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Added 29 October, 2017

The future of work could soon see the ability for manufacturing blue-collar workers to carry out tasks remotely by wirelessly controlling machines in their real-life factory space. Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a system that uses an Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset and...

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Added 29 October, 2017

Exterion Media has launched London's first fleet of digitally "wrapped" geo-targeted buses with Google onboard as the first brand to use the ad tech. Each bus carries a digital screen on its side. The techology allows brands to run imagery and copy that is pertinent to the locations of the buses, for instance according to nearby shops or London...

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Added 29 October, 2017

Think an eticket is cutting edge? How about using a biometric implant? Recently, companies have been experimenting with novel ways to pay, such as a credit card that uses biometric fingerprinting and cashless payment methods. Now, state-owned Swedish rail operator SJ is the first travel company in the world to allow passengers to use a...

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Added 28 October, 2017

Deutsche Post, a DHL group, has been chosen as test site for delivery robot that would accompany mail deliverers on their routes, PostBOT. This smart robot is a self-propelled electric robot that carries all mail items. PostBot is able to carry up to 6 post trays, releasing carriers from that heavy loads, at the same time, it also frees up the...

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Added 25 October, 2017

Live events are extremely popular at the moment. Now digital apps are following this trend. HQ isn't like you're typical trivia game where you can play whenever you want. With HQ, gameplay is live and takes place twice a day. "It's a way to give people a chance to have fun, maybe win, maybe learn something new," Vine cofounder Rus Yusupov told...

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Added 24 October, 2017

Sweden already leads the world in using noncash methods of payment and, according to a new study, could well become the world's first cashless society in just five years from now. Last year, only a meager 1 percent of the value of all payments was made using coins or notes in Sweden. The smooth transition toward a totally cashless society could...

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Added 23 October, 2017

A self-driving software company owned by General Motors, will start testing in New York in early 2018. Autonomous vehicles are already navigating the verdant hills of Pittsburgh and the pitched avenues of San Francisco. They may soon be tested by the chaos of Manhattan, where pedestrians, taxis, buses and bikes embark daily on an eternal quest...

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Added 23 October, 2017

Following the formation of a partnership with US firm Wright Electric, UK airline EasyJet are developing a battery-propelled aircraft capable of flights under two hours. This would mean the electric planes would be ideal for short-haul journeys such as London to Amsterdam, or Paris to Edinburgh. “For the first time in my career I can envisage a...

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Added 22 October, 2017

Seems like there are fitness tracking wearables for everything these days, so it's totally on-trend that there should be a "Fitbit for baby kicks." How many kicks should moms-to-be feel every day? The answer is still a mystery as we rely on individual perceptions. However, these micro-movements can be informative if tracked in the correct...

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Added 20 October, 2017

Dubai Land Department (DLD) has created a Blockchain system using a smart and secure database that records all real estate contracts, and links them with the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), the telecommunications system, and various property related bills. The blockchain-powered real estate platform allows tenants to make...