I’m not a cash type of person, I use my card for almost everything and so I can’t reward top service with a tip, until now. Dipjar is a new project designed to take the convenience of cards and combine it with the courtesy of tipping. It’s as simple as a cash tip jar but with the technology to accept and pass along tips left with credit and debit cards.
Heres how it works, once in hand, companies plug the DipJar into a power outlet to start accepting tips. Once the DipJar is on the countertop, customers can start dipping their cards into Dipjar and the system does the rest.
Using classic European delivery bikes as inspiration, the Faraday combines innovative technologies to create a revolutionary bicycle. In passing, the Faraday might just seem like an ordinary bike with a hint of style, but housed within the frame is a battery and motor to assist in your commute. With a 45-minute charge time and 15 miles of pedal assist, the Faraday adds some pep into your pedaling.
The Faraday team tell us a bit more about the bike:
“At Faraday Bicycles, design is about much more than just appearance – it’s about the entire rider experience. Despite its extraordinary capabilities (it’s electric!), we designed the Faraday Porteur to look and ride just like a familiar, high-quality bicycle. The Faraday Porteur looks and feels like a premium city bike, but it performs in a class of its own. Most importantly, the Faraday lets you work as much, or as little, as you want.”
With increasing smartphone penetration, the growing use of tablets, as well as laptops and PCs, it’s more than likely that people are viewing TV while using another device, or with one close at hand…
Google Currents is a new mobile app that lets you enjoy free online magazines and other content optimized for your Android or Apple phones and tablets. Learn more at http://www.google.com/producer/currents.
A few tips from PopTech 2010 Science Fellow Sean Gourley, CTO and co-founder of Quid, a company that builds software to capture, structure and visualize vast amounts of data, helping clients find a better, more informed way forward.
- Don’t ignore your power to shape the future: Technology has given us the power to more rapidly predict future events. But without humans to shape those predictions and encourage them down one path or another, these predictions will just pass into the night.
- The future is already here — it’s just not widely distributed: With the dramatic rise of data storage, we are now in a place where we can see more then ever, and the future is beginning to be seen more quickly, and more clearly than before.
- Ideas need technology, and vice versa: We need to understand the ecosystem, the interplay between technology and ideas. They shape and create each other, and can’t exist in a vacuum.