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Munich City Government to Dump Linux Desktop

Munich city officials turned lots of heads 10 years ago, when they voted to swap out Microsoft Windows with LiMux — a custom desktop version of the Linux operating system, based on Ubuntu Linux. The current municipal government wants to dump LiMux and replace its 15,000 computers with Windows 10. The city’s general council this […]

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San Jose to Dabble With Smart City Tech

The city of San Jose, California, recently decided to undertake an Internet of Things pilot project. Under a deal finalized last month, anyCOMM, will deploy WiFi sensors on 166 streetlights in the city center and around Mineta San Jose International Airport. The sensors will collect data on traffic, sense movement on the streets, turn off […]

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Google helps launch Sidewalk Labs, a start-up focused on improving city living

Google’s latest investment aims to improve life in the city with new technologies. Google announced that it has co-created a new company focused on developing innovative technologies to improve cities. Called Sidewalk Labs, the company will tackle issues surrounding urban living, including more efficient transportation, reducing energy consumption, and lowering the cost of living. MobileNations […]

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Virtual Traffic Lights Could Revolutionize City Driving

The average American worker spends almost half an hour commuting each day, but virtual traffic lights could cut that almost in half. If traditional traffic lights were replaced with virtual ones, the results could include not only a reduction of up to 40 percent in urban workers’ commute times, but also lower carbon emissions, less […]

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