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Emily Clark

— Automotive

BMW working on multi-functional Smart Key

By - October 23, 2008
BMW Group Research and NXP Semiconductors have developed a prototype multifunctional car key that can incorporate contactless payment, personalized access control and even functions like public transport e-ticketing. Creating new usage scenarios for future consumers, the prototype is powered by NXP’s SmartMX security chip and allows drivers to perform quick, secure and convenient electronic payments using their car key. Read More
— Around The Home

Sushi that you sit on

By - October 23, 2008 4 Pictures
SUSHI is a multifunctional furniture design that doubles as both a sofa and a stool from Australian University student Winaya Suwarnaga Kamaputri. The elegantly simple and ergonomic concept uses a high gloss finished fiber glass base with fine fabric upholstery and its unique pattern was created using a laser cutting technique. Read More
— Holiday Destinations

The exploitation fuelling Dubai's construction boom

By - October 20, 2008
In recent times Gizmag has reported on a wide array of innovative and breathtakingly extravagant developments that are transforming Dubai, from an energy-positive wind powered rotating skyscraper, to a one kilometer tall tower, and even an underwater hotel. But as recently told in a report worth highlighting from Ghaith Abdul-Ahad in The Guardian, there is another side to this equation, namely an exploited and poverty-stricken class of migrant workers. Read More
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