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Building Smart Cities in Pakistan

Building Smart Cities in Pakistan

There is a pressing need to deploy new technologies for city governments for better management of urban centers. The concept of a “Smart City” is a relatively new one in the realm of modern day urban development and is being adopted by …Continue reading

Developers of App Allowing Remote Control of Vehicle Operations Win Seed Funding

The developers of a smartphone application allowing remote control of various vehicle operations including locking and unlocking it and turning it on and off have secured seed funding of $150,000 from a local corporation. The application developed by Car Chabi, an Internet …Continue reading

Orient Electronics Acquires Startup That Developed Remote Control for Electrical Appliances

A Pakistani startup that developed a smartphone application enabling users to control electrical appliances at their home or workplace remotely from across the globe using wi-fi internet has been acquired by Orient Electronics. The acquisition was announced in a press statement issued …Continue reading

Connecting the Unconnected

A spotlight on Pakistan’s telecom sector in the backdrop of smart cities. With a teledensity of 71 percent, 133 million mobile subscribers and 31.8 million mobile broadband (MBB) subscribers, Pakistan ranks sixth in the top ten smartphone markets for growth potential. This …Continue reading

Building the Cities of Tomorrow

Before smart cities initiatives, the government needs to prepare for the Internet of Things (IoT) implementation. Change is the only constant if you look at history. For example, the first industrial revolution was fueled by steam power that created a big boom …Continue reading

Lahore Cleans up Its Act

A smart city promises quality of life to its residents by effectively and efficiently managing its solid waste. Efficient management of waste—one of the most important byproducts of an urban lifestyle—is an essential element when we talk about smart cities. With growing …Continue reading

Social Media and Big Data in Politics

Growing role of social media and technology in Pakistani politics. All politics is local,” the former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Tip O’Neill is usually credited with this particular catchphrase. However, this is a universal principle when it comes …Continue reading

Snapping a Picture to Connect to a Printer or Other Device

Researchers are exploring how the camera on your smartphone could make it quick and simple to connect to smart gadgets like printers and projectors. That’s the plan behind a research project called Snap-To-It, created by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and two …Continue reading

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