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Sony XBR85X950B The Ultra HD TV Of The Future | 3D Smart LED TV

Sony XBR85X950B The Ultra HD TV Of The Future | 3D Smart LED TV | smart cities | Scoop.it
Nowadays, you can hardly find any household with no TV. At the present, the rage is all about Ultra HD and Sony XBR85X950B is one of them.
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Urbanization and the evolution of cities across 10,000 years

About 10,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers, aided by rudimentary agriculture, moved to semi-permanent villages and never looked back. With further developments came food surpluses, leading to commerce, specialization and, many years later with the Industrial Revolution, the modern city.

 

Vance Kite plots our urban past and how we can expect future cities to adapt to our growing populations.

 


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The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher | smart cities | Scoop.it
Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more. In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual. [...]

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Vilma Galstaun's curator insight, June 12, 2014 7:34 PM

Some important issues to consider when preparing for becoming ICT literate and competent.

Enrique Robles's curator insight, June 13, 2014 10:36 AM

very very good

Library@NYP's curator insight, June 13, 2014 10:57 AM

The teacher has to be digitally savvy to engage next generation students.

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What you need to know about Solar Energy

What you need to know about Solar Energy | smart cities | Scoop.it
Right now, you can install relatively cheap technology on your own roof and power your house, gadgets and even your car. For free! Sorcery? Not so much. The Earth receives more energy from our sun in about one hour than humans consume in an entire year. That's why solar power was the second leading source of new energy last year, and why companies like Google and IKEA are now in the solar panel business. However, many argue that the drawbacks -- cost, environmental pollution, etc. -- outweigh the benefits (free energy!). Getting onboard is also tricky with things like tax credits, the grid and the complexity of solar panel installation to consider. But that's why we're here, right?
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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, May 29, 2014 7:43 AM

Solar energy is becoming more established. Many countries are offering rebates for installing solar. Check it out. It may be a good investment for you.

Maine Solar Solutions's curator insight, May 29, 2014 10:50 AM

This is why you should consider the sun!

Green technology's curator insight, May 29, 2014 11:01 AM

What you need to know about Solar Energy. #solarenergy #greentech

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Kawasaki built a time machine and stole a bike from the future

Kawasaki built a time machine and stole a bike from the future | smart cities | Scoop.it

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Luis Carlos Peña Gordillo's curator insight, November 21, 2013 4:37 PM

Nueva moto.

Séjourné Morin's curator insight, January 21, 2014 9:39 PM

Pour les amateurs...

Juan Ortega's curator insight, April 20, 2016 9:55 AM
Así serán las motos en un futuro?
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Scientists create bionic particles 'inspired by Terminator'

Scientists create bionic particles 'inspired by Terminator' | smart cities | Scoop.it
“ The particles, a blend of inorganic technology and organic matter, are designed not to advance a machine race but rather to create biofuels”
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Wearable Technology Market Set to Explode, Could Reach $50 ...

Wearable Technology Market Set to Explode, Could Reach $50 ... | smart cities | Scoop.it
“ LONDON, United Kingdom — On Friday, Credit Suisse issued a report on the rise of wearable devices — personal accessories with embedded sensors, displays and other digital technology, such as Nike's FuelBand, ...”
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Google Glass: now available for people who actually need glasses

Google Glass: now available for people who actually need glasses | smart cities | Scoop.it
Google has taken the step that many asked for regarding its Google Glass head-mounted computer – it introduced prescription frames for the device.
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Martin Hunt's curator insight, February 3, 2014 3:00 AM

Title: A new way to cheat in exam

Jolle Kirpensteijn's curator insight, February 3, 2014 8:55 AM

This is cool!

