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Added 24 June, 2019

Th iPhone's iOS 13 NFC support will be useful for more than just hopping on the subway. Germany, Japan and England, are taking advantage of the upcoming software's support for Apple-approved NFC identification documents to let residents scan their ID cards and use them both online and for check-ins at international airports. You'll need to wait...

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Added 23 June, 2019

During this year's Ice Hockey World Championships, Rikard Grönborg is doubling up as coach of the Swedish national team and a 24/7 news reporter. He won't, however, be stepping anywhere near the newsroom cameras during the tournament. That happened several weeks ago when Grönborg posed to become the world's first virtual sports anchor reporting...

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Added 22 June, 2019

Jakarta, Indonesia is trialling electric buses on some routes as part of a strategy to make the city more eco-friendly. With almost 200 million passengers a year, the Indonesian capital has the world’s largest public bus system – as well as some of the world’s worst traffic congestion and air pollution. To meet demand, the Transjakarta Bus...

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Added 20 June, 2019

Luxury e-commerce platform, YOOX is launching YOOXMIRROR, an in-app feature that acts as a discovery tool for users to explore new looks through a virtual avatar, Daisy.

On the app’s homepage, users can view nine fashion stories laid out in a similar style to Instagram Stories, divided into themes such as “Join the party” and “Check mate...

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Added 20 June, 2019

As consumers put more and more value on their time, it’s no surprise brick-and-mortar stores are increasingly relying on automation to speed up the shopping experience.

By 2021, Amazon Go plans to open 3,000 of its unmanned stores where customers will shop with no face-to-face interaction. It currently has three locations in Seattle, and...

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Added 18 June, 2019

A Chinese TV station already has one. Now, Sogou, a leader in China's internet industry, is creating a Russian-speaking AI news anchor developed through a partnership with ITAR-TASS, Russia's leading news agency, and Xinhua News Agency, the national news agency of China. The AI anchor incorporates the latest advances in speech synthesis, image...

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Added 12 June, 2019

Cosmetics giant L'Oreal announced last year that it was buying augmented reality beauty app maker ModiFace. Since then it's deployed virtual makeup try-ons across a number of its own brands, allowing shoppers to test different shades of makeup in a live video or selfie of themselves. Now Amazon mobile users in the US and Japan will be able to...

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Added 11 June, 2019

IKEA is piloting a series of robotic furniture in collaboration with American startup Ori Living. This high-tech collaboration speaks to the underlying idea that our physical spaces need to become more flexible to make room for experiences and human connection. And for living in smaller urban spaces. The ROGNAN system is one very literal...

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Added 4 June, 2019

Meet Tempo Walk: a robotic golf caddie that follows golfers autonomously. It uses motion detection technology similar to car backup cameras to follow people at a safe distance. Tempo Walk moves at 7mph and weighs 95 pounds. It can carry bags, coolers, and everything in between.

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Added 19 May, 2019

Airbus has begun shore-to-ship trials in Singapore with its Skyways parcel delivery drone. This marks the first time drone technology has been deployed in real port conditions, to deliver a variety of small, time-critical maritime essentials to working vessels at anchorage. The maiden shore-to-ship delivery flight was made to the Swire Pacific...