Berlin Gets Talking Trash Cans

Next spring, Berlin trash experts will build electronics into some of the city's wastebaskets that will allow them to speak - or even sing! - to the public.

The talking trash cans will be powered by solar cells, saying thank you, merci and danke - but not after dark. Read a bit more.

Fans of Bruce Sterling may remember the high tech trash can that ambled around the beach in his 1988 novel Islands in the Net.

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