A post from the UK offers a fascinating glimpse at 24 technologies that could potentially improve a lot of lives. We provide a peek at five that are focused on wellness, including a Skype-like app for older folks and 3D printed bionic hands for amputees.
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Engaged citizens are critical to the success of smart cities initiatives. We wrap up our series on engagement with reasons to get started today, successful projects worth emulating and tools that will help.
A Microsoft partner has come up with a solution to speed voter check-in and verification. Get details on the Scytl ePollBook and other technologies that are modernizing the voting process and also encouraging greater voter participation.
Code for America (CfA) revealed its latest lineup of apps from eight cities working with CfA technologists this year. Still works in progress, the apps take innovative approaches to economic development, healthcare and more. Get a rundown of what the eight cities are up to.
Many cities are building apps to better connect with their citizens, but are they giving them the apps they really want? Don't miss a new IBM report on apps people say they want most. There are some surprises.
As populations grow and traffic congestion increases, demand is growing quickly for solutions that make urban travel easier and faster. A new MasterCard report finds most residents in emerging market cities are willing to share personal data to make that happen. Read more on that and other surprising findings too.
The results of innovation are all around us whether it’s technology, a service or a product. But what separates a great new approach from a dead-end idea? How do you organize innovation? At the risk of sounding trite, there really is an app for that.
Experts have long predicted that real-time energy data would create a bonanza of new energy services. Now Enel and partners from 10 EU countries are determined to make it happen. Read about the new Flexiciency initiative.
Eight Spanish cities reduced electricity consumption by 64% and saved over 4,300 tonnes of C02 last year. How did they do it? Enel Group companies installed thousands of cutting-edge lights and smart controls, replacing traditional lampposts.