The Internet of Things (IoT) is starting to play a crucial role in the world that we live in. There are now millions of connected, everywhere-enabled devices that are designed to work together to produce and share content that make our lives and processes, among others, easier and more convenient.
The last decade has seen a huge expansion in wireless sensing. A myriad of commercial products have been introduced and are now making huge strides in various industries including but not limited to sports, healthcare, processing and computing. Sensors of various sorts have also crept into fabric and clothing and wearable systems can now be attached directly or even painted onto the skin.
These devices take our relationship with computation to the next level. Right now, connected devices provide us with information at the touch of a finger or the enunciation of a phrase. Soon, new devices that have the ability to stream directly into our eyes and ears will be developed. In the near future, it is expected that our world will be deeply networked by wearable and eventually implantables and when that time comes, the technology will further redefine humanity.
Internet of Things
Premier Inn Launches Battery Powered Hotel
Premier Inn launches the first battery-powered hotel in the UK.
IoT Breakthrough Award
Hull-based technology firm Connexin wins the IoT Breakthrough Award for Smart City Deployment of the Year.
Augmented Reality Golf Centre
Augmented Reality used at a Livingston adventure golf centre in UK first.
Manchester City Use Cloud Technology
Premier League champions Manchester City uses cloud technology to plan set-pieces and tactical changes.
What is Smart Meter Data?
Smart meter data is the key to our future energy grid, experts have claimed.
Broadband Not Fast Enough for Millions - Ofcom
Millions of households in the United Kingdom do not have fast enough broadband to cope with a typical family’s internet needs, claims report.
UK Smart Cities and health of the Economy
Collaboration and putting citizens first are keys to building smart cities of the future, experts have said.
Slow Broadband in Cothi Valley
Internet speeds in some households and businesses in Cothi Valley, Carmarthenshire are as slow as 0.1Mbps.
Manchester’s Tech Incubator Update
Manchester’s Tech Incubator at Circle Square now houses over 20 businesses and more than 100 employees.
London AI Investment Booms
Investment in London’s AI sector has increased by more than 200% between 2015 and 2017.
CENSIS IoT Secures Funding
CENSIS, the centre of excellence for sensing, imaging systems, and the internet of things (IoT), secures £9.25m funding.
Belfast City To Improve Urban Parks
Belfast City Council and the Department of Justice to fund projects that help manage and improve urban parks and open spaces.
IoT Musical Instrument
A Liverpool-based startup develops a new smart musical instrument that uses IoT technology.
Pembrokeshire Improve Housing Communications
A new digital service offered to Pembrokeshire County Council to improve communications between tenants and housing repair crews.
Concern About Children's Data
Researchers call for new privacy measures for in-home smart devices to safeguard children’s data.
Top IoT Innovative Products that Transformed lives
Internet of Things (IoT) has certainly changed the way we live our life.
Worcester Samrt Bins Trial Ends
Councillors to decide if gull-proof big belly bins would become permanent fixtures in the city centre following trial.
Local Authorities and Smart Cities
Local authorities should work closely with the technology industry to make the process of building smart cities seamless.
Camden Residents Benefit from IoT
How Camden in London is leading the way in creating smarter and digitally-savvy solutions to better serve its residents.
M5 Motorway Suitable for Driverless Lorries
M5 motorway suitable for driverless lorries, a recent report has claimed.
Transit Technology Brings Massive Improvements
Massive improvements in urban transport credited to advanced technologies, such as wireless scanning, real-time information systems and microchips.
Housing Sensors in York
Sensors to be used in council houses in York to monitor problems, including faulty boilers, damp and fuel poverty.
Bilingual Smart Assistant
Google Assistant goes bilingual; lets users speak two languages interchangeably.
Real-time Information On Traffic Conditions
Costain set to launch a scheme that uses technology so motorists on Kent roads will receive real-time information on traffic conditions.
What is IoT and how it impacts our lives?
IoT or Internet of Things refers to a network of connected smart devices and sensors that work together to gather and analyse data to improve a number
The Stagnant Construction Industry is Evolving With the IoT
IoT or the Internet of Things is revolutionising many things, including construction.
Is Apple an Internet of Things pioneer?
The Internet of Things, simply referred to as IoT, comprises everything that is connected to the World Wide Web.
Smart Drones To Repair Smart Cities
A £4.2 million national infrastructure research project could see the use of smart drones in creating ‘self-repairing’ cities.
Not So Smart Meters
An £11 billion project to install smart meters in every home by 2020 will cut energy bills by just £11-a-year, a report has found.
Google’s Nest Promote OAP Independent Living
Google’s Nest to design new products to help seniors live independently for as long as possible.
Preston Drone Plans
Flying High Challenge working with construction and regeneration in the city project.
Newcastle Smart City Plans
Newcastle City Council approves plans to use digital sensors and data to address parking and air pollution problems.
University of Glasgow Graphene Health Claim
A promising new type of graphene supercapacitator could be used to make future wearables lighter and more energy-efficient, scientists say.
City of York IoT Plans
City of York talks about plans to use IoT for smarter transport and better public housing.
Vodafone Launches Wearable Kid-trackers
Vodafone launches wearable kid-trackers to “enable parents to stay in contact with their children when they start to become more independent.
IOT Innovations In The Mining Industry
We have seen IOT impact a great number of things in our life, from smart home automation to traditional financial services and banking.
Newcastle Smart City Deal
Newcastle City Council tries to secure a deal in a bid to become the UK's leading smart city.
