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  • The rise of smart vending machines The rise of smart vending machines

    Whether it’s L'Oréal's smart vending machine that provides make-up advice, or a device from Momentum Machines that cooks burgers with no assistance, vending machines are getting smarter. Driven by demand for convenience, they're spreading across the US.

  • This vest lets you feel the games you play This vest lets you feel the games you play

    Predicted to reach $100 billion in 2017, the gaming industry shows no signs of slowing. But console manufacturers and game developers are always looking to create new gaming experiences, and immersive technologies are gaining more traction.

  • You're never too old to Instagram You're never too old to Instagram

    "You know what?" says 86-year-old Baddie Winkle, "I'm like the world's Granna." The octogenarian Instagram sensation gained 200,000 followers in just three months for a fearless feed of selfies – whether on her way to church or donning a t-shirt emblazoned with Beyoncé's face.

  • People are ‘pre-meeting’ fellow concert-goers People are ‘pre-meeting’ fellow concert-goers

    While dating apps like Tinder make it easy to meet local strangers, moving from the app into the real world can be daunting. New app Eye Contact puts users in touch with people planning to go to the same event as them, making the first encounter more fun.