Feature Flags Will Be the Great Enabler of the Connected World

The term “connected world” immediately sets some lofty expectations.  If you’ve never heard it before, it sounds as ambitious as it does vague.  But once you start down the rabbit hole of understanding, you’ll find yourself dealing with some truly heady concepts. We’re no longer talking about personal computers or even the ubiquitous mobile devices … Continue reading "Feature Flags Will Be the Great Enabler of the Connected World"

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The Blueprint for Building a Smart City

First, there were smartphones and then smart houses. Now, the next disruptive “smart” move is the smart city. As work, life, and society become increasingly connected through the wide adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) devices, it’s a natural progression to build smart cities that leverage tech to provide benefits like convenience and efficiency. … Continue reading "The Blueprint for Building a Smart City"

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Why Private Access to Public Assets Will Decide the Fate of Smart Cities

Tech experts knew it was a long time coming: The interest in smart homes gave way to a desire for smart cities, and the U.S. is running into smart city development full force. A whopping 66 percent of U.S. cities indicated in 2017 that they were investing in smart technology — and 25 percent of … Continue reading "Why Private Access to Public Assets Will Decide the Fate of Smart Cities"

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How Latin America is Drawing in Global Tech Giants

Latin America’s tech-savvy workforce has attracted international companies to maintain support offices in the region for years. However, the recent government commitment to develop innovation hubs, coupled with a growing middle class that lead in the adoption of mobile devices, has made Latin America prime territory for global tech companies to target local consumers. More … Continue reading "How Latin America is Drawing in Global Tech Giants"

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How to Improve Cybersecurity in a Smart City

The smart city began as a science fiction dream, but it’s very quickly becoming a reality. Municipal infrastructure, integrated with smart technology, will transform the aesthetics, utility, and sustainability of urban landscapes from here on out. To see a smart city in action, just look to Washington, D.C., which has embraced a top-down approach to … Continue reading "How to Improve Cybersecurity in a Smart City"

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Incorporating Smart Technology In Design Can Add More Value to Cities

Smart cities can add value not just through money saved by efficient operations but also through the added benefits for citizens and local businesses by adding great design. Let’s change the design — and build a city. The key to building truly “smart” and efficient cities of the future is improving not just infrastructure — … Continue reading "Incorporating Smart Technology In Design Can Add More Value to Cities"

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Lutron lights up Amazon Echo’s life

Lutron Electronics has added its Caséta Wireless system to the growing list of devices that support Amazon Alexa range, which includes the Echo, Dot, Tap, and Fire TV. The Caséta Wireless system features various connected LED lights that can change color or brightness on demand. The integration of Alexa allows users to change the lights … Continue reading "Lutron lights up Amazon Echo’s life"

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This smart grid program could save millions of tons of CO2 annually

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 … Continue reading "This smart grid program could save millions of tons of CO2 annually"

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3 benefits a smart city can gain from smart infrastructure

The Internet of Things is sweeping across the globe at breakneck speeds, and before we know it, our entire lives will be facilitated by connected technology. We’re already seeing the IoT make an incredible impact on how the industrial world operates, and we’re seeing it seep into household goods to bring convenience and efficiency to … Continue reading "3 benefits a smart city can gain from smart infrastructure"

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