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Added 14 December, 2017

Target released its own mobile payments system today, called Wallet, which will be accessed from the Target app on iOS and Android. The feature works like this: you open Wallet inside a Target store, scan any coupon barcodes, and then scan your Wallet barcode at the register to pay with your REDcard (which you upload beforehand). Currently, you...

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Added 12 December, 2017

Starbucks has a long, long tradition of using tech to bring you into its coffee shops, and that will be truer than ever with the latest supersized Reserve Roastery location in Shanghai. The beverage behemoth will use a mobile app to offer guided augmented reality tours of the coffee-making process when the restaurant opens on December 6th....

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Added 11 December, 2017

Inside a warehouse in the middle of the suburban office sprawl of San Carlos, a Silicon Valley town south of San Francisco, hundreds of heads of lettuce and herbs grow next to a mobile robot designed to move the plants as they get bigger. In a lab next door, engineers tweak robots that can handle every part of the growing process, from planting...

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Added 8 December, 2017

You’ve been warned to think before you post anything personal on social media, or the Internet in general. Apart from the possibility of your publicly available data being used by “bad actors,” it could be used by anyone – including your future employer – to build a pretty accurate profile about you. Yes, believe it or not, all your Tweets,...

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Added 6 December, 2017

Researchers have developed a chatbot that has been shown to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression. 'Woebot' engages in 2 million conversations a week. Dr Alison Darcy, founder and chief executive of San Francisco-based Woebot Labs, said the AI helps people talk about their emotions. 'Part of the value of Woebot is you can get things off...

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Added 6 December, 2017

TGI Fridays fans across the USA are now able to place an order or make a reservation using just their voice. Fridays designed and developed an Alexa skill that is rolling out nationwide and allows users to quickly make reservations, place a To-Go order, and even pay their bill. Starting today, the new skill will be available at participating...

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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 4 December, 2017

Robots have been unleashed in Russian supermarkets to chat to customers they can even recognize if they are regulars - and help them with their shopping. In a world first, the so-called Promobots work alongside regular employees to chat to customers about discounts and promotions and even demonstrate new products. They have been unveiled at the...

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Added 2 December, 2017

Singapore’s most innovative and high-tech gym is about to open its doors to the public, and it is set to redefine the way you look at fitness. The gym which is Pure Fitness’s newest outlet at Ngee Ann City is debuting the world’s first stationary bike featuring virtual reality (VR) technology. The gym has numerous outlets in Singapore, Hong...

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Added 2 December, 2017

lincoln motor company is putting continental’s ‘head-up display’ into production for the first time, allowing drivers to communicate even better with their vehicles in the future. head-up displays show all relevant information in the driver’s field of vision, reducing driver distraction and therefore making a significant contribution to...