Traffic lights in the ground for smartphone zombies

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The German youth may have coined the word — and voted it as their favorite of 2015 — but Smombies, aka Smartphone Zombies, can be found in cities all over the world. Now, a new form of traffic lights has been invented to prevent the Smombies from hurting themselves and others while navigating the outside world enrapt in their digital lives. In the German city of Ausburg, red LED traffic lights have been embedded into the pavement at two tram stops, in order to provide warning to those who forget to look up at the traditional eye-level lights. The small…

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