Smart Cities

11 Public Safety Solutions for Smart Cities Using IoT

If you watch the news regularly, you might think the world is a dangerous place, especially if you subscribe to one of the many online news aggregators that feed your paranoid echo chamber with personalized news feeds. In reality, both violent and property crimes have dropped significantly over the last 25 years. Public perception is […]

7 Smart City Urban Planning Ideas Using IoT

One of the things that you learn after being a digital nomad for a while is that some cities are much better designed than others. There is a certain aesthetic quality to a well-laid out urban center like New York City compared to, say, Boston, which one article on the topic of city grids said […]

Investing in Smart Water Technology with Xylem

We recently marveled at the rapid growth of an Internet of Things (IoT) startup called Samsara that went from $0 to $6.3 billion in valuation in just four years, quickly dominating sectors like fleet management and industrial automation. Of course, we live in a fantasy startup world where herds of billion-dollar unicorns roam wild, consuming […]

10 Smart Building Technologies for Facilities Automation

A lot of our articles on green technology focus on innovations that wean us away from the burning of fossil fuels, whether it’s improving solar fuel efficiency or designing advanced nuclear power plants. But another strategy to lighten the load on mother Earth rather than start packing for Mars is to be more efficient in […]

Seasteading Movement Seeks To Build Floating Cities

Oceanfront property is some of the most sought-after and expensive in the world. Nearly 25 years ago, the median value of waterfront properties was 64% more than the median value of all homes, according to Zillow. About five years ago, the difference was more like 116% – and that was while the housing market was […]

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 […]