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British football fans agree on very few things: how much everyone likes Jimmy Bullard, Arséne Wenger's need to buy a proper centre-half and how painful it is to be dragged out shopping just before kickoff on Saturday. It's those sympathetic and forward-thinking people at Sky who have the...

August 31st 2011 at 2:55am 0 Comments
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Familiar with this scenario? You put off grocery shopping until the weekend, curse your way through the irate Sunday morning hordes, and then schlep your food all the way home only to realize you forgot to buy dish soap and use those coupons. Good thing, then, that SK Telecom is trialing a new se...

July 27th 2011 at 8:03pm 0 Comments
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As marketers continue to search for (and exploit) places in which you'd never think to find an ad, it makes sense to scroll a few plugs through an item that the vast majority of us spend at least a few hours per week touching. That item, dear friends, is the handle of the tried and true shopping ca...

November 16th 2007 at 2:43am 0 Comments
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At this point we've seen so many variations on the "smart shopping cart" concept bubble up and fail we're pretty jaded, but the latest version, from Electronic Data Systems, seems like it almost maybe has a chance. Unlike previous concepts, the EDS model is built around the humble bar code: swiping...

October 11th 2007 at 5:14am 0 Comments
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Those looking to raise a little high-tech ruckus at the shopping mall may want to head over to Instructables, which now has step-by-step instructions for remotely manipulating the locking mechanism increasingly being used on shopping carts. Dubbed the EMP shopping cart locker, the elaborate device...

July 2nd 2007 at 3:57pm 0 Comments
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If you're scouting out colleges to showcase your robot crafting skills, make sure the University of Florida is given some very strong consideration. Fresh off of a second straight victory at the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition, the kids in Gainesville are flaunting another robotic creatio...

August 11th 2006 at 10:15pm 0 Comments