Sensly keeps a check on deadly pollution levels

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Pollution in cities is a serious concern. In 2008, there were 4,300 premature deaths in London that was attributed to long-term exposure to dangerous airborne particles. In areas such as Hackney, pollution levels have been reported as 50% above the EU limit. 

John Whiting, from the Bristol Robotics Lab, is part of the team working on

By Ryan Daws, 02 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes.

Opinion: Freevolt could be the wireless charging breakthrough the IoT needs

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Lord Drayson, CEO and Chairman of Drayson Technologies, introduced a new wireless charging technology earlier today called 'Freevolt' which could solve the battery issues faced by a lot of wireless devices which make up the Internet of Things. 

Freevolt turns ambient radio frequency (RF) waves into usable power for low-consumption devices which means some devices will never require...

By Ryan Daws, 30 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Development, IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Homes, Standards.

AT&T forms Smart Cities Organisation for citywide IoT

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Telecom giant AT&T is expanding its focus on IoT for cities with its new dedicated Smart Cities Organisation.

The new initiative is similar to the firm's connected car organisation, but focused on creating innovative and disruptive IoT-based solutions for cities instead of cars. AT&T is already engaged in delivering IoT to solve community challenges like street lights, water systems and utility meters.

The firm is working current private and public smart city...

By IoT News, 16 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, Smart Cities, Standards.