According to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index (VNI), more of the global population will be using mobile phones than bank accounts or running water by 2021, with numbers estimated at 5.5 billion.
Innovative technologies can improve the physical and mental well-being of people who suffer from loneliness and lack of social connections. A new report highlights examples, such as Australia's InTouch Living system.
As the Dutch cities of Uithoorn, Diemen and Ouder-Amstel join forces as Duo+ to deal with political and administrative issues, they’re looking at one main solution: Microsoft Azure cloud services.
For Scotland, the country plans on working from the ground up. With the creation of a new Digital Growth Fund, Scotland aims to boost the number of digital jobs to 150,000 by 2021.
If the “city of tomorrow” always needs to be connected, one of the simplest solutions is to give citizens and travellers access to free Wi-Fi, especially in the most public places.
To test its latest projects—from the first driverless shuttle to lower LED street lights—Japanese electronics corporation Panasonic has set up a lab of the future in a metro station in Denver.
An interesting approach to getting homeless people off the streets of Barcelona uses crowdfunding to help them start a business that matches their talents and skills or find jobs they actually enjoy.
The more cities discovering the benefits of IoT (Internet of things) and connected solutions, the higher the growth for smart city projects.
Following the example of London, Singapore is one of the few cities on the globe—and the first in Asia—to look at contactless credit and debit cards in a different way: for public transport.
Through the implication of an open data policy, smartphone-connected public transportation and telecommunicating co-working spaces, Ile-de-France plans on becoming the first smart region in Europe.