Tech-savvy pupils asked for ideas in All Aboard competition.
- Transport Minister Baroness Kramer today (24 October 2014) launched a competition for students aimed at devising new ways to make bus travel easier for people who have visual or hearing impairments. Passengers can find it difficult to identify the number or destination of their bus, know where and when to get off or hear important on-board announcements. The competition is being run by the government-funded organisation Transport Systems Catapult and was launched by the minister at a school in Milton Keynes, where pupils are taking part. By Ashley Evans (24/10/14) ... more
Internet of Cons
- Take a lot of unrelated and minimally related things such as passive RFID, ZigBee, Wireless Sensor Networks and hobbyist micro-controllers and give them a grand new name such as the Internet of Things. Instantly you can claim it is a substantial market already and set to be much bigger in future if only because you will shovel other things into the definition. How about bouncy toys and spaceships? Another nice trick is to give cumulative sales on the false assumption that nothing is ever thrown away: the figures look much bigger. Sell it all as "The Next Big Thing". You can unload a lot of reports and consultancy on the back of that. By Peter Harrop (08/10/14) ... more