In UK, street objects will talk back to passersby through phones

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With the rise of the Internet of Things, we've already seen the EVRYTHNG platform provide a way to link stuff with digital information through unique identification codes. Now the Hello Lamp Post! project in Bristol, UK is using existing codes on public objects to make them more interactive and drive tourism. The brainchild of creative agency PAN, the scheme has been picked as the winner of Watershed's Bristol City Council-funded Playable City competition, which aims to showcase creative use of technology in the region. The project utilizes the fact that objects such as lamp posts, bollards, post boxes and bus…

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