Internet of Voice

Smart Cities

Audio: Hearables. Not just Music, but Sound & the Environment

March 10th, 2020
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Smart Cities

Webinar: Hearables. Not just Music, but Sound & the Environment

February 25th, 2020
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Smart Cities

Giving Every Building a Voice in the IoT Age

Relationships are built on communication and the relationship between humans and machines is no different. Each generation of technology is defined by the way it communicates with its human users; from the levers and cogs of yesteryear to the keyboards and mice of the 80s and 90s, and on to the touchscreens, trackpads, and gestures […]

Smart Buildings

A Sound Smart Building? Hearables in the Built Environment

Phones ring, elevators ding, light switches click, access control systems beep, and alarms blare out. Sound is a very present but little considered form of human-machine interface within our evolving smart buildings. However, recent technological innovations and creative new approaches take us beyond dings and beeps, potentially making “sound” a fresh interface market for smart […]

Smart Cities

This is the House Alexa Built

You can buy almost every element of a smart home from Amazon so, “would it make sense that Amazon take it to the next level and simply start a construction company to build smart homes?” asked customer experience futurist, keynote speaker and author, Blake Morgan during a speech back in April. It is a topic […]

Smart Buildings

“Alexa, Would You Like To Go To Work With Me Today?”

Virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, Apple’s Siri or Google Home, have become an increasingly common sight in homes across the world through smart speakers. Like cyber personal assistants they are connecting with residential systems, such as lighting and thermostats, to automate and simplify the way we run our homes. These assistants have also […]

Smart Cities

Who Is The Internet Of Things Actually For?

“There is a clear philosophical position, even a worldview, behind [the internet of things]: that the world is in principle perfectly knowable, its contents enumerable and their relations capable of being meaningfully encoded in a technical system, without bias or distortion,’ highlights Adam Greenfield in his book entitled ‘Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life’. […]

Smart Cities

The Need for “Realness” in our Smart Cities and Buildings

“In a digital age in which everything is available everywhere all the time, where every experience can be delivered electronically and every technology of communication has been puréed into the same universal flow of infinitely reproducible 0s and 1s, the hottest growth is in the market for things: finite, imperfect, irreducibly physical. Rather like human […]

Smart Cities

Giving the Internet of Things a Voice

“I think the internet of things (IoT) means many different things to many people. Much of the time it’s no different to what we used to call machine-to-machine; it’s largely rebranding for something that never quite achieved its potential,” claims technology evangelist, serial entrepreneur and developer, Nick Hunn. Hunn is Chief Technology Officer at, wireless […]

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