones (and many more mobile devices, accessories, laptops and gadgets, not forgetting mobile network technologies) in what looks like another bumper year of faster and sexier devices. Is […]

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UK companies in force at Mobile World Congress 2016

Mobile World Congress 2016 is set to kick off in just a few days, and this year will see more than 50 British companies at the event located in the “GREAT Britain Pavilion” section comprising more than a thousand square metres of exhibition space across Hall 6, Hall 7 and Hall 8.1. The Pavilion will be home […]

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Education Goes High-Tech

Anyone over 40 years old probably remembers a time when the most hi-tech devices at school were the scientific calculators used in mathematics class, or perhaps one of the early PCs used by the computer or IT faculty (if your school even had one). Even at university back in my day (early 1990’s), very few people owned a mobile phone and […]

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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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What to expect at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC)

Mobile World Congress (or MWC as it’s known) is the biggest and most important mobile event of the year, where many of the latest smartphones are launched to great fanfare. Just about everyone in the mobile industry will be heading to Barcelona in February. The event is held by the GSMA, and 2016 is expected to follow the tradition of […]

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News: Bitdefender Mobile Security launches Snap Photo to stop snoopers and Smart Unlock

Mobile security has never been more important. Every week there seem to be new reports of vulnerabilities in our smartphone operating systems, and the issues of privacy and online security are a hot topic at the moment. So what can you do to stay safe on your mobile device? Aside from obvious things such as avoiding questionable websites, and ensuring that […]

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News: Nexmo agreement with SAP extends social chat capabilities to SAP Cloud for Customer platform

A few weeks ago, Nexmo announced a collaboration with SAP to connect their Cloud for Customer (C4C) service platform to the global chat apps via the Nexmo Chat App API. With the C4C integration, SAP customers can now service customers on popular chat apps including WeChat from within the C4C solution. SAP is one of the […]

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Happy New Year! A look to the mobile tech of 2016

Happy New Year from the team! What a year it’s been, and now on the first day of 2016 it’s time to take a brief look at what developments and trends we can look forward to in the mobile industry during the coming year. Mobile tech in 2016 First off, one of the first events of […]

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Roundup of the month: 5 things you may have missed in December

It feels like December has flown by, and as usual there hasn’t been a dull moment in the mobile industry as 2015 reaches its inevitable conclusion. This year, as ever, smartphones became more powerful, network speeds increased, traditional television viewing slid into decline, and the industry sped forward like Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon making a hyperspace jump. The shoehorned Star Wars reference out of […]