But which "things" in the Internet of Things will be truly disruptive and improve the way we live? What will be the killer app that popularizes it? In a recent report from BI Intelligence, we detail which
Step away from the platform edge: Amtrak just upgraded its ride for Northeast passengers Siemens This post is sponsored by Siemens. It seems we're always hearing about faster planes and smarter cars. why
If cloud computing were a country, it would rank sixth in the world on the basis of how much electricity it uses, and the amount of data shuttling around the world is expected to triple in the next few
What will the Internet Look Like in 10 years? Elon University & Pew Internet Project Ask the Experts.
Internet experts and highly engaged netizens participated in answering an eight-question survey fielded by Elon University and the Pew Internet Project from late November 2013 through early January 2014.
Health care is a misnomer for our medical system. It should be called sick care. Doctors, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies only make money when we are in bad health. If we could instead prevent and
These are early days, but powerful smartphones, high-speed broadband, cloud storage, heads-up displays, anticipatory computing and a practically limitless supply of inexpensive sensors are the right ingredients
The specter of instant facial recognition The premise of facial recognition app NameTag could have come from any number of science fiction stories. Start a conversation at a cocktail party. Look deep the
Good news, smart watch owner. If you thought that shiny new gadget was mainly just for monitoring health stats or getting alerts about incoming messages, think again. That’s because soon you may be turning
Will we one day plug together our gadgets like Lego? It’s one way ‘maker’ culture today could transform our lives tomorrow, says MIT Media Lab’s Joi Ito. We’ve been told for some time that the future manufacturing
When people think of the Dutch capital of Amsterdam, they often think of bicycles, canals and progressive social values. Some may even know about its leadership in international trade, catalyzed centuries
The explosive growth of the Internet of Everything is driving a sweeping wave of transformation across the world. Education is among the many sectors experiencing its profound impact. Technology has had
As consumers look for energy-saving products to help the environment and save money, manufacturers are offering more “green” gadgets than ever before. But not all are worth the money, and some are an waste.
From world premier sailboat racing to wind surfing to flying kites in the park, young men and women in the Bay Area grow up using wind energy in creative and exciting ways. But since early January, teams
We’ve all heard about the connected home: a home that knows exactly how much energy it’s using, how much milk is left in the fridge and when to turn off the lights or turn up the heat based on your personal
Many wearables have decent enough battery life, but you know what'll make them even better? If we never have to recharge them at all. That's why researchers have been developing small power sources that
We've all heard about how connected and self-driving cars from Google, BMW and others are going to change our lives, but how? Audi wants to find out with its Urban Future Award, a four-city, multidisciplinary
fastcoexist.com - About the author Brooks Rainwater is the senior executive and director of the National League of Cities' (NLC) Center for City Solutions. He drives the organization’s research agenda, community engagement efforts, and leadership education programming to help city leaders create strong local economies, safe and vibrant neighborhoods, world-class infrastructure, and a sustainable environment More
It’s a sunny morning in Camarillo, California, and the fields along Pleasant Valley road are full of berry pickers in colored sweatshirts moving swiftly to gather ripe fruit. I take a left turn down Calle
Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics. We are reproducing
Space elevators, teleportation, hoverboards, and driverless cars: The top-secret Google X innovation lab opens up about what it does–and how it thinks. Astro Teller is sharing a story about something Or
Why Amazon and its competitors will soon want to listen to your every word. Google acquired Nest for billions, then Facebook spent several more billion on Oculus VR. We’re only a few months in to 2014