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Mobile food ordering
By Sajith Wimalaratne: Friday 17th November, 2017

How technology is shaping the fast food industry

A long time ago, the concept of fast food dining was considered a breakthrough in the restaurant industry. The idea that food that is ready to eat can be ordered and available to enjoy in a short space of time was considered the future. If you fast forward (pun intended) a few decades to the […]

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By Sajith Wimalaratne: Tuesday 24th October, 2017

Disruptive innovation, is it for everyone?

‘Innovation’ – for many organisations the term is part of their company DNA, whilst others toy with the concept. Neither stance is right or wrong; some companies do well without constant innovation and others need to innovate just to survive the next quarter. Open or closed innovation? Again, it also doesn’t matter, some organisation will […]

Millennials
By Sajith Wimalaratne: Monday 11th September, 2017

Millennials: shaping the food and beverage industry

Millennials, or Generation Y, hold a huge buying power in today’s economy and are expected to spend billions upon billions before the end of this year alone (2017). It’s really important for brands that are trying to reach millennials to understand our (yes, I’m a millennial too) influences and purchasing habits. According to Forbes: Over […]

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By Catherine Joce: Wednesday 6th September, 2017

Is recycling going full cycle?

Is it me or is recycling hitting the headlines almost every week? This week Sky News reported on plans to introduce a deposit scheme for plastic bottles deposit scheme for plastic bottles in Scotland. Customers would pay a small surcharge which is refunded when a bottle is returned to a shop. According to the Ellen MacArthur […]

connected systems
By David Gladwin: Monday 13th February, 2017

There’s no such thing as a connected device

Before you throw your toys out of the pram and shout “rubbish!” let me qualify that – a connected device has little value without a connected system behind it. In this world of hype and buzzwords it is often the highly visible device that is the focus of attention; we are often approached and asked […]

Connected Bar
By Sajith Wimalaratne: Tuesday 13th December, 2016

Is Amazon Go the future of retail…

This is dream come true for me. I have been thinking of the day where I can just walk into a supermarket, pickup my shopping and just walk out without queuing at the checkouts (but not in a shoplifting way obviously). Finally, Amazon has revealed plans for Amazon Go. Amazon Go is a Just Walk […]

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By Roger Burton: Thursday 25th February, 2016

Don’t Judge a Pod by its Cover

It has recently hit the news that the City of Hamburg has banned coffee pods from government buildings because of the waste they create. Other articles have been stating that you should ban them from your own home too. This seems like it’s a straightforward choice– coffee pods produce more waste than coffee on its […]

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By Robert Milner: Tuesday 7th October, 2014

Cutting the cord – connectivity without batteries or chargers

The moment that a user needs to remember to recharge the batteries on their device is the time that they are most likely to stop using it. This adage is likely to become a thing of the past though. Whilst battery performance has remained disappointingly stationary over the last decade the energy requirements of electronics […]

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By Ruth Thomson: Tuesday 25th March, 2014

“Fashion and Function – how to create a realizable design?” Workshop on Thursday 27th March

This Thursday 27th March will see a new format and approach from the Future Devices SIG at Cambridge Wireless, with a workshop based event exploring novel wearable technology ideas, and examining how these can be turned into reality. There is lots of excitement around wearable technology, with significant debate over how to make the wearable device […]