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Added 20 July, 2019

When was the last time you did nothing, really did nothing? Not absently scroll through your phone, or watch some escapist reality TV, we mean really sit down without any other distractions and just … be. In a digital world that seemingly never sleeps, even when we think we are doing nothing, most of the time, we are doing something. But the...

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Added 17 July, 2019

Toronto's Le Dolci bake shop, which is known for a variety of its sweet treats, is now offering a wedding cake rental service that has the potential to help couples save money on their big day. As weddings can be immensely costly, this new option gives couples the chance to order a pre-made "dummy" cake, complete with a top tier that can be...

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Added 16 July, 2019

DFW International Airport is now the temporary home to the first system of baggage-handling robots, known as FLEET. When the baggage robots are in action, passengers take their luggage to self-bag drops, which deposit their luggage onto one of the new robots, which then deliver bags to the baggage belt. This system, which was developed by the...

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Added 10 July, 2019

Google’s former self-driving venture that is now a business under Alphabet, has been given permission by California regulators to transport passengers in its robotaxis. The approval is a milestone for the company as it begins to ramp up toward a commercial service. The approval from CPUC allows companies to test self-driving vehicles in the...

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Added 8 July, 2019

Costa Rica, home to six percent of the world’s biodiversity, is leading the way in the race to slow global warming as it aims to be the world’s first single-use plastic and carbon-free country by 2021. The country now has a National Strategy to replace single-use plastics with biodegradable alternatives. This plastic ban follows the country’s...

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Added 6 July, 2019

In densely packed cities, people don't always want or need a car, so offering bikes as a sustainable and healthy alternative makes sense. Lyft has expanded beyond traditional rideshare and into other areas like car rentals and transport to and from events. Now, it is updating its app to provide bike-sharing services in the Washington, DC area...

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Added 29 June, 2019

Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses, which are nearly indistinguishable from everyday sunglasses, utilize the built-in camera on the glasses to detect faces and then transmits the information to a wearable portable computer over a wireless channel. The portable computer processes face images and compares them with faces from the database stored locally...

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Added 28 June, 2019

All the meatballs, cinnamon rolls, and herring that hungry shoppers grab in Ikeas around the globe really add up—so much so that Ikea claims to be the world’s sixth largest food chain. Now the company is testing food delivery from stores in Paris. The trial includes delivery of its Swedish foods—which include salads, salmon, beets, and cabbage—...

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Added 22 June, 2019

The huge growth in the number of craft breweries on both sides of the Atlantic has coincided with more people choosing to drink less alcohol, or even none at all. This has resulted in a big increase in the number of alcohol-free or low alcohol beers of all styles being available to buy, particularly in the UK. And many taste pretty good. Sales...

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Added 18 June, 2019

Go small or go home. That’s what a new crop of young couples are practicing when it comes to weddings. For them, spending the equivalent of a down payment on a house for one party is just not a priority. On top of that, stressing out over hotel blocks, seating arrangements and passed apps is not everyone’s cup of tea. But that’s not to say this...