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Inhabitat's Week in Green: dinosaur robots, a robotic bee and X-ray origami animals

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. This week researchers harnessed technology to reap groundbreaking discoveries in the natural world as Inhabitat reported that a team of Russian scientists revived a...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: dinosaur robots, a robotic bee and X-ray origami animals

SmartScreens begin rollout to NYC payphones, City24/7 and Cisco eying expansion to additional cities

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Slowly but surely, payphones around New York City are losing their innocence. As planned, City24/7 has started to convert seldom-used booths into LCD-equipped information kiosks, with so-called SmartScreens broadcasting "neighborhood news, current events and entertainment listings, local deals and specials." We're told that multiple mobile apps are being made...
SmartScreens begin rollout to NYC payphones, City24/7 and Cisco eying expansion to additional cities

NYC's Mayor Challenges Designers, Hardware Hackers, And Policy Buffs To Reinvent The Humble Payphone

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With cell phones as ubiquitous as they are (a recent report from the Pew Research Center purports that around 85% of American adults have one), it seems safe to say that the age of the pay phone is winding down. That said, they haven’t outlived their usefulness yet and now...
NYC's Mayor Challenges Designers, Hardware Hackers, And Policy Buffs To Reinvent The Humble Payphone

NYC Pay Phones Pivot To Become Information Hubs

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A project to turn 250 New York City phone booths into touchscreen sources of help and information has gone live. Superhero changing booths will never be the same. A plan to ransform 250 of New York's city phone booths into touchscreen information hubs begins today, following a succesful pilot....
NYC Pay Phones Pivot To Become Information Hubs

NYC Considering Installing Enormous Touchscreens Instead Of Pay Phones

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The Big Apple is looking into upgrading its existing pay phones, and a pilot study is underway that replaces everyone’s favorite anachronism with something a little more 21st-century: giant touchscreens. According the NY Post, the city will unveil 250 revamped phone booths next month that have been revamped with 32-inch...
NYC Considering Installing Enormous Touchscreens Instead Of Pay Phones
New York City announces six ambitious finalists in payphone design challenge

Hair Dryers Are Being Converted Into Superman's Worst Nightmare [DIY]

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A bunch of Danish students turned old hair dryers into mobile phone booths. They supposedly think that this is the perfect way to let people make private calls in public. I just plain think they're trying to ruin Superman. More »...
Hair Dryers Are Being Converted Into Superman's Worst Nightmare [DIY]

Gawker’s Ryan Tate On How You Can Do 20 Percent Time Better Than The GOOG

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Mr. Tate After years of reading Ryan Tate's piercing coverage on the free time and foibles of Silicon Valley's demigods at Gawker, Betabeat finally had the pleasure of making his acquaintance the other night. Spoiler alert: He might be the nicest dude in tech blogging, despite what the press releases...
Gawker’s Ryan Tate On How You Can Do 20 Percent Time Better Than The GOOG

Touchscreen Guides Are Coming to 250 More Phone Booths Across NYC

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(Photo: City 24×7) A few months ago, City 24×7 teamed up with the city of New York to create touchscreen neighborhood directories in phone booths across the city. Today, in partnership with Cisco, the company announced that it’s rolling out the high tech public communications systems to 250 more phone...
Touchscreen Guides Are Coming to 250 More Phone Booths Across NYC

NYC Phone Booths Get a Touchscreen Upgrade

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A city phone booth gets a makeover (youtube.com) Unless your cell phone died or you're dialing up your drug dealer from some wanton, low-lit intersection, you probably haven't stepped inside a phone booth since before the new millennium. But that could change with the planned technological revamp of city phone...
NYC Phone Booths Get a Touchscreen Upgrade

New York City replaces 250 public pay phones with iPad-like screens

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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the humble phone booth took on renewed importance as cut-off New Yorkers used pay phones to connect with each other in an emergency. Now, this quaint but reliable form of public technology is getting a major facelift. Starting today, New York City is officially...
New York City replaces 250 public pay phones with iPad-like screens

NYC phone booths to get second lives as slate stalls

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Believe it or not, but there are still hundreds, nay, thousands of phone booths out there on the streets of New York City. Obviously, in the age of the ubiquitous smartphone, most of them go untouched -- though, usually that has more to do with some mysterious substance covering the...
NYC phone booths to get second lives as slate stalls

Engadget Podcast 289 - 04.13.2012

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The Real Engadget Podcast: New York City: It's when bloggers stop being polite, and start getting real, which for these Engadget Podcasters means talking to their pets and talking to their beers, with a stiff dose of tech talk up top that can't be out-realed.Host: Brian HeaterGuests: Michael Gorman,...
Engadget Podcast 289 - 04.13.2012

Spectrum Interactive brings WiFi hotspots to London's phone boxes

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London's red telephone boxes are iconic, sure, but just how relevant can they be in this century? Spectrum Interactive has a solution that both ensures their preservation and provides customers in search of internet a free ticket online. The company has converted some 1,800 pay phones throughout London into...
Spectrum Interactive brings WiFi hotspots to London's phone boxes

In Other News, AOL’s Stock is Actually Way Up

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OMG! Instagram and Facebook! Everybody freak out! Here’s a different piece of news that would be significant, were it not overshadowed by today’s big tech darling news: AOL’s stock is up by almost 50%. This morning, AOL sold around $1 billion worth of patents to Microsoft, and Wall St. seemed...
In Other News, AOL’s Stock is Actually Way Up
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