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The Future of Smart Cities Depends on Who You Ask

The Future of Smart Cities Depends on Who You Ask | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Gartner and IBM are at odds over a potential collision between the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities. Gartner researchers think a large number of IoT related devices will be tied into smart cities by the end of this year.

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"Much of the current IoT dialogue concerns individual citizen actions, and/or automated responses by the devices. These are of course positive trends. However, within Smarter Cities there is also an emphasis on serving insights to the human decision makers (police officers, social workers, the water department) and that requires analytics and insights across data sets that may come from devices or may come from departmental files."

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Smart Cities Council | Improving resiliency: ComEd, tech dream team partner to build a microgrid brain

Smart Cities Council | Improving resiliency: ComEd, tech dream team partner to build a microgrid brain | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
"Creating a master controller is a critical step in unleashing the value and potential of microgrids,"
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Assuming that the master controller will not fail!

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Thread Press Release

Thread Press Release | Smart Cities | Scoop.it

While currently available 802.15.4 networking technologies have their own advantages, each also has critical issues that prevent the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) from being realized. These include lack of interoperability, inability to carry IPv6 communications, high power requirements that drain batteries quickly, and "hub and spoke" models dependent on one device (if that device fails, the whole network goes down). With Thread, product developers and consumers can easily and securely connect more than 250 devices into a low-power, wireless mesh network that also includes direct Internet and cloud access for every device.

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A version of Thread is already being used successfully in Nest products today.

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Enrico Bazan's curator insight, July 17, 2014 4:22 PM
A version of Thread is already being used successfully in Nest products today.
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12 simple technologies for cities that are Smart, open and fair

12 simple technologies for cities that are Smart, open and fair | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Efficiency; resilience; growth; vitality. These are all characteristics that cities desire, and that are regularly cited as the objectives of Smarter City programmes and other forward-looking initi...
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"Smarter cities will not be fairer cities unless we identify and employ technologies for building them that create similar openness and accessibility for digital services and information. That’s precisely what I think Open Data, mobile phones, virtual currencies and the other technologies I’ve described in this article can achieve."

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DOCOMO to Offer eSIM for M2M Devices in Japan - M2M Magazine

DOCOMO to Offer eSIM for M2M Devices in Japan - M2M Magazine | Smart Cities | Scoop.it

DOCOMO’s eSIM will be available as a M2M solution for corporate customers using the docomo M2M Platform in Japan.

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DOCOMO’s new eSIM, however, will enable a single embedded SIM to load subscriber identities issued by multiple mobile operators. This will simplify manufacturing and inventory-management tasks over operator-specific SIMs, a major advantage for transnational M2M enterprises and solution providers.

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Big data: how predictive analytics is taking over the public sector

Big data: how predictive analytics is taking over the public sector | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
From predicting emergency department admissions to identifying tax fraud, the Australian public sector is putting its mountains of data to work
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“Government and the public sector generally is becoming more and more interested in the data analytics and predictive analytics,” Dr Gazos says. “Once you show somebody a solution and they get the intuition behind it, they are sold.”

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Don’t laugh; the new Google prototype car has implications for your business

Don’t laugh; the new Google prototype car has implications for your business | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
It may look amusing and easily dismissed as a novelty prototype many years from production, but take a good look at a technology that in a few short years is going to transform your life and have
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"We will have a limitless supply of on-demand chauffeurs, or fully automated taxis if you prefer."

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AT&T and IBM team on Smart Cities with see-everything IoT tech - SlashGear

AT&T and IBM team on Smart Cities with see-everything IoT tech - SlashGear | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Economic Times AT&T and IBM team on Smart Cities with see-everything IoT tech SlashGear AT&T and IBM are teaming up for the Internet of Things (IoT) on a huge scale, planning to outfit smart cities with cameras, roads, utility meters, and more that...
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Google Glass May Benefit Police Agencies

Google Glass May Benefit Police Agencies | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Several police agencies, including New York City Police and Spain’s National Police, are looking into the benefits of using Google Glass in a few of their departments.  A source from NYPD told Vent...

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Richard Platt's curator insight, February 8, 2014 11:25 PM

Yep this is true, but our use case for LEO's (Law Enforcement Officers) is much better 

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50 Sensor applications for a Smarter World. Get Inspired!

50 Sensor applications for a Smarter World. Get Inspired! | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
More than 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020, but this new connectivity revolution has already started. Libelium publishes a compilation of 50 cutting edge Internet of Things applications grouped by vertical markets.

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Paco Prieto's curator insight, April 5, 2013 9:15 AM

Muy interesante. !! Fantásticas aplicaciones en el mundo del agua !! @juanpaespi

roberto gilli's curator insight, September 25, 2013 4:41 AM

Great list of applications of sensors grids.

Jukka Riivari's curator insight, July 4, 2015 3:29 AM

IoT samples

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Users

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Smart Citizen is a platform to generate participatory processes of the people in the cities.
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Open/Crowd-sourced environment monitoring: have a look and promote!

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Google developing contact lens device to help those with diabetes monitor blood glucose levels

Google developing contact lens device to help those with diabetes monitor blood glucose levels | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Google just took its wearable project to a much smaller level -- like, your eyeball smaller. The company announced today that it is creating a contact lens packed with sensors and an antenna that w...

