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ULTRA HD TVs - Mobile Payments Coming to Canada - Publicly Humiliate Bad Drivers

Posted By: Jon Jackson · 10/25/2012 7:45:00 AM

Ultra High-Definition TVs

Just when you thought your life couldn’t get any better, along comes Ultra High Definition TVs. Inventors are hard at work, developing TVs with the dimensions of 3840 by 2160 – which is a big jump from the current standard of 1920 by 1080. Ultra High Definition (UHD) will have four times as many pixels and the quality is breathtaking.  LG Launched an 84-Inch UHD TV in India on Tuesday, so it’s just a matter of months before you can expect to be mocked for your current HD TV.

 

Square – Mobile Payments coming to Canada

Square, gives small businesses and anyone selling anything — from piano lessons to cappuccinos — the ability to accept credit card payments by attaching a tiny white device to an iPhone, iPad or Android. Square is already processing more than $8 billion in payments annually in the U.S. , and that service is now Coming to Canada. Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey made the announcement in Vancouver yesterday.  The launch plan for Canada involves getting merchants on board, so they can accept the cards people already have (Visa and MasterCard) and then roll it out as quickly as possible.

 

Publicly Humiliate Bad Drivers

A Russian online newspaper understands that public humiliation is an effective way of promoting better behaviour. The Village has created “Parking Douche”, a mobile app created to highlight poor parking practices in Russia. Cell phone users can take a picture of the pesky car, type in a physical description and the license plate number, and send it to the paper. The Village will then post it as a pop-up advertisement on their webpage and — even more embarrassingly — the pop-up will only be posted for people who are reading within the immediate vicinity of the car.  Check out the video explaining how it works below. 

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  1. 47lm620t. posted on 11/27/2012 06:37 PM
    Good to know there developing high definition TV's. Looking to buy 40 inch one for my bedroom. Any recommendations?

    Carl
    1. JJ posted on 02/11/2013 12:52 PM
      @47lm620t. Hi Carl,
      I'm just seeing this now. Sorry about that. I just checked out major TV retailers in Canada - and it doesn't look like any Ultra High Def TVs are on the market yet. Keep your eyes peeled - it's only a matter of time.
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