Paypal Beacon is a Bluetooth Low Energy device to connect to a customer’s PayPal app when they enter a store. With one vibration or sound on your phone, you’ll know you’re checked in. And when you’re ready to make a purchase, all you have to do is say you’re paying with PayPal and the transaction is automatically completed: no cash, cards, taps, or signatures required—all hands free.

PayPal Beacon will connect consumers to enhanced shopping experiences such as automatically ordering your favorite dish at your usual lunch spot, or getting personalized service at your favorite clothing store. In addition, you can choose to accept messages from stores that you walk into, so that you can take advantage of special offers in the produce aisle.

Marcin Ignac alongside Jakob Eg Larsen and Arek Stopczynski from the Danish Technical University tracked mobile phones with Bluetooth enabled and discoverable as they moved around the Roskilde Festival.

"The height of different parts of the festival area represents number of detected devices over time. The color was assigned to every scanning point depending on it’s proximity to one of the stages."

I like that this is taking some of the thinking from the MIT Senseable City Lab and applying it to something at a slightly smaller scale.

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Tokyo Flash concept watch - Social Media Status Updater (Twitter / Facebook)
Get Twitter and Facebook updates instantly to your wrist. This concept watch has integrated Bluetooth so that when you pair with your smartphone, any notifications received will be transmitted directly to your watch. Great for keeping up to date with what’s going on with your friends and with trending topics across the globe.
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Tokyo Flash concept watch - Social Media Status Updater (Twitter / Facebook)

Get Twitter and Facebook updates instantly to your wrist. This concept watch has integrated Bluetooth so that when you pair with your smartphone, any notifications received will be transmitted directly to your watch. Great for keeping up to date with what’s going on with your friends and with trending topics across the globe.

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