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Will the Internet of Things mean the death of queuing?

If the future does arrive as promised, technology could herald the end of waiting to pay for goods and services. But what does that mean for Britishness?<p>They do it at bus stops, in airports and train stations, and in shops and banks nationwide. Queuing politely is considered a uniquely British …

Internet of Things

Mannequin that tells you what it's wearing: Dummies that talk to shoppers via their smartphones set to be switched on today

• <b>Trial involves House of Fraser, Hawes & Curtis and Bentalls</b>• <b><br>Models fitted with beacons that sent alerts to shoppers' smart phones</b>• <b><br>App gives information</b> …

Will smartphones change shopping?

Many people are familiar with buying goods online, but now technology can also play a part when shopping on the High Street.


Smart mannequin can tell you about the clothes it's modeling

London retail stores are testing out hi-tech mannequins that can communicate directly with shoppers who walk past storefronts on the street. The …

High street shops to get high-tech mannequins

House of Fraser in Aberdeen and Hawes & Curtis in London are among the first shops to start using beacon technology<p>A handful of British high street shops – including House of Fraser in Aberdeen, Hawes & Curtis in London, and Bentalls in Kingston upon Thames – have begun using high-tech mannequins …

Mannequins that talk to your smartphone – oh, and model clothes, too | Tech blog

Venezuela might have the mannequins with the world’s biggest breasts, but Britain now has the most tech-savvy models gracing its store windows and …


Bored of browsing? Try shopping for dummies

Shop mannequins will soon 'TALK': App lets dummy tell smartphone users about the outfit and accessories it's wearing

• <b>The VMBeacon system has been developed by Iconeme and is latest evidence of how technology is changing the way people shop</b>• <b><br>Regular customers might be</b> …