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  • An Italian company has developed an autonomous robot which is designed to help users carry cargo, such as groceries and complete other mundane chores. Italian company Vespa, better known for producing scooters, has opened a Boston-based division called 'Piaggio Fast Forward' in order to focus on the future of mobility.

  • Blockchain might not be something you've heard of before, but leading governments around the world have certainly taken notice. It's a technology that could revolutionize the way organizations are run. The hidden value of bitcoin, the digital crypto-currency platform, lies in the technology that verifies and tracks transactions by network nodes that record the information in a public distributed ledger called the blockchain, which uses bitcoin as its unit of account. It works without a central repository or single administrator, and many governments have announced plans to adopt the technology to keep track of transactions and simplify processes.

  • During a media and analysis briefing ahead of Mobile World Congress 2018, which will be held in Barcelona, Chinese ICT solutions provider Huawei emphasized the importance of all industries to work together and go beyond traditional boundaries to achieve a fully-connected, intelligent world.

  • US tech giants Microsoft have revealed that its virtual assistant will help you remember and ensure you never forget to do anything you promised you would do!  Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana can now hold people to their promises, well in an e-mail capacity that is!

  • The Road Transport Authority (RTA) has confirmed that it has commenced trials on 'smart license' plates in Dubai. The Authority has embarked upon a number of highly ambitious and unique transportation projects in the last few years such as autonomous buses and flying taxis. This latest project involving 'smart license' plates is part of Dubai Smart City initiative.

  • Tata Communications and Skylab, a Singapore-based technology solutions provider, recently announced a partnership to help more enterprises adopt the Internet of Things (IoT). Skylab provides advanced data harvesting, processing and delivery solutions to its customers over a scalable platform called Data Logistics Cloud (DLC). Skylab has chosen Tata Communications as its cloud partner to ensure high levels of flexibility and reliability for customers through Tata Communications’ IZO Cloud Enablement Platform and leading global network and partnerships.

  • Smart Cities World Forums organized the 2nd edition of its annual conference under the theme “Building the SMART Future” on December 11th, 2018 at the Meydan Hotel, Dubai, UAE.