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Added 27 June, 2018

Florida’s busiest airport is becoming the first in the nation to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international flights, including U.S. citizens, according to officials there. The expected announcement Thursday at Orlando International Airport alarms some privacy advocates who say there are no formal rules in...

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Added 26 June, 2018

Guardbot was initially conceived for a planetary mission on Mars, and can operate in many demanding situations, as it can travel on paved road, off-road, sand, snow, sloped surfaces, and in water, where it can navigate upstream. Guardbot is designed for mission operations in broadcasting, surveillance, security, and detection. Guardbot moves...

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Added 24 June, 2018

Millennials are dramatically disrupting the way food is produced, packaged, marketed and served. As a highly vocal group, Millennials have given food producers little option but to listen to their demands, resulting in changes to not only food choices, but farming techniques and restaurant services as well. These changes have reverberated...

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Added 20 June, 2018

When Leversey Henry gets ready for work, he turns to his phone. He uses an on-demand staffing app to look for available shifts in his area. But not in just one industry and not just driving or delivery. “We’ve done warehouse; I’ve done some product marketing, as well as event coordination.” Henry answered questions on the app regarding...

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Added 20 June, 2018

Many diners take photos of their food, and many restaurants are adjusting their plating and lighting to bring out the best. But Boston’s newest steakhouse is going further, commissioning a $10,000 “Instagram Table” to aid diners in photographing their 18-ounce bone-in ribeyes. The table has customizable features controlled by guests via mobile...

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Added 19 June, 2018

Presenting a lackluster chicken breast or lukewarm chunk of salmon to attendees during an event is now a liability that event planners are looking to avoid. Food and beverage service has become integral to not just the event experience, but marketing success in the age of Instagram and Twitter. As event professionals focus more attention on...

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Added 18 June, 2018

The UK city of Rochdale is using machine learning to measure local wellbeing. Traditionally, if a local authority wanted to gauge public opinion it would commission an opinion poll, an expensive way of capturing a snapshot of sentiment on any one day. The Rochdale feelgood factor does away with interviews and harnesses the power of social media...

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Added 18 June, 2018

Nissan’s Propilot technology is at the heart of its self-driving efforts, but for its latest demonstration it is working on a much smaller scale: a roving robot that uses the autonomous driving technology to draw up different soccer pitches to exact dimensions, whether that be for five-a-side pickup games or larger fields for professionals to...

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Added 15 June, 2018

While Amazon, an American company, has put out numerous promotional videos on its drone-delivery plans, it will not start commercial operations until at least 2020. Meanwhile, JD.com has spent the past year building a real drone-delivery network covering 100 villages in rural China with 40 drones. Zhangwei currently receives a couple of drops...

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Added 15 June, 2018

Today, almost anything can be delivered door to door. Recent innovative delivery solutions have included autonomous delivery robots and diesel fuel delivered directly to your car. However, delivery usually requires a static location or address, so the company making the drop-off knows exactly where to go. Now, a last-mile delivery company in...