According to a 2014 UN World Urbanization Prospects report, over 60 percent of the world will live in cities by 2050. That means cities will need to get smarter about managing resources and relationships to support growth. Enter “smart cities”.
Twitter’s highly anticipated Project Lightning has finally launched as Twitter Moments. Slightly reminiscent of Facebook Paper, Moments allows you to follow new stories emerging on Twitter. Though there’s no direct connection between Twitter Moments, Highlights and Trends for now, after using Twitter Moments you might find yourself wishing they will be connected in Twitter’s future .
Google’s services are easily accessible from nearly every OS. Because of this, you probably log into Gmail from plenty of devices: phones, laptops, tablets or TVs. Google keeps a log of all that activity including devices used to access Gmail, the IP address, state, and when the access was granted. Here’s how you can use this information access account activity, identify and (temporarily) protect yourself from any suspicious activity happening in your Gmail account.
I like to think of myself as a Hurricane veteran. Growing up in Miami – hurricane capital of the US – I slept through a lot of hurricanes, including Hurricane Andrew. So, when Hurricane Sandy planned a trip to NYC I rolled my eyes – until I heard that Sandy would bring friends.
After diligently preparing to be without power for at least a week, I waited for Sandy. When it became risky to watch from a window, I turned to the internet. Using a collection of sites and digital tools, I was able to get an amazing bird’s-eye and ground view of Hurricane Sandy. These sites are helpful resources for anyone affected by a storm and for support volunteers looking for ways to help.
For me, these sites were especially useful for staying aware of the state of the NYC and New Jersey after Sandy hit. These tools can and should be used in any emergency whether local, national, or international.