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  • 1. Not-so-humble raspberry pi gets big ideas

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):30 - 33
    Cited by:  Papers (10)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1774 KB)

    As the Raspberry Pi celebrates its first birthday, designs intended for the hobbyist are getting mainstream attention from developers of 'grown up' applications. Few items of electronic hardware have engendered quite as much enthusiasm as the compact, single-board computer developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the aim of encouraging basic computer science in schools. Had it had been for sa... View full abstract»

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  • 2. In blocks [Security Bitcoin]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):68 - 71
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (483 KB)

    Confidence in bitcoin's value is sliding after a less than ideal 2014, but money may not be its legacy. Now the aim is to secure users' funds and reduce the risk of double spending' with the introduction of the blockchain. View full abstract»

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  • 3. Hacking goes pro

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):26 - 29
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (3803 KB)

    These days, millions of people are participating in a globalised hacker culture that has evolved from a narrow subculture of alpha-nerds into a highly collaborative 'industry', increasingly populated by seasoned professionals, many of whom are not even technologists. This industry is enormous. Cybersecurity professionals and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation estimate that the global hacker cr... View full abstract»

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  • 4. Wearable technology

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):36 - 43
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1403 KB)

    The wearable technology market has exploded. There are plenty of activity trackers, e-health monitors and smartwatches, but all too often the focus has been on emerging technology rather than the design.Yet product design is vital to commercial success, as consumers will only want to buy a device that complements their desired look. With the wearables market expected to be worth $5.8bn by 2018, it... View full abstract»

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  • 5. Smart factories

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):64 - 67
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1523 KB)

    The current global economic meltdown is ramping up the pressure on an already beleaguered manufacturing industry, particularly in terms of the flexibility and efficiency of production processes. This requires production and administrative processes to be meshed with each other via IT systems in order to optimise the use and capacity of machines and lines, while also responding rapidly to wrong dev... View full abstract»

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  • 6. Who controls the drones? [Regulation Unmanned Aircraft]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):80 - 83
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (395 KB)

    Commercial drones range from tiny four-rotor, battery driven `toys' to serious unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), capable of lifting one or more tonnes of cargo and travelling extensive distances more or less autonomously. They present an obvious instance where regulatory authorities around the world are either scrambling to play catch-up or, in a few instances - notably in the US - seem to be tryin... View full abstract»

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  • 7. AI: Fears of ???playing God??? [Control & Automation Artificial Intelligence]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):76 - 79
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (587 KB)

    Man's desire to build something in his own image has a long literary history. From the animated statues of Greek myths, to the clay Golem of Jewish folklore, to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, alchemists, mystics and mad scientists have long been engaged in the quest for artificial sentience. Google has spearheaded this drive with a particular focus on start-ups specialising in 'deep learning', a sub... View full abstract»

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  • 8. BYOD to the classroom

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):42 - 45
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1457 KB)

    This paper discusses issues regarding BYOD or bring your own device in schools today. View full abstract»

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  • 9. Technology versus privacy?

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):36 - 37
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1495 KB)

    "You have zero privacy; GET OVER IT." So said Scott McNeally, chief executive officer of Sun Microsystems back in 1999. For the greater part of last century we have been worried that expansion of technology will mean by default the extinction of privacy. View full abstract»

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  • 10. The connected body

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):44 - 47
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (708 KB)

    The bold claim for wearable technology is that it could lead to 'a revolution in self-care' by improving the monitoring of patients with a host of long-term conditions as well as encouraging people to live more healthily. Patients with conditions such as diabetes, liver disease and asthma could benefit from wearing devices that can detect deterioration and alert the patient or anyone else they cho... View full abstract»

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  • 11. 21st century teamwork [management careers]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):72 - 75
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1132 KB)

    As managers we instinctively know that its job is to lead a team. The paper examines team management from the edited extract from the book 'Effective Team Leadership for Engineers'. View full abstract»

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  • 12. Tactile Internet: 5G and the Cloud on steroids

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):48 - 53
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (847 KB)

    With the data rates of mobile broadband soaring, cutting-edge scientists are starting to build the tactile Internet. 5G networks will not be juiced-up version of today's 4G mobile phone networks. To make next-generation mobile networks possible, operators will have to deploy completely new network technology, and use broader swathes of the radio spectrum. Nobody has quite figured out how exactly t... View full abstract»

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  • 13. Securing smarter grids from the enemy

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):65 - 68
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (656 KB)

    Smart grid security is a hot topic, especially as the UK government's £llbn smart meter roll-out is widely seen to be in disarray. A report from the Institute of Directors calling for the programme to be scrapped says the system is vulnerable to cyber-attacks that could leave us without power if hackers found a way in. However there are some developments in the field that could still create... View full abstract»

