The size of a grain of rice, researchers unveil the world’s smallest computers

The size of a grain of rice, researchers unveil the world’s smallest computers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Micromotes will stop the sensors at the edge of the world’s networks from flooding datacenters with exabytes of worthless information, and open the door to new computing applications.   At just one cubic millimetre in size Micromotes, which are so small that they can almost be...

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Mark Zuckerberg shows off Jarvis, the AI that runs his home

Mark Zuckerberg shows off Jarvis, the AI that runs his home

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There’s a good chance that Jarvis, Mark Zuckerberg’s in house digital assistant, is more than just a quirky hobby to pass the time, it could be a beta test for a new Facebook product or feature   At the beginning of this year, Facebook CEO...

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Facebooks new app gives your smartphone AI super powers

Facebooks new app gives your smartphone AI super powers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Pushing artificial intelligence to the edge of the network – to the device, and untethering it from the datacenter, will help make devices smarter and revolutionise the software that runs on them, making it exponentially more powerful and capable   In a speech today at...

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New electronics breakthrough lets devices run for years without batteries

New electronics breakthrough lets devices run for years without batteries

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New transistor design scavenges energy and paves the way for ultra low power electronics.   Transistors are found in almost every electronic device and now a new ultra low power transistor design from the engineers at the University of Cambridge that lets them operate by ‘scavenging’ energy...

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New GE connected dishwasher could disrupt two industries

New GE connected dishwasher could disrupt two industries

GE’s connected dishwashers have become self sufficient and it marks the beginning of the disruption of two industries Disruption is sometimes subtle. Sometimes you miss it and then, at some point you wonder what happened to your sales. Then you kick your innovation teams into overdrive and then you realise it’s...

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Panasonic unveil an invisible TV that doubles as the heart of your connected home

Panasonic unveil an invisible TV that doubles as the heart of your connected home

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Invisible TV’s and electronics have been touted for years but now Panasonic have cracked it.   Since the arrival of flatscreen TVs back in the early 2000’s there’s not been a whole lot to get excited about in the world of televisions – after all,...

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Hackers release Mirai into the wild

Hackers release Mirai into the wild

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As more “Smart” things are connected to the internet they all become targets that can be used to take part in huge DDoS attacks, and without global, or even regional, security standards for IOT devices it’s likely that these attacks will become more frequent, and...

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World’s largest DDoS attack tops 1Tbps

World’s largest DDoS attack tops 1Tbps

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Botnets are exploiting security vulnerabilities in the Internet of Everything devices to launch the world’s largest DDoS attacks.   Hot on the heels of the news that someone might be trying to take down the entire internet, earlier this week hosting provider OVH was overwhelmed by...

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Wanxiang announces plans to use Blockchain to underpin it’s $30 Billion Smarter Cities program

Wanxiang announces plans to use Blockchain to underpin it’s $30 Billion Smarter Cities program

WHYTHIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Blockchains momentum keeps rolling on with another company announcing another major push.   Another company jumped on the blockchain bandwagon in a big way, with Wanxiang’s $30 billion smart city project. The Chinese electric car maker announced the mega-project at last weeks Global Blockchain Summit. Wanxiang said...

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Amazons drones will recharge themselves using street lamposts

Amazons drones will recharge themselves using street lamposts

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Amazons new patent could change the look of your community forever.   It looks like Amazon is finally answering a fundamental question about its long awaited delivery drones – where will they land? And a possible answer, according to a recent patent filing that they put...

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Researchers secure the Internet of Everything with Dark Web tech

Researchers secure the Internet of Everything with Dark Web tech

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The TOR network protects the anonymity of users in the Dark Web, now researchers think it’s the perfect tool to secure the Internet of Things.   The privacy software Tor has helped everything from drug dealing marketplaces to whistleblowing websites evade surveillance on the Darknet, the shadowy under...

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Intel cosies up to ARM and stalks Apple

Intel cosies up to ARM and stalks Apple

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Intel wants to dominate the next generation of “Things” and it’s joined forces with ARM the industrys’ dominant player.   In a move that would have been jaw dropping a few years ago, Intel’s factories are soon going to be churning out chips based on ARM’s open sourced architectures...

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Governments mull replacing citizens wages with an Universal Basic Income

Governments mull replacing citizens wages with an Universal Basic Income

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today it’s already a fact that more and more jobs are being automated by machines, faced with societal unrest and mass unemployment Governments around the world are now turning to the idea of providing an Universal Basic Income for everyone.   What would you do...

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Bots, disruption and the advent of conversational commerce

Bots, disruption and the advent of conversational commerce

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Bots are disrupting businesses and industries by changing the way consumers buy products and services.   Take a good look at the people around you. If Governments and Academics are correct then the jobs of between a third to half of the people you’re looking...

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Bring Your Own Climate to work day

Bring Your Own Climate to work day

The Internet of Everything and the Connected Home have long promised us the ability to personalise our own environments but it’s always been an aspiration, even for companies like WeWork who’ve long seen it as a way to help them personalise their city co-working spaces and provide their occupants with even more...

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The 2016 Griffin Emerging Technology Starburst

The 2016 Griffin Emerging Technology Starburst

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In its second year the 2016 Griffin Emerging Technology Review showcases 178 of the worlds greatest Emerging Technologies and shines a light on some of the industries of the future.  

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Smart appliances will disrupt banking

Smart appliances will disrupt banking

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It’s rich, it’s smart and it’s cool – meet your new fridge.   The Internet of Everything, an emerging multi trillion dollar trend that embues a world where everything is connected to everything else and where inert ‘Dumb’ materials and products are embedded with technologies and sensors that make...

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Monetising the Internet of Everything

Monetising the Internet of Everything

Data is the new oil Over the next ten years the Internet of Everything – the ability to use an increasingly broad variety of sensors that can turn any dumb object, from jet engines and cars to cattle and crops into intelligent, interconnected devices on a network that can sense,...

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Building the Internet of Everything God Platform

Building the Internet of Everything God Platform

There’s a new platform war raging but this time it’s not Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog facing off against Nintendo’s Super Mario brothers to own the lion’s share of a $15 Billion market it’s a new turf war to own the ‘God Platform’ the highest layer of intelligence that will tie...

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The Internet of Everything is creating new empires

The Internet of Everything is creating new empires

Today few people realise that our society is on the cusp of creating a new Epoch, one where in 400 years’ time our descendants will look back on our Age and compare it in the same way that we compare our Age to the Stone Age. The Internet of Everything...

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