Posts about Smart Cities

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to notice that our cities are getting more crowded – particularly at the curb. Once used by payphone booths and newspaper kiosks, the curb has become the prime area for the congregation of “micro-mobility” options such as e-scooters, e-bikes, rideshare services, as well as old-school mainstays which include taxis, delivery vehicles, public transportation and, oh yeah … pedestrians ...
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Your robot might beat you up. It sounds like a tired sci-fi cliché, but it’s true. Early last month, security firm IOActive released research that documented the sorry state of robotic security. The firm found lots of problems – and did so without looking very hard ...

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Discussions around 5G tend to focus on radio technologies and frequency bands. As with any innovation, the technical aspects are important, but they are a means, not an end. Furthermore, the deployment of 5G will require a tremendous expenditure of time and money. Why will operators invest their precious resources in 5G? ...
 
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The internet of things (IoT) hyperbole has taken an unexpected twist – very similar to my all-time favourite conundrum, that is, ‘How many mystery writers does it take to change a lightbulb?’ Well, the answer is two, of course. You see, you have one to screw the bulb almost in and the second to give a surprise twist at the end ...
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