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  • 14. Where next for the internet of things? [Information Technology Internet of Things]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):72 - 75
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (663 KB)

    ACCORDING TO STATISTICS from McKinsey Global Institute, the Internet of Things has the potential to generate a global economic impact of somewhere between $2.7tr and $6.2tr a year by 2025. It was at the peak of expectations in Gartner???s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies in 2014 and, as a result, hopes for what this next stage of the digital revolution will deliver are high indeed. But what is... View full abstract»

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  • 15. In neutral [Comms Net Neutrality]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):61 - 62
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1043 KB)

    Should cable companies be allowed to stop customers watching TV over the Internet? Should mobile operators be able to ban voice over IP from smartphones? Luke Collins explores the net neutrality debate. The debate about net neutrality is coming to a head. Regulators in the UK, Europe and the US have each published discussion documents about the topic, and asked for public feedback before they legi... View full abstract»

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  • 16. The ascent of smartphone

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):32 - 33
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (601 KB)

    Smartphones are evolving rapidly in sophistication. What will they be capable of in a year or two or even five years' time? How do you define a smartphone? Devices like Apple's iPhone, RIM's Blackberry and, say, a Nokia E61, are clearly the physical manifestation. But what identifies them as smarter than ordinary mobile phones? Is it just down to functionality? Smartphones now carry email client, ... View full abstract»

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  • 17. Charge of the electric car - [power electric vehicles]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):52 - 53
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (846 KB)

    This paper discusses the ability of the UK power grid to support the growth of electric cars has been called into question. View full abstract»

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  • 18. Smart farming

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):38 - 40
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1318 KB)

    The forces of innovation currently driving smart dairy farming fall into three main areas. The first is robotic milking, the second is automated feeding, and the third is concerned with the overall subject of quality: quality of product and quality of life for the animals. Robotic milking is not a novel concept, it has been prevalent in the industry since the 1990s, but the real innovation is the ... View full abstract»

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  • 19. Rolling Out The Mobile Future

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):80 - 81
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1242 KB)

    OVER A DECADE ago, the UK government was the leading nation in the planned deployment of 3G services. The Department for Trade and Industry formulated an auction process that would yield billions for the Treasury and set an express timetable for the rollout of these services in the UK. However, for the operators this left a dilemma. View full abstract»

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  • 20. Robots are coming [Utopias Manufacturing]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):48 - 50
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (146 KB)

    As the British Automation and Robot Association observes: "The range of possible applications for robots is rapidly expanding and it is imperative that a world class manufacturing company should keep an eye on developments and implement robots wherever benefits can be gained." If this continues, perhaps new products will be made with technologies that are as far removed from modern manufacturing s... View full abstract»

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  • 21. Beer comes clean

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):59 - 61
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1548 KB)

    There's little more summery than a cool pint of ale or a cold lager. New technology in brewing ensures that it doesn't come at the expense of the environment, says Bryan Betts. Like most industries, brewing has come under pressure to improve its sustainability and, in particular, its use of water; energy and transportation. Brewers of all sizes have responded by turning to technologies both old an... View full abstract»

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  • 22. Social networking: the business case - [IT internet]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):54 - 56
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (918 KB)

    The tangible fruit of Web 2.0's rather nebulous branches, online social networking-epitomised by Web sites Facebook, Linkedln, MySpace and Twitter-is becoming increasingly pervasive in the enterprise workplace; this is a development that's causing repercussive reactions in the minds of many chief information officers (CIOs). Social networks do have the potential to become business enablers if you ... View full abstract»

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  • 23. Who will win at apprenticeships?

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):58 - 60
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (800 KB)

    England's three main political parties are out to win the apprenticeships argument at election time. But whose policies would best tackle the engineering skills gap? And what issues face those making apprenticeships work at the local level? From aerospace to telecommunications, electronics to fusion research, engineering apprenticeships are now widespread. They give young people the chance to gain... View full abstract»

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  • 24. Smart meters make smart consumers [Analysis]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 23
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (68 KB)

    This paper shows how advanced utility meters could help people cut their energy bills. Basically, the idea is simple, smart metering lets the people see how much power their home is consuming and eventually encourage them to use less energy. As well as having more informative displays, which might be separate from the actual meter and located somewhere more prominent, smart meters usually incorpor... View full abstract»

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  • 25. Licensed... to use mission-critical software

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):32 - 35
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1850 KB)

    JAMES BOND fans know about 007's traditional penchant for gadgets, but there is another layer of technology underpinning the Bond movies that has comes to the fore since Daniel Craig assumed the on-screen mantel of cinema's favourite secret agent, and one that looks set to ramp-up in 'Skyfall', now on release: the pursuit of technological realism. View full abstract»

