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How smart street lighting is helping this Dutch island become energy neutral


To fight against global warming, the Dutch government plans to slim down its carbon emissions to zero by 2050. One island is paving the way toward energy-efficient solutions with a smart public lighting project. Last summer, Texel, an island in North Holland with 13,000 residents, started rolling out an intelligent street lighting network that controls when and where lighting is illuminated.

Digital transformation in the Middle East


Global telecommunications company Huawei is turning its eyes to Dubai when it comes to digital transformation in the Middle East.Earlier this month, the company announced its plan for OpenLab Dubai, a collaboration with over 30 solutions and 20 partners from the fields of public safety, smart city, and digital oil and gas.

New UK report offers insights on technologies that battle social isolation and loneliness


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.

ES-¿Por qué el Wi-Fi gratuito es la clave para hacer ciudades más inteligentes?


Del mismo modo que un director ejecutivo es esencial para la gestión de una empresa, las ciudades están creando un papel igualmente fundamental para los proyectos de ciudades inteligentes, un director general de tecnología. Ahora, con estos directores de tecnología ayudando a preparar el terreno para las estrategias de solución inteligente, las ciudades de toda Europa están incorporando un elemento importante en la mezcla: Wi-Fi gratis.