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Why the Internet of Things is about the data, not the 'Thing' | Firebrand

Why the Internet of Things is about the data, not the 'Thing' | Firebrand | Smart City - Big Data and Internet of Things | Scoop.it

The thing about the Internet of Things is that it is not about the Thing! It’s actually about how the data collected by the collective Things can be analysed to provide outstanding goodness, whether that be personal or business goodness.

 

Let me explain by using a Fitness Band as an example of a Thing and its data ...


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How smart citizen data is being used to shape the future of our cities - Virgin.com

How smart citizen data is being used to shape the future of our cities - Virgin.com | Smart City - Big Data and Internet of Things | Scoop.it
You are reading an article fromtheSmart cities series, to read more about this you can visittheseries homepage. To get a better understanding of how this may play out we sat down with Michael Kohn, CEO of Stickyworld – a platform currently being used across the UK to debate and shape urban regener...
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Bright lights, big cities, bigger data

Bright lights, big cities, bigger data | Smart City - Big Data and Internet of Things | Scoop.it
Four big data projects that are changing U.S. cities for the better.
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What makes a city 'smart,' anyway?

What makes a city 'smart,' anyway? | Smart City - Big Data and Internet of Things | Scoop.it
In the wake of the recent Meeting of the Minds conference in Detroit, here are some thoughts on what we mean when we talk about 'smart cities.'
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'Smart Cities' Should Mean 'Sharing Cities'

'Smart Cities' Should Mean 'Sharing Cities' | Smart City - Big Data and Internet of Things | Scoop.it
When mayors and developers focus on technology rather than people, smart quickly becomes stupid
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Search for world's smartest city

Search for world's smartest city | Smart City - Big Data and Internet of Things | Scoop.it
What makes a city smart? And what do two contrasting UK cities tell us about the moves to smart tech?
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We've Seen the Future of Digital Technology, and It Looks Like...Dublin | ZY

We've Seen the Future of Digital Technology, and It Looks Like...Dublin | ZY | Smart City - Big Data and Internet of Things | Scoop.it

Is this city the world's next digital hub?

 

Smart cities are the talk of all towns these days. Whether defined by ubiquitous sensors, high-speed Internet or smart transportation, every city from Seoul to Helsinki is teching up and boasting about it.

 

Now Dublin, from way behind, is angling to jump to the head of the pack. ...

 


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Digital Humanities and Future Archives | Finnish Institute in London

The Finnish Institute in London has released a new report on digital humanities and digital cultural heritage preservation. Digital Humanities and Future Archives, written by Sampo Viiri, draws an argument on how the higher education and the GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives, and museums) organisations could collaborate in digital humanities projects and also promote the development and use of open knowledge. The main focus areas of the survey are history research and archives in the UK and Finland. ...


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Average Internet of Things device has 25 security flaws - Telegraph

Average Internet of Things device has 25 security flaws - Telegraph | Smart City - Big Data and Internet of Things | Scoop.it
In a study of ten devices including home thermostats, remote power outlets and door locks, HP found 250 potentially dangerous security vulnerabilities

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When will Open Legislative Data come to your town?

When will Open Legislative Data come to your town? | Smart City - Big Data and Internet of Things | Scoop.it
Last September, after observing an increased velocity in the number of formal open data policies being created around the country, we posed the question: “When will open data come to your town?” Just eight months later, 13 additional open data policies have been established, almost doubling what the number was ...
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U.S. House makes legislative data more open to the people in XML - O'Reilly Radar

U.S. House makes legislative data more open to the people in XML - O'Reilly Radar | Smart City - Big Data and Internet of Things | Scoop.it
It was a good week for open government data in the United States Congress. On Tuesday, the Clerk of the House made House floor summaries available in bulk XML...
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Smart LED Lightbulbs Can be Hacked too; Vulnerability exposes Wi-Fi Passwords

Smart LED Lightbulbs Can be Hacked too; Vulnerability exposes Wi-Fi Passwords | Smart City - Big Data and Internet of Things | Scoop.it
Wi-Fi connected LIFX Smart LED Lightbulbs Can be Hacked too; Vulnerability exposes Wi-Fi Passwords.
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City Saves Money, Attracts Businesses with Smart City Strategy | MIT Technology Review

City Saves Money, Attracts Businesses with Smart City Strategy | MIT Technology Review | Smart City - Big Data and Internet of Things | Scoop.it
A big investment in data-driven city management starts to pay off.
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Playable Cities: the city that plays together, stays together

Playable Cities: the city that plays together, stays together | Smart City - Big Data and Internet of Things | Scoop.it
Forget about smart cities, Playable City ideas – like Bristol’s water slide or its temporary play streets – are a human response to the coldness and anonymity of the urban environment
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Could we plan our cities using Twitter?

