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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 Tech of CES 2022 Awards: Our Top Products


Despite a last-minute surge of omicron that sent many companies scurrying from the physical show floor, the annual gadget bacchanal largely proceeded as planned: We got our goliath (and diminutive) TVs, futuristic vehicles, and bizarre robots. Many of them just arrived via livestreams, instead of bombastic live events that rip a page from Cirque Du Soleil. Big themes this year include a slew of EVs, a major upgrade to laptop webcams, and – you guessed it – NFTs shoehorned into random gadgets without reason. While we largely covered it from afar, a few intrepid DT reporters ventured, masked and vaxxed, to Las Vegas to play with the real deal. Naturally, we had to round up the best of the best. Here are the products that dominated the headlines this year, and will shape the way we play, communicate, and live in the year to come.

#CES2022 Twitter NodeXL SNA Map and Report for Monday, 03 January 2022 at 20:34 UTC


The graph represents a network of 6,360 Twitter users whose recent tweets contained "#CES2022", or who were replied to or mentioned in those tweets, taken from a data set limited to a maximum of 18,000 tweets. The network was obtained from Twitter on Monday, 03 January 2022 at 21:39 UTC. The tweets in the network were tweeted over the 1-day, 4-hour, 48-minute period from Sunday, 02 January 2022 at 15:45 UTC to Monday, 03 January 2022 at 20:34 UTC. Additional tweets that were mentioned in this data set were also collected from prior time periods. These tweets may expand the complete time period of the data.

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 100 most popular things everyone bought this year

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Here's everything our readers were most obsessed with in 2019. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. As we head into the new year, we think it's fun to look at all the wonderful products that we bought in 2019. This year brought some incredible releases like Disney, Apple AirPods Pro, and the all-new Kindle--and honestly, some of these things were apart of what really make the year great. So we decided to roundup 100 of the most popular products that people bought over and over again. Whether it was a massive sale (looking at you Black Friday) or one of the hottest product people couldn't stop talking about (*cough* weighted blankets *cough*), our readers found something that caught their eyes. From robot vacuums to wireless headphones to streaming services, these are the most popular products that people couldn't stop buying in 2019. Everyone become obsessed with Disney in 2019. Although it was just released in November, the new streaming service Disney became the most popular product of the year. With it came nostalgia for the Disney classics, new original shows and movies, and plenty of Baby Yoda content. Seriously, if you're a fan of Marvel, Disney Princesses, Star Wars, Pixar, and all things Disney, you might want to consider following suit and getting a subscription for yourself. We still love the tried-and-true Instant Pot Duo. It's no surprise here--our readers were all about that Instant Pot life this year. The Duo 6 Quart, a.k.a. the most popular model out there, was far and away the biggest seller this year, and in no small part because of the deals that ran on it during Prime Day and Black Friday, respectively. If you were one of the lucky ducks who nabbed it when it was just $50, good on you. But you can still get it for a pretty good price right now, too. Nobody really wants to vacuum, but they also don't want to spend a fortune on a robot vacuum to do their dirty work. That's why the Eufy 11S was so popular this year. It's the best affordable robot vacuum we've ever tested because it balances great cleaning powering and a reasonable price. Our readers loved scooping it up--especially when it was on sale as it is right now.

The 10 Best Gadgets of the 2010s

TIME - Tech

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.

Six Inevitable Technologies and the Milestones They Unlock - InformationWeek


If we were to go back 50 years in time and demonstrate modern technology to someone, it might appear indistinguishable from magic. To have within the palm of your hand one device that you can use to send instant messages, read books, pay bills, make movies, and even find love would seem unimaginable. Yet this reality has all been made possible by key breakthrough technologies that were revolutionary -- and, some might argue, inevitable. Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired magazine, once observed that grand-scale technologies are predictable because they have an inherent direction. He uses the analogy of gravity.

The best wireless TV headphones


When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Wireless TV headphones allow you to enjoy TV shows, movies, and video games without disturbing people around you. After spending dozens of hours researching the available options and testing 20 systems, we're confident that the Sennheiser RS 165 is the best one available today. It's easy to set up, sounds much better than the competition, and produces almost no latency between the audio and video (a major problem with many systems). The Sennheiser RS 165 is the best-sounding wireless TV headphone system we tested, and unlike with most of the competition, we didn't detect any noticeable delay between audio and the video we watched, making for the best experience. The lightweight headphones are comfortable to wear, easy to charge, and easy to add to most existing TVs or home theater setups. The rechargeable batteries last long enough to make it through several movies. This system's price has come down a fair amount since we first tested it, which makes it easier to recommend as our top pick.

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.