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Smart toilets alert cleaners

Imagine you're a cleaner responsible for hundreds of public toilets. How do you know where the dirty ones are? At London's Heathrow Airport, newly installed 'smart toilets' count the number of people using each cubicle, helping make the cleaning process more efficient.



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    As you leave for work, you yell “lock” and “camera on” to keep the house secure, before telling your vacuum to clean the bedroom carpet while you're out. It's not a sci-fi film - the technology is available now. But do we really want our homes to be controlled by technology?

  • Members-only bathroom club Members-only bathroom club

    Public restrooms can be scarce or unappealing, but POSH is a scheme in New York that grants its members access to private bathrooms all around Manhattan. Members pay a daily premium for access to private showers, locker rooms and toilets.

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    A new market for smart baby monitoring systems combines a thirst for data with a growing hyperawareness of health. But can a constant stream of information truly reassure anxious parents?

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    SmartThings enables true human-computer interaction by ensuring that everything we own – electronic and otherwise – is part of the conversation.