Category: Internet of Things

How digital is the UK? and why it needs projects like Bristol Is Open

What is UK’s digital profile? New data from the European Commission sheds light on the state of British’ digital economy. The 2016 edition of the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), a composite indicator that summarises relevant indicators on EU

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Twitter and Paris’ Plume Labs launch pigeons with air pollution sensors over skies of London

Perhaps it was only a matter of time before Twitter actually started working with real, live birds. The company with a bird logo and that gave us the “tweet” has partnered with Plume Labs of Paris and DigitasLBi to launch a

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NEC and Bristol Is Open commit to long-term partnership to develop the open programmable city – collaboration seeks to create open solutions to urban challenges

Tokyo, Bristol, February 9, 2016 – NEC Corporation today announced it has signed a long-term partnership agreement with Bristol Is Open, an ambitious smart city initiative in the UK. Bristol Is Open is a joint venture between Bristol City Council

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New tech business NquiringMinds exhibits at House of Commons event for SETsquared

Tech start-up NquiringMinds was proud to be among the exhibitors at a high-profile House of Commons reception for the world’s number one university business incubator, SETsquared.   NquiringMinds, based at SETsquared’s centre in Southampton, was part of the special event

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The future will be built on open data – here’s why

Don’t lock it away, do something useful with it. notbrucelee, CC BY-SA Data has the power to revolutionise and disrupt the way societies are governed. None more so than open data, which is free to access, free to use and

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Big data in ranching and animal husbandry

Another big part of the food supply comes from ranches and farms that raise and slaughter various livestock. While ranching is sometimes bundled with agriculture, I discussed farming in Big Data in Agriculture, so we’ll focus on ranching this time

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The Data Briefing: 2016 Trends That Could Affect Federal Government Data

Many IT pundits predict 2016 will be a major tipping point in data and related technologies. Here are just a few predictions: 1) The Internet of Things—The number of devices that can connect to the Internet increases, especially in consumer

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Open Infrastructure Night – Open Data and Open IoT

Monday February 1st, 6.30 – 8.30pm The Manchester Escalator 231 Deansgate Manchester M3 4EN Sign up here If you believe some of the tech press 2016 is the year that the Internet of Things will take over – billions of

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What is a smart city?

How can data, technology and smart infrastructure be used to future-proof our cities? What’s the role of citizens in shaping their design and development? Find out about all this and more by registering for our Free Online Course!   It’s

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OpenAQ Presentation at Open Data Institute Summit in November 2015, London, UK

A short presentation from the 2015 Open Data Institute Summit on the need for easily accessible real-time air quality data and the OpenAQ… Continue reading on Medium »

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