7 Ways Our Cities Will Change

Here’s what’s been catching our eye recently in tech, culture, and the space in between.

TEDCity2.0_slide_081413_AG• 7 Ways our Cities Will Change. Human-powered data. Floating favelas. World-class roads sidewalks. These are just the few of the many keys to the future that were recently laid out in the latest TED conference: TEDCity 2.0 (Gizmodo)

• Welcome, Staples. In a move that further pushes the Programmable World forward, Staples, the second-largest online retailer in the US, is poised to launch a connected-home system later this fall. (GigaOM)

How the Internet of Things Changes Everything. A very good read from James Manyika and Michael Chui. (Foreign Affairs)

• Mother Comes Pretty Close to Using Word “Streaming” Correctly. (The Onion)

My First 100 Days with Google Glass.  A great review by Joshua Merrill over at ReadWrite about what it’s actually like to live with Google Glass. (ReadWrite)


Wasn’t the 5S Supposed to be the Inexpensive Version? A gold iPhone 5S sold on eBay for a cool $10,000. Nope. Didn’t misread that. Seems like an awful lot to pay for a phone that’s not make out of unicorn horns and bald eagle feathers. (Business Insider)

Rise of the Machines. CNBC recently launched a special focusing on how the Programmable World is “profoundly transforming our lives – the way we travel, treat disease, and enjoy our homes.” In addition to showcasing the future of smart cities and smart cars, it dove into the world of smart homes by profiling SmartThings



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