Alex Dix

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Via ucresearch, Build Your Own Lego Microscope, and read below to find out why building a piece of DIY science equipment can be so…

LegoScope is a DIY microscope made out of legos, lenses and a few custom-made pieces. The UCSF grad students behind the project spoke with Synapse about the ways in which LegoScope can demystify microscopy and science education:<p><b>How can LegoScope help students learn?</b><p><b>Reid Williams:</b> It’s not what you’re teaching, but how are you teaching. What’s really interesting for us, and what we’ve heard from teachers, is that there’s an advantage in a very hands-on, process-oriented fashion. The underlying …

LEGO Mindstorms Ev3 Is 601 Pieces of Awesome

Hands on with Lego Mindstorms EV3<p>Lego Mindstorms EV3 Track3r Robot<p>Lego Mindstorms EV3 Box<p>Lego Mindstorms EV3 Box Back<p>Lego Mindstorms EV3 Parts<p>Lego …

7 Brands getting Creative with In-Store Retail Technology

The rise in adoption of mobile devices and growing popularity of online retail has resulted in ‘showrooming’ which is causing a decline in …

Eye to the Clouds- 6 Technology Trends That Promise to Change the Face of Retail

There’s a new technology revolution, and it’s about to fundamentally transform the way you do business. Seriously. Ever heard of cloud-based POS …

Technology paves way for experiential shopping: are retailers ready?

Alex Wares talks us through the developing potential benefits of augmented reality for the retail space<p>The potential for augmented reality technology to enhance the physical shopping experience is already being demonstrated in a number of different ways. However, widespread adoption by major …

10 Technology Trends That Will Revolutionize Retail

The National Retail Federation’s annual “Big Show” kicks off in New York this week. Thousands of industry insiders will be there to explore the future of brick-and-mortar stores, global expansion, mobile commerce, the customer experience, and much more. There’s an entire track of sessions on “big …

2 Retailers Implementing Futuristic Technology that Impacts You

As you might already know, <b>Macy's</b> has been a technological leader in retail thanks to focusing on an omnichannel approach, coordinating in-store, …

Brands, technology and the changing face of retail

With customers wanting to order goods via mobile, desktop and in stores, how do retailers provide a seamless shopping experience while maintaining the integrity of their brand?<p>Retail is getting complicated. It is no longer a case of simply stocking shelves with desirable goods and waiting for …

In-store technology: top tips for high street retailers

Technology is no death knell for the high street; Topshop, Boots and Burberry are combining click and brick to great effect<p>With shoppers relying more on smartphones, tablets and with advances in online shopping, the traditional high street is sometimes portrayed as being in a death spiral. However, …