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News From The Future-3

Pt 583

LCD-equipped ‘smart recycle bins’ showing up on London streets @ DVICE:

The gadget: bomb-proof recycle bins with dual-screen LCDs.
The info on the screens: Stuff only business folk would enjoy, like London stock exchange numbers and content from The Economist.
The total cost to install: About $47,000 for 25 smart bins.
The future: London wants to install 75 more of these high-tech trash cans by before the 2012 London Olympics..

The Daily Mail has more… I suppose there are sensors in there that are doing things like detecting pollution, harmful substances, etc, etc ?

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. Andrew says:

    I think these ‘smart’ bins are basically just normal bins with 2 large LCD advertising screens stuck on the side – the travel/tube information screen would be useful.
    Atleast they’re large and privately funded.

  2. Wilson! says:

    I have a set of tamper-resistant fastener bits -wonder how long it’d take to “liberate” the screens . . .

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