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Prodea releases platform for the ‘connected home’

A company called Prodea Systems has released what it calls a “one-of-a-kind” platform for the connected home. Prodea says its Residential Operating System (ROS) delivers numerous services on a single managed platform: entertainment, education, health and wellness, a private cloud, home security, automation, energy management and enhanced communication. The offering enables devices from smartphones and …

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London lab aims for next-gen city innovation

A new lab in London is aimed at helping university and industry researchers work together to develop “the next generation of smart-city infrastructure.” The London Node, based at Imperial College London’s Imperial West campus, will “support innovation throughout Europe for economic growth and to improve quality of life,” said Willem Jonker, chief executive of the …

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Alibaba Group has $815m digital city vision

The Chinese internet giant Alibaba Group has a nearly one-billion-dollar vision to transform part of the island of Hainan into an “intelligent city.” The company subsidiary Alibaba Cloud Computing last week signed a deal with the Hainan International Tourism Island Pilot Zone that will see some 5 billion renminbi ($815 million) invested into a district …

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Dutch electric-car drivers will never be far from a place to charge

Getting a large segment of society to replace gas-powered vehicles with electric ones raises a chicken-and-egg problem: how can you promote a shift to plug-in cars when drivers don’t have a convenient network of places at which to plug in? For two electric-car-loving entrepreneurs, however, unique circumstances in the Netherlands offered a solution to that …

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Software can spot, then stop, brewing storms in cloud computing

Cloud computing can improve efficiency by tapping the power of multiple “virtual machines.” But what if one of those machines encounters a problem that then cascades through the entire system? Researchers at North Carolina State University believe they have an answer: software that can identify and respond to potential anomalies in the cloud before they …

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