Applied Smarts

Highlighting interesting projects, concepts and initiatives from around the globe.

December 16, 2014

White House Launches Open Data Disaster Portal

More than 100 data sets can be found at along with tools, contests and resources to help first responders and technologists engage with a larger community.

December 10, 2014

Cities Look to Get Smart with Technology

This week Qualcomm hosted a conference in San Diego on how technology can help cities deal with an expected surge in population growth in coming decades.

December 10, 2014

How the Internet of Everything Cuts the Cost of Smart Cities

Besides bricks and mortar, hundreds of cities worldwide are going to need massive amounts of IT infrastructure. Is it affordable?

December 10, 2014

Technology Helps Cities "Smarten Up"

Many cities have the metrics and much of the technical infrastructure to develop and apply smart solutions. What is needed is a new attitude, a new approach, a willingness to apply innovative new ideas.

December 05, 2014

Smart City Solutions in Barcelona, Spain

Building on the achievements of more than two decades of intelligent planning, the City of Barcelona is layering on amenities most cities can’t even dream of implementing.

November 20, 2014

City Snow Removal Modernized by GPS and M2M Communication

As the U.S. begins to feel winter’s icy grasp, a number of cities are turning to GPS data and the Internet of Things to help keep the roads clear during snowstorms.