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NTT Group releases proof of concept for Las Vegas smart city

NTT Group has created the first smart city proof of concept for Las Vegas, as part of the Las Vegas Digital Transformation initiative. Created in conjunction with Dell Technologies, the NTT Group smart city solution is a secure, distributed platform that incorporates sensors throughout the city providing real-time data to localized micro data centers. The… Read More

SG Bike to use NB-IoT to curb parking problem

SG Bike, a Singapore-based bike-sharing company, is to partner with telco M1 to explore the use of Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) in the bike-sharing business. The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, stating that they will collaborate on NB-IoT applications to help resolve problems with indiscriminate parking of shared vehicles. While bike-sharing has support from… Read More

NEC partners with Spanish firm Libelium to develop smart city solutions

Global IT and networks giant NEC Corporation and Libelium, a Spain-based designer and producer of machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies, have partnered to advance IoT solutions for smart city applications. The strategic deal will see NEC combine its CONNEXIVE IoT Platform with Libelium’s gateways and sensor offering, promising to deliver advanced capabilities for connected devices, support for… Read More

Mobvoi launches Chinese chatbot

Mobvoi, the Google-backed AI company that first developed Chinese language voice recognition, has released a chatbot that can communicate with voice-activated smart home devices. The new product, which leverages Mobvoi’s advances in voice recognition and artificial intelligence, is envisioned to facilitate human-machine interaction in China much like Apple’s Siri personal assistant, or Alexa from Amazon…. Read More

New technique turns random objects into FM radio stations

A new technology is enabling everyday objects, such as posters and clothing, to be transformed into FM radio stations, according to research from the University of Washington. The team has introduced a technique called ‘backscattering’ which uses ambient low-power radio signals to broadcast messages from random objects to smartphones in the local vicinity. The researchers hope that… Read More