The LondonTube may do away with Oyster Cards and barriers in the future and replace it with your body with the new technology that’s being developed.
Cubic Transportation Systems is working on a set-up that would recognize your face or patterns in your palm veins to pay for your daily commute.
After pre-registering your face, cameras and infrared sensors would scan it as you head down the station corridors as a way of checking if you’ve paid.
As for palm scanning, the advantage is that veins aren’t mired by grub that gets in the way of fingerp
The company is still developing a warning system to put off fare dodgers, and is working on a trial for stations without barriers.
It is also researching how Bluetooth signals from your phone could be detected for payment purposes.
The Cycligent Esports World Cup takes place at Kachette, 347 Old Street, on Tuesday June 6th. It will be shown in front of a live audience and broadcast on Twitch.
The London race is part of a series of events around the world that will culminate at the World Cup Finals in April 2018. 20 riders will race side-by-side in the Kachette tunnels.
Organisers said in a statement: “The Cycligent esports race will showcase top virtual cycling talent brought in from around the world. They will compete against one another on
Zwift’s online course environment.
“Five cyclists representing the UK will race five cyclists from around the world, including the US, Ireland, Australia, the Netherlands, and Poland.
construction workers painted over an original piece by the legendary street artist tagged on the outside wall of a three-bedroom villa at the GeeJam Hotel in Jamaica. The street artist is Banksy and his work can easily fetch millions. When the mistake was realized, painters and owners were mortified.
The British newspaper reported that the hotel’s owners are friends with the secretive graffiti artist, and after spending time at the establishment, Banksy’s left his mark 11 different times—
The hotel is trying to strip away the two layers of paint to see if they can restore the Banksy rats. It’s unclear how much the three stencils were worth, but the Mail values them at about $5 million.
he pool, nicknamed “Sky Pool”, has been described as a world first and will feature a transparent bottom.
It will allow swimmers to peer down on passers-by from a height of 35m. The pool is part of a luxury property development called Embassy Gardens at Nine Elms, near Battersea power station.
Microsoft and its tech partners Telent and CGI are trying to wire-up the Underground, ,upgrading the way the network is managed by integrating Microsoft’s Azure Intelligent Systems Services and claiming it’s living proof of the “internet of things” in action over in London.