How clued up are consumers on smart meters? [infographic]
For the utilities sector, smart metering is a hugely important step to inform consumers of where their money is going – especially with continually rising bill prices – as well as saving energy overall. And in terms of the ever-growing Internet of Things, the smart meter is seen as the first step to creating the smart home. But how much do consumers really know?
Could Google be moving away from ‘Nexus’ line?
I find it interesting at Google’s annual I/O developer conference, the Mountain View-based company chose to showcase Samsung’s Galaxy S4 running the untouched, stock Android experience. But it begs the question – could Google be moving away from the Nexus line?
Research indicates lack of progression for women in wireless industry
The issue of the number of women in senior technology positions, in 2013, should theoretically be so far advanced that it shouldn’t be considered an issue. Yet a “benchmark” study from the Women in Wireless (WiW) group in association with Telefonica has revealed that “organisational culture” is a key factor in the underrepresentation of women in senior business roles within the sector.
UK firm Cable & Wireless taking permanent holiday to Florida
The UK firm Cable & Wireless, based in Bracknell, United Kingdom, has decided after 140 years it’s time to moving its headquarters to Florida. Maybe we should all follow?
Trouble may be brewing at HTC, or are we overhyping?
There could be trouble at Taiwanese manufacturer HTC, according to The Verge. Amongst staff departures, production failures, and the recent disastrous launch of the “First” Facebook phone...is there actually trouble, or are we putting the nail in the coffin too early?
Chinese hackers breach Google to reveal US spy data
Chinese hackers gained access to “years worth of US law enforcement and spy data” in a breach of Google’s servers back in 2010, according to a report.
Google’s possible tax avoidance row gets bigger, Schmidt criticises politicians
Google’s possible tax avoidance row gets bigger and more heated in the UK as Labour leader Ed Miliband promises action, whilst Google Chief Eric Schmidt criticises UK politicians.
Analyst says Samsung is “tail wagging the dog” as Droid profits creamed
It’s common knowledge Samsung is Android’s biggest player – just this month shipping 10 million of the South Korean giant’s latest ‘S4’ flagship – but just how much does the hardware manufacturer take away from Android?
Dell profits take hit as consumers drop PCs
The market is changing as consumers move towards mobile devices to perform most of their daily tasks; many simply have no need for a PC, and OEM manufacturer Dell is just one company feeling this switch.
Virtual Coins – what will this mean for the payments space?
Forget £, $, €, or the whole host of other international currencies, the new kid on the block is virtual currencies; which live on the web and in our virtual wallets.