Technology affects every aspect of our lives. It affects the way we communicate, and how we travel, but it also determines how we learn, how we bank, and the way we run our businesses. Futurist speakers think about those changes and try to understand how they’ll affect us. Here are the top five issues faced […]
Energy sector improvements have the capacity to affect almost every other industry. We all recognize the importance of a reliable energy system — after all, no business runs without electricity. As DataRPM, a Progress company that uses anomaly detection and prediction to provide a stable energy supply, notes in its recent e-book, “Since energy literally drives everything in the industrial […]
Recently leaders from technology and the multifamily gathered in Tampa, Florida for an event called “Building Cities of the Future”, A CRE and Urbantech Summit. Tampa is already on its journey to becoming a smarter city, and thus was the perfect setting for this event. The one day event was designed to bring together executives […]
One of the biggest causes of downtime and data loss comes not from hackers or other nefarious activities, but from massive power blackouts that are caused by faulty equipment or machine “downtime”. In fact, loss of power leads as the top IT related disaster most organizations face. San Francisco’s massive April power outage, for example, brought […]
Tesla’s fully renewable ‘tiny house’ has started its tour of Australia, aiming “to educate the public on how to generate, store, and use renewable energy for their home.” The tiny house is fitted with Tesla’s solar panels and a Powerwall, the company’s energy storage solution. A Model X will tow the house on its tour […]
Energy storage is one of the largest economic opportunities on the planet. And it’s going to be one of the most entertaining. Entertaining, that is, from a news perspective. One of the best parts about working in technology is the constant drama. A revolutionary concept emerges. Companies form. Venture capitalists pour millions into the market. Then […]
San Leandro, a suburban city in California, plans to integrate a 10-gigabit fiber loop into public infrastructure and services, in a move to evolve the city from its industrial roots. The fiber loop is capable of connecting thousands of Internet of Things (IoT) devices together, sending all the data back to servers where it can […]
Honeywell is enhancing its Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) capabilities in oil and gas through a collaboration with Aereon. According to Penn Energy, N.J.-based Honeywell is partnering with Aereon, an air emissions firm for the oil and gas sector. The collaboration will bolster Honeywell’s IIoT ecosystem to better allow such initiatives as its Connected Plant […]
Ofgem, the U.K. government’s regulator for gas and electricity, has revealed that projects trialled under the Low Carbon Networks Fund (LCNF) could save 215 tonnes of CO2. The program ran for six years, ending in 2015, with the aim of helping Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) develop cost effective and energy efficient solutions for the smart […]
Siemens AG is leading a consortium undertaking a new smart city research initiative in the new Aspern district of the Austrian capital. The German engineering goliath is the lead partner in a public private partnership called Aspern Smart City Research. The project, which has a five-year budget of $41 million, includes two energy providers to […]
An anti-petroleum nonprofit has launched a new commission dedicated to studying and publishing the best practices for autonomous car operators that plan to test cars on public roads. Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) created the commission, dubbed the Commission on Autonomous Vehicle Testing and Safety, as a way to inform operators on the best practices […]
There are quite a few arguments for renewable energy investment, but one argument used against renewables was the cost factor. Five years ago, we started to see that cost gap close, leading countries like Germany, China, the United States to ramp up investment into solar farms. We may see a slow down on that investment, […]
The Department of State has announced plans to deploy an Internet of Things (IoT) energy platform to conserve more energy, identify potential issues quicker, and monitor the department’s sensors. It will be working with C3 IoT (formerly C3 Energy) to deploy the IoT platform to hundreds of thousands of “data points” over the coming years. […]
Energy management firm Blue Pillar’s latest update to its Aurora platform, which connects businesses to a single energy system, may help secure energy access to allow them to avoid power outages — while also boosting energy efficiency. Aurora – billed by the firm as an “energy network of things” now has end-to-end encryption and logs records for […]
Global consulting firm Accenture has released a report looking at the potential benefits of autonomous vehicles in Australia and what connected industries may be affected by the advent of self-driving. Accenture predicts that by the year 2040, four out of every 10 cars will be autonomous. And it won’t just be consumer cars that use […]
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a grand vision of every single product, from your freshly mowed lawn to your curtains to your office chair all speaking to one another, but getting from now to that future requires a change in how products are powered. At least, that is what the University of Washington’s Sensor […]
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