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Contact eye lens includes wireless sensor

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Who pays for the internet of things, IoT and M2m? | Networked Globe

Who pays for the internet of things, IoT and M2m? | Networked Globe | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Our assumptions about where the money will be made from the internet of things may turn out not be so when consumers are asked to pay for the connected car (Tolling the #IoT: Who foots the bill for the internet of things?
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"it’s hard to see how the telco industry isn’t in the dominant position when it comes to being the gatekeepers and toll collectors for the Internet of Things."

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Jawbone Up data shows how many people woke up during Sunday's Napa earthquake

Jawbone Up data shows how many people woke up during Sunday's Napa earthquake | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Sleep tracking is one of the best features of the Jawbone Up fitness tracker, but it could serve a purpose beyond helping you feel less groggy in the morning. Jawbone's data science team has...
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Turkcell’s M-Health device shows benefits in Diabetes Study - M2M Magazine

Turkcell’s M-Health device shows benefits in Diabetes Study - M2M Magazine | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
  ISTANBUL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Turkey’s leading telecommunication and technology company Turkcell (NYSE:TKC) (BIST:TCELL) and Turkey’s oldest
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"The study is among the first known global examples of an operator-developed mobile health product that has successfully produced significant health benefits in a scientific research carried out by a leading medical institution."

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Apple, IBM team to work on mHealth apps

Apple, IBM team to work on mHealth apps | Smart Cities | Scoop.it

It’s one of those thoughts many mHealth insiders and observers have at some point had: What if one could put the power of Watson analytics into a smartphone and interact with it like Apple’s Siri at the point of care?

 

Well, that specific dream moved closer to reality on Tuesday when Apple and IBM joined forces to create a mobile platform christened IBM Mobile First for iOS.

 

“For the first time ever we’re putting IBM’s renowned big data analytics at iOS users’ fingertips,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a prepared statement. “This is a radical step for enterprise and something that only Apple and IBM can deliver.”

 

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty added that the intention is to bring the same “innovations [that] have transformed our lives,” into the ways that people work, thereby “allowing people to re-imagine work, industries, and professions.”

 

To that end, the companies hope that IBM Mobile First for iOS will “transform enterprise mobility through a new class of business apps,” they explained.

 

It’s not all that often technology giants align and rattle off healthcare as one of their target verticals, much less that Apple joins forces with any of the IT old guard — which gives the partnership a booster shot of luster. And in an mHealth industry currently going like gangbusters with too many startups to count, the sheer scale that Apple and IBM bring at the very least has the potential for significant market-shaping.

  


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Madrid's parking meters now charge extra if you drive a fuel hog

Madrid's parking meters now charge extra if you drive a fuel hog | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Madrid has an air quality problem, and it's taking an unusual approach to getting the offending vehicles off the road: it's discouraging their drivers
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"The new rates may be helpful if they get people thinking about whether or not they really need to drive downtown."

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The Internet Of Things Meets Hydroponics: How To Grow A Better Vegetable

The Internet Of Things Meets Hydroponics: How To Grow A Better Vegetable | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Fujitsu built a factory completely sealed off from the world, which turns out to be a world-class greenhouse.

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The profit will be gravy, since when they announced the project officials originally stated the main goal was simply to showcase their technologies.

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Momenta's curator insight, June 27, 2014 2:11 AM

Innovation can be driven from dire circumstances and fueled by common technology components. Well done Fujitsu!

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Breeding Products: How Objects Learn Through Sensing

Breeding Products: How Objects Learn Through Sensing | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Tue Haste Andersen & Simone Rebaudengo The addition of sensing and connectivity to products is rapidly changing what we learn from them, how we perceive them, and how we use them. Those same technologies are also feeding backwards, changing how
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Sheltering A City With Data: The Rio de Janeiro Story - YouTube

Rio de Janeiro, the most visited city in the southern hemisphere, will soon play host to both the World Cup and the Olympic Games. Unfortunately it is also t...
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Top-down approach to make a city smarter

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Philips takes on Apple's iBeacon with lights that send deals to your smartphone

Philips takes on Apple's iBeacon with lights that send deals to your smartphone | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Philips is already one of the biggest names in smart light bulbs, and now it's beginning to test a new unit that could be even smarter. At a retailer in Düsseldorf, Philips is piloting a lighting...
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Something tells me that the route to the needed product will not be the shortest ;-)

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Internet of Everything | Circle Story (:60) - YouTube

The Internet of Everything is changing everything. Tomorrow Starts Here: http://cs.co/jlbYT60Circle. #IoE #TomorrowStartsHere Subscribe to Cisco's YouTube ch...
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Scientists glue sensors to 5,000 bees in a bid to better understand them | Science! | Geek.com

Scientists glue sensors to 5,000 bees in a bid to better understand them | Science! | Geek.com | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Scientists are worried about bees. More specifically, they are worried about Colony Collapse Disorder, rapidly declining bee populations, and exactly what is causing this to happen.
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Superpedestrian - The Copenhagen Wheel

Superpedestrian - The Copenhagen Wheel | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
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The Copenhagen Weel, finally available for pre-order.

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5 Ways Wearable Technology Will Impact Healthcare

5 Ways Wearable Technology Will Impact Healthcare | Smart Cities | Scoop.it
Wearable technology is an industry that continues to grow and adapt to meet the ever-changing needs of our world. Many health- and fitness-related technologies are easy to use and unobtrusive, and
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