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London's New Bridge For Pedestrians Solves A Common Problem With Clever Engineering

It’s by design that most modern cities grew up around rivers or coastlines. But today, those bodies of water pose problems for thousands of commuters who’d prefer to ride or walk — and cities are developing new infrastructure to bridge them.

London's Next-Gen Commuter Trains Will Feature 4G, Wi-Fi And AC As Standard

Transport for London has released renders of what the London’s new Crossrail trains will look like, providing a glimpse of what a British commute of the future might looks like.

New London Tube Map Shows How Long It Takes To Walk, Not Ride A Train

Transport for London has released another alternative version of the Tube map — and it’s actually really useful. The London transport manager has created a ‘Walk the Tube’ map, which shows how long it takes to totter between stations.

Google's Testing Web-Style Responsive Ads On Huge London Billboards

Google has long been using technology it calls DoubleClick to target ads on millions of websites. Now, it’s taking it to the city streets, installing a series of billboard in London that use real-time data to change what they display.

Uber Wins UK Ruling Declaring It Distinct From Traditional London Cabs

Uber bosses are on the receiving end of some good news today for once, with a UK court deciding that its app-based distance-calculating thing is different enough from the black cab taximeter that it should be allowed to continue to operate.

After 80 Years Of Confusing People, the London Underground Now Has An Accurate Map 

Up until recently, the London Underground was difficult to navigate because of its beautifully-drawn yet horribly inaccurate map. But there’s a new map in town — actually, the London Underground’s been using a more accurate map for a while now and just not sharing it.

Replacing Subway Lines With High-Speed Moving Footpaths Sounds Terrifying

London has the oldest subway system in the world: great for tourism, but sometimes not-so-great for commuters. There’s all sorts of sensible plans to upgrade the city’s public transport, but here’s one particularly outside-the-box solution: a 24kph moving footpath, looping 27 kilometres under London. What could go wrong!

An Architect Wants To Retrofit This London Power Plant With Tesla Coils

A few weeks ago, the design mag Dezeen reported on a lecture by the Danish architect Bjarke Ingels at the Royal Academy in London. During the lecture, Ingels nonchalantly described a plan to turn an ageing power station’s smokestacks into tesla coils — if only London would let him.

Marshall's Rock N' Roll Android Phone Actually Looks Awesome

Marshall Headphones, the splinter manufacturer that labels “lifestyle” electronics with the amplifier brand’s logo and styling, is making a new Android phone with music-centric features. To be sure, there’s a little gimmicky nostalgia here, but forgive me lords of rock n’ roll authenticity if I kind of love it.

I Want To Live In This Colourful Maze Made From Sheets Of Plastic

Each year a different artist or designer is tapped to create the Serpentine Pavilion, a site-specific installation that’s open all summer in London’s Kensington Gardens. This year’s Pavilion just opened to the public as a colourful, cacophonous labyrinth — with a secret cafe at the centre. When can I move in?

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