Making Sense of Location Based Services

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RFID, Raspberry Pi & LBS

The experimentation with Raspberry Pi goes on. RFID is the next stage in effective Indoor Location Based Services and to understand this the following is a small project that brings RFID to the Raspberry Pi. A brief history of the Raspberry Pi The first batch of 10,000 […]

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Hacking Location Based Services & IoT with the Raspberry Pi

Introduction There are very exciting topics that influenced me over the past few years namely Location Based Services (LBS), The Internet of Things (IoT) and the humble Raspberry Pi.  But first a brief background – I am not a technical person by discipline as my background is […]

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Locomizer – a solution to Location Based Services’ privacy concerns

The following interview was carried with Dr. Alexei Poliakov and Alexei “Alex” Poliakov, co-founders of Locomizer, on 13th September 2013 at 20 Orange Street, London. Dr. Alexei Poliakov – a microbiologist with over 10 years of scientific research on spatial pattern formations in mixtures of cells. Alexei […]

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Location Based Services stagnates due to “Privacy Concerns”

Privacy issues are inherently important in the adoption of certain technologies, particularly to Location Based Services. In 2003 a Context Based Research Group report highlighted the collapse of public versus private geographies referencing mobile phone use. Further research carried out by Driscoll (2002) highlighted that consumers would […]

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23rd IoT Meetup

I attended the 23rd IOT Meetup in London last night. They say that the number 23 has some mysterious significance and truth be told I think that could be the truth. The event was an exciting as ever but more so with the quality of speakers that […]

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#geomob London

I managed to get to a very exciting meetup this week entitled #geomob based at the Google Campus in London. This is the first meetup that I attended in a few months and I was not disappointed. The meetup is one of the leading events for the […]

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Firefox Smartphone – catalyst for change?

Firefox Operating System (OS) started life in July 2011 as Boot to Gecko, a Mozilla project aimed at creating a slimmed down operating system for mobile devices. The structure and philosophy behind the project was very simple and is now coming into full fruition. It is built […]

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Windows 8 and Nokia – A closer relationship

Despite the growing dominance of Android, Nokia the Finnish mobile phone maker has stated that it will maintain its primary focus on Windows based smartphones.  Stephen Elop, chief executive  of the Nokia Corporation was speaking to reporters in Bangkok on the 6th February, when he made the statement. […]

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An interview with Asif Khan from TheLBMA

The following interview was carried out with Mr Asif Khan on 13th November 2012 at Wallacespace in London. Asif, a proud Canadian, is a veteran tech start-up, business-development and marketing entrepreneur with nearly 15 years experience. He is currently focused on working as a consultant, speaker and […]

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The Internet of Things and The Good Night Lamp

The Good Night Lamp is for people who are away from home and would like to keep in touch with their loved ones. But this is not unlike anything that you have seen before.  It is an innovative product which uses the idea of “The Internet of […]

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  • RFID, Raspberry Pi & LBS
    The experimentation with Raspberry Pi goes on. RFID is the next stage in effective Indoor Location Based Services and to understand this the following is a small project that brings RFID to the Raspberry Pi. A brief history of the...
    Read more
  • Hacking Location Based Services & IoT with the Raspberry Pi
    Introduction There are very exciting topics that influenced me over the past few years namely Location Based Services (LBS), The Internet of Things (IoT) and the humble Raspberry Pi.  But first a brief background – I am not a technical...
    Read more
  • Arch Linux OpenVPN Server on Raspberry Pi (part 2)
    Once yaourt has been configured, download the “netcfg” package by issuing the following commands; yaourt netcfg There will be a list of programs that have netcfg as a search string. Choose the netcfg by the appropriate number: If you are...
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