Nick Lansley's

Innovation Lab

Welcome to my technology blog! It's a mish-mash of projects and occasional thoughts on the world of technology and computer programming. This blog also incorporates my former TechForTesco blog authored during my time as Head of R&D at

Podcast: How To Work From Home

Working from home has now become the ‘New Normal’ thanks to Coronavirus and self-isolation. In this episode, Nick is joined by top workplace psychologist, Dr Richard MacKinnon, who will reveal the techniques to help you work from home effectively. After listening, head to Dr MacKinnon’s website for more in-depth information.

Podcast: Utopian Destinations

In this launch episode of the new Innovation Lab 2020 podcast, Nick explores an innovative technique that can greatly improve the outcomes of projects for all stakeholders: ‘Utopian Destinations’.

Podcast back on-air 16 March 2020

Great news – one of my new decade resolutions was to get the Innovation Lab podcast back on the air again and everything is in place for a relaunched service on Monday 16th March 2020 The show’s episodes will mainly consist of a daily ‘bite’ of innovation lasting 3 to 4 minutes, exploring innovation as … Continue Reading

Decoding TV Teddy – Part Four: The 2018 Hifi Version?

In this ‘Decoding TV Teddy’ series of articles, I’ve found that the best audio bandwidth available is no better than that of an AM radio. But now it’s 2018 and I’m using software to do this, could I improve on that bandwidth? Here’s a challenging audio source which I have created from two music tracks … Continue Reading

Live weather data and images!

I wanted to take the peaceful few days between Christmas and New Year to really refresh the data collected from the local weather that helps our Raspberry Pi-powered Storm Shutters Controller (known as ‘WeatherPi’) make good decisions about when to lower and raise the protective barriers from our sea-facing windows. I wanted to share the … Continue Reading

Be part of the HEALTH-e-HACK hackathon @ Food Matters Live 2018 (ExCeL, London on 20–22 November 2018)

FoodMaestro and Nielsen Brandbank are hosting their very first #hackathon at Food Matters Live 2018, and I’m delighted to be hosting and helping organise this event with their teams. Technology is changing, and so is our appetite to eat better. We are calling for creative minds to join us in creating the next big revolution … Continue Reading