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Amazon’s New Push for Same-Day Delivery Will Destroy Local Retail
Amazon has long enjoyed an unbeatable price advantage over its physical rivals. When I buy a $1,000 laptop from Wal-Mart, the company is required to...
Douglas Coupland-created 'V-Pole' may take high tech to the streets in Vancouver
To clear its streets of cellphone towers, parking meters, Wi-Fi terminals, streetlights and even community message boards, the city of Vancouver is pushing…
In London, group running network offers a Tube alternative for the commute home | Springwise
With an eye toward improving fitness and alleviating overcrowding on the city's public transportation system, Home Run organizes guided group runs at the end of the work day along popular bus and Tube routes.
Browser extension signs users into websites only when they approach a computer | Springwise
Ford has collaborated with ad agency Ogilvy Paris to produce Keyfree Login, a browser extension that uses the proximity of a selected cell phone as a key to login to websites.
City ‘i’s new phone booths
GOOD CALL: Hundreds of old phone booths will become Internet-wired with iPad-like “smart screens”. (NY Post: Chad Rachman)The public pay phone of the future looks like a gigantic iPad. The city pla…
Ten years later, telecenters are still not sustainable - ICTworks
In case you are wondering, telecenters are still not sustainable. A new research report, Public Access Computing in South Africa: Old Lessons and New Challenges, has this un-surprising conclusion: In 2001 Benjamin found that just over a third of the USAASA telecenters in South Africa reported basic profitability - with USAASA providing computers, furniture and other hardware - and that financial concern was a major cause to telecenter collapse (Benjamin, 2001). Ten years later, Attwood and…
Motorola’s Police Car Of The Future Is An Unpaid-Ticket-Sniffing Scofflaw Slayer
The 2012 Chevrolet Caprice PPV is a futuristic cop car with 4G communications and a Knight Rider-like voice interface. It also automatically scans every license plate in its line of vision for warrants and unpaid tickets.