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  • newVolkswagen is finally putting an electric Microbus into production
    A staple of coastal California’s towns, the Volkswagen Microbus will be reincarnated as an electric vehicle. VW announced that it will build a version of its I.D. Buzz concept bus, which it hopes to begin selling by 2022. Unveiled earlier th…
    - 12 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 8:27pm -
  • newA photographer shows what happens if you try to shoot the eclipse without a filter
    The solar eclipse set to take place on August 21st is going to be a sight to behold — provided you have the proper protection for your eyes and camera. Looking at the sun can cause permanent damage, but if you’re not careful, you can also d…
    - 13 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 7:23pm -
  • newNew trailers: Molly's Game, Thor: Ragnarok, and more
    The documentary Icarus recently premiered on Netflix, and if you're looking for something to watch this weekend, it's a really good choice.The film is a strange trip through the world of doping. It starts out simple enough, with a cyclist tryi…
    - 15 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 6:00pm -
  • newGoogle finally enables Bluetooth audio streaming for Home speaker
    Google has enabled Bluetooth audio streaming for Google Home, according to Android Police. The feature that was touted when the smart assistant was announced at Google I/O back in May. Google enabled the feature by accident back in June, but it…
    - 16 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 5:00pm -
  • new18 space suits from science fiction, from worst to best
    Space suits are cool — and complicated. Earlier this week, my colleague Loren Grush launched her new series Space Craft by seeing what wearing one is like. The answer? Exhausting. Unsurprisingly, science fiction writers, movie directors, and…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 4:00pm -
  • newThe Nest thermostat might be getting a facelift
    The Nest Learning Thermostat is now in its third generation, and aside from software updates, the device has largely retained its appearance since it was first introduced in 2011. That could be changing. According to gadget leak specialist Evan…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 3:17pm -
  • newBest tech sales of the week: Amazon Gamescom deals, Best Buy Anniversary sale, and more
    Whether you’re in the market for gadgets or gaming deals, there are a couple big sales happening that are worth checking out this weekend. Just in time for the return of the school year, B&H is running a great promotion on several Apple produ…
    - 18 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 3:00pm -
  • newSamsung’s Galaxy Note 8 might be available on September 15th
    Samsung is expected to officially unveil its Galaxy Note 8 smartphone on August 23rd at an event in New York City. Noted leak specialist Evan Blass is reporting that the phone will be available for preorders the next day, and that the phone wil…
    - 18 hours ago, 19 Aug 17, 2:40pm -

Read Write Web

  • This smart grid program could save millions of tons of CO2 annually
    Ofgem, the U.K. government’s regulator for gas and electricity, has revealed that projects trialled under the Low Carbon Networks Fund (LCNF) could save 215 tonnes of CO2. The program ran for six years, ending in 2015, with the aim of helping Dist…
    - 15 Dec 16, 3:00am -
  • 3 benefits a smart city can gain from smart infrastructure
    The Internet of Things is sweeping across the globe at breakneck speeds, and before we know it, our entire lives will be facilitated by connected technology. We’re already seeing the IoT make an incredible impact on how the industrial world operat…
    - 15 Dec 16, 2:15am -
  • PARC secures federal funding to develop peel-and-stick sensors
    PARC, the research and development arm of Xerox, announced on Tuesday that it has secured part of $19 million in federal funding from the Energy Department to develop peel-and-stick sensors for homes, businesses, and other buildings. The peel-and-st…
    - 15 Dec 16, 1:30am -
  • Get My Parking launches smart city pilot in India
    Studies of traffic congestion regularly point much blame at cars circling for parking. To tackle this perennial problem, Get My Parking is joining a smart city initiative to launch a smart parking pilot in India. As reported in Firstpost, the Delhi-…
    - 15 Dec 16, 12:27am -
  • Do fitness wearables need an affordability upgrade?
    According to a recent Gartner survey, almost a third of fitness tracker or smartwatch owners end up ditching them. The survey studied about 9,000 users from the U.S., Australia and the U.K. Reasons for the dropped tech use vary from wearables breaki…
    - 14 Dec 16, 8:00pm -
  • Using IoT to help farmers to protect livestock from fires
    An increasing number of farm fires are being caused by electrical arc faults, a high-power discharge of electricity between two or more conductors. Nare IoT Labs, a South Korean startup, has developed a cost effective solution to prevent and warn fa…
    - 14 Dec 16, 7:13pm -
  • Google’s Waymo to put big car firms in the robot car driver’s seat
    A new report says Google has spun out its self-driving unit — now called Waymo — and is undertaking a major pivot away from making its own autonomous vehicles, instead moving to become a provider of self-driving car tech for major automakers. Th…
    - 14 Dec 16, 2:30am -
  • Aye! Smart city projects squirrel away $31m in Scotland
    Scotland’s seven major cities are teaming up to develop a number of smart city projects, backed by a $31 million war chest. According to Scottish Construction Now, the seven cities will springboard off the funding to collaboratively develop themse…
    - 14 Dec 16, 1:30am -

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