Simon Davies is a London based freelance writer with an interest in startup culture, issues and solutions.

 

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How Smart Technology Is Bringing Bathrooms Into the Future

Stop Taking Your Smartphone Into the Bathroom

In the last few years, smart technology has found a place in virtually every room of the home, right down to the locks on your doors. It may have taken a while, but it would seem bathrooms are the final piece of the smart…

How to Find the Right Software for Your Small Business

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Not every new tech find, app or system is needed to transform the operation of small businesses. While initial software costs might not always be significant, even free, if there is little value to your business, it’s a waste of time and resources. Here’s…

Are Virtual and Mixed Reality Experiences Good for Children?

This year’s animated sequel Smurfs: The Lost Village was hardly groundbreaking, but its marketing campaign was revolutionary. To promote the movie, Sony created a mixed reality experience using the Microsoft HoloLens which generated life-sized Smurfs who interacted with the player’s environment. This campaign is…

Drones, Phones, And Automation: The Future Of Home Security

It flies around inside your house, ready to respond to any emergency, to ward off any intruder, and even to feed your pets when you’re away. No, it’s not your own overly-attentive superhero. It’s an Aevena Aire drone, a milestone of the future of…

Going Up! How Elevators Joined the Internet of Things

Internet-connected elevators have entered the market and joined the ever-growing Internet of Things (IoT). This new technology is a collaboration between Microsoft and the engineering specialists at ThyssenKrupp. The focus of their work has been lifts, specifically the ability to use IoT technology to…

How Art-Based Apps are Bringing People Back to Museums

In 2016, attendance for British museums and galleries fell by 1.4 million. The Guardian’s resident art critic Jonathan Jones said this figure is a sign of “a nation without aspiration or hope.” Although the situation may not be completely hopeless — London’s Tate Modern…

3 Tips for Developing the Perfect Business Name

Brand language gives a context to new technology, making it seem more understandable and more “cool.” However, figuring out the right brand name is far easier said than done, and often tech firms are guilty of being too technical with branding. They ignore the…

Could RFID Technology Wearables be the Future of Event Giveaways?

RFID Wearables The Future of Tech Events?

Walking past the stands at a tech conference, you will undoubtedly receive more than your fair share of freebies. Over time these handouts have become more and more high-tech. First, it was pens and notebooks, now, if you don’t receive a branded cardboard VR…

How Tech Is Supporting Refugees Around The World

Location-based and on-demand tech is a vital part of a Western consumer’s daily life. And while it’s helping someone find a ride home, the same science is providing much-needed support for refugees around the world. The global refugee crisis has forced over 65.6 million…

Algorithms Are Shaping Our Retail Experience

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As high street stores continue to battle the rise of eCommerce and online shopping, the in-store shopping experience is becoming more high-tech. From smart mirrors that allow you to try on clothes ‘virtually’ to mood retail softwares that build a tailored wardrobe based on…

The Future of Robotic Surgeons in Healthcare

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It may sound like the something out of a Sci-Fi movie, but robotics are making their way into the healthcare industry and the surgery suite. You may know someone who has had robotic surgery, or even had it yourself. If you haven’t, either way,…

The Sponsored Content Crackdown Is Going to Hit Social Media Hard

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Online advertising is one of the fastest growing areas of the web. As marketing companies race to maximize the potential of their ongoing campaigns, these new opportunities have spurred on advisory bodies like The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) who have created new ground rules…

Will Mixed Reality Succeed Where Virtual Reality Couldn’t?

As any virtual reality (VR) evangelist will tell you, 2016 was the year of VR. With the launch of the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Google Cardboard, revenues for both VR and augmented reality (AR) platforms are set to top $120 billion by 2020….

Does Virtual Reality Need a Moral Code?

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A recent episode from the hit Netflix series of Black Mirror offered a terrifying glimpse at the future of gaming. In the episode, the ultimate augmented reality device is an implant, layering lifelike images and sounds upon the host’s perception of their surroundings. The experiment starts…

The Fate of the Office in the ‘Post-Work Era’

With the rise of automation, human work may soon be a thing of the past. But when we reach this ‘post-work era’, what will become of the millions of offices that line our skylines? Professor Moshe Vardi of Rice University estimates that 50 percent of…

Tech Has Changed Every Aspect of Car Ownership. Here’s How.

Much has been made of how technological advancements will change the motor industry in the next few years; from driverless cars to purchasing vehicles through social media apps. However, technological advancements have already altered our relationship with cars. Compared to just a few years…