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smart city

How the cloud helps cities become sustainable and inclusive
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Whitepaper

How the cloud helps cities become sustainable and inclusive

The technology transforming our environments to make them work for everyone
27 Apr 2022
Why urban transport urgently needs a digital makeover
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Why urban transport urgently needs a digital makeover

Policymakers and city planners should harness a variety of technologies to revitalise the commute and boost sustainability
21 Apr 2022
Reimagining Edinburgh with cutting-edge smart city projects
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Reimagining Edinburgh with cutting-edge smart city projects

With several exciting projects underway, what will Scotland’s capital city look like in five years’ time?
14 Apr 2022
The decades-old vision of “pervasive computing” is blueprinting today’s smart cities
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The decades-old vision of “pervasive computing” is blueprinting today’s smart cities

As first alluded to in 1988, cities are becoming invisibly intelligent spaces, often entirely unbeknownst to us
22 Mar 2022
Vodafone and Ericsson complete UK's first 5G network slicing trial
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Vodafone and Ericsson complete UK's first 5G network slicing trial

Network slicing allows businesses and app developers to carve out a ‘slice’ of the network suited to specific use cases
15 Mar 2022
Patching together the UK’s fragmented smart city landscape
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Patching together the UK’s fragmented smart city landscape

Despite a lack of central government direction, disparate smart city projects are delivering rich successes and finding ways to stay connected
14 Mar 2022
Aldi launches its first checkout-free store in London
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Aldi launches its first checkout-free store in London

The store uses facial age estimation technology provided by Yoti to verify the purchase of age-restricted products
18 Jan 2022
Curious Noses: Fighting climate change one garden at a time
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Internet of Things (IoT)

Curious Noses: Fighting climate change one garden at a time

The IoT-powered Curious Noses project in Belgium aims to show the value of green spaces and how they are affected by climate change
4 Nov 2021
IT Pro 20/20: Using technology to create a better future
IT Pro 20/20: Using technology to create a better future
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IT Pro 20/20: Using technology to create a better future

Issue 21 of IT Pro 20/20 looks at the newest innovations and projects shaping our interactions with the world around us
1 Oct 2021
UC Irvine selects Velodyne Lidar’s traffic-monitoring solution
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UC Irvine selects Velodyne Lidar’s traffic-monitoring solution

HIMaC² will leverage Velodyne’s Intelligent Infrastructure Solution to improve road traffic safety and efficiency
28 Sep 2021
Digitising Leeds: How to build a smart city
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Digitising Leeds: How to build a smart city

The return of an in-person Leeds Digital Festival coincides with a ratcheting up of plans to digitally transform the region
28 Sep 2021
Derq moves into Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program
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Derq moves into Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program

Detroit-based start-up brings its AI analytics platform into the smart city mix
20 Aug 2021
Amazon devices to start communicating with each other by default
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Internet of Things (IoT)

Amazon devices to start communicating with each other by default

From 8 June, Amazon devices will form low-bandwidth ‘Sidewalk’ networks with nearby units to avoid dropout and extend their working range
1 Jun 2021
UK and Thailand join forces to fuel smart city collaboration
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UK and Thailand join forces to fuel smart city collaboration

30 UK businesses are taking part in the virtual trade mission to Thailand
17 May 2021
NCSC warns councils over ‘foreign influence’ in smart city projects
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NCSC warns councils over ‘foreign influence’ in smart city projects

16-page report details cyber security and privacy risks of signing agreements with foreign state-backed companies
7 May 2021
The West faces “a moment of reckoning” in technology and cyber security
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The West faces “a moment of reckoning” in technology and cyber security

GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming claims that future technologies are likely to be shaped by nations like China
23 Apr 2021
5G will accelerate cyber crime, predicts former White House CIO
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5G will accelerate cyber crime, predicts former White House CIO

Speaking at Aruba Atmosphere '21, Payton warned the technology will lead to "massive cyber attacks" this year
13 Apr 2021
IT Pro 20/20: Keeping the lights on
IT Pro 20/20: Keeping the lights on
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IT Pro 20/20: Keeping the lights on

The 14th issue of IT Pro 20/20 looks at the unsung heroes that have helped make remote work a success
1 Mar 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Has COVID killed the smart city dream?
The IT Pro Podcast: Has COVID killed the smart city dream?
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The IT Pro Podcast: Has COVID killed the smart city dream?

With city centres deserted, the utopian smart city vision may be later than advertised
12 Feb 2021
Hackers attempt to poison Florida water supply
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Hackers attempt to poison Florida water supply

The cyber criminals infiltrated a treatment plant through TeamViewer and boosted Sodium Hydroxide to dangerous levels
9 Feb 2021
Build a greenhouse monitor with a Raspberry Pi
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Internet of Things (IoT)

Build a greenhouse monitor with a Raspberry Pi

How do you improve a Raspberry Pi? By adding real-world sensors – here's how to get started with the Sense Hat
4 Dec 2020
London crowned best city to study tech outside the US
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Careers & training

London crowned best city to study tech outside the US

The capital now offers the highest number of universities with courses in tech and engineering
22 Oct 2020
Smart Cities: Living in intelligent spaces
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Smart Cities: Living in intelligent spaces

As communications networks expand and the built environment becomes intelligent, how will smart cities provide new ways of living and working?
17 May 2020