Smart technology can help the environment, preserve biodiversity and protect sensitive areas, such as national parks.
Researchers are installing sensors to collect data about the use of public spaces. This can improve the management and public amenity of these places, but will users see the technology as intrusive?
Revelations about the fitness app have turned up the heat on the privacy and security risks of wearables.
Cities around the world are starting to rethink the vast areas of land set aside for parking. The convergence of several trends likely will mean this space becomes available for other uses.
A common theme from science fiction is a vision of a world where humans do less work and machines do more. Why have we not yet reached that point?
Taps need technology too.
But don't worry, it's failing. For now.
A host of spaces that were once immune to commercial intrusion – from parks to our friendships – are now being infiltrated by advertisers. Are we being enslaved by a 'merciless master'?
Smart cities do more than develop products to increase productivity and prosperity. Mayors, CEOs and leaders engage entire communities in shaping the future of cities.
There are plenty of devices to help monitor your sleep, but are they any good?
Artificial intelligence gives technology the ability to learn and adapt. But they can learn a lot more if they can share their learning with other smart devices.
Apple's 40th birthday comes just as the firm is facing a new challenge from the rise of the Internet of Things.
The new conversational Barbie doll may be good at keeping children entertained, but do we really know who's listening in?
As the NDIS roll-out begins, Australia faces a housing shortfall affecting up to 122,000 participants. Developing smart technology and design offers more independent living for people with disability.