Stories by Christina DesMarais

NFC device prompts shoppers to interact with your ads

Linkett is redefining "TV advertising". The Canadian company has created a digital signage solution that detects a shopper walking by a TV and lures them to stop and interact with ads by offering them content they can grab with their phone.

Drones a target of US House bill

Drone technology is advancing to the point where 30,000 unmanned aerial vehicles are expected to be in use over US skies within the next two decades.

Galileo satellites now in space

Europe's rival to GPS is stepping up its efforts to provide precise navigation, road transport management, search and rescue services and secure banking.

Datacentres are big polluters, report says

Datacentres across the world use about 30 billion watts of electricity, about the same as the output of 30 nuclear power plants, with digital warehouses in the US accounting for one-quarter to one-third of that load, The New York Times reports.

iOS6 has some airlines readying to fly

Apple's iOS6 mobile operating system looks to be a boon for travelers and other consumers through a feature that stores boarding passes and retail coupons, and airlines and retailers are already gearing up to be involved.