"Vacuum Tube Train: A 4,000-mph magnetically levitated train could allow you to have lunch in Manhattan and still get to London in time for the theater, despite the 5-hour time difference. It’s not impossible: Norway has studied neutrally buoyant tunnels (concluding that they’re feasible, though expensive), and Shanghai is running maglev trains to its airport. But supersonic speeds require another critical step: eliminating the air—and therefore air friction—from the train’s path.
The day when your washer emails to say your clothes are clean and your basement tweets when it’s flooding is closer than we thought, and it doesn’t look at all as expected. Instead of multiple connected appliances, such a system relies on a tiny WiFi-connected box called Twine. Twine's functionality is "programmed" through a website that allows users to compose action rules in plain English. One might, for example, compose the rule, "WHEN moisture sensor gets wet THEN tweet, 'The basement is flooding!'" Programming the device is about as difficult as playing Mad Libs. Options are endless.
first image tesco homeplus opened a virtual grocery store in a south korea subway station, where users shop by scanning QR codes on their smartphones in a campaign designed by the seoul branch of advertising agency cheil , tesco homeplus supermarket opened last fall a virtual grocery store in a south korea subway station, permitting users to shop using their smartphones. a large, wall-length billboard was installed in the station, designed to look like a series of supermarket shelves and displaying images and prices of a range of common products. each sign also includes a QR code. users scan the code of any product they would like to purchase, thereby adding it to their online shopping cart. after the web transaction is completed, the products are delivered to the user's home within the day. the strategy makes productive use of commuters' waiting time, while simultaneously saving shoppers time spent going to the supermarket.
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Here’s a list of 9 ways you can modify your body to be even more useful, from bionic implants to portable power generators. 1. RFID Chips – A nice and easy way to start out with body hacking is to implant an RFID chip into you. An RFID chip is just a passive antenna that’s pre-configured to transmit a specific code when it’s brought near an RFID reader. Generally, RFID is used as a key of sorts; so for example, you can set up your computer or your phone to unlock only when you pick them up.
Skiff Reader: The Ultimate E-Reader Skiff Reader: The Ultimate E-Reader | If you bought an Amazon Kindle DX in 2009, prepare for a heavy dose of buyer’s remorse. The Skiff Reader has overtaken the Amazon Kindle DX as the largest e-reader on the market, but its size isn’t what makes the Skiff so special. The Skiff Reader brings two new technologies to the large-scale e-reader market: a touchscreen e-ink display and “silicon thin-film-transistors on a flexible steel substrate”. The Skiff Reader pushes the e-reader standard by featuring a full touchscreen display spanning 11.5-inches.