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  • 26. Augmented reality grows up

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):32 - 35
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1931 KB)

    Augmented reality (AR) is now at a stage of development across many different disciplines equivalent to that of an infant. We are taking our first tentative steps. We understand some applications more completely than others. Yet there is no doubt that, within a few years, AR will come to play as fundamental a part in our lives as the five conventional senses do today. View full abstract»

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  • 27. Greening the desert [Sustainability Desert Farming]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):82 - 85
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (393 KB)

    Fascinated by light and plant growth, Charlie Paton turned the conventional greenhouse concept on its head and developed what is now widely known as the `seawater greenhouse'. Put simply, instead of trapping heat, the seawater greenhouse acts as a cool house for growing crops while producing fresh water for irrigation. Ideally sited on flat, arid land close to the sea, seawater is pumped to the gr... View full abstract»

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  • 28. The magic roundabout

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):58 - 60
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1772 KB)

    The UK government is keen to hail the success of technology businesses centred around London¿¿s Old Street area, known as `Silicon Roundabout¿¿. Many of these businesses are web 2.0 and social media based ¿¿ with one or two notable exceptions. As such, they have very different experiences obtaining funding. View full abstract»

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  • 29. Air power the rise of electric aircraft

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):77 - 79
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (260 KB)

    This paper presents the recent developments in electric aircraft propulsion technology. Airbus Group's E-Fan, an electric propulsion element, E-Thrust, and hybrid electric aircraft research were also discussed. View full abstract»

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  • 30. Sheltering from disaster [Built Environment Construction]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):58 - 61
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (545 KB)

    SAFE AND DIGNIFIED shelter is a basic human right, and in a post-disaster scenario provision is more than just putting a new roof over people's heads and providing emergency shelter; it is about fit-for-purpose rebuilds that address the local culture, environment and economy. It is a complex task of rebuilding a community, or even a city, that may have had little in the way of adequate planning or... View full abstract»

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  • 31. All in the mind

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):37 - 39
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (704 KB)

    Since its development in the first half of the 20th century, EEG greatly contributed to the advancement of neuroscience as well as to everyday neurological practice. It is used to: diagnose epilepsy for seizure prediction; develop biomarkers for a spectrum of brain disorders including Alzheimer's and depression; and diagnose sleep disorders, coma and even brain death. Now this unique and powerful ... View full abstract»

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  • 32. Easy as pi

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):34 - 37
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1965 KB)

    Education secretary Michael Gove plans to introduce a new IT curriculum that focuses more on computer science and less on secretarial skills. The British education system is notoriously slow to embrace change, though. Whether it's today's children who will benefit or the children of future generations remains to be seen. Something that may speed things up, though, is the new computer that looks li... View full abstract»

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  • 33. What we'll wear - [comms futures]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): 74
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (599 KB)

    We're all going to end up wearing more technology, but how will it be organised. In previous columns I have written about the design of consumer electronics devices and gadgets. However, while I am a research scientist, I am also a futurologist, so I want to look a bit further into the future of devices this time, with a particular emphasis on the wearable possibilities. How might we embrace more ... View full abstract»

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  • 34. The heat is on

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):49 - 51
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    This paper presents the Nest Learning Thermostat, a smart thermostat with a promise of intelligent control over energy usage in UK homes. View full abstract»

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  • 35. The cubed route

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):68 - 72
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (2530 KB)

    The future of the satellite launch is cubed: meet the Jack-in-the-box that can carry your experiment into orbit on a realistic budget. Satellite technology has, of course, progressed hugely over the last 50 years - as has its expense. It can take years to design and build a satellite these days, and can cost up to $1bn for a complex set-up - with around half of the funding going on the disposable ... View full abstract»

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  • 36. Getting to grips [Energy Fracking]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):70 - 73
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (335 KB)

    The author states that we should know more about what lies underground, say geologists, before the UK government urges operators to submit fracking plans. Hydraulic fracturing - or fracking - is a technique used to extract methane from shale rock and has attracted attention over concerns that it could trigger earthquakes or contaminate drinking water. View full abstract»

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  • 37. Wave attack [Electronics EMC]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):50 - 53
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (634 KB)

    In the middle of the Second World War, the US Army Signal Corp suddenly realised they had a problem with their encrypted communications. The Bell Telephone machine, used to encode signals using the army's rotor-based key generator, would create a spike on an osciloscope in a remote part of the lab every time the machine changed its output. Worse, the spikes depended on the signal passing through, ... View full abstract»

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  • 38. Future metropolis

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):45 - 47
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1600 KB)

    Modern cities are at the heart of economic growth, driving innovation and delivering a breeding ground for culture. With greater size comes enhanced efficiency, but for large cities to maximise this potential they need to attract innovative people and investment to make the ideas happen. They need to find a way to leverage the benefits big cities bring, while managing the inevitable challenges the... View full abstract»

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  • 39. A modern marshall plan? - [engineering history]

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s): 84
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (617 KB)

    At the end of the Second World War, the Allies were determined that Germany should never go to war again. Although the country, divided into four zones occupied by Britain, the United States, France and the Soviet Union, was in economic chaos, much of its industrial base had survived. The first 'Level of Industry Plan' envisaged the destruction of what was left of the German war machine by reducin... View full abstract»

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  • 40. Where next for the airship?

