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Smartwatches - Novelty pieces or intelligent gadgets?

Wearables - What category do they fit in?

 

Since so-called ‘smart wearables’ were first launched some time ago, digital firms have attempted to divide them into various categories as a means studying the products themselves and the growth of the sector.

 

February 27, 2017

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Feb 27, 2017

Wearables

Smartwatches - Novelty pieces or intelligent gadgets?

Wearables - What category do they fit in?

 

Since so-called ‘smart wearables’ were first launched some time ago, digital firms have attempted to divide them into various categories as a means studying the products themselves and the growth of the sector.

 

February 27, 2017

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Feb 23, 2017

Thoughts

A day in the life of a hedgehog lab designer

My job is incredibly varied - so it's hard to describe a 'typical' work day. Here, however, I've tried my best to break one down into chunks, giving an idea of the sort of tasks that crop up time and again - and my approach to getting them done. 

 

February 23, 2017

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Feb 20, 2017

Internet of Things

Smart Cities - Whats needed and how they will improve your life.

If we told you one of the keys to improving the quality of human life was building more smart cities - chances are we’d be greeted with a mix of skepticism and head scratching.

 

February 20, 2017

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Feb 17, 2017

Fintech

Financial apps - How to pick the best?

Financial management is rarely quite as straightforward as it sounds, the complexity of budgeting combined with monitoring expenditure being tough, tiring and tortuous even at the best of times. Thankfully, though, some brilliant apps can make the process easier. Here, we look at some of the best currently on the market.

 

February 17, 2017

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Feb 14, 2017

Immersive Technologies

Virtual Reality - The Innovative Game Changer

As part of our immersive strategy, my team and I spend most of our time researching technological advancements taking place across the globe. This is to ensure our clients - and indeed consumers - can make informed choices, particularly when it comes to talking to us about building stunning apps. Recently, our focus has been on virtual reality (VR), which, as my colleague Gopal Iyer highlighted in a previous blog, is set to be a game changer, shaping the future of things yet to come. 

 

February 14, 2017

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Feb 06, 2017

Healthcare

What Microsoft can do to better its health offerings

Issues with current health apps

 

In our previous segment on digital health, we outlined the plethora of apps available on both iOS and Google’s Android platform. As staggering as it sounds, the number is around 165,000 and, with more and more people starting to focus on health and well-being, that’s only bound to increase.

 

February 06, 2017

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Feb 03, 2017

Tips

Using a Domain Model for API Documentation

I was recently asked to do some domain modelling for a project I was working on. After years of practicing outside in Test-driven development (TDD) and using it as a design tool, the first thing I asked myself was: what would it be like to go back to the design-first philosophy? Would a fluent API still emerge and would integration be proved right from the start of the development? I was curious to find out.

 

February 03, 2017

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Feb 01, 2017

Thoughts

Immersive Technologies - The future seems to be bright.

As a social scientist, I'm often asked interesting questions by academic colleagues, who have, now and then, challenged me on my fervour for tech. One such question to crop up recently was: 'Do you sense any future for Virtual Reality?' The questioner elaborated by pointing out that Google Glass had seemingly hit the rocks. So were there actually any potential uses for VR - and could it really be deemed a game-changer?

 

February 01, 2017

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