Archive for September, 2015

50 Sensor Applications for a Smarter World

  If you want to understand more about what type of applications will run in our smart cities of the future, you must check these “50 Sensor Applications for a Smarter World“, created by Libelium, an Internet of Things Platform Provider, based in Zaragoza, Spain. The

The hidden cost of free internet in South Africa

Data remains an expensive luxury in Africa but free internet may not come free Excellent insightful article from Indra de Lanerolle on The Conversation last week on the hidden cost of a free internet in South Africa. Did you know that the cost of one gigabyte of data on

Augmented Barbie using Artificial Intelligence

With the help of A.I., America’s most famous doll tries to fulfill a timeless dream — convincing little girls that she’s a real friend. What will happen if they believe her? In-depth article in the New York Times earlier last week about the launch of an

Deep Shift: Technology Tipping Points and Societal Impact

Digital connectivity enabled by the software technologies is changing the society fundamentally. The scale of the impact and the speed of the changes taking place have made the shift so different from any other industrial revolutions in human history. The World Economic Forum‘s Global Agenda

Unlocking the potential of the Internet of Things (nice McKinsey report)

Although The Internet of Things (#IoT) is still listed as one of the top hypes in Gartner’s 2015 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies this year, a new McKinsey Global Institute report, The Internet of Things: Mapping the value beyond the hype, attempts to determine exactly how IoT technology