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Added 17 October, 2017

NVIDIA HAS SHOWN OFF the 'world's first' AI computer designed to power fully-autonomous 'robotaxis'. The new system, codenamed Pegasus, marks the first time that Nvidia's Drive PX platform has been capable of driving Level 5 driverless cars, which refers to vehicles that require no human control. Rather, Level 5 vehicles have full automation...

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Added 17 October, 2017

Following in the footsteps of Spring and other online fashion retailers, Net-A-Porter announced that it will soon make available an artificial intelligence tool that will be capable of choosing clothing for consumers based on their likes, dislikes and travel plans. The company’s new robot will be able to personalize the shopping experience for...

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Added 16 October, 2017

CUBIC, a San Diego-based technology company, is developing a "fastrack gateless gateline" that would enable commuters to pay for train tickets via facial recognition payment technology. The system will scan people's faces as they walk through a gate, while a paired smartphone app enables a seamlessly cashless transaction. An expected 65 to 75...

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Added 16 October, 2017

Nike’s new NBA Connected Jersey gets the scores straight to the wearer by them simply tapping their smartphone against the bottom of the vest. Technology is built into each jersey so the data shared is automatically affiliated with that team. Wearers download the NikeConnect app and tap their smartphone on the tag on the bottom of the jersey to...

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Added 14 October, 2017

Muscovites could soon pay for their metro rides with a ring expected to go on sale later this month, its developer told the Govorit Moskva news agency on Tuesday. The Moscow-based PayRing company brands its product as a contactless bank card in the form of a ring. A company employee said deliveries would start in late October. A spokesperson...

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Added 12 October, 2017

Google Pixel Buds wireless headphones with real-time language translation will soon be available to consumers. The first iteration of this technology could be glitchy, but the ability to translate speech into 40 languages could turn out to be a killer app for the travel industry. By touching the right earbud, users can receive instantaneous...

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Added 8 October, 2017

To aid staff members’ efficient allocation of appointments, and to help identify potential emergencies as early as possible, the Singapore Red Cross has begun working with a chatbot named Ella. Run via Facebook messenger, the chatbot checks in with participants in the organization’s Home Monitoring and Eldercare program. Every morning, Ella...

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Added 7 October, 2017

US-based Target stores are the largest group yet to offer indoor maps to help shoppers find goods. The stores' app includes store maps and aisle finder functionality. It can track your location and show you deals, enabled through the use bluetooth beacons. Target is updating all stores with new, energy-efficient LED lighting, and will be...

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Added 6 October, 2017

Barclays Plc, a London-based bank, has installed devices that track how often bankers are at their desks. Managers were peppered with queries when investment bank staff in London discovered black boxes stuck to the underside of their desks in recent months, according to several Barclays employees who asked not to be identified speaking about...

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Added 6 October, 2017

The Opter Pose smart necklace considers itself a fashionable alternative to the basic plastic wristband. It's designed as a unisex necklace and clip that is able to vibrate gently should you be slouching for a far longer period than you are supposed to, and a reminder to remain confident while standing tall. Other functions that can be accessed...