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11.05.18
A powerful laser 'porch light' could let aliens know where we are
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A powerful laser 'porch light' could let aliens know where we are

The ultimate “we out here” would be detectable 20,000 light years away.

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05.11.18
How child-security apps lengthen the reach of parents
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How child-security apps lengthen the reach of parents

Thanks to technology, there's a middle ground between helicopter parenting and hands-off parenting.

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12.15.16
Uber's Beacon is a colorful light to guide you to the right ride
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Uber's Beacon is a colorful light to guide you to the right ride

It's currently being trialed in Miami, Denver and Nashville in the US and Newcastle in the UK.

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11.10.16
Garmin fitness trackers now have Strava's safety system
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Garmin fitness trackers now have Strava's safety system

When you're on a run or hike, use Beacon to update friends on your location in real-time.

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08.04.16
Strava's safety 'Beacon' shows friends where you're training
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Strava's safety 'Beacon' shows friends where you're training

Premium subscribers can let up to three contacts monitor their running or biking.

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08.06.15
Target launches Bluetooth beacon pilot program in 50 stores
08.06.15

Target launches Bluetooth beacon pilot program in 50 stores

Bluetooth beacons are already helping London's visually-impaired subway riders navigate the Tubes,...

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03.17.15
Folding electric bike talks to all your other smart devices
03.17.15

Folding electric bike talks to all your other smart devices

While there's no shortage of smart bikes, they still have limits: many rely chiefly on pedal power...

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03.06.15
Bluetooth beacons are helping the blind navigate London's Tube
03.06.15

Bluetooth beacons are helping the blind navigate London's Tube

London's Underground network can feel like a maze for even the most seasoned traveller, especially...

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