StreetDrone zooms in on universities

StreetDrone, a UK-based company believes autonomous vehicles should be easier for those in the education sector to acquire, complete with all the sensors and tech needed to provide a platform for research and study. In an effort to accomplish this mission, they have created the StreetDrone ONE, an electric vehicle designed using the Renault Twizy […]

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Smart cities will soon buzz with drones prone to hacking, conflicts

Smart cities of the future will be swarming with aerial drones that will improve the lives of citizens and the effectiveness of municipal systems. However, a new report warns of the threat posed by fleets of municipal drones that are vulnerable to hacking and interoperability problems. South Africa’s ITWeb discussed a recent report co-produced by the […]

Taking a look back at the year in drones in 2016

Taking a look back at the year in drones in 2016

2016 was an incredible year for drones. Drones – especially those with cameras on them – have given us a new perspective on the world around us. Content creators have been producing HD videos from heights that were only a few years ago only possible if you had a big Hollywood budget. Today, sweeping skylines and […]

Mo’ drones, mo’ problems that need drone insurance

The use of drones is evolving from their role in military strikes to support, commercial and recreational roles around the world. These include the use of drones as first responders in Denmark for firefighting, chemical accidents and larger car accidents in urban and over-water environments, shark harvesting in Australia, delivering medical aid in Rwanda and in […]

Singapore government pivots toward “Smart Nation” strategy

In a bid to fulfill its ambitious Smart Nation 2025 strategy, the Singapore government has undertaken a major realignment of its innovation agencies. The Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) recently launched in a merger of two government agencies covering IT and digital media. The IMDA is involved in a broad array of initiatives that include […]

Let’s go behind the scenes with Jerky Bot

Sometimes we sit back at ReadWrite, take in the overwhelming opportunities and challenges of this thing we call the Internet of Things and realize sometimes we just want to have a little fun while we discover something awesome. Enter JerkyBot: We had a debate on this here at ReadWrite. There’s no way this is real. […]

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Israeli air force works on battlefield IoT technology

An Israeli Air Force (IAF) event recently gathered together 400 of the country’s top military minds to brainstorm next generation connected battlefield technology. As reported in the Jerusalem Post, the Mahanet event held in Haifa drew together top technologists from across all branches of the Israeli military to collaborate on bleeding edge warfare innovations. The […]

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What are the five main markets for IoT?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is accelerating at an impressive speed, forecasters predict 25 billion devices will be online by 2020, creating over $300 billion in opportunities for companies involved. Even with this considerable growth coming in the next five years, most enterprise folks still don’t understand or aren’t invested in the IoT revolution. Management […]

Four ways IoT is saving the environment

The technological advances inherent in the Internet of Things (IoT) are providing researchers, town planners, ecologists and scientists with new ways to not only prevent, but also solve, environmental problems — from toxic water supplies to reducing climate change in rural areas. Here are some of ways IoT is bringing sustainability: #1. Reducing e-waste The […]

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Transport and logistics – as fast as broadband?

The emergence of technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous cars, and drones will vastly improve the the transport and logistics industry, according to research and advisory firm Lux Research. “IoT is at the stage of a dial-up modem in the evolution of the Net, but as it evolves, intermodal and intelligent technologies will […]