New York Subway gets giant touchscreens (and other stuff you missed)

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Hadron SMASH! Erm... Anyway, it’s time for your mid-week round-up of stories you may have missed today, including a look at the TV remote of the future, a neat jailbreak tweak, and how NYC subways are getting huge and helpful touchscreen kiosks. Take a look....

New York Subway Getting Huge & Helpful Touchscreens [Fast Company]

New York City’s subway stations are about to get a little more helpful thanks to touchscreen tech.

The city’s Metropolitan Transport Authority recently revealed plans to install new touch-enabled help points in around 90 subway stations. The new 47-inch kiosks will help commuters and tourists find their way around the city by way of live travel data and interactive maps.

The kiosks are location aware and will draw out the fatest route to get users where they need to go.

Jailbreak Tweak Brings Useful Shortcuts To iOS [Cult of Mac]

Cult of Mac

‘Tap To Widgets’ is a $2 Cydia tweak that enables a handy list of shortcuts in the iOS Notification Center.

Where as the default Notification Center only offers quick access to either sending a tweet or posting a Facebook status update, this modification adds fast ways to add a calendar event, note or reminder.

Conceptual TV Remote Dreams Of A Touchscreen Future [Yanko Design]

Yup, your TV remote isn’t the most exciting thing in the world, and for many they can seem overly complicated for the task at hand. But, a concept design shared over at Yanko Design visualizes how a stylishly minimalistic remote could make changing the channel that little more exciting.

The Gorilla glass Loupe remote control concept touts a touchscreen display, personalized user accounts, and the ability to swipe through your TV guide. Now you may argue that the smartphone in your pocket could do all that, but TV’s are still going to come with remotes, so they may as well be snazzy—right?

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