ChaeBae 888-554-0144's curator insight, February 3, 2014 11:57 AM

#Googleglass #Google #Technology

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Two skyscrapers joined by a swimming pool

Two skyscrapers joined by a swimming pool | smart cities | Scoop.it
Singapore: The mixed-use building is designed by Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie and will be completed in 2015.
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Forget drones and satellites: Microsoft’s plan to bring the internet to the world is all about TV | Quartz.com

Forget drones and satellites: Microsoft’s plan to bring the internet to the world is all about TV | Quartz.com | smart cities | Scoop.it
Google will spend between $1 billion and $3 billion to put 180 satellites in orbit, from where the company can beam the internet down to unconnected parts of the world, the Wall Street Journal reported this morning. That’s in addition to Google’s other high-tech internet missionaries: balloons floating high in the sky and drones circling overhead. Facebook also has lofty ambitions.But there may be a simpler way to spread connectivity: Television white space. TV is broadcast using the electro-magnetic spectrum—as is radio, communications and cell phone signal. Each television channel owns one tiny slice of that spectrum, which is regulated by governments. But there are gaps between channels to prevent one from interfering with the next. As the world’s thirst for wireless technologies grows, government regulators are looking at unused broadcast spectrum as a way to ease congestion and spur innovation.The idea may sound less glamorous than drones, satellites and balloons, but it’s an area where African countries are leading the way, with impressive results. And it has attracted a lot of attention ever since 2010, when the United States’ Federal Communications Commission announced that white space would be available license-free.That spurred companies big and small to run pilot programs testing whether the system could be used to bring broadband access to rural American communities that had made do with dial-up or satellite connections. Microsoft was one of the firms that ran a pilot program at its headquarters in Redmond, Washington.For the past year, Microsoft has also been experimenting in Africa, and the results have been encouraging, Paul Garnett, Microsoft’s head of technology policy, tells HumanIPO, a Nairobi tech blog.Microsoft has made less noise than its counterparts about its efforts to provide internet access to remote users in the developing world. Launched last year, Microsoft’s 4Afrika Initiative is more limited in scope than programs touted by Google or Facebook, which aim to take the web to the world. Microsoft’s focus, as the name suggests, is just Africa. But that doesn’t mean Microsoft’s program is less ambitious: the potential for change on that continent is arguably much greater, because Africa lags far behind the rest of world when it comes to internet access, as the map above shows.Click headline to read more--
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How can we trust the IoT?

How can we trust the IoT? | smart cities | Scoop.it
As we move closer to an always-connected world, we must remember that anything connected to the Internet is vulnerable to attack. The problem may be complex, but the solutions are simple. We just need to agree as an industry.

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Richard Platt's curator insight, May 18, 2014 10:27 PM

A call for a common set of standards around privacy of personal data in the IoT, Good idea however at this point with the FCC and other federal law enforcement agencies (FBI, etc...) involved with V2V and other IoT related communication standards, privacy and the assurance of privacy of data has become suspect because of actions taken by the NSA and others in the last few years.  


All of this being done in the name of pursuit of terrorists and criminals that acts as a veneer to violate the rights to privacy of the public at large...just saying that some kind of standard to not violate the personal data of an individual needs to be included that the government won't co-opt.  Until that is addressed how can anyone trust the IoT?

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Unlocking the Internet of Things

Unlocking the Internet of Things | smart cities | Scoop.it

Storms of new data are growing bigger by the day, flowing in from social media, new internal corporate processes, retail and market transactions, electronic sensors and other machines. Especially machines.


The masses of new data follow technology innovation and by 2020 industry analysts predict there will be up to 30 billion devices connected to the Internet with unique IP addresses. This compares with 2009, when were a ‘mere’ 2.5 billion connected devices.


But what are we meant to do with the Things of the Internet? The amounts of data being created are so large that they are measured in quintillions of bytes – 2.5 quintillion bytes of new data are created every day.



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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 27, 2014 1:17 PM

An article using Dr. Seuss as a reference is worthy of a read.

