London Bringing Non-Interactive Smart City Kiosks to Market

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UK’s Iconic Red Telephone Boxes Will Be Replaced With Wi-Fi Kiosks Learning from New York’s experience, they will not have in-kiosk web browsing capability By Peter Hess October 26, 2016 uk wifi kiosk Courtesy BT UK’s new Wifi kiosk Starting next year, the UK will be replacing telephone booths with WiFi terminals. Many of the UK’s iconic red telephone booths …

New Transportation Legislation

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Next week, the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on and hopefully pass a bill that would make it easier for car makers to test autonomous vehicle technologies. The historic piece of would-be legislation has been aptly named the SELF DRIVE Act, which is short for “Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research In Vehicle Evolution Act,” was …

Smart City – Greater Cincinnati

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Newport will have kiosks offering free Wi-Fi by the end of the year. The location and number of kiosks have yet to be determined, said City Manager Tom Fromme. The city is working with Newport-based technology company Nexigen to install the kiosks over the next year. Talks between the two entities began when the city wanted to improve internet access …

“Smart City” Tech Should Tackle More Than Transit and Energy

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“Smart City” Tech Should Tackle More Than Transit and Energy “Smart” cities are reinventing themselves by taking a data-driven approach to governing, but smart city technology has so far addressed only a limited set of use cases. Transit and energy innovation has been the priority over longstanding afflictions like poverty and income inequality. Why haven’t we seen more examples of …

Austin GigaTECHs App Competition Bridges Gap Between City and Local Innovators

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In an effort to foster a new generation of apps that use ultra-fast connections to bolster municipal government, Austin, Texas, is hosting its first GigaTECHs App Competition, an event for which it has now released a list of 11 finalists. Two winners from this field will get seed funding following a final pitch to judges on Thursday, Aug. 31, with …

Smart City Newport Wins National Award for Smart City initiative

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Smart City Newport wins national award for Smart City initiative; one of only 50 to be recognized with honor The City of Newport’s work on becoming the first “Smart City” in the Midwest has been honored with a national innovation award. newport-smart-cityThe City has been named a 2017 Digital Edge 50 Award winner, which recognizes just 50 organizations internationally for …

The smartLink Story – A Smart City Project Born

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SmartLink was developed when the founder of Nexigen, a Newport based Technology firm, tried to solve a problem for the students at Newport schools. The problem was this: the students were given access to tablets to provide extra exposure to education, but the students could not benefit because many did not have internet access outside of the school. Nexigen immediately …

Connected Bus Stops to Smart Bicycles: the Smart City Start-Ups you Need to Know

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Smart cities are on their way – and this time they’re for real. Disparate aspects of cities are beginning to connect with internet of things (IoT) devices. “Projects look at a single system – like transport – but don’t link it with say, health,” says Steve Turner, head of the Future City programme at Manchester City Council. “The next big …

WVXU – Smart City Greater Cincinnati City – Newport Kentucky

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WVXU – Smart City Greater Cincinnati City – Newport Kentucky http://wvxu.org/post/how-newport-becoming-first-smart-city-area#stream/0 The City of Newport is about to become the first Smart City in the Midwest. SmartLINK and a group of local companies and organizations is partnering on the project, designed to improve the quality of life in Newport through the use of cutting-edge digital, communications and design technologies. To …