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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:00:18 +0000
The chaotic Internet of Things (IoT) space just got a bit less fragmented as an Australian consortium chose to back the Hypercat technology standard. The Hypercat Australia group recently launched its efforts as a counterpart to the UK-based alliance pushing the Hypercat standard. This comes against the backdrop of competing standards vying for dominance in... Read more »
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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:46 +0000
Snapchat was on the ropes after Instagram pretty much ripped it off in a major update rolling out its Stories feature over the summer. The Venice, CA-based social giant is answering this challenge by unveiling a new wearable camera that enables its users to send 10-second videos (called snaps) to their feed without having to raise... Read more »
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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:15:16 +0000
If the founder of computer giant Acer has his way, Taiwan will be jumping into the smart city fray backed by public-private partnerships. An article by iTech Post reports on recent comments by Stan Shih that urged Taiwan toward further smart city development through collaboration with the private sector. Shih was speaking at a seminar on the advancement... Read more »
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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:52:59 +0000
Too often, machine learning requires a massive investment of time and terabytes of data before it can deliver meaningful insights. But that doesn’t have to be the case. A well-configured machine learning analytics tool can rapidly provide initial results — a key advantage for developers who can then start using those results to create value.... Read more »
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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:56:58 +0000
It’s tough for startups – with shorter capital runways and track records – to work with the long sales cycles, aging systems and bureaucratic requirements of cities. And governments often find themselves frustrated, working with legacy systems that need the support of new technology to keep up with the increases in urbanization and use of... Read more »
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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0000
The huge wave of Internet of Things (IoT) enabled devices has the U.S. government worried that the technology harbors lurking security threats. According to a Defense One article, the U.S. Department of Justice has joined other agencies in evaluating IoT technology for national security risks And with up to 50 billion connected devices coming online... Read more »
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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:52:16 +0000
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) is another hot area for wearable sales, according to the latest figures from IDC, a market research firm. Sales totalled 482,000 for the second quarter of 2016—which starts at April 1 and finishes June 30—a 66 percent increase on the same quarter last year. See Also: Teva and Intel... Read more »
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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:00:31 +0000
A recent survey by AAA hinted that as much as 75% of all drivers are hesitant to hop in a fully autonomous vehicle in fear that the technology is less safe than a human driver. That’s a big hurdle for car makers working on their own self-driving technologies to overcome. After all, what good are the... Read more »
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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:30:09 +0000
Over the last 20 years, technologists have been working hard to create solutions to the challenges of gun safety. Their efforts have kept pace with the technological developments of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, sensor technology, wearables and IoT. Yet their implementation has been slow, if not stalled to a halt. I wanted to look at the pain... Read more »
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Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:00:53 +0000
While the latest smart gizmo tends to grab headlines, industry experts are urging urban leaders to focus more on smart city challenges with their citizens, rather than the technology. That’s according to attendees at the recent VERGE 16 conference in Santa Clara, Calif. where leaders in the smart cities space gathered. A key sentiment that emerged from the conference was that... Read more »
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