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Smart Cities: Barcelona

Barcelona leads as a Smart City forerunner with noise and air-quality sensors, smart streetlights, smart parking, self-powered lighting and more. Computerworld tours the city to see how it all hangs together.

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Smart Cities: Singapore

With little land, few natural resources and an ever-growing population, Singapore needs every assist it can get from smart city technologies. Computerworld toured the city-state to see how it's all coming together.

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Bluetooth 5 is out: Now will home IoT take off?

Bluetooth is aiming straight for the internet of things as the fifth version of the wireless protocol arrives with twice as much speed for low-power applications. Bluetooth Low Energy, which gains the most from the new Bluetooth 5...

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Preview: Computerworld's smart cities video tour, coming soon!

Launching in Dec. 2016, Computerworld's smart cities video tour takes you to Singapore, New York and Montreal, as senior editor Matt Hamblen seeks out the latest innovations that boost urban efficiency and improve citizens' lives....

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Google Home shares the Chromecast's guts, teardown reveals

Google Home doesn't quite have a Chromecast inside, but the two devices do have a lot in common.

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Google Home is here, so what's the verdict?

Google Home launched to consumers in November, but many journalists got a sneak peek. Here's what they thought.

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Researchers strive to create underwater vehicles that swim like fish

The Navy has given researchers at Florida Atlantic University a $258,008 grant to study the movement of fish in order to enhance the motion of underwater vehicles.

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Reality check on the Internet of Things

In this contrarian look ahead at the IoT roadmap, maturity levels and emerging trends, IDC’s Vernon Turner, SVP of Enterprise and IoT Research Fellow, shares his thoughts on how CIOs can prepare their companies for the dramatic...

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IoT sensors improve fishing and farming

A quick summary of three Internet of Things projects in the New Bedford (Mass.) area, in which sensors can help improve farming and fishing initiatives for the city and companies. Related story:...

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This company hopes the road ahead is paved with solar panels

Solar Roadways is an Idaho startup that's developed a system of modular solar panels, which they hope will one day power cities, recharge your car, and make roads safer.

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Physical security and the Internet of Things

At Interop 2016, Network World spoke with Vince Ricco from Axis Communications about the impact of adding Internet of Things devices (sensors, video cameras, etc.) to the network. While bandwidth needs might not increase dramatically,...

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Protecting devices at the edge of the network

As more devices get placed on the edge of the network (an offshoot of the Internet of Things), many users (both home and enterprise) may forget about protecting them from disasters. At Interop 2016, Network World spoke with Brian...

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Logitech Harmony app arrives with smart controls for Android TV

Your TV can become the master control center for all your home's smart devices.

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PCWorld Show Episode 13: Big Intel layoffs, rose-gold MacBooks, and dumb ideas for smart mattresses

Jon, Melissa and Gordon discuss the meaning of the hottest tech news this week, from big changes at Intel to disappointingly small changes to the 12-inch MacBook.

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Smart cities: Barcelona

What does the future hold for 'smart city' technologies? Computerworld takes to the streets of forerunner Barcelona to find out.

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IoT will play a big role in smart city advances

Smart parking, smart highways and smart bikes -- all linked by low-cost modules and sensors that can be connected wirelessly -- are all part of what’s coming.

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7 exciting smartphone trends to watch in 2016: VR, super-fast LTE, and more

Smartphones this year are poised to become more interactive, more fun and maybe a little bit smarter than you’d like them to be.

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AT&T and Smart Cities

Glenn Lurie, president and CEO of AT&T Mobility, sits down with Computerworld reporter Matt Hamblen to discuss AT&T's launch of a Smart Cities platform.

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