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Tech is key in the fight against climate change, says IPCC report

Technology together with suitable measures are essential to meet climate targets.
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Safety & security

Protecting water and other utilities from cyber attacks

In August 2022, a criminal cyber-attack on a UK water company saw hackers gain access to customer banking details. But cyber attacks can also target operational technology (OT).
Digital transformation

Measuring the sound quality of TV sets

A new IEC Standard specifies acoustical measurement methods for TV sets, monitors with built-in loudspeakers and other audio devices, such as flat-panel loudspeakers.
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Mapping smart city standards

Yongchao Gao of the IEC Systems Committee for Smart cities explains the benefits mapping smart city standards.
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IEC 61156-1:2023 RLV
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