Source: "As we head towards a new era of urbanisation - half of the world's population will live in cities by 2050 - the race is on to make our cities fit for purpose. Technology is playing a bigger role in helping to make city life run more smoothly, from networks of sensors that offer information about how traffic is flowing or where water pipes are leaking to apps designed to help citizens get the most out of their city.
The Conference on Physiological Computing Systems (PhyCS 2014), to be held in Lisbon, Portugal (January 7 - 9, 2014) is now welcoming the submission of position papers whose deadline is scheduled for next October 3. A position paper presents an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and worth listening to
Source: "Access to information is addictive. The moment we have more of it – and more of it available at opportune times – the more we crave. I learned this first-hand when I began wearing a Pebble smartwatch in earnest. While I’ve long rejected the idea that a smartwatch is a valuable addition to the infonaut’s arsenal, I now realize that being able to see, at a glance, who is calling, texting, or emailing is something that changes nearly everything.
Source: "They call it the Internet of Things: the network that arises once numerous objects in the physical world can be connected and accessed through the internet. But now people, things and processes all interact, so it has evolved into the Internet of Everything.At this week’s annual Gartner Symposium in Cape Town, where enterprise technology trends are forecast, the concept took centre stage
Source: "Self-driving vehicles, intelligent refrigerators, stoke-detecting gadgets that everyone wears: the idea of an "Internet of Things" is all the rage in the technology industry today. But what does it really mean? And is there substance beneath all that hype?
That was the topic of discussion during Tuesday's Techonomy Detroit conference,
Source: "Formula One has always been an innovative force in technology for road cars, as the sport’s teams seek quick, reliable solutions to create better, faster cars in an environment that is more competitive and evolves faster than that of the consumer car industry.
Systems and technology developed by Formula One teams is helping advance the field of connected devices.
Source: "The public IPv4 address space managed by IANA has been completely depleted by Feb 1st, 2011.
This creates by itself an interesting challenge when adding new things and enabling new services on the Internet. Without public IP addresses, the Internet of Things capabilities would be greatly reduced.
The Cisco Consulting Services public sector and economics teams are beginning to measure the potential impact of IoE on government and the public sector.
That work starts with the premise that public-sector bodies will find opportunities similar to those already being exploited in the commercial world to create new services and capabilities, or to improve existing ones.
Source: 'Smart cities, smart homes, smart mobility . The label ‘smart’ – a vaguely annoying anglicism – is now used everywhere, a bit like the word ‘green’ until a few years ago. What is it? A clever marketing operation or something more? Beyond the fashions of the moment, it seems that the phenomenon reflects profound dynamics, which significantly alter the way we design and live in urban areas in the coming years.
Internet of Things (IoT) has been considered as an innovative and imminent information infrastructure enabling to ubiquitously network various machines, physical devices, and objects, denoted as things, for environment sensing, information sharing and collaboration
The number of devices connected to and by the Internet is quickly accelerating and is expected to reach 50 billion devices by 2020. Machine to machine communication technology is no longer a concept of the future; it is already a key focus across industry sectors. The UK must stay competitive in the global race for growth, innovation and new industries. The Information Economy Strategy,
Source: "A European Commission official has warned that implementation of new privacy rules in the EU will present a substantial challenge to technologists and lawmakers in the face of ubiquitous information systems. Gérald Santucci, head of the Commission’s Knowledge Sharing Unit set out his views in a personal capacity in a provocative essay prepared for the Privacy Surgeon.
Source: "Gartner analyst, Chris Howard, says the possibilities offered by the Internet of everything are endless and can be utilised in any industry. The Internet of everything is not the future, it is already happening. This is according to Gartner analyst, Chris Howard. Speaking at the Gartner Symposium in Cape Town, Howard says most of the aspects associated with the Internet of things are at the trigger phase where it is new and garnering a lot of interest.
Source: "We’re entering a new era of technology. The internet used to be focused on communication and the display of information. Then it became about e-commerce during the early dot-com boom, with the high-profile success of companies like Amazon and eBay. Today, technology is touching every corner of our lives — more than ever before — including the tangible products and services that seemed to have nothing to do with the web or internet culture