Jeff's curator insight, March 31, 2014 10:32 AM

Your company needs a mobile application from wwwiAffiliatesApps.com 

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This mirror takes your 'Selfies' and posts them on Twitter

This mirror takes your 'Selfies' and posts them on Twitter | smart cities | Scoop.it

"The Self Enhancing Live Feed Image Engine” is a two-way mirror that automatically takes photos of you and posts them on Twitter.


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ZAP s.a.'s curator insight, April 17, 2014 9:11 AM

If you love taking "Selfies" pictures, you will enjoy this post.  You can find out your best angle and smile with this mirror. 

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Apple, Google, Samsung to take on diabetes with wearables #mhealth #wearabletech #iot

Apple, Google, Samsung to take on diabetes with wearables #mhealth #wearabletech #iot | smart cities | Scoop.it
The companies are seeking ways to integrate health sensors and apps into their wearable devices, including those to measure glucose levels in a non-invasive way.
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LEGO Fusion Allows Virtual World Building With Actual LEGOs

LEGO Fusion Allows Virtual World Building With Actual LEGOs | smart cities | Scoop.it
Load The Game LEGO Fusion Allows Virtual World Building With Actual LEGOs Load The Game A senior design manager behind the project, Ditte Bruun Pederson, noted that while researching a new project to pursue, the LEGO team discovered that children...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 20, 2014 7:12 AM

I´ve gotta check this out! 

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, June 21, 2014 2:57 AM

Seems interesting :-)

Michèle Drechsler's curator insight, July 20, 2014 10:12 AM

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How the rise of the megacity is changing the way we live

How the rise of the megacity is changing the way we live | smart cities | Scoop.it
“ The rapid increase in the number of cities home to more than 10 million people will bring huge challenges … and opportunities... ”
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 30, 2013 7:40 AM

 It's not just that more people now live in cities than in the rural countryside (for the first time in human history).  It's not just that major cities are growing increasingly more important to the global economy.  The rise of the megacities (cities over 10 million inhabitants) is a startling new phenomenon that really is something we've only seen in the last 50 years or so with the expectation that the number of megacities will double in the next 10 to 20 years (currently there are 23).  This reorganization of population entails wholesale restructuring of the economic, environmental, cultural and political networks.  The urban challenges that we face today are only going to become increasingly important in the future.       

Kenny Dominguez's curator insight, December 12, 2013 12:26 AM

It is a good thing that there is more megacities being created because you can see more people move in which will help the city function better economics wise. When it comes down to the population that is a different story because there is more people to worry and deal with. The increase of people could go both ways because it can be good but at the same time it can go bad because people will start arguing in which it can get physical which means city ratings going down.

Bec Seeto's curator insight, October 30, 2014 5:58 PM

Great info graphic on mega cities. 

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floats mobile house for calming water retreat

floats mobile house for calming water retreat | smart cities | Scoop.it

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Google Seeks to Integrate Cameras Into Contact Lenses

Google Seeks to Integrate Cameras Into Contact Lenses | smart cities | Scoop.it
“ Google announced in January that it was developing a smart contact lens that could continually monitor blood glucose levels of Type 2 diabetics. It has been announced that Google is also working to create a contact lens with an integrated camera that would help people with visual disabilities. ”
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Wireless networks are getting a big upgrade for the smartphone generation: Multi-user beamforming

