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Grass with a water sprinkler going and water being sprayed

This month it was Curtis' turn to travel down to the West country and work from down here. We are looking into managing my garden, some kitchen toys and of course adding more IoT functionality to the house.   One of my bug bears has been the lack of decent controls for a garden. I know that Hozelock produces their standard controller which is robust but is...

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The client caravan from the outside

This week it was my turn to jump on a plane and head up North to catch up with Curtis, check out our new Business cards and record some video and for the first time ever, stay in a caravan.   First off our Business cards, check them out, shiny gold!   Looking awesome, now we just need to head out to some meetings and visit a few clients to scatter...

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Happy child's bedroom with animals and trees stencilled on the wall and pink furniture

What were your early passions and interests?   From an early age I have loved art and technology and have been obsessed with integrating the two. I have been painting since I could hold a brush and working with computers since I got one in 1990. This led to building and selling computers in my early teens, programming in my late teens. All while studying Art &...

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A mix of modern and very old phones

One of the issues we've seen recently are companies making products obsolete before their time. This has been driven by  much of what we buy now is no longer standalone hardware but connected to the web or to an app enabling companies to provide paid for services. Encouraging them to pull you into a continuous upgrade cycle and to obsolete their products faster.   What can also...

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internet of things - Where Nifty is

What are your 3 favourite things in IoT?   Can I pick 3 things in a moment, because I think the the greatest thing about the IoT is that we can combine so many different sensors and kit into one seamless experience that allows anything and everything to be controlled in any way anyone sees fit.   But that’s cheating, so the 3 things in IoT that I love...

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Younger woman showing concern for an older one

One of the biggest questions we faced when talking with people about what we wanted to do and why we wanted to look at assisted and supported living solutions, was how do we balance enabling people to provide support with the supported person’s desire for privacy.   As we live longer lives and modern medicine can enable us to live independently, we have the chance to live...

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