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An Austrian Company Invents a Touchscreen for the Visually Impaired

The Blitab tablet uses "smart liquids" to create a Braille readout of text files and webpages. Saunter down any city street and the impact of mobile technology is apparent: lots of folks have their nose in their iPads, phones, and tablets. Show More Summary

Businesses Can Benefit From Cognitive Technologies Today

by Angela Guess Writing for The Wall Street Journal, Thomas H. Davenport reports, “Most organizations that are exploring cognitive technologies—smart machines that automate aspects of decision-making processes—are just putting a toe in the water. Show More Summary

Hive ups the ante on IoT with new range aimed at the man in the street

BRITISH GAS SUBSIDIARY Hive has made a number of announcements surrounding its connected home platform.The company confirmed at an event in London that it is finally expanding beyond the smart thermostat, which is already in 200,000 homes across the UK, to create a full home automation platform. Source: Hive ups the ante on IoT with […]

Smart’ Trash Bins Bring Free Wi-Fi to the Streets of New York

Garbage cans used only for trash may soon become a thing of the past now that Bigbelly, a Massachusetts-based waste management company, and New York's Downtown Alliance are collaborating on a project aimed at turning garbage and recycling bins throughout the New York City into wireless hotspots.

7 Top Business Disciplines That Win On The Street

As a mentor and advisor to entrepreneurs, I find it’s easy to recognize “street smarts” when I see them, but it’s hard to explain the specifics to someone on the other end of the spectrum, even if they are willing to learn. Some people argue that street smarts are only a natural born skill, but I disagree. Show More Summary

JAMIE DIMON: 'I'm damn proud of what Wall Street does...'

JPMorgan Chase's CEO Jamie Dimon says he's "damn proud" of Wall Street. He also added that most people are "damn ethical, smart, and create a huge amount of value." The outspoken bank chief made those comments during a discussion hosted...Show More Summary

Staff Picks: ‘Street Smart,’ Summer Reading, and Justin Bieber’s Butt

Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. Click through for our picks, and tell us what you’ve been loving in the comments.… Read More

The Drumbeat of Change Rolled Down Our Streets Yesterday

The drumbeat of change starts with just one child, and then another (and another and another), being able to ride their bikes safely on a main street in a self-proclaimed smart city (one of the newest in the United States). They were...Show More Summary

5 smart cities players a step ahead of Google’s Sidewalk Labs

Just when it seemed that the hype around smart cities had reached a plateau, a new tech behemoth — and one with more street cred than most when it comes to genuine disruption — has decided to join the party.The news officially came on Thursday, when Google Co-Founder and CEO Larry Page wrote on the […]

Smart Water Meters Shame You for How Much Water You're Wasting

The sprinklers were running so hard at a McDonalds in Long Beach, California, recently that water was pooling up and running into the streets. A few employees, fed up with the wastefulness in the midst of a severe drought, reported the...Show More Summary

LOL ALERT: Ready to Meet The Real Housewives of Westeros?

In April, Sesame Street creatively parodied Game of Thrones via a video titled "Game of Chairs." It was smart. It was funny. It was very well done. But it was also rated G. The first three descriptions also apply to the genius videoShow More Summary

Street Smart: Chick & Ruth’s Delly, Annapolis

When Ted Levitt's parents, Chick and Ruth, opened their restaurant on Main Street in Annapolis in 1965, the menu was two pages. Then Ted Levitt went to culinary school. "Next thing you know, we've got a 10-page menu," he says.Read full article >>

The New Sincerity at Bay Street Theater: The Revolution Will Not Be Sold

Alena Smith's smart play, The New Sincerity, in its world premiere at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, is perhaps the first drama to deal with the idealism of the Occupy Movement. Championed for its revolutionary goals, Occupy opened a dialogue about the ills of capitalism and social injustice. Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Read This: Sesame Street staffers on the show’s smart and adorable pop parodies

Sesame Street has long captured both young and old hearts with its pop culture parodies, from the recent “The Aveggies: Age Of Bon Bon” to something like Monsterpiece Theater, which has appeared occasionally on the show for years. But...Show More Summary

Build Your EQ with These 7 Constructive Thinking Tools

The quality of your emotional intelligence, or “street smarts,” can help you achieve greater success in your daily life. These 7 types of constructive thinking will help you understand and improve your ability to put your EQ to use.

Video: Hit-And-Run Driver Uses Tiny Smart Car Like A Bumper Car

A hit-and-run driver was caught on video playing bumper cars in Brooklyn traffic this week. The incident happened on Wednesday afternoon on 86th Street near 6th Street in Gravesend. [ more › ]

Seattle’s smart plan to remake its streets

The key: Making room for bikes, buses, and other mass transit, and no new concessions for cars.

Lower East Side teacher uses street smarts to enrich lessons

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

The streets of the Lower East Side give social studies teacher Alfonso Guerriero a rich backdrop for his school lessons.

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