A Korean baseball team, the Hanwha Eagles, has been struggling with fan attendance for the past five years. In a bid to increase interest in the team they are offering fans the opportunity to “attend” games through the use of a telepresence robot. Users will be able to control a robot over the internet and can chant, cheer, and even participate in a Mexican wave. Fans can even upload a photo of themselves to the robot’s screen so they can be seen by actual attendees.
The city of York is launching free wifi internet access to all. But everyone, regardless of whether they log onto the network or not, will be tracked by the company behind this venture.