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Luminous, wearable bike lock solves multiple problems

Luminous, wearable bike lock solves multiple problems

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you’re one of the millions of people who commute (to work, play, or both) via bicycle, we salute you. There are a lot of good reasons to get around on a bike, but there are also a few noteworthy drawbacks, namely, automobile drivers who seem to be incapable of noticing bicyclists, and people who will happily […]

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International artists redesign maps for “Mapping the City” exhibit

International artists redesign maps for “Mapping the City” exhibit

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

What happens when you ask street and graffiti artists to map a city they know intimately through their previous creative endeavors? That’s the question that drove the curators behind Mapping the City, an art exhibit at Somerset House, in London, through February 15. And the answers, as one might guess, are far from conventional. The […]

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Stay safe, everyone!

Stay safe, everyone!

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you’re one of the 28 million people facing blizzard conditions in the Northeast, chances are you’ve already braved long lines at the grocery store, tested your flashlights, and loaded up your Netflix queue in preparation. If you haven’t, get on it now. Winter Storm Juno is expected to bring between one and three feet of snow, […]

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Anti-panhandling signs cause controversy in Ohio

Anti-panhandling signs cause controversy in Ohio

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

After Kim Maggard won the mayoral election in Whitehall, Ohio, she wasted no time putting up signs near common panhandling locations. The signs read: KEEP THE CHANGE. Don’t support Panhandling. The majority of your change goes to Drugs & Alcohol. Help more by giving to charity. We’re moderately offended by the Random Capitalization on those […]

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Washington’s ‘Free Coffee Program’ needs new signs

Washington’s ‘Free Coffee Program’ needs new signs

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Free coffee is available at 37 state-run rest stops in Washington state. Remember this now because the signs that advertise the offering have disappeared. The Department of Transportation hasn’t replaced a worn out or damaged sign advertising free coffee since 2012. The problem: Volunteers were charged with manually flipping many of the signs to indicate whether the […]

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Mobile payment risks down, confusion up

Mobile payment risks down, confusion up

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

There are always, always, always reports of customer data being stolen from various retailers. Supervalu, a Midwest supermarket chain, was hit by hackers last summer. Home Depot investigated a potential security breach in September. Staples looked into a similar problem in October. Target was targeted over the holidays. Yet, techies still hold out hope that consumers will […]

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Missouri’s tourist attraction signs may be history

Missouri’s tourist attraction signs may be history

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you’ve spent any time cruising down America’s highways, you’ve likely passed countless signs directing you to points of cultural and historical interest. You may not have given these signs much thought. (Though if you’re my father, you made a point of stopping at every single one on every single road trip throughout my youth.) […]

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