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The Digest: Uber promises 50,000 jobs in Europe… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apps, Computer Security, Google, Internet, iPhone, Microsoft, The Digest, Transport, Travel Gadgets, Windows Leave a Comment

Uber taxi firm promises 50,000 jobs under 'new' Europe deal | BBC News "The chief executive of the online taxi-sharing firm Uber has said he wants to make 2015 a year of rapid expansion in Europe. Travis Kalanick told a conference in Munich that Uber could create 50,000 jobs as part of a…

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Wifi will now work at 150 Tube stations

James O'Malley Transport, Web 2.0, Websites, Wi-Fi Leave a Comment

Good news for London commuters this morning as Virgin Media has announced it has installed wifi in its 150th London Underground station. The news comes as Wimbledon, Richmond, Morden, East Ham, Barking and Upminster are all brought online, providing travellers with blessed relief from the horror or having to stare vacantly at other people. Apparently…

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Whistl trials electric unicycle, the AirWheel Q3, for urban deliveries

Chris Price Energy & Efficiency, Transport, Travel Gadgets Leave a Comment

It may look a bit like a poor man's Segway, but meet the AirWheel unicycle.  Billed as  a futuristic transport device, it's being deployed by whistl (formerly TNT Post) to get parcels around the city more quickly. Posties from whistl took to the streets of London, Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham on Monday 15th September, creating…

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Human-like skin for aircraft under development

Stuart O'Connor Computers, Concept, Crazy Future Stuff, Gadgets, Science, Transport, Vehicles Leave a Comment

A so-called "smart skin" – made up of tens of thousands of tiny sensors – could be fitted to future aircraft so that they can "feel" changes in speed, temperature, physical strain and movement. The system, which is being developed by BAE System's Advanced Technology Centre in Essex, will also allow the exterior of aircraft…

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