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Big data on wheels: Google vs. Uber in the driverless revolution

December 23, 2016 by Daniel Matthews

Google looks set to challenge Uber for the position of top tech company to do two things: advance the use of driverless car technology, and offer a ride-sharing service.[read more]


Top 5 Posts on SmartData Collective [August]

September 1, 2016 by Patrick Sutton

SmartData Collective is about bringing together the brightest minds in Big Data and Analytics. Our goal is to offer a platform to share ideas, experiences, and skills with a community that shares that passion. We receive dozens of contributions from the best in the industry every day. To make sure you didn't miss out, here's a look at...[read more]


How listening to our cars will improve the driving experience

August 21, 2016 by Mahbubul Alam

Smart technology is already being used in cars, but we're just at the very beginning.  It’s a given that Over-the-Air  (OTA) software updates for both drivers and automotive OEMs will be an integral part of new cars. The total vehicles predicted to have OTA map updates for example will exceed 32 million by 2022.  New code...[read more]


Call for Contributors

July 5, 2016 by Patrick Sutton

Did you know that you can contribute to SmartData Collective? That’s right, SDC has an open call for contributors and is looking for new voices to join our community. What does it mean to be a contributor? A SmartData Collective contributor provides content to be published on the site. That can be original writing produced exclusively...[read more]

The General Data Protection Regulation in a nutshell

March 22, 2016 by Zygimantas Jacikevicius

After more than three years of discussion the EU General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR framework has been finally agreed on. The main intent of the GDPR is to give individuals more control over their personal data, impose stricter rules to companies handling it and make sure companies embrace new technology to process the influx of data produced.[read more]


Robot Shoe Factory a New Trend of the Future?

February 8, 2016 by Brigg Patten

Factories filled with computerized robots may still sound futuristic, but major companies are starting to incorporate them into their production processes. Below introduces how robots and related technologies are impacting industrial production trends.[read more]


72% of People Aren’t Familiar with Hosted VoIP

January 4, 2016 by Josh Rose

VoIP is the concept of using the internet and cloud based servers to place calls instead of using traditional pbx boxes and phone cables. A universally understood example being Skype which allows you to video or audio call anyone around the world over the internet for free.[read more]


Big Data in the Sports Industry

December 23, 2015 by Trisha Miller

Professional athletes everywhere are being asked to wear tech that will track their every move and download patterns of their stats. Will this help to improve the game or could the usage of big data destroy sports as we know it?[read more]


Beer Brands Look to Big Data for Insights

December 15, 2015 by Jessica Oaks

To ensure that your brew is the one the next customer buys, you have to know the customer. Not just who he is and what he wants but also where he is and what he reads and when he buys and a host of other data points. Only then is real competition possible.[read more]


Is Big Data Winning or Losing?

December 9, 2015 by Josh Rose

Big data is now used everywhere. AT&T has a database of 312 terabytes, the NSA use 30 million gigabytes a day and Facebook user share 30 billion pieces of content daily. There is big money and big opportunity in big data. Huge scale tools are being created all the time to benefit our existence and to make our lives easier. However these tools can sometimes be easier to cheat than other systems.[read more]

Technology Will Translate Brain Signals into Actions for Brain Injury Patients

December 1, 2015 by Waqar Hassan

Technological improvements have been made in medical equipment to somehow make these quadriplegic patients feel normal. The most recent steps have been most satisfying not only for the doctors, scientists and engineers working on this technology but also for the patients of sever spinal cord and brain injuries.[read more]


Big Data and Mobile Gaming

February 20, 2015 by Jessica Oaks

Mobile gaming.

Electronic gaming as a whole is now valued at more than 90 billion dollars and the mobile gaming segment is poised to overtake the console industry in the worldwide market as soon as this year. Clearly this is a time of big changes in the gaming sphere. Mobile gaming is blowing up, games are cheap and plentiful, and in many ways there has never been a better time to be a player.[read more]

Value of Data Set to Reshape Boardroom Priorities

February 9, 2015 by Keith Tully

Big data.

A few years ago the idea of having a dedicated CDO appointed at board level might have seemed unnecessary and even a little far-fetched but if current trends continue, such appointments will surely become absolutely commonplace. Certainly, the pressure on businesses and organisations to do more with their data is unlikely to let up any time soon and dedicated leadership in the field will surely give enterprises of any scale a better chance of realising the potential benefits that big data can bring.[read more]

Celebrating the Philae Landing [INFOGRAPHIC]

November 22, 2014 by Peter James Thomas

How much did Philae cost us?

We landed on a comet and will – fingers crossed – begin to understand more about the formation of the Solar System and potentially Life on Earth itself as a result. Whether or not you think that is good value for money probably depends mostly on what sort of person you are.[read more]

China's "Great Firewall" Targets Cloud Services

November 19, 2014 by Sean Shado Shado

A plethora of websites including a popular content distribution network is currently inaccessible inside of China. reports that EdgeCast's Content Delivery Network has been blocked from China for the past day. EdgeCast officially recognized the Chinese ban by releasing a statement on its website.[read more]