Will #mindthegrid be a globetrotter’s (and privacy conscious everyman’s) saviour? Silent Pocket promises design savvy faraday cage (RFID shielding) products that take you off the grid: instant privacy and security for all your devices (tablets, computers, credit cards, mobile phones, passports and IDs) by blocking wireless signal. NO cellular, NO wifi, NO GPS, NO bluetooth, NO rfid/nfc, NO connection. Patent pending shielding technology (interlocking magnetic RF seal).
Barcelona based Wallapop wants you to “Trade your way” anywhere in the world. The app allows anyone to buy and sell their unused (however loved) stuff to someone nearby. Their commercials are humorous and magnetic. Never has the second-hand market place looked so exciting. Currently available in Spain, France, the UK and Brasil. On May 12, 2016, Wallapop’s U.S. operations were bought by and absorbed into competitor Letgo‘s brand and platform.
This pioneering communications network replaced over 7500 public pay phones across NYC’s five boroughs with structures known as Links. LinkNYC provides New Yorkers and visitors with super fast, free Wi-Fi hotspots + free phone calls within the USA. Also: device charging and a tablet for internet browsing, access to city services, maps and directions. For the first time in the world, one experiences a Smart City as both traveler and local public service provider. With the deployment of LinkNYC, the Big Apple continues to live up to its much deserved reputation as the world’s premier international city. Funded by advertising. Free for everyone. #NeedEconomy