Sustainability

The Internet of Things is a key factor in making the world a cleaner, greener, more sustainable planet.

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Syrian Refugees and Internet of Things

#IoT for Good, Rundown

Technology provides refugees the ability to stay in contact with family members, to make choices and avoid danger based on crowdsourced feedback, and to find food and shelter.  However, it seems as though the only conversation about the Syrian refugee…

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A Sustainable EU: 5 Years into Europe 2020

#IoT for Good

Europe 2020 is a ten-year plan proposed by the European Commission (EC) to achieve a cornucopia of improvements in the everyday life of European Union (EU) citizens.  As the EC says, it’s aim is for “the EU to become a smart,…

A Connected Travel Experience

Intelligent Travel Assistant: Future of Travel Tech

Rundown

There are hundreds of travel-related apps on the marketplace. Some can organize your plane tickets, some can give you traffic updates, and one can even tell you what outbreaks of sickness are in your immediate geographical area. But with so…

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Cool Person: Rudi Steiness, Volvo Ocean Race Technician

Interview

The teams of the Volvo Ocean Race are both tired and busy when they’ve finally reach Gothenburg after the last leg, but we’ve managed to get hold of Rudi Steiness – the man in charge of all the technology onboard…

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Are Jobs Coming or Going in the Digital Age?

Thought Leaders

The digital revolution is and will be changing the job market as well as how we look at wage labor. As more and more routine tasks become automatized, half of all jobs will be gone in 20 years., according to the Swedish…

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A Swede and a Californian Walk into a Beer Garden

#IoT for Good, Thought Leaders

I like to drink beer.  And I especially like to drink beer after gardening all day.  There aren’t many better feelings than planting things in dirt and then having a beer.  I’ll assume you agree.  So, please get ready as I…

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IoT: Defining Circular Economies

Thought Leaders

As global resources lessen and waste products multiply, humanity must find a way to curtail both trends. If you haven’t heard of the term ’Circular Economy,’ you almost certainly will soon – but chances are you already have some idea of…

Lucas Funes, the mind behind Webee.

Simplifying Life with Lucas Funes & Webee

Interview

It’s not always that I believe the hype people spout about smart technology being easily and readily available.  And it’s definitely not often that I believe hype relating to connecting everything in your house in a realistic and cost-effective way.  But…

Streets emptying of cars in South Korea.

A City without Cars

Light Reading

The city of Suwon in South Korea threw a month-long ‘Ecomobility Festival’ where cars were banned from one of the city’s neighborhoods.  The idea was to give residents an idea of what a city would look and feel like without…

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Improving People’s Lives through IoT

#IoT for Good, Thought Leaders

Sustainability is not only the most important question of our time, but also the largest business opportunity today. And smart technology is finally here to help. By adding connectivity and intelligence to our everyday objects we can vastly increase resource…