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If Google Maps Lit Up On Your Handlebars
If Google Maps Lit Up On Your Handlebars

SmartHalo is a biking system for urban cyclists that provides intuitive navigation and automatic tracking

SmartHalo is a biking device designed for urban cyclists with a range of useful features including a military-grade locking system, intuitive navigation, automatic tracking, and powerful front light. The smart system has a minimalist design, with different sections of the black circle lighting up and changing color to communicate information to the cyclist.

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Pay for Google’s Almost Free Food with Just a Photo
Pay for Google’s Almost Free Food with Just a Photo

To show off its platform's searchability, Google Photos Food Truck rewarded participants who paid with prompted photo searches

Free food is always fantastic. This is why Google decided to offer pedestrians free munchies. However, Google wanted to add some fun by asking people to show photos of something specific in exchange; the photos serve as “payment” for the free food. And so, Google Photos, in collaboration with innovation studio Deeplocal, launched the Google Photos Food Truck challenge.

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To Promote Reading, A City Gifts Readers with Free Public Transportation
To Promote Reading, A City Gifts Readers with Free Public Transportation

Victor Miron's Travel By Book Initiative incentivized commuters in Cluj-Napoca to read a book to help the city's literacy levels

While every piece of information you need can be found on the Web, there’s still nothing like reading a book. In Cluj-Napoca, a city in Romania, an initiative called Travel By Book was launched to help promote and encourage public commuters to read a book while riding the bus, tram or trolley. If they do, their ride is free.

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Your Future Ford Might House a Living Room
Your Future Ford Might House a Living Room

The automotive leader patents a concept for autonomous cars with front seats that can face backward, opening up the cabin for work or play

Piggybacking on innovations in driverless cars, Ford has announced a patent application for a new passenger area featuring front seats that can turn to face backward. This gives the cabin a feel more similar to a family living room than the automobiles we’re used to riding in.

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Back, Middle or Front? Where to Sit on the Train for Quick Exits
Back, Middle or Front? Where to Sit on the Train for Quick Exits

Based on your GPS location, Citymapper tells you the train spot that will most quickly get you where you're going

Citymapper added a new feature to help optimize train travel. The application will give a suggestion of the best location on a train—the front, middle or back—to sit in based on where the passenger plans to disembark.

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Cars May Disappear From This Mexico City Road
Cars May Disappear From This Mexico City Road

Corredor Cultural Chapultepec is a pedestrian-only overpass that could forever change a road whose history dates back to 1532

Mexico City may soon host an innovative solution to both its traffic and pedestrian traffic with an elevated park and walkway located above the Avenida Chapultepec. The 0.8-mile walkway, Corredor Cultural Chapultepec, would form a structure similar to the upper deck of a two-level traffic bridge, and consist of a set of walkways, bike paths and parks.

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Time Your Way Through the Purgatory That Is JFK Airport
Time Your Way Through the Purgatory That Is JFK Airport

BLIP Systems' beacons will provide up-to-date wait times for baggage check, ticket lines, and taxis

Travelers in New York’s JFK airport with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth signals can now get up-to-the-minute updates via time stamps on beacons spaced throughout the facility. The beacons, installed by BLIP Systems, give and receive a two-way time stamp to help mitigate travel-related migraines.

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Your Wrist is Now a Master Translator
Your Wrist is Now a Master Translator

Featuring 44 of Google's 90 browser languages, Google Translate for Android Wear bridges the language divide for travelers

Google Translate has arrived for people with Android smart watches. Using the voice-to-text command, a wearer can say in their language what they’d like to communicate, choose another language, and hear their request as translated into that tongue, this from two paired languages of the user’s choosing. Digital readout on the wrist will provide the same words in written form to help with the exchange.

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45-Acre Solar Farm Powers Entire Airport
45-Acre Solar Farm Powers Entire Airport

Cochin International Airport expects elimination of 300,000 metric tons of carbon emissions over next 25 years

In a move that further serves to establish solar as the rising renewable energy source, the Indian state of Kerala has set up Cochin International Airport to receive power solely from a nearby solar farm.

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Mercedes Benz’ Semi-Autonomous Truck Responds to Globe’s Growing Freight Numbers
Mercedes Benz’ Semi-Autonomous Truck Responds to Globe’s Growing Freight Numbers

The Future Truck 2025 forecasts a less demanding long haul

Consumers have been watching news about driverless cars for a few years now, eagerly anticipating the road trip where everybody gets to stare out the windshield and watch the world go by. But no consumer has watched driverless tech as closely as shipping companies, for whom the arrival of a delivery truck with no driver will herald fundamental changes to the nature of their business. Which begs a relook at Mercedes Benz‘ Future Truck 2025 prototype.

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Keep Your Straps On with Quick-Access Backpack
Keep Your Straps On with Quick-Access Backpack

Perfect for those who love the outdoors, Paxis makes use of a swinging pod that docks at your midriff

It’s quite inconvenient to remove your backpack completely just to be able to rummage inside it. If you’re wearing a Paxis, however, this hassle will be a thing of history. Paxis was designed to allow any backpacker to have quick access to a backpack’s contents through the magic of ARC swing technology.

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Your Car Heads Up Display, Brought to You by Apple
Your Car Heads Up Display, Brought to You by Apple

If tech analyst Trip Chowdhry's predictions hold true, iWindshield may be coming to a car near you

Apple could soon enter the market with a new heads up display (HUD). According to tech analyst Trip Chowdry, the infotech giant might be putting many of the concepts used in Google Glass into a car windshield display that includes both car performance information and augmented reality like GPS .

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