The 10 Best Smart City Books Explaining The Future Of Urban Living

Automating our lives used to be confined to the smartphones in our pockets, but now the craze has jumped from our pockets to the wider world. Everything from the city we live in to the car we drive is becoming “smart”, and a whole range of new careers and fields have emerged with it. Whether you’re just intellectually curious or planning a career jump, we have you covered with the top 10 Smart City books to prime yourself on the future of cities. Top 10 Smart City Books The following list contains everything from denser textbooks to general overviews, written by a diverse range of experts and professionals geared towards

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Visible Light Communication: A Chance For A Smarter Future?

Have you heard of LiFi, the Visual Light Communication technology that uses the light spectrum to transmit information? If not, it is high time to get acquainted with this promising new smart city technology! Early February 2018 a congress will be held near the Louvre in Paris, France, bringing together relevant players involved in this emerging technology. We talked to Maxime Dubois, Projekt Manager of The Global LiFi Congress about its potential for Smart Cities. About the Global LiFi Congress Dear Maxime, thank you for taking the time to share some insights about the Global LiFi Congress. Can you quickly introduce yourself? What do you do and how did you

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Industry Focus: Pet and Baby Monitoring

We become so quickly accustomed to technology advances that it is easy to overlook just how much has changed in the last 10 years. Our everyday routines revolve around helpful gadgets that make our lives easier. If you are a parent or pet owner, you’ll know that feeling of wanting to provide only the best for your family members. Parents and pet owners inevitably worry about their little ones, so why not take advantage of innovative technological care methods to lessen the worry? These new technologies also open up opportunities for job seekers, thus giving them a chance not only to help themselves but also to help many families around

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Industry Focus: Connectivity

Connectivity has been central to many ground-breaking inventions. Whether for transportation (e.g. the airplane) or communication (e.g. telephones, fibrotic cables, or the Internet), we as a species have put huge value on improving interconnections with other humans. Studies have now shown that in 2015 we used around 1.1 billion connected devices, and that number is expected to rapidly increase to 9.7 billion in 2020. Why is Connectivity Integral in Smart Cities? As we move forwards, the function of smart cities will be dependent on the power of connectivity. Connectivity is the manner in which devices communicate with each other and transfer data. It is this system that makes it possible

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Industry Focus: Lighting

If smart city projects grab your attention, you will probably have noticed information about smart lighting. Besides being one of the biggest advantages in smart cities, lighting projects also offer some interesting job opportunities. Aspiring engineers, architects, developers, sensor experts and so on, can participate in improving the city in which they live. So, if you are a job seeker with some of these skills, you can help to improve your area’s safety and efficiency. As urbanization of cities is accelerating, environmental, economic, and social challenges often appear. However, focusing on diversity and innovation, such challenges can lead to solutions. Smart Cities use innovations in communications and digital technologies, data

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Teskalabs: Making Smart City Applications Run Smoothly and Securely

Have you ever thought about who sees to it that the apps you use every day run smoothly, and most of all, securely? Who makes sure a Smart City is not prone to cyber attacks? In some cases it is TeskaLabs. The team surrounding founder Ales Teska is dedicated to making the digital world safe without compromising security or user experience. We talked to Cindy Dam, who is responsible for Marketing and Community Development at TeskaLabs about the work of the company, challenges of the Internet of Things and Smart Cities. Thank you for sharing some insights about TeskaLabs. In a nutshell: what do you do and what problem does this

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