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Sandra Vogel

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Intel and Bosch team up to monitor air pollution

Air pollution is a big topic at the moment, with key global cities taking steps to address the issue, such as banning cars from...

Herman Miller launches connected office furniture range

Just when you thought everything that could be connected to the internet had already been connected, along comes the connected desk. The Live furniture range...

More digital assistants than people by 2021, says Ovum

Digital assistants will outnumber people within the next four years if the predictions in a new research report from Ovum come to pass. The...

Manchester CityVerve is like a neural pathway

(Editor's note: Two weeks ago, we were shocked and saddened to hear news of the terrorist attack at Manchester Arena. Out of respect for the...

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...