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IBM 5 in 5: the phone, and your five senses

December 19, 2012

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its that time of year when predictions are made,  and old predictions can be laughed at. I work for IBM,  and the IBM Research Labs have put out a piece on mobiles and senses, called 5 in 5. It’s a good read.  Talks about how for example you’ll be able to feel textures generated by your […]

Wow! what a year! – a review of the wide range of projects this year.

December 19, 2012

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People who know me from when I was working for startups and in new media, ask me why I stay at IBM … well here is a brief look at some of the 26 projects I have been involved in … and I ask you where else can you have such a wide range of […]

Juniper’s Top Ten Wireless Predictions for 2013

December 18, 2012

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Juniper have published this free report outlining their top 10 predictions for next year. I’ll not copy their text out,  i’ll just put my thinking. 1. Big Data to Become Big Business I work for IBM and they are all over this.  The idea that there will be an ever increasing amount of data from networks, sensors and the […]

No need to queue at the supermarket thanx to Qthru

December 17, 2012

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Earlier I  wrote about the sainbury’s research app that lets you scan your goods as you select them,  and then pay for them, all using your mobile phone. Looks like this is an idea that is catching on,  and Qthru are also producing a pretty much identical app. they also require you to have a till from them,  because […]

Using mobiles for secure login – part 2

December 15, 2012

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In my previous post I talked about a scheme that I was involved in back in my Vodafone days (I forgot to say that Tim the Sim was the main man on it,  in case you thought it was me) That was a scheme to use SMS to send a code to a previously registered […]

Using mobiles for secure login – part 1

December 15, 2012

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Back when I was an architect for Vodafone Group we worked on a system that would use the mobile to create a second factor for authenticating a login.  In case your wondering what that means,  it like this. when you give your username and password or your email and password you are providing a single […]

NFC payments on London Busses

December 12, 2012

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As an oyster user (which is the NFC ticket system in use here in London) I have just had an email to say that I can now use my NFC (Contactess) credit or debit card with the oyster reader on London buses. So now I or anyone can pay for a single fare by just touching your debit card. […]