Ignition #9: Experience a day in the life of digital innovation

Proving that digital innovation is touching every part of our lives, in this edition of Ignition we take you through a ‘typical’ day and how it could be enhanced (or disrupted) by tapping in to the emerging tech of today and tomorrow



Start the day with the ultimate connected wake up call from Withings and Spotify

Let’s begin our digital day by waking up at the optimal time for your sleeping body to a bedside light which simulates a beautiful sunrise and to the sounds of your favourite Spotify playlist. This could be the perfect start to the morning if they released a Withings Teasmade.

Wake up



Impress your work colleagues with the bigger, better, brighter iPadPro

So, off to work with a spring in your step and (potentially) a new, super-sized (12.9 inch), super-charged iPadPro as your weapon of choice for the day ahead. We’ll know for sure this week whether the much discussed, enterprise-focussed iPad is for real at Apple’s latest event in San Francisco.

Work smarter



Pay for lunch in style with the tap of a cuff thanks to Barclaycard and Lyle & Scott

After a productive morning in the office it’s time to step out and grab a spot of lunch. Sporting your new Lyle & Scott contactless jacket and with a newly increased spending limit of £30 on your bPay, why not treat yourself? The smart jacket is yours for just £150.

Treat yourself



Stay fully charged and connected wherever you are with Little Sun Charge

Time to head home and you realise your mobile is out of charge for the commute. We’ve all been there which is where the Little Sun Charge solar phone charger comes into its own. The Kickstarter page is great but the promo video is even greater; stick with it as Olafur and Frederik are brilliant (and so is the parrot).

Power up



View Japan from a cat’s perspective courtesy of Hiroshima’s tourist board

And finally it’s time to relax and, rather than wasting your evening on YouTube cat videos, why not check out the latest feline-first views with Google Street Views for cats? Night, night.

Cat map