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):56 - 59
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (338 KB)

    IN 1914, the sight of airships in the skies of Europe was becoming a regular occurrence. The first Zeppelin raid came when Germany bombed the Belgian town of Liege in August 1914. Britain retaliated by bombing a Zeppelin factory in November of the same year. Germany responded with the first Zeppelin air raid in Britain on 19 January 1915. View full abstract»

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  • 41. The rise and rise of the smart city [Smart Cities Urban Britain]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):72 - 76
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (258 KB)

    THE UK SHOULD be seen as a world leader, the country not just with the smartest cities but also with the companies that develop the smart technology. This is according to the Smart Cities Forum (SCF), which is all about putting these ambitions front and centre in their drive to make our urban areas better places to live in. With the global market for smart city solutions expected to be worth aroun... View full abstract»

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  • 42. Have data will travel - [IT security]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):60 - 61
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (918 KB)

    This paper deals with IT security threats. Just when organizations felt they were gaining the upper hand in their defence against external IT security threats, comes a rise in problems caused by internal risk factors. Often termed the 'enemy within', malicious hacks on the enterprise system launched from the system itself remain in the minority compared to instances of data leakage-the unintention... View full abstract»

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  • 43. Feeling lucky? [Special Report Cyber Security]

    Publication Year: 2015, Page(s):44 - 47
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (3259 KB)

    2014 WAS A bad year for cyber security, and experts warn that 2015 could be even worse. The scale of attacks indicates that cyber crime is not only a considerable challenge but that the bad guys are winning. Rather than implement effective security, many organisations are simply gambling that they do not represent an attractive enough target compared with their peers. The cyber world has become an... View full abstract»

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  • 44. The M2M connection

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):39 - 43
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (994 KB)

    The machine-to-machine applications market needs a way to communicate, and the communications sector is busy finding different ways to help it. Networked wireless communications: the M2M applications world is gagging for it. There are plenty of communications options in existence, of course; but are they suitable for connecting the wonderful world of cyber-physical systems? Applications and servic... View full abstract»

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  • 45. Smart buildings

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):52 - 54
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1199 KB)

    When you consider the data, it is obvious why energy-efficient or smart buildings are very high on the current agenda: worldwide, buildings consume some 42 per cent of all electricity generated and by 2025 they will be the largest emitters of greenhouse gases on the planet. 'Smart building' is a term that is very popular among opinion-formers, but what exactly is it, and how can it be employed to ... View full abstract»

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  • 46. Bad... in a good way [Information Technology Security]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):64 - 68
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (2140 KB)

    More and more organisations are being targeted in cyber-attacks, and they must get to know their enemy if they are to protect vital networks. Meet the professional, ethical hacker. View full abstract»

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  • 47. Cyber security: small firms under fire [InformatIon Technology Professionalism]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):80 - 83
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1400 KB)

    Small businesses need to upgrade their awareness of - and abilities - cyber security if they are to avoid becoming the 'soft underbelly' of the UK's fights against hackers and cyber threats. View full abstract»

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  • 48. Puzzling out big data [Information Technology Analytics]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):56 - 60
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (2973 KB)

    Big data comes in many forms. It comes as customer information and transactions contained in customer-relationship management and enterprise resourceplanning systems and HTML-based web stores. It comes as information generated by machine-to-machine applications collecting data from smart meters, manufacturing sensors, equipment logs, trading systems data and call detail records compiled by fixed a... View full abstract»

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  • 49. The spark of invention

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):67 - 69
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (183 KB)

    Seventy years after his death, the mystery sυrrουnding electrical engineer Nikola Tesla - particularly his claim to have invented a 'death ray' - is s arking the imagination of movie makers. There's a car company named after him. And an airport, a telecommunications group, a computer graphics processor, a social transformation conference, even a rock band. Scientist, engineer,... View full abstract»

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  • 50. Auto-electrification

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):58 - 61
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1218 KB)

    Petrol-free passenger cars are no longer the sole province of small specialist manufacturers. Ford is one of many car-makers planning to target the growing market for hybrid and all-electric cars. The Ford strategy calls for the introduction of new hybrids, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) based on two new global product platforms. The plan calls for in... View full abstract»

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