gaming
These Traffic Lights Let You Play Pong With Random Strangers

Two years ago, three German design students set out to solve the most first-world problem that ever was: what to do when waiting to cross the street. Their solution? A system that lets you play Pong with pedestrians on the other side of the street. A few years and one re-branding later, their system is bettering real-world lives in Hildesheim. Read More >>

cars
BMW is Developing Street Lights That Also Charge Your Electric Car

One of the frequently-cited problems with electric cars is a lack of places to charge up when you're away from home. Rather than create an entire standalone network, BMW is looking to combine charging docks with another common, electricity-powered street fixture: lampposts. Read More >>

photography
What a Sweltering City Really Looks Like in the Summer

Apparently it seem like it's always hot in New York City, but it's not only when the oppressive sun is beating down. No, the buildings like to help spread the love around by hoarding the heat and dishing it out themselves. This is what it looks like. Read More >>

cars
35p a Minute PAYG Car Rental Slowly Taking off in London and the UK

The idea of short-term car rental charged by the hour isn't anything new in our cities, but the service offered by Car2go is a little different -- it lets you drive one way and dump it somewhere else. It's a Boris Bike with a roof. Read More >>