Private Industry Has A Role To Play In Developing Smart Cities

Private industry, seeing the potential for new revenue streams and aiming to capitalize on consumer’s interest in all things digital, is eyeing opportunities to engage and collaborate with city decision-makers on smart city initiatives. Cities, in turn, recognize the need to improve their health, safety and economic welfare.

DOE Develops Wireless ‘Smart City’ Platform

The number of people living in cities and urban areas worldwide rose from 746 million in 1950 to 3.9 billion in 2014, according to best estimates from the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO). More than half of the global population now lives in urban areas, and WHO expects that will continue rising to reach… [read more]

Will Wearables Replace Your Smartphone?

Walk into any gym, and you’ll find fitness trackers strapped to everyone from protein shake-swilling workout junkies to first-time jazzercisers. Meanwhile, early adopters are dropping their Mickey Mouse collector’s edition watches in favor of smartwatches that can deliver messages, Facebook, Twitter and more to your wrist.