February 2017

22
Feb

Digital content has shifted the balance of power in the industry from producers to curator

Digital content has shifted the balance of power in the industry from producers to curators The entertainment and media markets have been one of the earliest adopters of connected technologies. In a short space of time, we’ve seen a shift from audiences in their millions consuming the same digital content to millions of individuals consuming their own, personalised entertainment and

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22
Feb

E-commerce gets off to a steady start but set to face challenges in 2017: IMRG

Ecommerce gets off to a steady start but set to face challenges in 2017: IMRG UK retailers saw their online sales grow by a collective 12% in January, the IMRG said today – This, said the ecommerce trade association, was a steady start to a year that could be challenging, given the weaker value of the pound. The latest IMRG

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21
Feb

Samsung C-Lab to Exhibit New VR Projects at Mobile World Congress 2017

Samsung C-Lab to Exhibit New VR Projects at Mobile World Congress 2017 Samsung Electronics announced that it would showcase four innovative Creative Lab (C-Lab) projects, delivering a broad spectrum of experiences via Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), two of the most significant current technology trends, at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The projects will be exhibited

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20
Feb

The connected home revolves around increased machine-to-machine communication

The connected home revolves around increased machine-to-machine communication The connected home revolves around increased machine-to-machine communication. The growth of intelligent devices that gather data and act on it is creating new interactions that offer cost and time savings to consumers, amongst other benefits. With so many devices emerging, consumers and companies face challenges in aligning device communication. Currently, we are

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17
Feb

Survey Shows that Teachers See Potential for Virtual Reality in Education

Survey Shows that Teachers See Potential for Virtual Reality in Education Digital technologies take education to an entirely new level, opening new doors and possibilities for teachers and students alike. As part of its citizenship initiatives, Samsung Electronics Germany has explored how these possibilities can help reshape education for a better tomorrow. A recent survey, conducted by Kantar EMNID, a

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16
Feb

Drone Taxi’s launch this summer in Dubai

Drone Taxi’s launch this summer in Dubai The Dubai Roads and Transport Authorities announced that it will launch the Drone Taxi service in the Summer of this year. The “Remote Controlled”, Single Passenger, Electric Drones can carry a payload of 100Kg plus a small passenger bag of reasonable weight at a speed of 100 Miles for 30 minutes. After buckling

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15
Feb

The evolution of connected home appliances will first and foremost depend on if they actually deliver on making consumers’ lives easier

The evolution of connected home appliances depends on if they actually deliver on making consumers’ lives easier Connected home appliances have traditionally been stand-alone products optimised for a specific function. As sensors and data management technologies proliferate, the technical standard of devices will change enabling new interactions with you and your home. However, inertia for purchasing durable goods will likely

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13
Feb

Smartphone sales decline in Q4 2016

Smartphone sales decline in Q4 2016 Unit sales  declined  four  per cent and one per cent in value compared to the same period of 2015 Smartphone unit sales in Western Europe declined four per cent in the fourth quarter of 2016 according to statistics from GfK. Unit sales topped 38 million equating to $16.2 million (£12.9) in sales value which

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13
Feb

The key to unlocking the potential for connected security lies in trust.

The key to unlocking the potential for connected security lies in trust. Connected security and safety systems and devices with remote monitoring capabilities are already becoming standard devices in technology savvy households. The extent to which privacy and intrusiveness concerns play out will determine the strength and fortune of this potentially critical home service offering. Your home is your most

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10
Feb

The connected home provides an opportunity to modernise and revolutionise lighting.

The connected home provides an opportunity to modernise and revolutionise lighting. It may seem strange that bulbs have been around since the 1800s. While cheap to purchase, the majority of bulbs are very inefficient, and now the market is seeing a progression towards more efficient LED lighting. The connected home provides an opportunity to modernise and revolutionise lighting. Compared to

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