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Massimo Banzi: How Arduino is open-sourcing imagination | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Massimo Banzi helped invent the Arduino, a tiny, easy-to-use open-source microcontroller that's inspired thousands of people around the world to make the coolest things they can imagine -- from toys to satellite gear.

Via Hassan Ragab, Mohammad Abdelkhalek
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[Smart Cities Expose: 10 Cities in Transition] - Powered by PageTurnPro.com

From Smart Connected Communities Institute, an image-rich e-book featuring interviews with city leaders in 10 cities across the globe (bonus video content includes information on 5 additional cities). San Francisco is featured.

 

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Standards bodies launch oneM2M service layer for Internet of Things ( - Networking )

Standards bodies launch oneM2M service layer for IoT ( Networking ) A consortium of ICT standards development bodies has set up a new global organisation to ensure the efficient deployment of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications systems. 

 

The consortium is made up of seven standards development bodies, including ARIB, ATIS, CCSA, ETSI, TIA, TTA, and TTC. All of these organisations are working to develop technical specifications and reports to ensure M2M devices can successfully communicate on a global scale.

 

M2M is the technology behind the Internet of Things that could enable smart cities of the future. It allows electronic devices to communicate with one another via SIM cards that can connect to wireless sensors and the mobile internet for management and monitoring, and to provide services.

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Europe and North America’s most congested cities revealed

Europe and North America’s most congested cities revealed | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

Drivers in Yorkshire face a delay of 36 minutes for every hour they drive in peak periods, according to a new study by satellite navigation firm TomTom. 

 

The TomTom Congestion Index looked at 31 cities across Europe with populations of more than 800,000.

 

Warsaw in Poland was named the most congested city in Europe with journey times up to 89% longer in morning rush-hour and an average of 42% longer at all times.

 

A similar study covering 26 cities in North America finds Los Angeles to be the most congested city.

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Writing the Rules for Smart Cities

Writing the Rules for Smart Cities | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

Barcelona is taking the lead to establish a set of guidelines for smart cities. But being a smart city is not only for the developed world’s cities, to make it easier to find a place to park. Anil Menon, the Bangalore-based president of globalization and "smart and connected communities" for Cisco, says smart cities are really about averting catastrophe.

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Connected World magazine | M2M Ships Cargo in the Sky

Soon enough, flight attendants may no longer be telling passengers to turn off all electrical devices prior to takeoff. With the official announcement of Cargo Companion, Southwest Airlines Cargo takes M2M (machine-to-machine), in the form of asset tracking, to the sky.

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SFpark

SFpark | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
A project of San Francisco Municipal Transportaion Authority (SFMTA), SFpark uses innovative technology and advanced pricing strategies to help San Francisco drivers circle less and live more.
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Why we need a standard for the Internet of Things - GigaOM

Why we need a standard for the Internet of Things - GigaOM | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

Why we need a standard for the Internet of Things - GigaOM

The Internet of Things is supposed to connect every aspect of our lives from our homes and cars to the objects we wear and the goods we consume. Kevin Fitchard urges the industry to come together and sort out a way to make every M2M device carrier and network agnostic.

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Kite-Mounted DIY Pollution Sensors Over Beijing - China Digital Times

Kite-Mounted DIY Pollution Sensors Over Beijing - China Digital Times | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

A pair of Carnegie Mellon University graduate students, Deren Guler and Xiaowei Wang, aim to put air monitoring into locals' own hands using kite-mounted sensors. The project is within 20% of its $2500 crowdfunding target on Kickstarter.

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Seven carriers to collaborate on M2M project - RCR Wireless News Americas

Seven carriers to collaborate on M2M project - RCR Wireless News Americas | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

Seven global carriers partner with Jasper Wireless to deliver a soft-SIM and global M2M solution 

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In AT&T's vision of the future, your home may be run by a tablet - CNN

In AT&T's vision of the future, your home may be run by a tablet - CNN | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
In AT&T's vision of the future, your home may be run by a tabletCNNDigital Life will use sensors that assign individual Internet protocol, or IP, addresses to everything from a window to a refrigerator to, yes, a coffeemaker.
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Cambridge (UK), Smart City and Neul « Global LBS

"Mobile broadband is too expensive for 'things' in the smart city. Also mobile broadband means battery powered devices would need changing far too often." Article talks about using "white space" -- vacant wireless spectrum originally used for TV, instead.

