Connected Conservation expands globally in bid to save endangered wildlife

Technology that's dramatically reduced rhino poaching in a South African game reserve could be used to help other threatened species across the world, as conservationists look for new ways to stop poachers before they can reach wildlife. Dimension Data and Cisco first introduced its Connected Conversation effort in 2015, using a mixture of sensors, CCTV,…

Could this be the end for batteries? Scientists generate electric power from Wi-Fi

A flexible material that converts radio signals into usable electric current raises the prospect of a world without batteries. Scientists in the US developed the device, known as a “rectenna”, from a semiconductor just a few atoms thick. Wi-fi signals captured by an integrated antenna are transformed into a DC current suitable for electronic circuits.…

Ford’s brainy benches to offer free solar powered mobile charging and wi-fi

  Worrying about a flat smartphone battery could become a thing of the past, at least to those living in parts of London.  Ford and smart cities start-up Strawberry Energy are rolling out smart benches to offer pedestrians free solar-powered mobile charging and free wi-fi access while they sit and rest across the city. The collaboration…

The Digest: Spotify fans are cat people… and 4 other things people are talking about today

[nextpage title="Next"] Spotify fans are cat people, but Taylor Swift fans prefer dogs, data shows  | The Guardian "Maybe the row between Spotify and Taylor Swift is about more than streaming music royalties. Maybe it boils down to a deep disagreement over pets. That’s one (yes, ridiculous, but wait until you see the data) conclusion…