Authors Posts by Sandra Vogel

Sandra Vogel

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Multitasking garbage trucks scan streets for more than trash

Many smart city projects rely on live or near-live data. It is typical for the data collection points to be situated in fixed locations – but...

UK smart cities fall short on strategy, says report

The UK’s smart city gurus need to get their act together if citizens are to get the full benefits, according to a report from...

Foobot keeps an IoT-enabled watch on indoor air quality

When we think about air quality, we tend to conjure up images of busy streets full of spewing vehicles. But our homes can also fall prey...

Tictrac and Munich Re launch Wellgage for insurance partners worldwide

London-based health tech company Tictrac has joined forces with insurance company Munich Re to launch Wellgage, an intuitive health engagement platform that could have...

Intelligent hand-dryer collects bathroom-break data

Drying your hands after a bathroom break may never be the same again. A new smart product, the AdDryer from Savortex, promises to blast users with advertisements,...

Boiler company Baxi boosts first-time fix rate

Baxi Heating UK has revamped the computer equipment used by its field service engineers, opting for a rugged handheld device that can scan barcodes,...

New earbud promises smartphone control in the blink of an eye

A new type of earbud that can recognise facial expressions is under development. Future possible uses include providing control of a smartphone to people...

Smart energy for smart cities technology revenue to reach $20.9 Billion...

Smart energy for smart cities technology revenue is expected to reach $20.9 Billion in 2024 according to a new report from Navigant Research. Increasing pressure...

Softbank buys ARM for fast-track to IoT arena

UK chip maker ARM Holdings has been bought by Softbank, a Japanese technology firm. The £24bn deal was confirmed today. ARM Holdings is a chip...

Robot shopping carts make Walmart debut

US shopping giant Walmart is working on a robot shopping cart that will follow people round in store. At present there isn’t much news from...

Blubel turns humble bicycle bell into an IoT satnav

The bicycle bell is being taken into the digital age thanks to Blubel and the Internet of Things (IoT). Start-up Blubel has come up with...

Wearables help Australian cricketers to improve their bowling

The Australian cricket team is using wearables to help improve its bowling capabilities. The team is using technology that’s much more usually found in a...