IoT Gadget Vulnerability Testing
Here’s how you can check if your IoT gadgets are vulnerable to DNS rebinding attacks.
Kent LED Health Concerns
Kent County Council installs tens of thousands of LED lights despite health and wildlife concerns.
How Internet of Things is Improving Modern Life
The Internet of Things (IoT) industry has seen a massive growth over the last few years and for good reason.
Telford & Wrekin Council Cutting Edge Technology
Telford & Wrekin Council launches an event that highlights the latest in cutting-edge technology, including artificial intelligence and cyber security
CCAV Project for Automated Car Parking
The UK is set to test self-driving cars and could make self-parking vehicles a reality by 2021.
Smart Bins Light Up
A Glasgow-based inventor launches a little lamp that lights up to tell you which colour of bins to put out.
Smart Cities to House 50% by 2050
The UN estimates that by 2050, more than half of the world’s population will be living in smart cities or connected urban environments.
Watford Borough Council Analyse Footfall
Watford Borough Council is currently looking for technologies that can keep track of taxis and number of shoppers in a town centre.
Pay As You Throw Scheme Proposed
One of the UK’s biggest waste firms calls for “pay-as-you-throw” scheme to drive a revolution in recycling.
Digital Disruption and Customer Service
Digital disruption can enhance customer service, boost operational efficiency and improve workforce management.
GDPR Causes Internet Chaos
GDPR has caused chaos as internet-connected devices failed to function on Friday.
Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council Report All App
Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council encourages residents to report incidents through the 'Report All' app.
Verum Solutions Invest in Cloud Technology
New £250,000 investment creates up to five new jobs in Aberdeen.
Blockchain Emerged as the Tech to Underpin Bitcoin
Blockchain Emerged as the Tech to Underpin Bitcoin but IOT is Driving Huge Global Demand
Discover Manchester through AR tech
CityVerve launches an immersive walking tour that will allow you to discover Manchester through AR tech.
Digital Inlinks for Swansea
BT to replace existing phone booths with digital Inlinks in Swansea to offer residents and tourists with free WiFi, phone calls and phone charging.
Alba Orbital Plans First Rocket for Scottish Satellite
Scotland’s Alba Orbital plans for the first rocket launch dedicated to a Scottish satellite.
Edinburgh Key Area for Digital Growth
Edinburgh named one of key areas for digital in a new report by Tech UK.
New Cryptocurrency on the Block?
Facebook considers launching its own cryptocurrency, well-placed sources have revealed.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals Track Patients Journey
Leeds Teaching Hospitals National Health Service (NHS) use wristbands that utilise Zebra Technologies’ Scan4Safety programme to better track patient
What are Non-invasive Glucose Monitoring Devices?
Non-invasive glucose monitoring devices are key to improving diabetes management.
policy@Manchester Comment on Socially Responsible AI
Policymakers should do more to ensure the development of artificial intelligence (AI) is both democratic and socially responsible.
Renishaw Surgical Robot at Liverpool NHS Trust
A surgical robot developed by Renishaw is used to improve treatment outcomes at Liverpool NHS Trust’s neurosurgery department.
Police Facial Recognition Technology Fails
Facial recognition technology used by Met and South Wales police is wrong nine times out of 10.
Liverpool Organ On A Chip Technology (OOAC)
Groups working together to help UK advance in the field of organ on a chip technology.
University of Manchester IoT Sensors
A team of researchers from the University of Manchester aims to revolutionise IoT by embedding graphene sensors into RFIDs.
Metrolink Inspectors Get Body Cameras
Metrolink inspectors to use body cameras to crackdown on anti-social behaviour.
Glasgow Princes Square Shopping App
Princes Square launches a new app that allows shoppers to earn points.
New Manchester Tech Incubator
Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP) launches a new £2 million tech incubator at the Manchester Technology Centre.
Millennials Favour Farming Technology
Millennials in favour of using technology to improve farming methods in the UK, a recent survey has found.
Glasgow Internet of Things and AI
Scotland must embrace AI, disruptive technology and robots instead of fearing them.
Robotic Process Automation – Take Your Business Productivity to the Next Level
There is a revolution brewing in the world of business process automation and it’s very much a robotic one.
Disruptive Energy Drivers
The crucial role that disruptive technology now plays in the energy sector.
Leeds Festival Awards Recognise Tech Community
Leeds Festival Awards recognises the stars of the city’s growing tech community.
Radisson Red Targets Millennials in Glasgow
Radisson Red, a hotel that features modern technology, opens in Glasgow.
York Intelligent Transport Technology
York tackles city road congestion with intelligent transport technology.
Drones Disrupt Hostage Situations
The FBI says that criminals are using drones to disrupt hostage situations.
Bitcoin Will Be Bolstered by the Introduction of 5G Networks
In recent months, cryptocurrency has been big news.
Solutions to Tech Sleeping Problems
While technology has caused sleep problems for a lot of people, it can also offer effective solutions.
Stirling Council Smart Bins on Hold
Stirling Council plans to sell ad space on £94,000 smart bins have been put on hold.
Perth and Kinross Invest in Tech
Perth and Kinross Council criticised for spending £150,000 on 'top end' handheld devices and laptops.
Brighton and Hove Reject Uber
Brighton and Hove will not renew Uber's licence to operate private hire cars.
AI Doomsday Scenario?
Artificial intelligence could lead to doomsday scenario seen in science fiction, a Google co-founder has warned.