Toilets at the newly-opened Terminal 2 at Heathrow have been fitted with sensors that anonymously count the number of people who use them.
The smart loos send alerts to cleaners after a certain number of people have entered.
The information is also sent to be analysed, allowing staff to see which toilets are used most often.
- 284 million monthly active users
- 500 million Tweets are sent per day
- 80% of Twitter active users are on mobile
- 77% of accounts are outside the U.S.
- Twitter supports 35+ languages
- Vine: More than 40 million users
Stanley Avenue School in Te Aroha is the 1000th school in the country to be connected to fast internet.
During a visit to the school this week Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye said Network for Learning (N4L) had now connected 40 per cent of New Zealand schools to the Government’s fast internet managed network.
What happens in an Internet minute? In 2013, four zettabytes of data were created by digital devices. In 2017, it is expected that the number of connected devices will reach three times the number of people on earth.
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Implementing sustainability practices could generate billions of dollars in new high-value economic growth for New Zealand, says Schneider Electric’s Simon Smith.
Bill Clinton has been arguing since the financial crisis of 2008 that we need to improve capitalism so that it’s more sustainable. Similarly, Michael Porter from Harvard University has been arguing that businesses need to adopt a proactive approach to sustainability and focus on ‘creating shared value’ if they want to be successful.
Ricoh’s Roly Smoldon offers a personal perspective of how the cloud and UFB are two sustainability enablers.
Being nimble is one of the biggest green benefits of IT. Over the years information technology has evolved so much so that businesses are now able to be more flexible than ever.
There’s not much to see when you walk out of the subway station at Hunts Point in the South Bronx. A check cashing outfit, a few auto body shops, a weather-worn sign for Bella Vista Fried Chicken, and a billboard advertising $399 divorces, “no signature needed.”
Novels by Pushkin, Chekhov and Tolstoy available for free download by commuters
Its design is already hailed as a masterpiece of modern art, now Moscow’s metro system is increasing its cultural credentials by opening a virtual library of Russian classical literature.
The term “Quantified Self” was coined in 2007 by Wired editors Gary Wolf and Kevin Kelly, who organized a meetup of 30 people. Today, the group has grown to include more than 20,000 members in 188 cities.