SMART CITIES

'Smart cities' urged to look beyond rich, white men

[BARCELONA] A growing push to put cities on a digital path to a greener future risks excluding groups like the poorest, disabled and elderly, and will fail to benefit those people unless...

Wet market seafood online orders delivered to your doorstep, thankfully fresh

SINGAPORE - Seeing fewer customers at his family's wet market seafood store in Bukit Gombak, Sin Chwee Mini Market second-generation owner Jimmy Goh decided to swim with the tide and digitalise...

$40m kitty set up for 5G trials to fuel Singapore's goal of leading in digital economy

One of the key uses of 5G here is in smart port management, where an operator can remotely control driverless cranes and trucks.

PM Lee Hsien Loong cites three ingredients for success in Smart Nation vision

It is no secret that Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is a techie.

Physical stores tap tech for better shopping experience

Shoppers who dread waiting in line for a changing room or having to trawl through racks of clothes in a crowded store in Singapore to find what they want can take heart.

IMDA, Aussie trade agency in tie-up on smart estate solutions

As part of Singapore's ongoing efforts to realise its Smart Nation vision, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has partnered with Australia's trade and investment agency Austrade to...

SingPass app can soon be used as digital identity for some services

The manual task of keying in one's personal details when registering to visit a relative in hospital or buying a service at a roadshow may soon be a thing of the past when Singapore residents can...

Robots at your service: Your face is the room key in Alibaba’s futuristic FlyZoo Hotel

No one is manning the reception desk at Hangzhou's sleek FlyZoo Hotel - and that is completely normal.

Smart device to track your energy usage

Singapore's first smart public housing estate, Punggol Northshore, will be ready next year, complete with smart electrical distribution boards that track the energy usage.

NTU’s 3D-printing robot makes bathrooms nearly twice as fast and cheap

SINGAPORE - Bathrooms for housing units could one day be built more quickly and cheaply using 3D printing.