Wireless networks are getting a big upgrade for the smartphone generation: Multi-user beamforming | smart cities | Scoop.it
Wireless networks are getting a big upgrade for the smartphone generation.Beamforming was part of 802.11n, the previous Wi-Fi version, but 11ac defines it in more detail, making interoperability between access points and end-user devices more likely. Separately, beamforming plays an important role in "WiGig," which is based on the 802.11ad specification and can send up to 7Gbps transmissions over very short distances.“Traditionally, access points have been equipped with omnidirectional antennas, which are so named because they send energy in all directions,” wrote Wi-Fi expert Matthew Gast in the book, 802.11ac: A Survival Guide. (Gast also oversees development of the software that powers Aerohive Networks’ equipment.) “An alternative method of transmission is to focus energy toward a receiver, a process called beamforming. Provided the access point (AP) has sufficient information to send the radio energy preferentially in one direction, it is possible to reach farther.”The first 11ac products implemented single-user beamforming, sending one transmission to a single receiver. Multi-user beamforming, coming in the next wave of 11ac products this year and next year, enables MU-MIMO and its simultaneous transmission to multiple devices.“Prior to the introduction of multi-user beamforming, all 802.11 devices could send a transmission to only one device at a time,” wrote Gast, who also led development of 802.11-2012.The first 11ac access points could generally send 1.3Gbps over three streams of 433Mbps each. But as we mentioned, it could only send those three streams to one device, and only if that device could accept three streams. Thus, a 1.3Gbps access point can end up sending a 433Mbps stream to one device, a second 433Mbps stream to a second device, and a third stream to a third device, switching from one to another without ever transmitting to all three at once.“Don’t get me wrong, 433Mbps is nice,” Gast told Ars in a phone interview. “But there's an unused capacity because the AP is capable of transmitting three 433Mbps streams, but my phone can only receive one. You lose two-thirds of the capacity when this happens.”MU-MIMO should bring big improvements to public Wi-Fi networks that serve hundreds of people at a time, though. And in a few years, home networks could be serving surprisingly large numbers of devices.“We can support up to 512 clients” with top-end gear designed for heavily used networks, Todd Antes, VP of product management for Qualcomm Atheros, told Ars. “If everybody's device was MU-MIMO-capable, our scheduling algorithm would serve them three at a time. It would go through that client population, in theory, 2.5 to 3 times faster in the same network capacity as would today's AP.”Even devices that aren't MU-MIMO-capable could benefit, since MU-MIMO should free up more time and bandwidth for networks to serve older gadgets. Qualcomm announced its 802.11ac chips with MU-MIMO in early April. Quantenna, another chipmaker, announced silicon with MU-MIMO technology nearly a year ago, and Asus said in January that it would use Quantenna’s chips to offer a 1.7Gbps, four-stream home router. The Asus router isn’t for sale yet, but it's expected to come out in the middle of this year.
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Gestural computing: the other #CES2014 breakthrough?

Gestural computing: the other #CES2014 breakthrough? | smart cities | Scoop.it
Asteroids barreled towards Earth from every direction, and my only defense was my eyes. I looked at one asteroid. I looked at another. Boom. Boom. Lasers from Earth had blown them into smithereens. And I didn’t lift a finger.
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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, January 14, 2014 2:43 PM

A good summary of all the innovation in gestural computing that were introduced - someitmes as prototypes - at CES this year. Minority report is getting closer but as Ellis Hamburger reports, the main applications are likely to be gaming and safe driving for the next few years. Just like Leap Motion's example is showing. 

Emeric Nectoux's comment, January 17, 2014 12:01 AM
I'm currently testing the Leapmotion at home... Basically, i agree with the statement (not there yet) but things are progressing very fast on this one, and huge opportunities are emerging.
Gadgetzz.com's comment, January 28, 2014 7:49 AM
Good post!
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Will the iPhone 6 be solar powered?

Will the iPhone 6 be solar powered? | smart cities | Scoop.it
The iPhone 5S is less than six months old but buzzes about the iPhone 6 is becoming a hotter topic. Many people are wondering if it will be bigger or of the same size. Will it be joined by an iPhone 6C, or the iWatch and is it going to have standout features?
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Charline Missu's curator insight, March 10, 2014 5:33 PM

Un sujet bien d'actualité avec les progrès que l'on voit en matière de recharge mobile, il serait temps d'adapter ce que l'on sait à d'autres technologies :)

Inge Bothma's curator insight, March 12, 2014 4:57 AM

Might solve the screen cracking disaster!

