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New signage cuts down on bathroom wait times

New signage cuts down on bathroom wait times

| March 4, 2017

Everyone’s been there: the interminable bathroom line that snakes around concert venues, sport arenas, and other large gathering spaces. Tooshlights, a California-based startup, is hoping to cut down bathroom wait lines at public spots such as these by up to 50 percent, with a new LED sign system, reports Forbes. The idea is simple. The […]

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New air conditioning technology promises to reduce impact

New air conditioning technology promises to reduce impact

| December 4, 2014

Air conditioning is one of the coolest benefits of living in modern times. Yet the amount of energy it takes to cool a building is staggering — in the U.S., for example, 15 percent of the electricity used by buildings is dedicated to cooling them. A new, super-thin, mirror-like material developed by a Stanford University team […]

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Roger that: New high-tech walkie-talkies hop on BYOD trend

Roger that: New high-tech walkie-talkies hop on BYOD trend

| November 13, 2014

Forget corporate happy hours and company outings: BYOD is the latest way to connect with your colleagues. And the latest product to ride the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) wave is the Onyx, a wearable, hands-free, wireless device that connects with smartphones and allows instant communication with your coworkers. “You can think of it as […]

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Hilton hotel rooms will soon open by smartphone

Hilton hotel rooms will soon open by smartphone

| August 6, 2014

Smartphones have cut out the middleman in any number of transactions: ordering food delivery (try Seamless, and GrubHub); grocery shopping (check out FreshDirect’s app); and even booking doctor appointments (see ZocDoc). And now, Hilton will let its hotel guests check in and out, upgrade their rooms, and, eventually, unlock their rooms via their smartphones. Hilton, […]

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