Smart Cities

7 Stadium Technologies for Smart Sports Stadiums

Here you are, facing a tough choice, at least if you belong to the 37% of Americans who are avid football fans. Your bestest buddy just got a couple of tickets for the big game. Your favorite drinking partner and your No. 1 team – what could go wrong? Plenty, as it turns out. Attending […]

Future City of Tomorrow To Be Powered by Smart Technology

We recently told you about the building boom behind spaceports, where sci-fi visions of high-tech rocket bases straight out of Star Wars are overlaid on existing airports or old industrial sites. Most of the “boom” is still on paper only, with spiffy illustrations of spaceports inked by artists likely taking a break from drawing oversexed […]

Home Security Cameras Capture Corporate Events

There are two types of fairy tales. There are the Disney-fied versions where everyone (except for some wicked witch or vile tyrant) lives happily ever after. Then there are the Grimm Brothers-type tales that can be as gruesome as any Halloween night movie marathon. The lesson is often that the good guys don’t finish first. […]

9 Smart Locks Making Your Smart Home Secure

Doors have existed for centuries as a way of establishing a controlled entry point that can be easily guarded against intruders and as an effective repellent for Jehovah’s Witnesses. Here’s a little known fact about doors. If you ever need to properly kick down a door, don’t stand in front of it awkwardly kicking away. Turn around and while […]

9 Smart Home Startups Reducing Your Utility Bills

Many of today’s technologies are disruptive in a first-world sort of way. Take as an example all the food delivery startups. Sure, they’re disruptive in so far as they’re creating all kinds of low-paying delivery jobs and creating new revenues streams for restaurants, but they’re hardly worth a second look when compared to truly disruptive technologies […]

7 Smart City Startups Improving Transportation

The world’s population is increasingly urban, but we’ll leave judgments about hipness up to you. According to a 2014 UN study, 66 percent of humanity will be living in cities by 2050. Combined with overall population growth, another 2.5 billion people will be added to urban populations by that same year. This intense concentration of […]

8 Startups Designing Smart Home Devices

Remember the days when the height of high-tech in the home was a 1980s device called The Clapper. Chant it with us, “Clap on. Clap off. The Clapper!” Now, of course, it seems so quaint. The Internet of Things—the inexorable push to connect all the devices in our lives from sprinkler systems to thermostats to […]

11 Smart City Solutions Creating Smarter Cities

Our previous article on connected cars was quite popular so we decided to take a look at the smart cities these connected cars will inhabit in the future. As the Internet-of-Things (IoT) revolution continues to connect everything around us, cities and urban areas present an excellent space for tech startups to play in. The bright minds at CB Insights […]

10 Home Security Startups for Investors to Watch

We’ve talked before about how the “Internet of Things” or IoT is the notion that everything around us will talk to the cloud, or at least be connected and talk to the cloud occasionally. This includes all the things we own. One of the largest investments most will make in their lives is their investment […]

Is Smart Glass a Smart Investment Yet?

Does it seem like everything is becoming smarter? Soon even your toothbrush will have more computing power than the space shuttle. One smart technology that’s been around well before the term came into vogue is smart glass. But is it a smart investment yet? Smart glass, also referred to as dynamic or switchable glass, is […]