Big Data + Built Environment = Smart City

Big Data + Built Environment = Technology Experts & City Counterparts Working Together in Building and City Planning, Design, Construction, and Management. Yes, that’s the formula. And developing big data applications that collect data, analyze it and provide scenarios for cities is key. Recently we published a post about “That IT Guy” and this is […]

Arid Smart Cities Should Tap into This Model Incorporating IoT

With water shortages, climate change, and the advent of Smart Cities with the Internet of Things, could this be a solution for your city or country’s planning and implementation? The aim of this project is to propose a scheme that is based in developing the biggest necessary activities for the human race around salt water: […]

That IT Guy – Drives Business Innovation Today

40 years ago we saw Apple delivering its first Apple II in 1976. Atari, Commodore and yes, Texas Instruments, were the most common computers found in offices. In August of 1976 Computerland had 14 stores and Radio Shack was popular with their TRS-80 Model 1 that had just been released. Back then, most of us […]

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs wants to make your daily commute less crummy

The subdivision of Google’s parent company looks to revolutionize the transportation landscape.

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It looks like Uber is going to be subsidized by Alphabet’s subsidiary, Sidewalk Labs. The pilot, and yes I’m going to call it a pilot as it is happening because of the DOT’s Smart City Challenge, will be implemented as part of the Columbus, Ohio project.

 

Flow, as Sidewalk Labs named it, is the platform whereby they’ll improve traffic flow, change how drivers find parking, and offer (through Uber) ride-sharing for low-income people.

Goodbye, Password. Banks Opt to Scan Fingers and Faces Instead. | :: The 4th Era ::

Some of the nation’s largest banks, acknowledging that traditional passwords are either too cumbersome or no longer secure, are increasingly using fingerprints, facial scans and other types of biometrics to safeguard accounts.

Millions of…

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Passwords are quickly becoming a thing of the past. We see laptops, cell phones, and now banks, moving to retina scans and fingerprint scans. I’ve found the fingertip scan to be less than reliable and wonder just how well this is going to work if adopted by industry.