Archive for June, 2015

Google’s self-driving car joins real traffic in California – Computer Business Review

| June 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
Google’s self-driving car joins real traffic in California – Computer Business Review

Google has reportedly started to test its self-driving cars in live conditions. According to multiple reports, Google has released the vehicles on the roads of its home town, Mountain View. The cars, obviously still in trial mode, drives themselves but are backed up by a “safety driver” who can take over controls at any time. […]

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Mitac prepares 3 new IoT products for cars

| June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Taiwanese gear maker Mitac is reportedly eying the IoT market, at least for cars. DigiTimes reports the company has launched three new products targeting telematics under a sub-brand caleld Magellan. There is the Magellan Navigation Box for ‘cross country’ enthusiasts (does that mean off road?) Then there is the Smartphone Link Box, a kind of […]

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Landis+Gyr eyes growth opportunity in smart meter roll out | afr.com

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The expected retailer-led roll out of smart meters in Australia is expected to lay the foundations for a smart grid that will open a new world of high-tech home energy control for consumers. Source: Landis+Gyr eyes growth opportunity in smart meter roll out | afr.com

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GreenTouch says it can cut mobile net energy by 10,000x

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
GreenTouch says it can cut mobile net energy by 10,000x

GreenTouch, the green telecom organisation founded by Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs, announced that its members and partners have developed ways to cut mobile infrastructure energy consumption by as much as 10,000 times, compared to today’s networks. Five years after its foundation, GreenTouch unveiled a set of new tools, technologies, and architectures to improve the energy efficiency […]

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AT&T has signed 136 IoT contracts this year, Environmental Leader reports

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

AT&T is reportedly signed 136 Internet of Things contracts across a host of industries since January 2015, reports Environmental Leader. The contracts came from agriculture, automotive, aviation, energy, healthcare, transportation, security and supply chain segments. According to the report, AT&T connected 945,000 new M2M devices to its network in the first quarter of 2015 – […]

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Alcatel-Lucent and Sequans to Power IoT Prototyping Platform for Orange

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sequans provides LTE chipset for IoT development platform of mobile operator Orange, working with Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) are to collaborate on enabling key technologies for the ‘Internet of Things’ by providing the ‘4G Kit for IoT,’ a principal building block in the new […]

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How ICT can help address climate change: Verizon

| June 12, 2015
How ICT can help address climate change: Verizon

Verizon’s Chris Lloyd talks about how the company supports the worldwide efforts to address global warming, and how the company’s communications solutions have empowered customers to significantly reduce their CO2 emissions. Green ICT applications can result in significant savings in carbon emissions, says Verizon’s global corporate citizenship executive Chris Lloyd, who is also vice chair […]

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ITU standards to integrate Internet of Things in Smart Cities

| June 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

New expert group to specialise in IoT and its applications ITU members have established a new ITU-T Study Group to address the standardization requirements of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, with an initial focus on IoT applications in smart cities. The new group is titled “ITU-T Study Group 20: IoT and its applications, including smart […]

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Greenpeace “clicking green” report revisit

| June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Greenpeace “clicking green” report revisit

Above is a great visualisation of the carbon profile of the Internet’s hosting infrastructure from Greenpeace’s Clicking Green report. The data presents the level of renewable energy usage by the companies that deliver most of the applications and services, i.e. Apple, Google, Facebook, etc, and those that provide the physical locations to host those applications […]

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ICT technologies central to meeting climate challenge – International Chamber of Commerce

| June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
ICT technologies central to meeting climate challenge – International Chamber of Commerce

A major gathering of businesses and policymakers—held alongside the ongoing UN climate talks in Bonn—has heard how Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can play a central role in tackling climate change. The International Chamber of Commerce has put its backing into ICT technologies that combat climate change – both causes and effect of global warming, […]

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