New investing app for millennials

A quite cute new app called Moneybox launched today in the UK allows millennials to save without thinking and invest in stocks, also without really thinking.  The blurb:  The Moneybox app, which launches today in the App Store, enables users to round up their everyday card purchases to the nearest pound and invest the spare change. For …

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Innovative Complacency or the Wisdom of the Deceived?

  This is where I see a real problem for developed Asia: a complacency and disinterest in the role of technology and innovation. Or is it the clarity of vision from too much innovation? In a survey conducted by IDC on behalf of Avaya (no link available, you need to sign up to get a …

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Mind the air-gap: Singapore’s web cut-off balances security, inconvenience | Reuters

A piece I co-wrote on Singapore’s decision to effectively air-gap most of its government computers — beyond security, military and intelligence. This is not something they’ve done lightly, but it does feel as if they might not have thought it all the way through. On the other hand, there were quite a few people I …

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Singapore’s M1 aims narrowband deployment at the sea

Singapore telco M1 is getting Nokia to install an NB-IoT network atop its 4G one, interestingly with an eye not just to land but to sea.  NB-IoT stands for Narrowband Internet of Things, and is the GSM world’s answer to narrowband technologies such as LoRa and Sigifox that threaten to take away a chunk of …

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LoRa offers a cheaper link to the Internet of Things | Reuters

My piece on the rise of narrowband networks: LoRa offers a cheaper link to the Internet of Things | Reuters: Remote control : LoRa offers a cheaper link to the Internet of Things By Jeremy Wagstaff LAUNCESTON, Australia, Reuters – The future of communications may be 5G, where mobile networks push bandwidth-heavy video to phones …

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Pocket-sized Smartphone Breathalyzer

Further to my piece on smell sensing tech, it seems that breathalyzers, which use gas sensors like this one: Alcohol Gas Sensor, are getting smaller. This one attaches to a smartphone, fits in a pocket and costs $35. (Via Interesting Engineering) That’s not the cheapest one out there — this BACtrack Ultra-Portable Personal Keychain Breathalyzer probably is — but I think …

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