While some hotel chains have embraced providing guests with cheap (or free) connectivity, others continue to charge exorbitant daily rates for it. The Marriott’s Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center was actively blocking all hotspots in the convention center to force guests to use its own expensive wi-fi network. While the Marriott Hotel didn’t jam signals, a violation of law, … Read More
Amazon’s difficult week of delivering goods.
First the company sends $5,000 worth of returns to an unsuspecting customer. Then it sends another customer a conveyor-belt roller as a gift. In the first, a 22-year-old Brit kept receiving parcels from Amazon, ones he was sure he hadn’t ordered. There was a Samsung 55-inch 3-D Series 6 TV. A Galaxy Tab Pro turned up too. And lo, the … Read More
MOMA (The Museum of Modern Art) is concerned with the art of our time which includes technology.
Video games and interaction design have become such an important part of our lives, we need to consider it among both design and art. Every time we encounter a screen we are encountering interaction design. Interactive design determines the behavior that helps people interact with the machine. MOMA currently has an exhibition in which viewers can actually play old video … Read More
Pizza Hut's Tablet Menus Stalk Your Eyeballs to Guess Your Order
Pizza Hut locations in the United Kingdom are testing eye-tracking software on their tablet menus, which claim to accurately predict what the diner wants to order. Pizza is definitely not the first thing one thinks of when it comes to technology, but recently some new developments in the Pizza wars have shown that cutting edge technology is now being applied … Read More
Blake Gray to Play Christmas Fundraiser
Blake Gray will be one of the artists performing at the 2nd Annual Christmas Marketplace Fundraiser hosted by Abrasive Media. This event will be a celebration of Morning After Ministries and all it has done to change the lives of young women. Enjoy an evening of great music, the best cocktails, silent auctions, local arts & crafts, and stories of … Read More
First Bus Running On Biomethane From Human Poop Launches In UK
The A4 bus service from Bristol to Bath in the United Kingdom might as well be called “the number two”. The U.K.’s first “bio-bus” is powered by biomethane gas, which is generated through the treatment of sewage. Each tank of gas takes the waste five people flush down the toilet annually. With a full tank, the bus can travel up … Read More