The world leader in alcohol drinks Diageo has teamed up with the Norwegian high tech firm Thinfilm specialising in printing smart systems to create the first ever «Internet of things» connected bottle with NFC-based printed sensor tags. The prototype of the bottle for Johnnie Walker Blue Label was unveiled recently at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
According to Bloomberg’s anonymous source, Apple is expected to present a radically new mobile payments system in-built in a new iPhone 6 at the press event on September 9th. The system has been reportedly developed in collaboration with three world’s leading credit card companies Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. The terms of this collaboration are not disclosed.
McDonald’s is making its restaurants a yet happier place for kids. The fast food chain has collaborated with DDB Singapore to create an ultimately playable table for its youngest customers at the brand’s venue in Yishun, Singapore. The team behind the project turned a traditional grey table in the restaurant into a playground using Near Field Communication—thanks to a pinch of technology a boring piece of the interior turned into a platform for an interactive game.