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Yo Apple, maybe time to change your iPad 2 billboards?

The new iPad is a smash hit, but billboard advertisements aplenty still promote Apple's iPad 2.

By Mar. 20, 2012


Japan tests billboards that know your gender, age

Smart digital billboards that scan passersby to determine gender and age and thus tailor their messages are now being tested in commuter stations around Tokyo.

By Jul. 19, 2010


Oracle exec's paramour gets revenge with billboards

A huge embarrassment for Oracle President Charles Phillips: after alleged affair with YaVaughnie Wilkins, she outs their dalliances with billboard ads in three cities.

By Jan. 22, 2010


Soon, billboards that know male from female

Technology out of Singapore is focused on advertising, so future digital billboards can detect the gender of the person looking at it and display the appropriate ad. Next up: age recognition.

By Jun. 17, 2009


Photos: LG's big LED billboards

Oversize electronic displays with LEDs are the next big thing in outdoor advertising.

By May. 22, 2007


Amazing ads use surveillance tech to react to planes

British Airways launches a series of interactive billboards in which children appear to react to real-world planes flying by and even explain which flight is in the air.

By Nov. 23, 2013


Are you a VIP? This facial recognition tech knows it

New NEC software can identify celebrities and other glam customers in real time, sending an alert to retail or hospitality staff that someone is in immediate need of doting service.

By Jul. 18, 2013


Tesco trials virtual grocery store at U.K. airport

Gatwick airport outside London is the test site for the supermarket chain, which sees smartphone grocery shopping in your future.

By Aug. 7, 2012


Translate foreign menus

Worried you’ll accidentally order something bizarre while on vacation? Here are three apps that will have you ordering with confidence.

By Apr. 11, 2014


HTC to get a lift from Iron Man star

Fresh from the success of "Iron Man 3," Robert Downey Jr. is reported to be stuffing $12 million into his metal trousers for holding up an HTC phone.

By Jun. 21, 2013