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  • Milton Keynes: the UK's first smart city test
  • Milton Keynes: the UK's first smart city test
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Milton Keynes: the UK's first smart city test

London is arguably the centre of the UK for finance, technology and business. But it's Milton Keynes that's set to become the first place in the UK to be fully connected to the Internet of Things by establishing a city-wide open access internet network.



  • Smart toilets alert cleaners Smart toilets alert cleaners

    Imagine you're a cleaner responsible for hundreds of public toilets. How do you know where the dirty ones are? At London's Heathrow Airport, newly installed 'smart toilets' count the number of people using each cubicle, helping make the cleaning process more efficient.

  • Article image Are smart homes a dumb idea?

    As you leave for work, you yell “lock” and “camera on” to keep the house secure, before telling your vacuum to clean the bedroom carpet while you're out. It's not a sci-fi film - the technology is available now. But do we really want our homes to be controlled by technology?

  • Article image Life on autopilot

    A new wave of technological advancements is making it easier than ever to plug into an automated lifestyle, as people increasingly expect to exchange minimum input for maximum output.

  • Article image Nest Thermostat turns up the heat

    Tony Fadell, the man who helped oversee the design of Apple's iPod and iPhone, has designed a new thermostat that can 'learn' the patterns of its users.