Making Sense of Location Based Services

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David Whale – The Raspberry Pi Expert

I came across David Whale in Foyles in London 2 weeks ago whilst purchasing a copy of Practical Raspberry Pi by Brenda Horan. The main reason for the purchase was to look into the subject of cross compiling.  The initial question that I asked David was based […]

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Internet of Things Summer Showcase

You would be fooled into thinking that The INTERNET OF THINGS SUMMER SHOWCASE on the 29th August which showed off 10 leading innovative projects was a collection of Electronic Projects for an “A” Level exam. But this is not the case. The 10 innovative projects showcased how […]

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RFID, Alien Technology and the iPhone

Alien Technology has partnered with Turkey-based RFID company Teknopalas to develop a RFID reader network application designed for the Apple iPhone. The I-Alien ALR9900+ is a free application that monitors and controls an arrangement of one or more Alien ALR-9900+ Enterprise Readers on the network via an […]

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Arizona (USA), RFID, The NEST and Identification of suspects

RFID in conjunction with “Social Media” is being used by The Nest, the largest haunted attraction in Arizona USA, to enhance fear for the Halloween season, allowing thrill seekers to experience the maximum fright possible. The Nest is over 50,000 square feet, with nearly $1 million in […]

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RFID technology used to “Enhance” Party Goers Experience at Music Festivals

RFID technology is being ustilised to “enhance” people’s experience of live music events and parties. During the London 2012 Games, Intellitix powered some of the most exclusive private after-show parties using its full suite of RFID technologies. In addition to this an on-line audience of 2 million […]

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An Interview with Glenn Collinson Co-founder of Neul

The following interview was carried out with Glenn Collinson on July 9th 2012 at Neul’s office in Cambridge.  Glenn Collinson – Board Member, Chairman of the Strategy Committee. Glenn Collinson is a co‐founder of CSR and helped to manage its growth from a start‐up in 1998 to […]

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Smart City – A Dream Turning into Reality in the UK

There have been various futuristic authors that have highlighted the advent of the Internet of Things in a world where computers and sensors would be embedded in every thing, be able to “talk” to each other in self-adapting networks and do useful tasks without human intervention. But […]

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Cambridge (UK), Smart City and Neul

Introduction In April this year Neul, the wireless pioneer  announced the deployment of the world’s first city-wide, fully functional wireless network in white space which would enable a whole host of smart city applications in Cambridge. This was in collaboration with BGlobal in which they show cased […]

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Building an Internet of Things with 50 Billion Devices

Pervasive, ubiquitous computing is a trend that is catalysing technologists worldwide to realise this vision. In order for this vision to become to full fruition a number of underlying technologies need to work in harmony. Consider this quote: The number of devices connected to and by the […]

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White Space and the Internet of Things

Bruce Sterling is a sci-fi novelist, futurist, design-theorist, and one of the defining authors of cyberpunk. He’s coined neologisms like “buckyjunk”, “spime”, and “slipstream”, was writing about augmented reality way before it became a reality, and currently holds the title of “Visionary in Residence” at Art Center […]

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Latest Posts

  • 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...
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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...
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  • 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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