A city of many parts: smart cities and ecosystems – Opinion, Orange Business Services, Smart Cities, ENTERPRISE

A smart city is a huge initiative. It takes massive planning, a network of the right skills and expertise, and careful execution. You can’t succeed without the right ecosystem of vendors, partners, suppliers and other stakeholders in place.

Urbanisation is a fact of modern life. Around half of the world’s population already lives in cities, generating more than 80per cent of global GDP, and urbanisation looks set to continue shaping the trajectory of global growth in unique ways.

Smart cities, with their technology-powered enhanced living and working environments, will be at the forefront of this transformation. Urban environments that leverage data and digital to create efficiencies, improve sustainability, drive economic development, and improve quality of life will become the new normal.

A smart region committed to the future

The Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) is recognised at a global level for being a hotbed of smart city projects.

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High-Tech Cocktails at Home: A Guide to Smart Drink Makers

Angelena Iglesia

If social distancing has you missing your favorite watering hole, never fear-technology is here to help.

While smart devices haven’t (yet) figured out how to replicate your pub’s camaraderie, they’re getting pretty good at replicating its cocktails. Below, a few intelligent instruments for making adult beverages at home.

Bartesian

This countertop cocktail maker provides users with more than 25 (and growing) professionally tasting drinks at the tap of a button. Looking a little like laboratory equipment, the Bartesian consists of four canisters, flanking a central dispenser. Users fill their canisters with their base liquors of choice (gin, rum, tequila, vodka, whiskey), insert one of Bartesian’s proprietary cocktail mixture capsules in the top of the dispenser, select their preferred drink strength and Bartesian takes care of the rest, instantly pouring the requested libation.

Bartesian automatically reads the inserted capsule to identify which spirit is required and will even suggest the ideal

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Tech Smart: Android Earthquake detection, Microsoft Duo and Cadillac’s all-electric SUV

Angelena Iglesia

Android Earthquake Features

Google is going to automatically send earthquake early warning alerts to Android users in California.

Google is collaborating with the USGS and its Shake Alert System, which uses signals from more than 700 seismometers across California.

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It sounds like the alerts will be similar to Amber alerts and delivered to phones by default unless you disable them. There will be no extra apps necessary to install.

Additionally, Google is turning every Android phone into a mini earthquake detector using the sensors in phones from around the world to create their own crowdsourced data network.

“Having many Android phones out there that means that there’s a lot of chances of detecting an earthquake pretty early on as it’s just starting and then be able to warn people further away, ‘hey, this way is coming

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Smart viewing for a smart audience

Angelena Iglesia



Hisense 55A71F UHD TV: Smart viewing for a smart audience


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Hisense 55A71F UHD TV: Smart viewing for a smart audience





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It’s time we changed our views on the idiot box. True, the mobile screen is the primary medium on which we consume most of the content nowadays, however, take a look around and you would notice that the TV is now smart and, thanks to internet connectivity, the viewing experience has witnessed an evolution of sorts.

I rekindled my love affair with the big screen wonder, courtesy the Hisense 55A71F UHD TV, manufactured and assembled in the temple town of Tirupati. With its elegant unibody design that is quite slim and a near bezel-less finish, the design of the TV set enhances the interior decor of your room. The reduced bezel flows directly into the display without interruptions, providing you with an enriched, immersive viewing experience.

Plus, with

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Smart Factory Market worth $244.8 billion by 2024 | CAGR of 9.76%

Angelena Iglesia

The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

Aug 17, 2020 (AB Digital via COMTEX) —
According to the new market research report “Smart Factory Market by Technology (DCS, PLC, MES, ERP, SCADA, PAM, HMI, PLM), Component (Sensors, Industrial Robots, Machine Vision Systems, Industrial 3D Printing), Industry, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2024”, The smart factory market is expected to be valued at USD 153.7 billion in 2019 and to grow USD 244.8 billion by 2024 at a CAGR of 9.76% between 2019 and 2024. Factors driving the growth of the market include increasing adoption of industrial robots, the evolution of Internet of Things (IoT), growing demand for the smart automation solutions, and increasing emphasis on regulatory compliances.

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Key players involved in the smart factory market are ABB (Switzerland), Emerson Electric (US), FANUC (Japan) General Electric (US), Honeywell

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Scientists invent smart electricity-storing bricks from ordinary ones, may offer emergency lighting in future

Angelena Iglesia

The walls of your home are capable of storing electricity, like batteries. It would need two materials: the humble red bricks and plastic, according to scientists who turned ordinary bricks into “smart” ones in their new study. It opens up the possibility of plugging gadgets directly into American homes.

In fact, bricks are known for absorbing and storing the sun’s heat. And because buildings can take up large amounts of space, researchers from Washington University in St Louis wondered if it can also store electricity. So they began testing the feasibility of the idea. The idea of developing smart bricks draws from Dr Julio D’Arcy’s previous work. He is the assistant professor of chemistry. Dr D’Arcy’s team has been working on developing plastics that allow electricity to flow through them or conductors. “Using a brick was a natural evolution for us because its pigment [rust] is a form of iron

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