Check out a Down Under IoT solution to environmental quality

According to the head of an Australian environmental consulting services company, the first part of improving environmental quality is tracking it, overcoming regular methods that only capture a few locations and focus on basic displays of real-time data. Robin Ormerod, the Managing Director of EnviroSuite, says, “Often, the information displayed lacks context, and it is […]

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San Diego gets its smart city on with GE Current hookup

The City of San Diego announced a major Internet of Things (IoT) deployment this week in collaboration with Current, powered by GE. The deployment will include 3,200 “intelligent nodes” that enhance parking, alleviate traffic and improve liveability in the city. In addition to the huge sensor deployment, Current will also install 14,000 new LED lights […]

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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China’s Kuang-Chi looks to Israel for smart city ideas

Kuang-Chi, the Chinese tech conglomerate, is viewing a variety of Israel’s smart city providers in an effort to bring their services to Chinese cities. The corporate VC wants to partner with companies to provide distribution, sales, and marketing guidance, according to TechCrunch. It has invested $20 million into eyesight Technologies, through its GCI Fund & […]

Is smart tech “a solution looking for a problem?”

Is smart tech “a solution looking for a problem?”

Smart cities are becoming all the more common, but not everyone is impressed. Maarten Hajer, chief curator of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2016, said that smart technology is “a solution looking for a problem.” In particular, Hajer refutes the idea that smart technology adoption is inevitable. He also argues that designers and architects aren’t […]