The iKettle: A Storm in a Brighton Teacup

Big data specialist Mark Rittman is resident here at WiredSussex’s home, the FuseBox. His epic eleven hour struggle to brew a cup of tea using an Internet of Things (IoT) kettle went viral globally, earning him thousands of retweets and generating requests to be interviewed by the The Guardian, The Independent and others. Mark’s story obviously resonated with many people. In the Fusebox he chatted to us about how his story is not about technology failing or even the lengths an Englishman will go to make a good brew, but instead it demonstrates the massive opportunity that sits behind IoT and …

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GUEST BLOG – Jason Mesut – Tech Beyond The Screen: UX & Design For Connected Products

On Wednesday 2nd March 2016 we held our third event in the Tech Beyond The Screen series, around UX & Design for Connected Products. Jason Mesut was one of our speakers who discussed the challenges around creating UX for IoT technologies, specifically without screen based interfaces. Jason, has put together this write up of the content he covered during his talk.   “I recently talked through this presentation at The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton’s interesting event Tech Beyond The Screen: Connectivity & Infrastructure. I tried to give a more User Interface (UI) perspective on the whole UX around Internet of Things subject. I suppose people …

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GUEST BLOG – Shane Mitchell – Tech Beyond The Screen: What is the Internet of Everything?

On Wednesday 3rd February 2016, The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton kicked off it’s event series ‘Tech Beyond The Screen’ with it’s first event ‘What is the Internet of Everything?’. Guest speakers Shane Mitchell (UrbanPeer) and Adrian Bone (Deteq) talked to a packed room of Sussex’s digital, arts and tech community about the Internet of Everything and demonstrated a number of case studies of how the technology is being used. Shane Mitchell has written a guest blog post with his thoughts on the progression of the Internet of Everything. “Digital entrepreneurship and the Internet of Every/Thing I’d like to reflect on some the discussions …

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‘Tech Beyond the Screen: What is the Internet of Everything?’

With the launch of our new Tech Beyond the Screen series I thought I would take some time to explore the differences between IoT/IoE/IoP and the reasons behind why we have chosen ‘Tech Beyond the Screen’ as a title for this series of events. What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? In its most generic of terms IoT is simply any physical ‘thing’ that can transfer some form of data to either something else or to the internet that makes it ‘connected’. Be it a ‘smart’ watch, a proximity sensor, or a complex weather system; these ever growing ‘things’ now …

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