New wireless communications technologies are changing the way we live and work. This fact is particularly evident at MIT, thanks to the presence of two conditions: 1) the very high percentage of laptop computer ownership on campus; and 2) the existence of one of the most pervasive wireless Internet
The geography of internet, the analysis of its spatial characteristics (users, domain name, traffic), concerns today a significant field for the consideration of space. Urban, regional or human geography could enrich their scientific remarks by watching and understanding the digital space.
Microsoft just released a Live Local technology preview that lets you drive around a city. They have forward, side, and rear imagery for all the streets in Seattle and San Francisco. The result is surprisingly fun and smooth as you can drive through the city using the arrow keys.
Written by a team of analysts from International Telecommunication Union The Internet of Things report takes a look at the next step in “always on” communications, in which new technologies like RFID and smart computing promise a world of networked and interconnected devices that provide relevant content and information whatever the location of the user.
As part of the Digital Communities initiative, Intel, Cisco, Panasonic, Intermec and Accela are launching a new program – the Digital Communities Solution Starter Kit. The Kits are designed to be complete end-to-end, turnkey solutions to enable municipalities to launch wired and wireless applications simply and easily.
For the third time, Prix Ars Electronica, an international prize for computer-based art, is starting its call for entries for “Digital Communities” projects. The category “Digital Communities” is singling out for recognition projects of great socio-political relevance.
According to an Intel’s Solution Services Blueprint “going wireless” offers many potential benefits for communities-from increased productivity to lower costs to greater citizen satisfaction- while being practical and cost-effective.