Startups-and big companies like IBM and Walmart-are betting that blockchain technology will change how goods travel around the world.
Sensors are not smart. Digital kiosks do not save the world. Efficiency is not democracy.We think a truly smart city is one that creates equal opportunities for people to connect with each other and with the world. It allows its residents to decide what their definition of "smart" should be, and what creates real civic value. It provides ample pathways for its people not just to optimize it, but to live in it. It's not a laboratory. It's home.
The US Federal Trade Commission issued a report on the "internet of things" this week. It announced: Six years ago, for the first time, the number of "things" connected to the internet surpassed the number
I get asked pretty often whether I "believe" in open data. I tend to murmur a response along the lines of "it depends," which doesn't seem too satisfying to me or to the person I'm talking about. But this morning, I'm happy to say, I've finally come up with a kind of rule, which isn't
This article is part of a series exploring the role of networking in the Internet of Things. Each networking technology has very different attributes and capabilities. When evaluating protocols...
As urban environments are becoming more densely populated and more complex, cities face challenges in a number of different areas: congested transport infrastructure, air quality and pollution, energy efficiency and climate change.
The future is wonderful, the future is terrifying.
The number of Australians running or jogging has almost doubled since 2005-06 and - with the rise of smartphones - running and fitness app development has also exploded. So how many of these runners have
Here at the Centre for Development Informatics we've spent years avoiding a techno-centric approach to ICT4D. But . . . we are rather excited about Raspberry Pi. If you don't already know it, Raspberry Pi is not a low-cost computer. It's an ultra-low-cost computer (see photo below). And it was the subject of a recent
A family of tiny wireless sensors for smartphones and tablets - Check out 'Wimotos - Tiny Wireless Helpers For Your Life' on Indiegogo.
Acrobotic Industries is raising funds for The Smart Citizen Kit: Crowdsourced Environmental Monitoring on Kickstarter! An Open-Source Environmental Monitoring Platform consisting of arduino-compatible hardware, data visualization web API, and mobile app.
Every issue of Linux User & Developer is packed with features and tutorials created by professionals to help you do more with your Linux system and expand your free and open source software and programming knowledge.
Machine-to-machine communication, a stream of consciousness based on semiconductors, is poised to reinvigorate the mobile industry.
Approximately 71% of the Earth's surface is covered by ocean, a continuous body of water that is customarily divided into several principal oceans and