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Added 6 December, 2017

As part of the Low Impact City Logistics project, UPS has developed a fleet of electric bike trailers to be used for deliveries in and around London. Innovate UK, a semi-public administrative body outside the civil service but receiving financial support from the government, raised £10 million for an R&D team to develop the bikes in an...

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Added 1 December, 2017

Street-food vendors in Bangkok are embracing the digital revolution by offering e-payment methods for cashless transactions via smartphones. For many Thais, eating out at a pavement stall is part of their daily routine. Now, some vendors in the capital Bangkok are offering cashless payments after the Bank of Thailand (BOT) gave the green light...

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Added 25 November, 2017

Nordstrom, an American department store is offering a curbside pick up service that allows customers to shop online and then pick up at the store anytime, day or night. The initiative follows that of Walmart and others, which aims to make bricks and mortar shopping better in the face of online competition. What makes this different from a...

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Added 24 November, 2017

Many drone makers are going small, developing pint-sized UAVs packed with technology. But others are focusing on counting on large cargo carrying craft.
CGTN’s Mike Walter has more on such drone.
At nearly 12 meters long, China’s brand new AT200 drone is large enough to deliver a small car. And with the aircraft’s speed and weight-...

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Added 22 November, 2017

Wal-Mart announced it will order copies of the Tesla Semi. Although the retailer only plans to buy 15—five for the U.S. and 10 for Canada—the deal opens up plenty of opportunities for future collaboration with Tesla. “We believe we can learn how this technology performs within our supply chain, as well as how it could help us meet some of our...

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Added 22 November, 2017

We have seen augmented reality find an increasing number of uses, from children’s education to keeping firefighters safe. Now, a German tech company is bring augmented reality onto the factory floor, with a system that allows the creation of flexible, cognitive AR training manuals and handbooks that learn as they teach. The software combines...

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Added 2 November, 2017

The latest smartphones have been built to accommodate fancy biometric authentication techniques like face scans, fingerprints, and voice tests. But as of yet, there aren’t many apps that rely on these new forms of ID. Enter payments giant Visa, which wants to give these emerging password-killers a boost. Yesterday, the company unveiled an API-...

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Added 29 October, 2017

Two Expedia Inc. brands — Hotels.com and Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) — have launched a mentorship-driven accelerator program in London for early to mid-stage lodging startups in Europe.

Called Hotel Jumpstart, the effort gives qualified entrepreneurs workspace, tools and expert mentorship at Traveltech Lab, a London-based incubator...

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Added 29 October, 2017

The future of work could soon see the ability for manufacturing blue-collar workers to carry out tasks remotely by wirelessly controlling machines in their real-life factory space. Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a system that uses an Oculus Rift Virtual Reality headset and...

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Added 24 October, 2017

Whether it is apartment rentals or boating, Denmark has come around to see the potential of the sharing economy and wants to regulate its use. The country has had some rough-going with the sharing economy, but now it seems a potential for economic growth. Its attitude seems to be, if you can't beat 'em, then regulate 'em. The Danish government...