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Vodafone debuts mobile charger and SMS payment in taxis

Vodafone has launched a new service that lets its customers charge their phones in the back of select London taxi cabs, and even pay cabbies via SMS. Vodafone has teamed up with Taxis in London for the SMS taxi payment scheme, to create their own branded ‘wrapped’ vehicles. 2000 ‘wrapped’ taxis are being introduced to the capital this week, riding on the nation’s renewed patriotic sentiment following the Royal Wedding, by adorning their taxi fleet with Union Jacks.

04/05/2011


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Heathrow express launches first iPhone train ticket

The first iPhone app enabling people to receive train tickets directly to their iPhone has launched in the UK. Heathrow Express has launched an app to allow passengers to purchase tickets and receive a barcode on their phone – saving time queuing up to collect paper tickets at the station.

It is the first such app to be launched in the UK. Together with mobile boarding passes which are now available some routes, smartphones are making it easier for travellers to get away without the need for bits of paper in their pockets.

21/01/2011  |  Full story...

Google’s ‘driverless’ cars complete US roadtrip- with a little help from humans

Google has developed cars that can drive themselves, testing seven such automobiles on 140,000 miles across the roads of America, in a move that could one day revolutionise the transport industry. Google said that the seven Google cars have driven 1,000 miles without any human intervention, apparently the 140,000 mile number includes occasional human control. These cars are a modified version of the Toyota Prius, and there is one Audi TT as well.

Google says it has gathered the best engineers from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Challenges, which have promoted autonomous-vehicle development. And the company is also quick to point out that safety has been the first priority in this project. The driver's seat is never unmanned, and a trained software operator sits the passenger seat to monitor the software.

11/10/2010

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Future of Search: Google boss sees ‘augmented humanity’

Google CEO Eric Schmidt has outlined his company's ideas for the future of search technology, where we are never lonely, never forget anything, never get lost, never run out of ideas, are never bored and never need to drive a car because it will drive itself. Speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, Schmidt outlined a vision of the future where computers will be able to suggest useful information based on past preferences, the location of the user and the time of day.

He said: "We are at one of those points in technology where something interesting is about to happen. We're building an augmented version of humanity - getting computers to help us do the things we are not very good at and have humans helping computers do the things they're not very good at."

04/10/2010

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UK government data: Open access for developers at data.gov.uk

The government is today launching data.gov.uk, a website it hopes will enable developers to create new applications by offering free access to data collected by public bodies. The site will offer reams of public sector data, ranging from traffic statistics to crime figures, for private or commercial use.

The target is to kickstart a new wave of services that find novel ways to make use of the information. World wide web founder Tim Berners-Lee, was hired by PM Gordon Brown in June 2009 to oversee the project.

22/21/2010

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Ford launches first ‘Twitter car’ with web apps

Ford has unveiled new technology that could allow drivers to use Twitter, stream online radio and search the web from behind the wheel.The technology, Called MyFord Touch, the system is powered by Ford's SYNC technology and has been designed with Microsoft. It was revealed last week by Ford's chief executive Alan Mulally at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Mulally said: 'We are bringing the internet to the car. All the applications you can get on mobile phones, we'll bring in the car. It will all be absolutely hands-free and voice activated – keeping the driver focused on the road'. Some of the applications promised by Mulally include Wi-Fi connectivity for up to five users in the car, text messages or tweets read aloud to drivers, and the ability to stream internet radio.

11/01/2010

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