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Walmart looks at robotic shopping carts that tell you what to buy

Websites have suggestions, Walmart has robotic personal shoppers doubling as shopping carts — or at least it wants to.<p>The company is reportedly collaborating with Five Elements Robotics to help consumers ease the burden of pushing around a shopping cart, all while offering up suggestions to …

Hiker, 64, Found Tied to Tree Near Blue Ridge Parkway Trail

Police are hunting a “scruffy” and “unwashed” suspect in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Parkway after a 64-year-old hiker was found tied to a tree and in need of hospital treatment.<p>Rescuers located the woman after her friend called 911 on Thursday afternoon from the Craggy Gardens picnic site, an area …

Free will could all be an illusion, scientists suggest after study that shows choice could just be the brain tricking itself

Free will might be an illusion created by our brains, scientists might have proved.<p>Humans are convinced that they make conscious choices as they live …

You looking at me? Vyking launches video ad that reacts to your facial expression

Your tolerance for watching video ads online may vary, but how would you feel if the video ad watched you back? That’s the premise of a new ad unit from Berlin-based ad tech startup Vyking.<p>Dubbed ReactivAds, the new suite of interactive video ad formats promises to leverage “emotion, facial and …

German train dispatcher accused of playing game before deadly crash

<b>(CNN) —</b> Moments before two trains collided head-on, killing 12 people, a dispatcher was playing a game on his phone, authorities said.<p>The dispatcher was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and gross negligence Tuesday. German police said their investigation showed he had "violated operational …