Clever retailers beat high rent with paper-thin stores http://bit.ly/XP7gMZ Clever retailers beat high rent with paper-thin stores
By leveraging smartphones and relatively inexpensive advertising space, some retailers are springing up the virtual equivalent of supermarket shelves in subway tunnels. And itís working.
Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/clever-retailers-beat-high-rent-with-paper-thin-stores/#ixzz2A8SLybgr
SohoOS : Setting up a business http://www.sohoos.com Online Identity Starter Page for Companies, Groups, Organisations
Everything a business needs in order to flourish is now readily available with a single click.
Managing your business was never this easy. Open your free account today and enjoy all we have to offer.
Create Custom QR Codes for Your Digital Life http://on.mash.to/dHtI9X HOW TO: Create Custom QR Codes for Your Digital Life
JumpScan provides a custom ďall-in-oneĒ QR code to link your physical and digital world.
2D Barcodes http://www.webbmediagroup.com/QR_Tipsheet.pdf 2D Barcodes
Two-dimensional barcodes can be encoded with various data (phone numbers, text,
photos, URLs, etc.) and "scanned" using the camera on a mobile phone.
Think of them as print hyperlinks. There are a few different standards ...
Free ICT Courses from the Open University (UK) http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/course/category.php?id=7 Free ICT Course materials from the Open University (UK)
T175_8 ICT's: information | T175_5 Working with ICTs: e-government | T175_4 Study skills for ICTs | T175_3 Introducing ICT Systems | T175_2 ICTs in everyday life | T175_1 ICTs: device to device communication | T171_1 Computers: bits & bytes | M885_1 Software development for enterprise systems | M882_1 Maintaining and Evolving Software | M150_1 Crossing the boundary - analogue universe, digital worlds | T180_3 Living with the Internet: Online Shopping | T180_5 Information on the web | T180_8 Living with the internet: keeping it safe |
Human Computation (online video presentation) http://tinyurl.com/pe87y Human Computation (online video presentation)
Tasks like image recognition are trivial for humans, but continue to challenge even the most sophisticated computer programs. This talk introduces a paradigm for utilizing human processing power to solve problems that computers cannot yet solve.
Human Computation | Image Search | Captchas | Luis von Ahn | Carnegie Mellon University | The ESP Game | Peekaboom | Verbosity |
Smart Homes and Smart Cars http://tinyurl.com/rfuc6 Smart Homes and Smart Cars : applications of ICT
BBCWorld 'Click' TV Programme available online
Dan Simmons continues the ongoing quest for a truly smart home, where everything runs off the click of a button, and your fridge doesn't crash.
David Reid discovers that the one motor component that may no longer be essential is... the driver!
Future Banking http://tinyurl.com/nxak5 Future Banking and ICT
BBCWorld 'Click' TV programme segment
In 1967 the world's first cash point opened here in the UK. Nearly 40 years on we are now moving to online banking. What next? What new revolutions are the financial institutions planning for us? David Reid joins the queue for the counter to see what banks are doing to persuade you to give them your money.
Radio Frequency Identification RFID http://tinyurl.com/qubbc RFID Radio Frequency Identification - you may know them as RFID tags - is being touted as a revolution in retail.
They are smart, remotely readable labels that allow companies to track anything from luggage to loaves of bread. But some worry that these bar codes with brains are an invasion of our privacy or worse. David Reid went to the supermarket to investigate.
BBCWorld programme online
Quicksoft Services http://www.quicksoftservices.com/ Quicksoft Services
The Petrol Pump Management Software | The Supermarket Management Software | Mobile Phone Shop Management Software | Retail Management | Distribution | Management | Money Management | Call Centre |
Robots get bookish in libraries http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3897583.stm Robots get bookish in libraries
A group of robotics researchers at University Jaume I in Spain is working on a robot librarian which could deliver the promise of a helpful bot.
The prototype has cameras, sensors and grippers so it can locate and collect a book. The hope is that one day teams of service robots could work in libraries.
Professor Pobil thinks libraries are the best place to start introducing robots into public spaces, or at least to start showing that the technology is possible and works.
How Smart Labels Will Work RFID Tags http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/smart-label.htm How Smart Labels Will Work
Long checkout lines at the grocery store are one of the biggest complaints about the shopping experience. By 2005, these lines could disappear when the ubiquitous Universal Product Code (UPC) bar code is replaced by smart labels, also called radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. RFID tags are intelligent bar codes that can talk to a networked system to track every product that you put in your shopping cart.
Global Positioning System http://www.fmsgps.com/ Fleet Management Solutions is a global positioning system that delivers real time GPS, mobile asset tracking and wireless vehicle tracking.
Satellite Trailer Trucking : Video http://www.harcourtschool.com/articles/video_updates/ Satellite Trailer Trucking - Reporting: Ann Kellan
Trucking companies are now able to keep track of trailers by using satellites. The satellites relay information such as location and temperature from sensors inside the trailers. The result is that truckers spend less time looking for trailers and more time driving.
satellite | tracking | video | IT |
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