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By Rob Denison: Friday 3rd October, 2014

More tech for Tesco – a good idea?

Buying the newly launched Hudl 2 is going to make the customer smile. Tesco have made something that’s three times faster than the previous generation available at a quarter of the cost of an iPad. However, apart from a fairly small revenue value, you have to wonder why? I believe they’re focussing on the carrot ...

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By Jon Edgcombe: Monday 8th September, 2014

Apple’s next smartphone release and its knock-on effects on your technology interactions

Prepare for excitement around mobile payments this week when the iPhone 6 is unveiled – we predict Apple will become the last major smartphone manufacturer to join the near field communication (NFC) standard for short-range wireless communications between smartphones and the Internet of Things. Apple still punches above its weight when it comes to driving ...

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By Rob Denison: Wednesday 9th July, 2014

Retail Technology Innovation is not a nice to have

For the retail industry, technology innovation is now all but essential for success.  However, it’s not been the focus for organisations in retail for most of their history. Resources are typically spent on traditional activities such as pricing strategies and, more recently, how to engender loyalty. Surprising then what’s been the main discussion point at ...

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By Tim Phipps: Thursday 15th May, 2014

LTE M2M is becoming an alphabet soup

LTE is driving growth in today’s smart-phone market. This blog looks forward to the even greater opportunities for communications enabled by LTE in Machine-2-Machine (M2M) applications. LTE for consumer M2M – evolving standards M2M communications are predicted to rise exponentially over the next few years. The consensus view of analysts is that there will be ...

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By Robert Milner: Tuesday 18th March, 2014

NFC is now more exciting!

The thing that I have struggled with about Near field communication (NFC) is that it is very BORING. It’s great at securely storing small amounts of data, but there is a limit to what you can do and how excited you can get about this capability. There are some anti-counterfeit applications but most companies don’t ...

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By Desmond Phillips: Thursday 5th December, 2013

Duck or Rabbit? Wireless consultancy benefits from open-process algorithm design

When confronted with a difficult signal processing requirement in wireless consultancy, the reflex response is to scour the literature for suitable algorithms (or perhaps invent your own). Self-satisfied, you deposit your equations on the desk of a compliant engineer who begins the laborious process of implementation. It is a top-down process with knowledge transfer in ...

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By Tim Phipps: Thursday 28th November, 2013

What role does personal data privacy play in wireless product development?

Conference overview I recently spoke at an event organised by Cambridge Wireless with the theme “No Free Lunch: The Consumer as Product in a Data-Driven Economy”. It was a fascinating event on recent developments in wireless product design, with a wide range of informed views which deserve a wider audience. The theme being that personal data ...

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By Tim Fowler: Wednesday 20th November, 2013

Wireless connected devices can deliver greater road safety

This week is National Road Safety Week in the UK – sponsored by the road safety charity Brake.  Brake has called for the complete ban of the use of mobile phones by drivers, even suggesting barring the use of hands-free connected devices.  Is this likely to be the best approach to increasing safety or could ...

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By Tim Whittaker: Wednesday 9th October, 2013

Spectrum gets even tighter for wireless audio – report from Plasa 2013

It was interesting to hear at Plasa 2013 show this week an update from the British Entertainment Industry Radio Group about the conflicts for spectrum and how they affect Program Making and Special Events (PMSE) – that’s radio microphones and wireless cameras to you and me. As wireless product developers we see this as a technology ...