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28th September 2016 16:52
Too often, machine learning requires a massive investment of time and terabytes of data before it can deliver meaningful insights. But that doesn’t have to be the case. A well-configured machine learning analytics tool can rapidly provide initial results — a key advantage for developers who can then start using those results to create value.... Read more » The post How machine learning analytics can accelerate IoT results appeared first on ReadWrite.
27th September 2016 09:56
It’s tough for startups – with shorter capital runways and track records – to work with the long sales cycles, aging systems and bureaucratic requirements of cities. And governments often find themselves frustrated, working with legacy systems that need the support of new technology to keep up with the increases in urbanization and use of... Read more » The post San Francisco proves that city-startup collaboration can work appeared first on ReadWrite.
27th September 2016 01:00
The huge wave of Internet of Things (IoT) enabled devices has the U.S. government worried that the technology harbors lurking security threats. According to a Defense One article, the U.S. Department of Justice has joined other agencies in evaluating IoT technology for national security risks And with up to 50 billion connected devices coming online... Read more » The post Terrorist in the machine: U.S. DOJ fears IoT security threat appeared first on ReadWrite.
26th September 2016 23:52
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) is another hot area for wearable sales, according to the latest figures from IDC, a market research firm. Sales totalled 482,000 for the second quarter of 2016—which starts at April 1 and finishes June 30—a 66 percent increase on the same quarter last year. See Also: Teva and Intel... Read more » The post Booming MEA wearable sales growth propelled by basic devices appeared first on ReadWrite.
26th September 2016 19:00
A recent survey by AAA hinted that as much as 75% of all drivers are hesitant to hop in a fully autonomous vehicle in fear that the technology is less safe than a human driver. That’s a big hurdle for car makers working on their own self-driving technologies to overcome. After all, what good are the... Read more » The post Could better entertainment make us love autonomous vehicles? appeared first on ReadWrite.
26th September 2016 17:30
Over the last 20 years, technologists have been working hard to create solutions to the challenges of gun safety. Their efforts have kept pace with the technological developments of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, sensor technology, wearables and IoT. Yet their implementation has been slow, if not stalled to a halt. I wanted to look at the pain... Read more » The post Can a blockchain-IoT hybrid finally give us smart guns? appeared first on ReadWrite.
25th September 2016 23:00
While the latest smart gizmo tends to grab headlines, industry experts are urging urban leaders to focus more on smart city challenges with their citizens, rather than the technology, said attendees at the VERGE 16 conference in Santa Clara, Calif. where leaders in the smart cities space gathered. A key sentiment that emerged from the conference was that leaders in government and... Read more » The post Human factors limit smart cities more than technology appeared first on ReadWrite.
25th September 2016 20:00
If you envision the Chicago of the future, complete with sprawling skyscrapers, delivery drones, and automated cars cruising down brightly-lit streets, you probably aren’t imagining the same city as some of Chicago’s government officials. In recently-proposed legislation, the city of Chicago may well ban automated vehicles entirely. Aldermen Ed Burke and Anthony Beale proposed the ordinance... Read more » The post Chicago takes aim at driverless cars in proposed legislation appeared first on ReadWrite.
25th September 2016 17:00
People may be wondering what is leading automotive giant Ford to acquire ride-sharing shuttle service Chariot. The app-based service is well suited to Ford’s mobility goals. It already uses Ford Transit Connect vans to shuttle people around the city and accelerates the company’s vision of a ride-sharing platform in major cities by 2021. See Also: Ford floors... Read more » The post What is Ford’s strategy in its latest buying spree? appeared first on ReadWrite.
25th September 2016 01:30
Another company jumped on the blockchain bandwagon in a big way, with Wanxiang’s $30 billion smart city project. The Chinese electric car maker announced the mega-project at the Global Blockchain Summit. Wanxiang said that it will invest $30 billion in a project that will integrate blockchain technologies with smart city innovations. The project will involve... Read more » The post Blockchain drives Wanxiang’s $30B smart city project appeared first on ReadWrite.
25th September 2016 00:28
If you’ve been wearing a fitness tracker for a while and have been disappointed in the results you’ve received, you’re not alone. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicates that fitness trackers could be impeding your ability to meet your weight loss goals. The study, which took place between 2010... Read more » The post Study hints wearable fitness trackers do more harm than good appeared first on ReadWrite.
23rd September 2016 19:00
The Alphabet Inc. subsidiary focused on urban innovation, Sidewalk Labs, suffered a setback as porn and privacy concerns beset its public web terminals on New York City streets. Bloomberg says the web-surfing component of the experimental LinkNYC project is being scaled back after four years. The project lead is CityBridge, a consortium of companies led by Google’s Sidewalk Labs. As... Read more » The post NYC public wi-fi terminals learn tough lessons about the Internet appeared first on ReadWrite.
23rd September 2016 17:00
Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation released their long-awaited guidelines for automated vehicles. On the same day of release, Obama published an op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, declaring his support for self-driving car technology and stating a focus on automated vehicle safety. He also promised the public that the government would have the authority... Read more » The post 3 reasons self-driving cars aren’t driving public support appeared first on ReadWrite.
23rd September 2016 15:12
With public infrastructure funding in the U.S. nearly tapped out, a new study says smart city projects could tap into billions in private funds, according to a report by Siemens Financial Services into funding for smart cities. The report found that smaller “SmartStart” projects have the potential to access around $33 billion in private sector asset... Read more » The post How cities can to tap into $33B in private funds for innovation appeared first on ReadWrite.
23rd September 2016 14:57
The former head of U.K. mobile telecoms giant O2 warns an antiquated “analog” mindset among government could stunt the development of smart cities. Ronan Dunne mused on the challenges facing smart cities in the U.K. He recently left his role as head of Telefónica’s U.K. mobile subsidiary O2 to take over Verizon’s wireless unit. See also:... Read more » The post Outdated thinking on wireless could cripple UK smart cities appeared first on ReadWrite.