Is Wearable Technology and The IoT The Future of Love and Sex?

Is Wearable Technology and The IoT The Future of Love and Sex?

Technology – The Future of Love and Sex? Technology now touches almost every corner of our lives, but while most of those corners have been improved by advances in devices and computing power, a recent survey by Durex claimed that 33 percent of people felt that their intimate relationships were being negatively impacted by technology. Indeed, a stunning five percent of people said that they had actually used Facebook whilst making love. (Image Source: Shutterstock)…

How The Internet Of Things Leads To Cleaner And Greener Public Spaces

How The Internet Of Things Leads To Cleaner And Greener Public Spaces

The Internet Of Things Leads And Greener Public Spaces The internet of things revolution continues to march forward unabated. As cars, fridges, healthcare, and fitness industries all fall over themselves to take products to markets, one sector which has gone relatively unnoticed is that of waste and waste management. While the internet of things might not literally be able to take out your garbage for you (yet!), it can certainly help make the whole process…

The Internet Of Things – Beyond The Long Arm Of The Law?

The Internet Of Things – Beyond The Long Arm Of The Law?

Beyond The Long Arm Of The Law? The internet of things is a fast-moving, dynamic, and flexible technology. The law is a slow, unwieldy, and laboriously complex set of rules. The two do not mix well. The law has consistently failed to keep up with technology. Issues like cyberbullying, data protection, and even internet regulation had all reached a pandemic level before the governments and courts of the world caught up. Now the challenge is…

Three Myths About The Internet Of Things And Security

Three Myths About The Internet Of Things And Security

Three Myths About The Internet Of Things And Security Privacy and security is a hot topic at the moment. From heartbleed to the NSA and from government spying to Obama’s State of the Union address, it seems everyone is keen to have their say on what they think security and privacy in the online world should look like. It’s no wonder, therefore, that there are a lot of myths and untruths circulating. Here we look…

State of the Union: Obama Hopes To Make The Internet A Safer Place

State of the Union: Obama Hopes To Make The Internet A Safer Place

Obama Hopes To Make The Internet A Safer Place Fresh off the back of a joint conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron last week, in which the two heads of state said they wanted their countries to have increased cybersecurity capabilities to help counter terrorism, Barrack Obama has used his annual State of the Union address to announce that he will use 2015 to pass new cybersecurity legislation that will make the internet a…

Three Issues Facing the Internet of Things

Three Issues Facing the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things  The potential of the internet of things is enormous. While we might still be some years away from the technology reaching its zenith, the effect it is already having on our everyday lives is huge; from assisting the disabled to monitoring our health, the internet of things is slowly starting to deliver on its promises as a life-changing development.  Despite that, there are issues. The sooner the internet of things can…

Can Google Detect Cancer?

Can Google Detect Cancer?

Can Google Detect Cancer? Google X – the tech giant’s semi-secret facility that is dedicated to making major technological advancements – is well-known for its ‘moonshots’; ideas which seem outlandish but which have often produced some of the most exciting, forward-thinking, and widely used technology that’s available today. Success stories include Google Translate, self-driving cars, Project Loon and Google Glass. Its latest concept is a pill that aims to detect cancers and other diseases by…

How Much Data Do You Need To Hide?

How Much Data Do You Need To Hide?

How Much Data Do You Need To Hide? “If you’ve not got anything to hide, you’ve not got anything to worry about”, or so the old saying goes… But how true is that phrase in the modern age? Do you have anything to hide, no matter how small? Are you happy for ISPs, governments and other organisations to have complete access to everything that you do, watch, and write online? Very few people can honestly…