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The graph represents a network of 4,670 Twitter users whose tweets in the requested range contained "smartcity OR smartcities", or who were replied to or mentioned in those tweets. The network was obtained from the NodeXL Graph Server on Friday, 14 January 2022 at 01:42 UTC. The requested start date was Friday, 14 January 2022 at 01:01 UTC and the maximum number of days (going backward) was 14. The maximum number of tweets collected was 7,500. The tweets in the network were tweeted over the 5-day, 6-hour, 33-minute period from Friday, 07 January 2022 at 20:15 UTC to Thursday, 13 January 2022 at 02:48 UTC.

Best security cameras for business in 2020: Google Nest, Ring, Arlo, and more


Security, in both the physical and digital sense, is imperative for companies to deter trespassers and would-be thieves, as well as to protect valuable equipment crucial for businesses to operate successfully. A robust security setup can take the pressure off existing security staff and give business owners peace of mind out of hours. Luckily for organizations, the emergence of Internet of Things (IoT) technology, improved mobile connectivity, apps, and cloud technologies has radically changed the security landscape and made it easier than ever to set up multi-room or premise systems with easy installation and constant monitoring. The possibilities are endless: cloud or local feed storage, alerts, smartphones and tablet connectivity, wired or wireless, battery-powered or mains options, alarms, video and audio feeds, and the ability to watch in real-time are all on offer and can be tailored depending on the requirements of your business. To make navigating the variety of hardware and vendor ecosystems available to today's company owners less of a challenge, we have assembled our top ten picks for businesses, large or small, including outdoor, indoor, and hybrid security offerings.

Fast Future's Life in 2025: "Say Hello Say Goodbye" Scenarios


Across the technologically mature economies, citizens, society, businesses, and governments alike are becoming aware of the emergence of powerful technologies and their potential to reshape every aspect of human activity. The names of rapidly advancing technologies are becoming part of our everyday experience, even if we don't fully understand their functionality, capabilities, long-term potential impacts, or implications. There is though, a growing understanding and expectation that our lives will be increasingly dependent on, and enhanced by, the coming together of a range of these technologies. The most impactful of these exponentially advancing technologies are likely to be 5G communications, smartphones, smart wearable and embedded devices such as watches, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), big data, cloud computing, smart objects, smart speakers, home automation, blockchain, digital currencies, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), 3D printing, drones, robotics, sensors, the Internet of Things (IoT), and quantum computing. So, how might these technologies combine to create previously unimaginable changes in everything from lifestyles, relationships, and work, to our food, leisure, and travel experiences? To explore these possibilities, the Life in 2025: Say Hello Say Goodbye Scenarios were developed for Huawei Consumer Business Group. The scenarios preview what we could see emerge across ten different aspects of human activity by the year 2025: Dating, Leisure Time, Friends and Family, Food and Dining, Entertainment, Fashion and Beauty, Travel, Health and Wellness, The Workplace, and Communication. The next five years will see AI take the possibilities for dating to a new level. Dating apps could tap into information on our lives from across the web and social media, to enhance our composed profile.

The 10 Best Gadgets of the 2010s

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Making a list of the decade's most important and influential gadgets is, in a word, illuminating -- and that's before you factor in all the LEDs. Over the last 10 years, thousands of products have been released, and while some are definitely "cooler" than others, their impact on the past decade, and the decade to come, is by no means identical. Each gadget tells the story of a new way of thinking, a slow-moving paradigm shift set to change the way we approach the personal technology we interact with on a daily basis. Sure, you might not know what a Raspberry Pi is, but its impact on industries like robotics and home automation has been massive. But the elegantly executed idea has opened up a world of delight for gamers with disabilities.

A New Wave of Brainy Bikes Do Everything but Ride Themselves


The top of Monarch Crest trail outside Salida, Colorado, provides a stunning view, a 360-degree vista of the Continental Divide and the 14,000-foot Collegiate Peaks towering to the north. But as I clip into my mountain bike's pedals, I've got more than selfies on my mind. I flip open the compression damping switches on my suspension fork and rear shock. I lower my telescoping "dropper" seat post to move the saddle out of the way. I shift to a sprocket in the middle of the gearing range to keep chain tension high.

LG unveils mid-tier Q and K series smartphones ahead of G8 ThinQ launch


LG has unveiled the specs of its mid-tier smartphone Q and K series line-up that will launch at Mobile World Congress (MWC) where it will unveil its G8 ThinQ and V50 ThinQ flagship smartphones. All three will have AI camera features from the previous generation of high-end phones, fingerprint recognition, as well as Google Assistant. They will all support LTE. All three phones will also have DTS:X which provides surround sound of up to 7.1 channels. The Q60 will be 161.3x77x8.7mm in size, and is powered by a 2.0GHz octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage.

LG G8 ThinQ to use Infineon 3D sensor for improved front camera


LG's upcoming G8 ThinQ smartphone will have an advanced 3D sensor near its front camera to support features such as facial recognition, the South Korean electronics maker announced. The 3D sensor, made by German firm Infineon Technologies, uses a Time of Flight (ToF) method to detect objects. It measures the time it takes for infrared light to reflect back from its subject, and when this information is combined with a camera, it improves the way objects are expressed in 3D. As the sensor can detect objects without being uninterrupted by other lights, it has a high recognition rate and is optimal for augmented reality and virtual reality applications as well, LG said. It will also be used for biometric authentication such as facial recognition, and can create more natural selfies among other things, LG added.

LG sends video invite for G8 smartphone, hints at gesture control


LG Electronics has sent out invites for the unveiling event -- to take place on February 24th at Mobile World Congress -- for its new flagship phone in the form of a 10-second video clip. At the start of the video, a white piece of paper is laid on the screen. Shortly after, a hand appears and gestures rightward, followed by the words "Goodbye Touch". Then, the same hand gestures leftward and the words "MWC 2019 LG Premiere" are shown on the paper. Near the end of the clip, the hand pushes upward and the white paper slips upwards and is gone.

The best Black Friday deals 2018: The afternoon edition


This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commissions. Read Wirecutter's continuously updated list of Black Friday deals here. Use the code BF20 to drop this extremely handy USB battery down to previous lows, which are usually only available a couple times a year. The TravelCard Charger is the top pick for a a truly pocket-sized battery in our guide to the best USB power banks and battery packs.

The best new early Black Friday 2018 deals


This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commissions. Read Wirecutter's continuously updated list of Black Friday deals here. This drops the Series 3 38mm, and the 42mm ($230) to the best prices we've seen to date, almost $60 below recent sales. The Apple Watch Series 3 is the budget pick in our guide to Apple Watches. Nick Guy and Dan Frakes write, "It was introduced in 2017, but it offers most of the features and experience of the Series 4 at a significantly lower price. The Series 3 models have smaller screens--the biggest obvious difference--aren't as speedy, don't do automatic workout detection, and won't support the Series 4's ECG feature or fall detection. Even so, the Series 3 is still fast, designed with the same GPS features and swim-friendly waterproofing, and equipped with a bright screen that's easy to see outside."