Doctors typically are careful about what they say over the phone to their patients – they generally like to see you face-to-face. So when they say something like, “You need to come in right away,” you may be well into something that started while you weren’t paying attention. One of mobile health’s main appeals to [...]
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Traffic congestion in major cities is taken as a given – one of the necessary evils of modern life. But in less than 50 years, congestion could rise to the level of what one American auto executive calls “a human rights issue.”
I’ve only been in Barcelona for two days and I’m already homesick, so I started my morning at the GSMA Connected Home exhibit here at La Fira. Connecting household devices isn’t exactly a new idea, but what is showing some promise is that a lot of the exhibitors are trying to connect consumers to the [...]
In 2010, Sweden set itself a very ambitious goal: to become the first oil-free economy by 2020.
While Sweden is still far from achieving this goal, progress is being made. A great example of this is the innovative research project called ELVIIS. ELVIIS – or Electric Vehicle Intelligent Infra Structure – aims to use mobile connectivity [...]
The sun set on Barcelona a couple of hours ago and hundreds of workers continue to labor through the night, setting up exhibits here at La Fira. The Mobile World Congress starts tomorrow morning, with the theme, “Redefining Mobile.”
Flocks of bloggers descend on Barcelona this weekend to cover the annual GSMA Mobile World Congress, which starts on Monday, February 27. I’m one of them; I’ll be blogging live from the event. And as I pack my bags, I’ll venture a few predictions.
In the latest Networked Society film, I discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the 21st century city together with various leading city-thinkers. We also discuss how ICT is helping achieve sustainable solutions.
Last year, there were floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and bushfires, and many people most probably found themselves in situations where they were lost, scared and ill informed. Imagine if they had had a rescue or emergency app that could have helped them in their time of need?
Do you remember a time before web pages? To do anything in IT you had to be a boffin professional with special access. Then along came the web and everybody’s child could put up a website. If you see that as the democratization of the IT industry, WebRTC is the democratization of the communications industry.
As 2011 drew to a close, Ericsson ConsumerLab identified the hottest consumer trends for 2012 and beyond. And, when asked what I expected the most important changes to be this year, it struck me that although everyone knows that smartphones are popular, very few seem to grasp the enormous implications these devices are having for [...]