Let’s play smart darts!

We've been busy at Mobile World Congress 2014 this week. Read about the challenge of 'Smart Darts' here....

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The M2M city of the near future – infographic

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A new parkour game – tried it with NFC?

NFC is all about freeing us up – making purchasing simpler and more straightforward. The art of parkour or ‘free-running’ is the embodiment of moveme...

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A Guide to Turkey’s Digital Future

With almost half of its 78 million citizens now online, Turkey is rapidly developing into a technological powerhouse. Not only is its young population (ave...

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It’s the 25th anniversary of the web – are you more productive now than in the past?

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As today marks the 25th anniversary of the web and with the world’s information at our fingertips and more processing power than Apollo 11 in our pockets, one would imagine that humans are now more productive in their daily activities than ever before. Now that we no longer need to retrieve files, research precedents and […]

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Passwords… When will we learn?

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The news that “123456” has replaced “Password” as the worst password of 2013, (covered here by Ina Fried) could be taken as a positive. After all, “123456” is at least marginally less obvious than “password”. However, it should also act as a wake-up call for those who still believe a mere password is the most […]

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Mobile payments in the UK – contactless progress

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Regular followers of our blog will know we are interested in contactless payments around the world, but also in the UK in particular. We ran our first Contactless Challenge in London following the 2012 Olympics, pitting two influential bloggers against each other. This was swiftly followed by a similar challenge in the US. Now, however, […]

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How will EMV credit cards be used to make payments?

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The way that we make credit card transactions is going to change as EMV cards become more common (those are credit cards with a chip). In the U.S. we’ve become accustomed to making a credit card transaction with a swipe.  But EMV cards aren’t swiped.  Instead, they are “dipped” into the payment terminal, and left […]

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Questions from Rafe Blandford, All About Windows Phone

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In the latest of our responses to prominent mobile bloggers and influencers, I’ve taken a look at a question from All About Windows Phone’s Rafe Blandford. Rafe asked: Mobile beacons (Bluetooth based) look set to get a lot of interest in the retail environment in 2014? What sort or innovations do you expect to see […]

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Making mobile wallets a reality

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A few years ago at Mobile World Congress, as NFC was beginning to gain traction as a mainstream technology, much was made of the possibilities of mobile wallets. Today, those possibilities have become a reality. The videos below give a step-by-step demonstration of how the mobile wallet now works in practice.Gemalto’s Mobile Wallet solution offers end-users and retailers alike a quick, […]

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M2M recycling – less waste, more haste

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The Internet of Things is set to turn a host of ordinary objects into connected devices – including many everyday items like the recycling bin. M2M technology can be used to remotely monitor recycling containers to improve logistics. In essence, data sent from a trash can to a fleet of refuse collectors can indicate exactly […]

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What’s up with Mark Zuckerberg? A man on a mission at MWC

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He’s a man on a mission, and when the man who created Facebook talks about mobile phones, people listen. In his keynote speech at MWC in Barcelona, he took some time to speak about WhatsApp, and its mission to connect one billion people across the globe. It’s no secret that Zuck’ has seen mobile as […]

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Our visit from the Minister for Digital Innovation at Mobile World Congress

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You may have seen from our tweets that we were honored to have Fleur Pellerin, Minister Delegate with responsibility for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Innovation and the Digital Economy of France, visit our stand earlier. As someone whose mission is to turn France into one of Europe’s premier hubs for tech startups, it goes to […]

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Question from Ric Ferraro, Mobverge

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As this year’s Mobile World Congress has once again shown, the appetite for mHealth applications and devices shows no signs of abating. One of the most talked-about launches of the entire event has been Samsung’s Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smart watches, which now include pedometers and other technology to measure sleep and fitness. […]