Foursquare's undergone something of a Renaissance over the last few weeks—packing on new features like Radar and unlockable badge levels. Now, the social-mobile site is shifting its focus away from check-ins and towards exploration while optimizing the site for tablets.
Soon you can use Foursquare to check-in to an event as well as a location. The social network is now grabbing event information from ESPN, MovieTickets.com and Songkick.
Langone Medical Center in New York is streamlining the hospital check-in process with specialized scanners from Fujitsu that recognize the unique vein pattern of your palm.
Three robbers in New Hampshire are suspected of using Facebook to find status updates of people who wouldn't be home. It was a pretty genius strategy actually, they scored $200,000 worth of goods until they got caught.
Instead of checking into pub after bar after pub, show your friends you're not just a boozehound on Foursquare, but quite the literary creature on GetGlue's free iPhone app, which lets you "check-in" to whatever media you're consuming.
Mariott is testing a system that will be very helpful for all of the business travelers out there. The new system allows room check-in, room changes, rate confirmation and welcome information all via smartphone. No need to wait in endless lines so some scummy kid can give you a key. Complete all of the information…