09/23/2011, The phrase to “reinvent the wheel” has often been used in negative terms, usually to refer to the creation of something needless or pointless, but in the case of Ron Arad, that is what he has literally done with this bike design, which by all accounts looks like your typical bike with the exception being that the wheels are made out of steel.
09/23/2011, Whenever there’s a major holiday, like Christmas or New Years and everyone is packed into one location, with well wishes being sent back and forth, it’s only natural that the mobile networks will start to experience some strain, and it does not look to be any different for the upcoming London Olympics 2012.
08/09/2011, There is a new Google Group known as “London Riots Facial Recognition” which has appeared after the bloody riots hit London the past few days. Don’t worry, this group is not going to loot your online bank account, but rather, it intends to take advantage of facial recognition technologies in order to root out all the looters (where possible, of course) who have the “luxury” of appearing in online photos.
08/09/2011, If you have been following the news regarding the London riots, you’re probably aware that RIM has offered to help the London police by giving them the names of the people who were using BBM during the riots, which helped to organize groups of looters. Well apparently some are not happy that RIM has plans to work with the authorities and have responded by hacking RIM’s website and leaving them […]
08/05/2011, If you wish that you lived in a wired community, then I would say that the city of London might soon be on your list. London’s mayor, Boris Johnson is currently mulling over the decision to include Wi-Fi connectivity in the city’s buses, where this move would be but a logical extension of current plans to install Wi-Fi networks into more than 100 Tube stations and bus stops – all […]
08/02/2011, If you’re living in the UK, it appears that Virgin Media is considering providing free WiFi in the metropolitan area. It seems that their reasons behind this is because their cable network tends to be idle during the day as it is not used as their customers are at work.
07/22/2011, For those who travel frequently on airplanes, you may have realized that airport security is starting to get tighter, and while some of the practices conducted by airport security personnel may be questionable, the fact of the matter is that security is extremely important. Now it appears that starting from September, passengers who go through London’s Heathrow airport terminals one and five will have their faces scanned before they board […]
07/01/2011, If you read the title and you thought that it’s an ATM made out of gold, you would be wrong. It’s actually an ATM that dispenses gold! The ATM was recently installed at Westfield shopping centre in London and it will be the first gold-dispensing ATM in UK, although we’re not sure how often people actually need to make gold withdrawals.
06/28/2011, Have you ever been to a new restaurant, and you have no idea what to order? Everything sounds so tempting but since this is your first time, you want to order the right dish or it will completely ruin your night. Sometimes no matter how well the food is described, when it arrives on to your plate, it’s just completely different from what you’ve imagined or from the menu, and […]
05/03/2011, As part of a new advertising campaign by Vodafone, over 500 branded taxis are going to be equipped with mobile phone chargers. This means that folks on the go now have another source of power to charge their batteries just in case they’ll be out for the whole day. In addition to being able to charge their devices, taxi customers will also be able to pay for their fares in […]
04/01/2011, There were initial whispers of introducing cell phone coverage throughout the entire London Underground by the time the 2012 summer Olympics roll around, but it seems as though those fine intentions will have to be squashed simply because the Tube’s antiquated network of narrow tunnels have proved to be too much of a challenge to connect in time. All four of Britain’s operators have actually been working with Chinese telecoms […]
01/31/2011, If you walk into the Luton Airport in London today, and are lining up to get through security, don’t be alarmed if you feel like you’ve stepped into some 90s sci-fi film. Luton Airport has decided to enlist the help of two holographic staff to brief you on proper travel procedure. The holographic staff, aptly named Holly and Graham were chosen because they were attention grabbing (how often do you […]
10/29/2010, Charing Cross will be the first tube to offer Wi-Fi connectivity to the masses, marking a new milestone after numerous attempts in the past to get the tube connected. BT just made this announcement, where a 6-month trial will bring Wi-Fi connectivity to the ticket hall and both the Bakerloo and Northern line platforms. It will be made free for BT broadband customers as well as mobile users with free […]
05/18/2010, Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, has boldly promised that “every lampost and every bus stop will one day very soon, and before the 2012 Olympics, be Wi-Fi enabled.” This bold boast was announced at a Google Zeitgeist event held in Hertfordshire, with Johnson further adding that London could very well soon be the technology capital of the world – hmmm, we have our reservations concerning that. In order to bring […]