Smart cities face new, exceptional challenges with new exceptional technologies. Those starting from scratch have seen a shakeout for reasons varying from push-back against people control to failing to raise the money. In contrast, work has begun on the NEOM smart city in Saudi Arabia and the more modest Toyota Woven City at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan that is, in some ways, more advanced. The IDTechEx report, “Smart City Materials, Systems, Markets 2022-2042” has the analysis and forecasts. Continue reading
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 05, 2017) (NBC) – A good samaritan who was one of a pair of men that tracked down the alleged gunman who killed at least 26 worshippers and wounded 20 others with an assault rifle after storming a church in rural Texas on Sunday (November 5), said he was just doing what he thought was right.
RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA (NOVEMBER 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – Saudi Arabian citizens reacted positively to the reports of 11 princes, four current ministers and dozens of former ministers being detained by authorities on Saturday (November 4) Continue reading
SOCHI, RUSSIA (OCTOBER 10, 2017) (RUSSIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE) – President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday (October 10) crypto-currencies were risky and used for crime, as Russia’s central bank said it would block websites selling bitcoin and its rivals – a change of tone from a month-old promise to legalise the market. Continue reading
Speaking at the United Nations, Abdallah al-Mouallimi, the Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to the UN, says a decree by the Saudi king allowing women to drive is ‘historic’. Continue reading
DUBAI, UAE (SEPTEMBER 25, 2017) (REUTERS) – Dubai on Monday (September 25) showcased a flight for what it said would soon be the world’s first drone taxi service under an ambitious plan by the United Arab Emirates city to lead the Arab world in innovation.
Nearly 90,000 of Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya have fled the country’s violence since August, as international criticism mounts on its Nobel Peace Prize laureate leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, to do more to protect the minority. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading
China has taken down two online robots that appeared to go rogue, responding to users’ questions with one saying its dream was to travel to the United States and the other admitting it wasn’t a huge fan of Chinese Communist Party. Grace Lee reports. Continue reading
DUBAI, UAE (AUGUST 6, 2017) (REUTERS) – Another tower in Dubai caught fire on Sunday morning (August 6), the second in three days, but the fire was extinguished soon, emergency services told national media. Continue reading