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KiCad 5 is out, And We Love It!

KiCad reached another milestone in July 2018 – with the official release of a new version of the ever popular open source electronics and PCB design tool.  KiCad 4 was released in December 2015 and almost 3 years later, and

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Milliamp gets share of £4.5M for EV Tech

The last week of June 2018 was a big success for Lancaster and it’s tech companies which saw over £4.5million of investment in total cementing the area as a tech powerhouse of the north west of England. Milliamp Technologies, as

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The Things Network partners with UK Digital Catapult

Some exciting news just in !!  The Things Network has partnered with UK based Things Connected Digital Catapult in an exciting new development for LPWAN and IoT development in the United Kingdom.  For some years now both initiatives have been

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Open Sesame for House Burglars via Z-Wave & Smart Locks

With the recent advent of more consumer smart tech, including personal assistants such as Alexa, smart fridges and smart locks, our lives and our property are becoming more reliant on tech with the aim of making our lives simpler and

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The Things Conference Closes After a Spectacular Few Days

This weekend saw the completion of The Things Conference in Amsterdam, a 3 day Internet of Things (IoT) extravaganza that saw the leading industry players in the world of LoRa and LoRaWAN come together supporting The Things Network, a global

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Hasta La Vista 2017! Will 2018 be the year of the machines??

A few weeks ago we took a weekend trip to Coalbrookdale and Ironbridge in Shropshire in the UK, a UNESCO world heritage site widely regarded as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, where Abraham Darby first discovered the mass coked

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New Year, New Opportunities with LPWAN Technologies ?

As we reach the end of 2017, to build upon our blog last June I thought it would be worth taking a quick look at the progress of various IoT LPWAN technologies over 2017 with a summary of progress as

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Shiver Me’ Tech Timbers – Pirates Ahoy !!

As we approach the seasonal holidays, and competition online to sell the latest gadgets and tech hots up, one thing keeping product manufacturers up at night is how long they are able to hold on to an exclusive market of

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Cyber Monday & Internet of Insecure Things ?

We hope everyone had a good Cyber Monday and bought lots of cool, discounted tech off the Web.  The question is have you inadvertently invited a criminal or foreign government into your house ? As more products become Web enabled,

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We’re off to the Electronics Design Show!

We will be visiting the Electronics Design Show (part of the larger Engineering Design Show) at the Ricoh Arena Coventry this week on Wednesday and Thursday (18-19th October), so if you also plan to attend let us know on social

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