EU Members States, supported by the Commission, released a common EU toolbox, which provides a practical guide in the implementation of contact tracing and warning apps ... the UN's International Telecommunication Union (ITU) agency selected Valencia, in Spain, to lead an international task force that will share innovative solutions and best practices in cities all over the world ... Walmart is using robots to scrub its floors. Robots in South Korea have been used to measure temperatures and distribute hand sanitizer. McDonald's have been testing robots as cooks and servers ... C40 Cities announced the Global Mayors Covid-19 Recovery Task Force will see mayors worldwide come together to create a new normal for city economies ... The Newcastle University Urban Observatory was established to better understand the dynamics of movement in a city. It makes use of thousands of sensors and data sharing agreements to monitor movement around the city, from traffic and pedestrian flow to congestion, car park occupancy and bus GPS trackers. It also monitors energy consumption, air quality, climate and many other variables and has analyzed over 1.8 billion individual pieces of observational data, as well as other data sources, with deep learning algorithms ... The FCC on Thursday announced the first half-dozen awardees of its COVID-19 Telehealth Program ... Louisiana, New York and Ohio have been approved for a total of $3.23 million, so far, of the $200 million program ... A total of 48,010 people searched how to hack an iPhone in the US alone, followed by only 3,100 searches for Samsung phones .. there is a 34.9% increase year over year in share of consumers reporting online retail purchases.
This emergency has boosted the development of new technologies and collaboration between countries. It has shown the importance of data sharing and it has put infrastructure and legislative frameworks to the test, especially in the privacy domain.
by Zoe Thomas
As a pandemic grips the world, a person could be forgiven if they had forgotten about another threat to humanity's way of life, the rise of robots.
by News Team
The C40 Cities initiative was unveiled during a virtual meeting of mayors and city leaders from 25 countries who will come together to share knowledge and expertise.
World Economic Forum
by Ronnie Das and Philip James
Sensors usually monitor pedestrian flows in two directions every hour, which is then compared against the same day from the previous year. Peaks in the graph represent an increased volume of people movement during rush hour. Since the lockdown, however, only very small peaks have been observed overall.
by Rich Blake
In the battle against world pandemic a rapidly expanding brigade of robots is answering an urgent call of duty: surface disinfection. They're rolling in by the hundreds across a wide spectrum of public spaces, including government buildings, offices, hotels, airports and universities.
Healthcare IT News
by Mike Miliard
Just days after the application period opened, some $3.23 million has already been approved to help hard-hit health systems deploy telemedicine technology, connected devices and remote patient-monitoring tools.
The Independent
by Editor
Experts across the globe have debunked the erroneous theories saying there is no truth in the stories making the rounds. They clarified that 5G is simply part of the electromagentic spectrum, like radio waves and visible light, and does not create viruses.
by Sergio Velasquez
Overall, you need to be careful with every gadget you have connected to a WiFi network. However, there some devices hackers look for the most. Read about the most hacked devices and some helpful tips to avoid trouble.
by Mariam Baksh
The head of the Federal Communications Commission wants to allow a satellite company access in the interest of 5G despite objections from Defense, Commerce and other departments and agencies.
by Bo Hagler
Four key areas in which IoT is poised to have the most impact include Inventory Tracking And Management, Productivity And Efficiency, Remote Workers and Data Sharing And Decision Making.
by Editor
COVID 19 has driven consumers indoors, and online. Consumers are 30.6 percent more likely to make their purchases online in 2020 than they were in 2019.
RSM Discovery
by Eric van Heck, Tobias Brandt and Marcel van Oosterhout
Digital management of city infrastructure holds the potential to mitigate the increased demand for energy and other resources as those cities grow.
Science Daily
by Nagoya University
Untwisting chains of atoms within a plastic polymer improves its ability to conduct electricity. The insight could help accelerate the development of wearable power sources for a vast number of Internet of things devices.

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