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Can smart cities help their residents without hurting their privacy?

Can smart cities help their residents without hurting their privacy?

Smart cities rely on residents' valuable personal data to succeed, but we haven't found a way to protect the people who generate it.
Court Considers If India Should Pay Citizens for Delhi’s Toxic Air

Court Considers If India Should Pay Citizens for Delhi’s Toxic Air

The government’s failure to curb worsening air pollution in Delhi and other parts of India has prompted the country’s top court to consider if states can be ordered to compensate citizens for bad air.

Toronto is reining in Sidewalk Labs’ smart city dream

Sidewalk Labs, the part of Google-parent Alphabet that's focused on futuristic cities and urban development, has agreed to compromise on a proposed smart neighborhood in Toronto. Back in June, the
Cities must plan ahead for innovation without leaving people behind

Cities must plan ahead for innovation without leaving people behind

Yung Wu Contributor Yung Wu is the CEO of MaRS Discovery District, a Toronto-based innovation hub. More posts by this contributor In big tech’s future expansion plans, public good should be the

Check out the breakout sessions at TC Sessions: Mobility

TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10 in San Jose is fast approaching. Get ready for a superb lineup of speakers like Dmitri Dolgov (Waymo), Eric Allison (Uber) and Summer Craze Fowler (Argo AI). See the

Pavegen, which harvests energy and data from footsteps, secures crowd and Hinduja Group funding

Pavegen, a UK startup which harvests energy from people’s footsteps and also tracks that data, has raised £2.6m on its crowdfunding push having doubled its initial £950k target. The campaign secured
Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs unveils 1,524-page development plan for Toronto’s waterfront

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs unveils 1,524-page development plan for Toronto’s waterfront

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs today unveiled its 1,524-page Master Innovation and Development Plan (MIDP) for Toronto's eastern waterfront.

Sidewalk Labs finally publishes its smart city master plan

Better late than never. Sidewalk Labs, the part of Alphabet focused on cities and urban development, has unveiled its Master Innovation and Development Plan (MIDP) for a proposed smart neighborhood on

Alphabet's smart neighborhood could have shape-shifting 'superblocks'

Too many cities are built around cars rather than people. Sidewalk Labs, an offshoot of Google's parent company Alphabet, wants its smart neighborhood in Toronto to be different. It's considering a
Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs is developing visual cues to indicate when their tech is monitoring you

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs is developing visual cues to indicate when their tech is monitoring you

Alphabet’s subsidiary focused on urban tech development, Sidewalk Labs, is now trying to reinvent signage for smart cities. These signs aren’t to direct the flow of traffic, or to point the way to

Mobileye CEO Amnon Shashua at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10

Mobileye, the Israeli-based automotive sensor company acquired by Intel in 2017 for $15.3 billion, is one of the companies at the center of the emerging world of autonomous vehicle technology. We’re
Sidewalk Labs shows off light-up pavement, building raincoats, and more for its Toronto smart city project

Sidewalk Labs shows off light-up pavement, building raincoats, and more for its Toronto smart city project

Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs previewed building raincoats, light-up pavement, and other innovations at a recent event in Toronto.Read More
This Is What Google’s First ‘Smart City’ Will Look Like

This Is What Google’s First ‘Smart City’ Will Look Like

Alphabet's first smart city will have modular homes, solar power, and 5G for everyone.
This Is What Google’s First ‘Smart City’ Will Look Like

This Is What Google’s First ‘Smart City’ Will Look Like

Alphabet's first smart city will have modular homes, solar power, and 5G for everyone.
How selfies can empower and endanger young women in India

How selfies can empower and endanger young women in India

Taking selfies and posting them on social media is often derided as a narcissistic, self-absorbed, and attention-seeking practice. Filters come in for particular disdain due…
Maps show how Bengaluru is expanding way too quickly for its residents

Maps show how Bengaluru is expanding way too quickly for its residents

The home of India’s tech industry is growing rapidly. But basic government services have yet to catch up. While most people in the southern Indian…
India’s smart city scheme has no space for the poor

India’s smart city scheme has no space for the poor

India’s urban population is growing. More than 50% of the country’s population is forecast to be living in cities by 2030. This is a major…
WeWork Opens a Startup Incubator

WeWork Opens a Startup Incubator

Plus, Google has submitted its plans for its huge development in Mountain View, Calif., and Firefly, a smart city platform, launched with $21.5 million in seed funding.
WeWork Opens a Startup Incubator

WeWork Opens a Startup Incubator

Plus, Google has submitted its plans for its huge development in Mountain View, Calif., and Firefly, a smart city platform, launched with $21.5 million in seed funding.
Intel wants its fleet of drones to monitor America’s aging, unsafe bridges

Intel wants its fleet of drones to monitor America’s aging, unsafe bridges

Intel has signed a deal to use its Falcon 8+ drones to carry out bridge inspections. The hope is that these drones will be useful in spotting potential problems before they become serious. The post