An ambitious project by Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs could reshape how we live, work, and play in urban neighborhoods.
The home of the future, we are assured, will be swarming with tiny sensors: security cameras, carbon monoxide detectors, speakers, and everything else. Few need to be running all the time — but how do you wake them up when they’re needed if they’re off in the first place? Ultrasound. Read More
This morning, I woke up to my parents discussing about the announcement that cash top-up services at passenger service centres (PSC) are being phased out “completely by next month”. Once set in motion, those still reliant on cash top-ups would need to either use self-help ticketing machines, or go to convenience stores to add value to their transport cards. This move towards “weaning commuters off cash when paying for public transport” has actually been happening since last September, when the first batch of 11 MRT stations stopped allowing cash top-ups at PSCs. Since then, 89 other stations have followed suit, and on 21 Feb (Wed), 24 other stations will do the same. The remaining 25 stations will have the service removed next month, on 21 Mar. By 2020, cash payment...
Perhaps one of the biggest hurdles of social media for brands is the pressure to “keep up.” Platforms come and go. User behavior changes. As a result, the way brands approach social media has to change too. Heck, looking at a guide on how to “dominate” Facebook from 2010 feels like reading hieroglyphics today. Rewind back to as recently as 2017. Consider how much the social landscape has already evolved. Drastic shifts in Facebook algorithm The introduction of Twitter’s 280-character limit The rise of LinkedIn for influencer outreach The explosion of live video via Facebook and Instagram And honestly, that doesn’t even scratch the surface. So, what social media tactics should be cornerstones of your strategy in 2018 to remain relevant? We’ve broke...
Smart Reply, the clever A.I.-powered technology that automatically creates responses to your inbound messages, first debuted in Google’s email client Inbox over two years ago, before later rolling out to Gmail, Android Messages on Project Fi, and Allo. Now, a team inside Google’s internal incubator Area 120 is working to bring the Smart Reply feature to other chat applications.… Read More
[Interesting] Innovative Genius: The Underlying Theme of Quirky Albert Einstein Steve Jobs Marie Curie Thomas Edison These people amaze us with their ability to come up with world-changing products and ideas throughout their lives. As business owners, we might even envy the ability of these individuals to create. In trying to understand how thee creative geniuses […] The post Quirky: What the Rest of Us Can Learn From Really Smart People (Book Review) appeared first on DIYMarketers.
Investors in Indonesia have started a new project aimed at digitizing the kiosk shops that adorn the street of capital city Jakarta. Warung Pintar — ‘smart kiosk store’ — helps street vendors revamp their store with a bright and colorful design, and a range of tech that includes a digital POS, free Wi-Fi, an LCD screen, power bank chargers and more. The venture was… Read More