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Freelance writer. Formerly @SmartPlanet, @AtlanticCities and @grist.

Copenhagen's new bikeshare system has on-board tablets

smartplanet.com — Copenhagen is regularly near the top of lists touting the best cities for biking in the world. Now the city has a bikeshare system to match its sterling cycling reputation. High-tech doesn't often come to mind when talking about bikes or bikeshare, but Bycyklen, the name of Copenhagen's new bikeshare system, is rolling out a fleet of innovative bikes.

Google begins removing search results in Europe

smartplanet.com — In May, the European Union's highest court ruled that individuals have the "right to be forgotten," meaning that anyone in the E.U. could request that Google remove links that appear when you Google search for that person. On Thursday, Google began removing the first ( of thousands of) links from its search results, Wall Street Journal reports.

ReWalk, a bionic exoskeleton for paraplegics, approved for use in U.S.

smartplanet.com — It was generally assumed that permanent lower-body paralysis meant a wheelchair-bound life. But nearly two years ago, Claire Lomas challenged that assumption when she became the first paralyzed person to use the ReWalk bionic exoskeleton. But she didn't just walk down the block, she walked the route of the London Marathon.

Supreme Court rules against TV disruptor, Aereo

smartplanet.com — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 against Aereo, the startup television company that uses thousands of tiny antennas to stream live TV online to its low-paying customers, saying that the startup infringes on copyright law.

Chicago turns light poles into data collectors

smartplanet.com — The light poles along Chicago's Michigan Avenue will soon do more than illuminate the city's famous street. The " Array of Things" initiative by the Urban Center for Computation and Data will install data-collecting systems on eight light poles along Michigan Avenue next month, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Nest is buying connected camera company Dropcam

smartplanet.com — After getting its too-smart smoke detectors back on the market last week, Google-owned Nest said it's making a big move to acquire another popular startup making Internet-connected home products. Nest is buying Dropcam, the company that makes the top-selling security camera on Amazon, for $555 million, Re/Code reports.

Your next flight could be revolutionizing weather forecasting

smartplanet.com — Twice a day the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) releases weather balloons at 102 sites throughout the United States, Caribbean, and Pacific. The data these balloons collect help meteorologists assess and predict changes in the atmosphere, a helpful tool to forecast severe weather.

Your next flight could be revolutionizing weather forecasting

smartplanet.com — Twice a day the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) releases weather balloons at 102 sites throughout the United States, Caribbean, and Pacific. The data these balloons collect help meteorologists assess and predict changes in the atmosphere, a helpful tool to forecast severe weather.

Harley-Davidson unveils its first electric motorcycle

smartplanet.com — In 1903 William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson made their first motorcycle available to public. Now, more than one hundred years later, Harley-Davidson is coming out with another first for the company, an electric motorcycle called Project LiveWire. But the company is being cautious with its new ride.

This new business-class only airline is cheaper than you'd think

smartplanet.com — Airlines have spent big money recently to improve seating in their premium cabins (while coach seats get smaller) because spending on premium cabins is a " disproportionate contribution" of airline revenue. A new airline startup hopes to profit from the airline industry's biggest spenders by creating a transatlantic flight that only offers business class seating.
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Oct 20, 2014

@dumbledarb I have Woodford on my shelf too! Great minds! (and great piece, Darby)

Oct 03, 2014

really excited about this RT @ThisAmerLife: And…our new show, @serial, is live. Episodes 1 and 2. Serialpodcast.org.

Sep 25, 2014

That's it, no more guns for police. This is ridiculous ow.ly/BVZcX

Jul 22, 2014

impressive RT @mims: Japan's new ultra-luxury trains to make Amtrak seem sadder than ever mobile.theverge.com/2014/7/17/5912…

Jul 22, 2014

@Thomas_Dupuis sorry, just got back from vacation. follow me and I'll DM my email

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