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The Metro

Metro Connect: HACKcess All Areas?

In today’s Metro I investigate whether the CIA really can ‘hackcess all areas’. Plus, I ask if wearable tech has fallen from fashion. Hold on tight, it’s time to Connect…
Is Your TV Spying On You?

Last week’s WikiLeaks document dump professes to reveal how the CIA has – with help from agencies including MI5 – been collecting and developing an arsenal of hacking tools, exploits and cyber skeleton keys to pick its way into the devices we use every day.

We shouldn’t be surprised. Covert surveillance is a tool widely used by intelligence agencies to maintain national security and counter terrorism.

But if the good guys can find a backdoor into our connected kit, surely the bad guys can too? Read on in the Metro e-edition…

Wearables Watch

The Apple Watch launched less than two years ago. I know this because on the day of the launch I confidently declared that ‘wearable tech is the next big thing’ on stage at the Gadget Show Live, enthusing about the upcoming Pebble Time smartwatch and the latest Jawbone and Fitbit gear.

How times change.

Wear NextLess than two years on and the wearables phenomenon has failed to catch on, leading analysts to rein in their optimism.

Back to the Apple Watch.

Many – myself included – saw the launch of Apple’s highly-anticipated wearable as a watershed moment. Indeed it was, but rather than sparking a wearables revolution it had the opposite effect. ‘Oh, is that it?’, was the consensus.

However, as Bill Gates once quipped, we tend to over-estimate the impact of a technology in its first two years but underestimate its impact in ten. It might be in the depths of the trough of disillusionment but I can’t see anything other than wearable tech to playing a huge part in our future.

Last week I was at the Wearable Technology Show in London to see how the latest wearable devices are looking to make an impact sooner rather than later…

O2 Guru TV Fast Forward Future of Sport

Wearable Technology to Shape the Future of Sport

2013-12-29_18-39-05In the latest episode of Fast Forward I visit Fratton Park, home of Portsmouth Football Club, to see how technology is shaping the future of sport.

With head mounted displays such as Google Glass augmenting spectators’ viewing experiences off the field, and sportsmen and women on the field sporting connected shoes, belts and even gumshields, wearable technology is at the very heart of this sporting revolution.

Fast Forward from O2 Guru TV explores future technology and trends; in previous episodes I’ve been hands on with Oculus Rift for a Next Generation Gaming Special, visited the world’s largest 3D printer store for Future of 3D Special and visited the future at the Future Technology Zone at The Gadget Show Live.

To keep up to date with the latest technology news and features subscribe to O2 Guru TV.

Wired Event 2012

Each year the Wired Event brings together the creme of the creative, design and technology worlds, and it was a privilege to interview the headline speakers at the Wired Event 2012 for wired.co.uk‘s video coverage.

Over the event’s two days at The Brewery in London I spoke with some inspiring people: David Karp, founder of blogging platform-cum-social network Tumblr, told me about speedboat racing with Richard Branson; musician Imogen Heap showed me around her technology-filled musical jumpsuit; Gotye revealed how mash-ups of his work are source of new inspiration; and Michael Acton-Smith talked about his failures prior to the hit Moshi Monsters phenomenon.

Interview: Three minutes with Imogen Heap at Wired 2012 from Wired.co.uk on Vimeo.

All of the films were produced by my good friends at Fixation Video.

To find out more about Wired’s extensive events calendar, including sector-based summits around Health and Money, take a look at the Wired Events website.

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