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Enchanted Cottage spells a trip to New York

How would you give new life to everyday objects by “enchanting” them with the “power of the Internet of Things”? This was the question raised by the Enchanted Objects design competition, run by element14,

The winner was Andy Clark, of the UK, who turned a miniature cottage into a Arduino…

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Last chance to enter oscilloscope competition

Just a quick post to say time is running out to enter our competition, giving you the chance to win a Rohde & Schwarz HMO1002 oscilloscope, worth at least £600. It closes end of play on Friday, 31 July…

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Playing skyscraper Pong in Philadelphia

This one tickles my fancy. It’s not new, but resurfaced on twitter recently. Check out skyscraper Pong in Philadelphia, on the city’s Cira Centre, to mark the start of Philly Tech Week 2013…

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Gadget Watch: Brilliant smart multi-card

CSR has drawn our attention to what could be a new product category: a “smart multi card” or “all-in-one smart card”. Basically, it is a connector between credit cards and smart devices, such as your phone…

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Securing the smartphone with Fieldbook Secure

Want to feel totally secure with your smartphone? French firms Ercom (mobile test) and Logic Instrument (device maker) have announced they are collaborating on introducing “a complete secure smartphone solution” – ‘Fieldbook Secure’ is the name.

Doubtless it will generate interest – everyone wants secure communication for voice, messaging and data traffic…

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