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openalia

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Openalia: Exploring the open source hardware revolution

 

 

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Brussels unveils ‘smart cities’ innovation scheme

Brussels unveils ‘smart cities’ innovation scheme | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
The European Commission has announced a new €365 million a year innovation partnership scheme aimed at boosting the development of ‘smart’ technologies in cities, EU officials told the press on Tuesday (10 July).  (RT @BiljanaGligoric: Brussels unveils...
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Tracking the emissions of megacities (in real time) | SmartPlanet

Tracking the emissions of megacities (in real time) | SmartPlanet | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Do you know how many greenhouse gas emissions your city is generating right this very minute?
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ARM Forms First UK Industry Group to Combat the "Internet of Silos"... - MarketWatch (press release)

UK Tech Company ARM Forms First UK Industry Group to Combat the Internet of Silos ...MarketWatch (press release)

This UK forum aims to create a technology blueprint for the 50-billion connected eevices expected worldwide by 2020, to to combat what they describe as the 'Internet of Silos' - an unconnected world with less value to both consumers and businesses.

 

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Robot swarms aim to bring buildings to life

Robot swarms aim to bring buildings to life | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Meet the man who wants to create architecture that understands everything about us – down to our emotional states – and learns from its mistakes.  In re-thinking buildings as responsive structures, Mita doesn't place any limits on how much he thinks we can borrow from biology.
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The Internet of Things and Change | Constellation Research Inc.

The Internet of Things and Change | Constellation Research Inc. | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Are you ready for the #M2M world? Check out @JAdP latest mind map on #IOT http://t.co/2tmV8llV #internetofthings.
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Ulis to build $24M infrared sensor facility - EE Times

Ulis to build $24M infrared sensor facility - EE Times | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

PARIS – Ulis announced a 20 million euros ($24 million) investment in a new infrared sensor facility near Grenoble, France, to penetrate emerging high volume markets such as automotive and low-resolution sensors.

 

 

Ulis, a France-based provider of infrared imaging sensors, uses amorphous silicon microbolometer technology (aSi). The technology is today used in a broad range of commercial and military applications like thermography, night vision, surveillance, firefighting, search and rescue, and home energy audits.

For the first time, Ulis said it will introduce to the market a series of low cost IR sensors. "There is a huge market demand now, and Ulis' offer meets market expectations in terms of cost, performance and reliability," declared Jean-François Delepau, managing director of Ulis, to EETimes...
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Smart Citizen is a platform to empower participatory processes of people in cities. | the internet of things

Smart Citizen is a platform to empower participatory processes of people in cities. | the internet of things | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
Smart Citizen is a platform to empower participatory processes of people in cities.
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These Beautiful Smart Kites Detect Air Pollution

These Beautiful Smart Kites Detect Air Pollution | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

Imagine a flotilla of glowing kites that indicate if the air is good or bad that day. That’s the vision of a project called Float Beijing (now on Kickstarter).

 

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EUROPA - Press Releases - Commission launches innovation partnership for Smart Cities and Communities

EUROPA - Press Releases - Commission launches innovation partnership for Smart Cities and Communities | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 July 2012

Commission launches innovation partnership for Smart Cities and Communities.

 

A challenge facing the EU is how best to design and adapt cities into smart intelligent and sustainable environments.

 

Almost three quarters of Europeans live in cities, consuming 70% of the EU's energy. Congestion costs Europe about 1% of its GDP every year; most of it is located in urban areas. Smart urban technologies can make a major contribution to tackling many urban challenges.

 

What would it take for the U.S. to work out such an initiative?

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An Idea Worth Spreading: Internet of Things TED Talks - iDigi Blog

An Idea Worth Spreading: Internet of Things TED Talks - iDigi Blog | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
iDigi Device Cloud (nice compilation of #ted videos about #iot http://t.co/7CGQbaIh...)...
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From Kinetics to Meaning - EE Times (blog)

From Kinetics to Meaning - EE Times (blog) | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it

EE Times (blog) - From Kinetics to Meaning -- At the time of writing, in July 2012, an increasingly popular topic is 'The Internet Of Things'.

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Flexibity Open Source Wireless Internet-Connected Sensors ...

Flexibity Open Source Wireless Internet-Connected Sensors ... | Smart Cities & The Internet of Things (IoT) | Scoop.it
It's a standard for open source sensors, each of which connects to a standard wireless router and has its own IPv6 address. With the combined hardware and software standards anyone can create an application or a sensor.
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