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November 14, 2017

Cash-strapped UK government finds funds for Artificial Intelligence and tech investments

UK Prime Minister, Theresa May today announced a new £20 million (€22.3 million) fund to help public services use UK expertise in innovative technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI). Investment in the sector is always welcome and who knows, says Jeremy Cowan, it could take Mrs May’s mind off Brexit for a while.

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March 18, 2017

IoT is making strides, but it’s still in short trousers

REVIEW: Events like last week’s Smart IoT London (March 15-16, ExCeL, Docklands) can be a salutary reminder of how far the Internet of Things (IoT) has come in a few short years. But they also show how much work remains to be done, says IoT Now‘s editorial director, Jeremy Cowan.

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March 3, 2017

Investing in an effective 5G rollout

The UK government recently announced its intention to invest “£740 million(US$ 904.94 million) to support the rollout of fibre broadband connections and future 5G mobile technology.” This intention was included in the new industrial strategy proposals (green paper) unveiled by the UK Prime Minister.

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January 28, 2015

UK’s 300-strong HyperCat consortium bids for ‘unlikely’ lead in global race to build smart cities

House of Lords, London, UK — The UK has launched a smart city initiative designed to give Britain a lead in the global smart cities race. The #HyperCatCity programme’s collaborative approach and open standards aim to make it faster and easier for developers to deliver smart city solutions that improve the lives of citizens. 

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August 21, 2014

Wearables promise enterprises great benefits – but come prepared!

The arrival of wearables, from glasses to smart clothing, will bring great opportunities to the industrial and corporate setting – but they will come with challenges, so companies need to come to the party prepared!

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July 24, 2014

Scottish Power wires not-so-smart meter while npower provides dumb billing

If you go away this summer and return to find an unexpectedly large phone or utility bill, spare a thought for Nigel and Linda Brotherton of Roughlee, UK who recently received a bill from their energy supplier, npower, for £500 million (€632 million).

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June 27, 2014

UK government funds HyperCat, ‘a new way for machines to work together’ says IoT tech consortium

London, UK. June 26, 2014: A consortium of more than 40 UK-based technology companies funded by the UK’s innovation agency, Technology Strategy Board, has delivered on the first phase of its initiative to accelerate the widespread move to the Internet of Things (IoT). HyperCat is a new open IoT specification that allows machines to work together over the internet and for applications to [...]

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August 16, 2013

UK government announces preferred bidders for €14bn smart metering roll-out by 2020

The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has selected preferred bidders for six new government contracts aimed at switching most UK households to smart metering by 2020. The total cost of the programme is forecast to be £12.1 billion (€14.1 billion).

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May 14, 2013

UK government admits smart energy meter roll-out will be delayed by a year, and market unsurprised

London, UK — In a written statement today, UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey said that the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has set a new date of autumn 2015 for nationwide smart energy meter installation. The start date had previously been summer 2014.

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February 8, 2013

British troops deploy toy-sized spy drones in Afghanistan to locate Taliban threats

British Army forces in Afghanistan are now using 10-centimetre-long, video-linked spy helicopters to survey Taliban firing spots. The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) plans to buy 160 of the drones in a contract worth more than €23 million.

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