Could we plan our cities using Twitter? | Smart City - Big Data and Internet of Things | Scoop.it
City links: The best city stories this week explore how tweets could shape our cities, find a ‘singing road’ in New Mexico and ask if bike escalators are an idea whose time has come
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Three questions about India’s “smart cities”

Three questions about India’s “smart cities” | Smart City - Big Data and Internet of Things | Scoop.it
“Smart city” has become a buzzword in India ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlined his vision for creating a series (a hundred, to be exact) of them. Since then, there have been many debates to unpack, understand and define the smart city. “Smart cities” joins the long list of many other often overused city descriptors […]
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The Future Smart City Will Be Built Around You and the Internet of You

The Future Smart City Will Be Built Around You and the Internet of You | Smart City - Big Data and Internet of Things | Scoop.it
Pssshhhhhhtttt. Like a shot of steam in your morning latte, the sound of train doors opening injects vitality into any urban commute. But imagine that at 7:18 a.m. on Monday in the London Underground the red doors stay open and quiet, and stay, and stay . . . Inside the rail [...]
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Call for help

Call for help | Smart City - Big Data and Internet of Things | Scoop.it
WITH at least 4,500 people dead, public-health authorities in west Africa and worldwide are struggling to contain Ebola. Borders have been closed, air passengers...
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The Urban Village

The Urban Village | Smart City - Big Data and Internet of Things | Scoop.it
Metropolises like London and New York, with their multicultural populations, multinational corporations, and multitude of talented individuals, are appealing largely because of their complex, bustling nature. But is urban life actually governed by a few fundamental laws?
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Is Your City Ready to Join the Internet of Things? (Op-Ed) | Livescience

Is Your City Ready to Join the Internet of Things? (Op-Ed) | Livescience | Smart City - Big Data and Internet of Things | Scoop.it

Urban planners must start creating tomorrow's connected cities now.

 

The so-called Internet of Things has passed from future-world fantasy to present-day reality, showing up on fridges, cars and even people. Clip-on fitness monitors like FitBit, Jawbone and Cityzen's sensor-embedded fabrics give average citizens an easy way to monitor their health and share progress with friends or even track their favorite pro athlete.

 

The health of our cities shows similar potential. Urban planners are recognizing a growing list of ingenious ways to put connected devices to work to ease life in urban centers, especially as the world's cities continue to expand. ...


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The semantic production of space: pervasive computing and the urban landscape by Matthew J Kelley | Env&Plan A

This paper suggests that as pervasive computing technologies have gained purchase in urban space they have also become more implicitly blended with everyday life and more contingent on information that is inductively compiled from Internet-based data services. It is argued that existing theorizations of the technologically mediated production of urban must engage with the increasingly implicit nature of informational transactions as well as the emergent semantic structuring of information. Drawing on examples of ongoing pervasive computing projects, implicit computing procedures are explored in relation to the mediation of everyday urban life. Literatures from computing science and geographical theory are brought into conversation in order to examine the consequences of a convergence between implicit pervasive technologies and the spaces of everyday life.  ....


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How Barcelona and Philadelphia Are Turning Procurement Upside Down

How Barcelona and Philadelphia Are Turning Procurement Upside Down | Smart City - Big Data and Internet of Things | Scoop.it
These cities aren't telling contractors what they want to buy. They're laying out problems they want to fix.
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Open data applications in Argentina, and legislative data analysis en Sinapsis: Research-Action Team

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The City’s a Playground for Cartoon Characters by OakOak | Urbanist

The City’s a Playground for Cartoon Characters by OakOak | Urbanist | Smart City - Big Data and Internet of Things | Scoop.it
Anything from a crooked cinder block to an ephemeral beam of light falling across the street can inspire a playful interactive scene by French street artist ...
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