Jamie Ruppert's curator insight, March 15, 2014 10:19 AM

What's next for iPhone? What could be more convenient than solar power?

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Tim Cook takes the stage at Apple WWDC to show off a more open Apple | WashPost.com

Tim Cook takes the stage at Apple WWDC to show off a more open Apple | WashPost.com | smart cities | Scoop.it
Apple dashed a lot of hopes by not announcing a new gadget at its developers conference Monday, opting instead to reveal widely expected updates to its mobile and desktop operating systems.But while the company continues to fight off the perception that it's lost its ability to innovate, it did give the public a look at a major culture shift in the company -- a more open Apple.In keeping with his habits at Apple's past developers conferences, Apple chief executive Tim Cook didn't do much of the talking Monday, opting instead to let other Apple executives do the bulk of the presentation. But Cook's fingerprints were all over the company's main keynote speech, which contained a lot of announcements that indicate that Apple's willing to open up its systems a little to gin up new ideas.The attendees at the conference -- many among Apple's most dedicated followers -- were buzzing with approval for the company's willingness to grant outside developers more opportunity to access parts of its systems previously off-limits to anyone outside the company. Several of these features, as announced in a keynote speech Monday afternoon, were greeted with raucous whoops and prolonged applause.Some of the announcements were small, such as the company's decision to allow others to modify how the keyboard works on Apple devices. Others, such as the announcement of new management hubs for health apps and home automation apps, were partnerships of a much larger scale.Under its late co-founder Steve Jobs, Apple was very insular, often drawing criticism from developers who said that its obsession with perfection sometimes came at the cost of being able to learn from and work with others. Jobs himself once said that he admired arch-rival Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, for his skill in striking smart partnerships."I think if Apple could have had a little more of that in its DNA, it would have served it extremely well," Jobs said in a joint interview with Gates in 2007.Cook, while still a vocal stickler for perfection, certainly seems to agree with that sentiment. He even recently made a deal -- the $3 billion acquisition of Beats -- that many analysts think would have been unthinkable for Jobs, because Beats has such a strong existing brand.But as the day's announcements show, Apple seems increasingly happy to provide the bedrock for other companies eager to reach its devoted and widespread fan base.Click headline to read more--
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ChatterPix - Add voice to images

ChatterPix -  Add voice to images | smart cities | Scoop.it
Get ChatterPix - by Duck Duck Moose on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Meryl van der Merwe's curator insight, May 24, 2014 8:04 AM

Looks great for getting kids to present reviews of work

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, May 24, 2014 9:16 AM

I just know there are people out there who will take this idea and run with it....the digital world continues to underscore our playful and creative selves. Have fun!

Dale Borgeson's curator insight, November 16, 2014 10:26 PM

I know a teacher at NVES who has used this tool with her kids on numerous projects. 

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70 Online Tools & Services You Should At Least Know Exist | BloggerJet

70 Online Tools & Services You Should At Least Know Exist | BloggerJet | smart cities | Scoop.it

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Marie Clement's curator insight, April 23, 2014 5:11 AM

This is a great list of tools for anyone who is serious about online marketing.

Lee Werrell's curator insight, April 24, 2014 5:31 AM

Saving time is key if you are working and selling online - these tools help save you time and effort and make life easier. Check them out today!

Sergey Bessonov's curator insight, April 24, 2014 11:03 AM

Unbelievebly useul link for those who go online! check it out! 

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Wearable smart glass curates content based on your physical response

Wearable smart glass curates content based on your physical response | smart cities | Scoop.it

A wearable eyepiece measures physiological responses such as pupil dilation and heartbeat to find content on the web that will interest you.


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ZAP s.a.'s curator insight, April 17, 2014 10:19 AM

Re-experience of big data is the concept behind Amoeba. While you're watching different websites, Amoeba will analyse your bio-data to understand your interest levels. This device can be useful for advertisers, market research and education. 

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