The Smart Scene

The Smart Scene

Author: Julie Saltmarsh

Publisher: Tempus

Published: 2007-04

Total Pages: 128

ISBN-13: 9780752442181

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Introduced in 1998, the Smart car has revolutionised our cities. Over one million Smarts have left the factory and the car itself has been a global success. Introduced in the UK in 2000, there are now over 50,000 Smarts in the UK. This book looks at the impact of the Smart car in the UK, and of its history and genesis beforehand.


Army RD & A.

Army RD & A.

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Publisher:

Published: 1995

Total Pages: 376

ISBN-13:

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Professional publication of the RD & A community.


World Of 5g, The (In 5 Volumes)

World Of 5g, The (In 5 Volumes)

Author:

Publisher: World Scientific

Published: 2022-04-07

Total Pages: 736

ISBN-13: 9811250197

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5G is becoming a critically important supporting technology for industrial evolvement.The World of 5G series consists of five salient volumes — Internet of Everything, Intelligent Manufacturing, Intelligent Home, Intelligent Transportation, and Intelligent Medicine.Aim to capture new opportunities brought by 5G, this compendium set focuses on the key technologies, requirements, users' experiences, industry applications, and industrial reforms from the perspective of experts, and comprehensively introduces the related knowledge of 5G.These reference volumes inform readers the essences of 5G, potential changes to the development of public life and society brought by 5G, as well as the potential security and risks such as the legal, moral and ethical aspects.The set also prominently reflects the latest business status in different industrial and social fields, and the great changes that follow.


The Smart Wife

The Smart Wife

Author: Yolande Strengers

Publisher: MIT Press

Published: 2021-08-31

Total Pages: 317

ISBN-13: 026254279X

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The life and times of the Smart Wife--feminized digital assistants who are friendly and sometimes flirty, occasionally glitchy but perpetually available. Meet the Smart Wife--at your service, an eclectic collection of feminized AI, robotic, and smart devices. This digital assistant is friendly and sometimes flirty, docile and efficient, occasionally glitchy but perpetually available. She might go by Siri, or Alexa, or inhabit Google Home. She can keep us company, order groceries, vacuum the floor, turn out the lights. A Japanese digital voice assistant--a virtual anime hologram named Hikari Azuma--sends her "master" helpful messages during the day; an American sexbot named Roxxxy takes on other kinds of household chores. In The Smart Wife, Yolande Strengers and Jenny Kennedy examine the emergence of digital devices that carry out "wifework"--domestic responsibilities that have traditionally fallen to (human) wives. They show that the principal prototype for these virtual helpers--designed in male-dominated industries--is the 1950s housewife: white, middle class, heteronormative, and nurturing, with a spick-and-span home. It's time, they say, to give the Smart Wife a reboot. What's wrong with preferring domestic assistants with feminine personalities? We like our assistants to conform to gender stereotypes--so what? For one thing, Strengers and Kennedy remind us, the design of gendered devices re-inscribes those outdated and unfounded stereotypes. Advanced technology is taking us backwards on gender equity. Strengers and Kennedy offer a Smart Wife "manifesta," proposing a rebooted Smart Wife that would promote a revaluing of femininity in society in all her glorious diversity.


Smart Cities for Technological and Social Innovation

Smart Cities for Technological and Social Innovation

Author: Hyung Min Kim

Publisher: Academic Press

Published: 2020-09-21

Total Pages: 334

ISBN-13: 0128188871

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Smart Cities for Technological and Social Innovation establishes a key theoretical framework to understand the implementation and development of smart cities as innovation drivers, in terms of lasting impacts on productivity, livability and sustainability of specific initiatives. This framework is based on empirical analysis of 12 case studies, including pioneer projects from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and more. It explores how successful smart cities initiatives nurture both technological and social innovation using a combination of regulatory governance and private agency. Typologies of smart city-making approaches are explored in depth. Integrative analysis identifies key success factors in establishing innovation relating to the effectiveness of social systems, institutional thickness, governance, the role of human capital, and streamlining funding of urban development projects. Cases from a range of geographies, scales, social and economic contexts Explores how smart cities can promote technological and social innovation in terms of direct impacts on livability, productivity and sustainability Establishes an integrative framework based on empirical evidence to develop more innovative smart city initiatives Investigates the role of governments in coordinating, fostering and guiding innovations resulting from smart city developments Interrogates the policies and governance structures which have been effective in supporting the development and deployment of smart cities


Design, User Experience, and Usability. Case Studies in Public and Personal Interactive Systems

Design, User Experience, and Usability. Case Studies in Public and Personal Interactive Systems

Author: Aaron Marcus

Publisher: Springer Nature

Published: 2020-07-10

Total Pages: 715

ISBN-13: 3030497577

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Design, User Experience, and Usability, DUXU 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020, in Copenhagen, Denmark, in July 2020. The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From a total of 6326 submissions, a total of 1439 papers and 238 posters has been accepted for publication in the HCII 2020 proceedings. The 51 papers included in this volume were organized in topical sections on interactions in public, urban and rural contexts; UX design for health and well-being; DUXU for creativity, learning and collaboration; DUXU for culture and tourism.


Flash 5 Bible

Flash 5 Bible

Author: Robert Reinhardt

Publisher: Wiley

Published: 2001-03-01

Total Pages: 1352

ISBN-13: 9780764535154

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Enhanced and revised edition of the bestseller! 100% of what you need to know to learn and master the latest version of Macromedia Flash. Includes a CD-ROM packed with files from the book and valuable tryouts.