Brave New Garbage: London's Trash Cans Track You Using Your Smartphone

Remember the "smart" trash cans that popped up around London a few years ago? Placed throughout the city, the LCD-equipped cans broadcast info and ads (mainly ads) to passersby. Now, the company that makes them is testing new functionality for the two-year-old devices, allowing them to track and analyze the signals… » 8/09/13 11:00am 8/09/13 11:00am

The Olympics Will Have Bombproof Trash Cans with LCD Screens

Trash cans are the eye sores of city life, like the grimy physical manifestation of popped pimples overflowing with bags and Chinese takeout ooze. The Olympics? A magnifying glass on a city's life. That's why it's not surprising to see a city (in this case, London) introduce new, stylish trash cans as a quick… » 2/07/12 5:40pm 2/07/12 5:40pm