New technology and real-time data are breaking down the old transport system silos.
Roads versus public transport: for decades, these have been the battle lines in debates over transport in our cities. But a revolution in mobility is under way that will transform our thinking.
Matatu or minibuses in a downtown Nairobi park. Good information about transport is critical for citizens in any place.
Involving the public in data collection - through crowd sourcing - to produce critical public services such as maps and transit apps helps build new conversations on how the system can be improved.
Gotta catch ‘em all.
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The minds of Pokemon trainers have been manipulated using basic behavioural science.
Pokemon Go puts virtual characters in the real world – which is just part of its appeal.
What research into game play and human interaction can tell us about why the newest mobile game craze is attracting so many different people to play.
Opening up mobile apps’ data to scholarly researchers.
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Companies are excellent at offering apps and services in exchange for users' data. This approach can also be a big boost to scholarly research.
How can we get more doctors using better data?
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Analyzing electronic data from many doctors' experiences with many patients, we can move ever closer to answering the age-old question: what is truly best for each patient?
With so many city dwellers enjoying the benefits of digital connectivity, it is easy to overlook the barriers to access that homeless people face.
We have come to see being digitally connected as part of the fabric of life in the city, but staying connected is a daily struggle for the marginalised and homeless.
We now have the technology to do track our sleep through the night, but that may be doing more harm than good.
Tracking sleep is now routine in monitoring overall well-being. But are the devices used to do this actually useful, or have we simply found a more sophisticated way to clock watch?
There’s still lots of untapped potential with mobile advertising.
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The data tell the story: mobile ads work.
‘Too much Call of Duty, not enough shopping’.
Is the shopping experience the next for a technological overhaul with virtual reality?
All smiles - but who’s watching what they’re watching?
Should 'think of the children' ever come to the point of spying on teenagers?
All the news that’s fit to click.
Ubiquitous social media giant Facebook has launched a mobile service called Instant Articles. It allows news stories provided by a number of partners to be read in their entirety from the Facebook iOS…
She looks very studious. But is she learning?
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With thousands of apps on the market, some tips to choose the right ones.
Return to the old ways of doing things?
Broadcast anything, anywhere is the new mantra of Periscope, Meerkat, Livestream and others.
How will they feel if they find their parents are monitoring their every online movement?
Teenagers need to trust their parents and learn about trusting others. Apps like Teensafe might undermine both.
Tablets and smartphones in the classroom are new enough that there’s not a clear consensus on their usefulness.
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As technology becomes more prevalent in classrooms from preschool to grad school, the concern is that it's all flash, no substance.
The Meerkat meerkat.
If you have been on Twitter this past month, you have heard of Meerkat. This is an app that allows you to stream video from your mobile phone. It’s barely a month old and already it seems there’s a “Meerkat…
The smartphone, and increasingly Apple’s iPhone, is the center of the fast-growing app economy.
Even as the US economic recovery remains subpar with employment gains in only the lowest-paying jobs – and sluggish gains at that – one segment is surging: the still-nascent app industry. Apple’s latest…
John Chen with his BlackBerries.
Last night, BlackBerry CEO John Chen penned a blog post on net neutrality. He was in favor of net neutrality but in the last half of his post introduced a whole new notion of neutrality: “application neutrality…
‘This so-called Hansom cab is a seriously disruptive technology - regulate the hell out of it!’
The incredible rise of Uber demonstrates how technology can be simultaneously a disruptive and useful business idea popular with its users, while causing significant controversy elsewhere. The way Uber…