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If you’ve ever thought the architects who plan grocery store aisles intentionally create impenetrable mazes, you’ll be happy to hear about Phillips’ grocery store GPS. The Dutch-based lighting company created an LED lighting system and app duo that directs any customer with a smart phone or tablet to their grocery store destination.   The technology is based on a visual light communication system (Similar to this) that pairs directly with an app. In theory, a grocery stor ...
New soundwave powered button from Disney. Physical buttons are usually powered by electric circuits, but Disney Research Labs have different ideas. They are using audiowaves via your phone’s audiojack and microphone to trigger anything from opening an app to taking a photo. (via Disney Research/Carnegie Mellon)   The folks at Disney Research Labs have come up with an interesting new concept that could turn into something in the future. They are calling them “Acoustruments” ...

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