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Would you let your boss put a microchip in your hand?

Biohax, a Swedish company offers a unique service of providing microchips for humans. The microchips are used for access and data storage purposes and a number of UK companies are considering microchipping their staff. There has been so much interest in the UK that Biohax plans to open an office in London next year.

The microchips are implanted between the thumb and forefinger and according to Mr Jowan Österlund, the founder of Biohax, is a relatively quick and painless procedure - safer than getting your ears pierced apparently. UK companies are offering the technology to their staff on a volunteer basis. The...

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Paving the way for pizza

An American pizza chain is attracting attention by repairing roads all over the country - because pizza and potholes don't mix.

Often, the delivery of pizzas is proverbially a mess when the streets are full of potholes; the pizza jumps up and down in the box, the topping slips off and even sticks to the lid. To ensure that their customers are recieving undamaged and appetising looking pizzas in the future, Domino's delivery ...

An exhibition in the middle of the Alps

During the summer, an outdoor brand offered mountaineers an extraordinary experience high up in the mountains. Between the breathtaking views of peaks and valleys there was an exhibition of collectables followed by an auction.

The North Face manufactures clothing and accessories for mountaineers and other outdoor enthusiasts and started the summer with the so-called Pinnacle Project in Italy. For a few days, the brand put up a small red tent in the middle of the Dolomites in the Val San Nicolò valley. Hikers could reach t...

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The alcohol activists

According to William Grant & Sons’ annual market report, a new alcohol consumer has emerged: the activist. So what do the activists want?

Environmental, fair trade, and equality discussions are driving change that is chiselling away at a somewhat sickly ‘ignorance is bliss’ approach to life and are now even influencing the alcohol we drink. Organic wine could see a rise from 2.2% of the British market to 14% this year as consumers wan...

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Bus stop gym

In the United Kingdom, the average person spends 42 minutes a day just killing time – that’s two years of one’s life! We usually go straight for our phone when waiting for a bus or for the kettle to boil but Reebok had a better idea.

Inspired by their wish to improve the quality of life through physical activity, Reebok turned 6 bus stops in Columbia into small gyms and had personal trainers there to give everyone a quick work out while you waited for their bus. The experience was shared widely on social media by those who were ...