Google Takes Its Amazon-Style Starred Product Ratings To Europe To Boost Shopping Searches

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
While Amazon is expanding its logistics and delivery business to complement its e-commerce portal, Google is working on ways to make its search experience online more like Amazon’s to grow the number of people that use Google to look for and buy products. Today Google announced that it is turning on Product…

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Buses and Taxis Fitted With Routers Create WiFi Network

Authorities in Portugal have transformed a fleet of buses and taxis into a portable WiFi network, providing riders with free Internet access for their portable devices. Routers attached to the vehicles, which create the network, also relay information about road conditions and whether public garbage cans are full and need emptying. The project was pioneered […]

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Razer’s proximity-sensing smartband goes on sale for $99

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Razer, which is best known for making premium gaming accessories and laptops, garnered attention back in January when it announced the Nabu Smartband, a smart bracelet for the wrist. Starting Tuesday, the $99 device will finally go on sale. There are two primary aspects that set the Nabu apart from other similar bands like…

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