Microsoft, others spearheading a 'smart cities' initiative for everyone

Microsoft has teamed up with two organizations to make smart cities more accessible for everyone, including the disabled and elderly.

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Uber allegedly spied on users, including celebrities like Beyoncé

Uber might be one of the best ways to hail a taxi in many cities around the world, but it’s also a controversial service that has been plagued by scandals.

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Google Fiber's Long, Tough Road Is Full of Twists and Turns


Alphabet has been facing significant roadblocks in expanding Google Fiber into new U.S. cities, in part due to significant competitive and legal challenges from incumbent broadband providers like AT&T and Comcast. The companies currently are embroiled in a dispute over access to utility poles in Nashville, Tennessee, where Google claims that its competitors have been dragging their feet in making poles ready for Google’s wires, even though the work has been approved. The city council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a controversial proposal.

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Apple Maps public transit data comes to Portland, Oregon

Article Image New cities with Apple Maps transit data continue to be added on a regular basis, with the town of Portland, Ore., the latest to enter the fold, on the heels of Montreal and Austin.

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New tech search reveals China's elusive 'ghost cities'

People have known about China’s “ghost cities” for years, but it turns out finding and tracking these massive, mostly empty housing developments is pretty much as difficult as hunting an actual ghost.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/19/new-tech-search-reveals-china-elusive-ghost-cities.html

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How smartphones can improve city life

In cities around the world information — in the form of data — is readily shared and collected everywhere through smartphones, tablets, sensors and many more communication devices now part of everyday life. On the streets of Singapore, this amounting of “big data” is being used to improve urban life.

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Inside Apple UK: Lavish London stores welcome Apple Watch buyers, but so far only to look

London — one of the most expensive cities in the world — has prime exposure to Apple Watch, both in high-end boutiques and in two of Apple’s own most impressive retail flagship stores, among the 38 total stores in the United Kingdom. Actually buying the new device in those stores, however, remains frustratingly difficult, at least for now.



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Google Fiber will come to multiple new cities, along with new wireless service

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Google Fiber is planning a major new expansion across multiple cities in the South and Southeast while simultaneously exploring wireless possibilities. Could the search giant be preparing to open a huge new front against the ISP status quo?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/198499-google-fiber-will-come-to-multiple-new-cities-may-launch-its-own-wireless-service

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X-ray method helps decipher ancient scrolls

In A.D. 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Almost 2,000 years later, researchers may be on the brink of reading some of the charred scrolls damaged in the eruption.

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Apple, Google, others promise $2M each to hold Super Bowl 50 in Bay Area

With help from tech giants that call San Francisco and its surrounding cities home, the Bay Area Super Bowl Host Committee on Thursday announced it raised some $40 million to be put toward hosting the championship game in 2016.



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