Telefónica, the company behind O2 in the UK, has launched an ‘Internet of Things’ product that enables consumers to monitor and control the temperature, humidity and lighting in their home or office.
It’s the first in a range of modular solutions called Thinking Things, which will let users develop their own ‘smart’ M2M solutions without any programming knowledge or the need to install additional infrastructure.
Mark Bridge pays with a flick of the wrist
Mark Bridge writes:
Contactless payments. They're catching on, aren't they?
But mobile contactless payments haven't proved so popular.
EE is offering customers 100MB of mobile data every month if they buy a ‘pay as you go’ 4G smartphone or 4G tablet for Christmas.
The offer is open until 28th December 2014 for smartphone purchases and 31st January 2015 for tablets.
Competition launched to find final company to trade from the shop
Mobile payment provider iZettle is creating a ‘12 Hour Store’ in central London that’ll give six small businesses the opportunity of trading from one of the world’s busiest shopping districts.
It’s opening a pop-up shop at 36 South Molton Street from 27th October until 1st November 2014. Each company will be able to trade for a single 12-hour period from 9am until 9pm, with their credit and debit card payments powered by iZettle’s mobile-based technology.
Podcast - 15th October 2014
This week's podcast begins with news about the new 'quad play' television service offered in the UK by EE.
We also talk about HTC's new camera, an ethical smartphone, a complaint from Ofcom, mobile payments, machine-to-machine connections and yet another online security breach.