The Daily Peacehaven Timelapse Video

A couple of posts ago I wrote about the ‘WeatherPi’ Raspberry Pi that collects the latest weather readings every 10 minutes and make a decision whether or not to lower the storm shutters in front of our house. I also added that the service was publishing minute-by-minute photographs of the sea view. This post explores […]

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 […]

Wi-Fi Mesh ‘Whole Home’ Networks really work!

I have finally fixed the Wi-Fi! Since the BT engineer had to rewire our telephone cable to the back of the house, getting Wi-Fi signal to the front of the house has been a nightmare – especially to the main TV where we watch internet shows from BBC iPlayer, Netflix and others. This is because […]

Decoding TV Teddy – Part One: Discovery

I’ve always been fascinated by technologies embedded in products – especially toys which use tech to provide interaction with the child playing with it. Indeed I think toys really ‘push’ technology as they need to be easy to understand and use yet be robust enough to survive boisterous play. From the earliest clockwork rabbits to […]

Watch: Talking about The Innovation Mindset on Economist TV

Economist TV, part of the Economist Intelligence Unit, invited me on-screen to interview me about the “innovation mindset” and how thinking that way can help businesses prosper: Full page link: https://www.eiuperspectives.economist.com/technology-innovation/innovating-scale/video/innovation-mindset

Asda turning stores into smart buildings

Supermarket chain Asda is working with business energy monitoring company Utilitywise to convert its stores into ‘smart buildings’ – a smart move in itself! Supermarket stores are highly complex systems – most equipment in such locations involves a degree of mechanical operation (think refrigerator motors, checkout moving belts, automatic doors, fan-assisted bread ovens, air conditioning, […]

Google and the Google Generation! 18 years old today

Happy birthday to Google! The now powerful search engine turned 18 years old today. So this means that all teenagers who are the same age as Google or younger have only known fast, efficient searching for anything they want in the world. Indeed the Google Generation! The thing is, the youngsters who turn 18 today are now […]