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Online-offline integration shaping retail industry development

With e-commerce giants and physical stores joining forces to expand online and offline integration, the concept of unbounded retail is shaping the …

eCommerce

Express shopping: No more checkout lines in Kerala's first automated supermarket

Watasale is India’s first checkout-free store, where the bill is autogenerated and automatically deducted from the store’s app.<p>When people started …

eCommerce

Plastic waste set to beat price as UK shoppers' top concern – study

The number one issue for British shoppers in the next decade will be to reduce packaging and use more recyclable materials, according to new research.<p>For perhaps the first time, the public puts environmental considerations around plastic waste above the price of goods when shopping.<p>The research, …

Forget Checkout Queues: This Amazon Go Like Retail Store in Kochi Lets You Shop And Leave

Shoppers can simply shop and leave in India's first AI-powered automated retail store by Watasale.<p>Within a year of Amazon coming up with the …

eCommerce

10 Examples Of How The Future Of Shopping Will Be Transformed By VR

The days of going to a store to shop or browsing online may soon be over. Virtual reality technology has the power to transform the shopping experience. From transporting customers to another world to showcase products to letting them try things virtually, VR is the future. Here are 10 examples of …

Customers

Shoe 'vending machine' among DSW's Vegas store innovations

DSW Inc.'s new Las Vegas store has all the flair befitting a store hitting that flashy city.<p>The Columbus-based retailer opened its shop in the …

Future of Retail? Nike’s Cool New Toy Lets You Design and Print Custom Sneakers in an Hour

Nike and Wieden + Kennedy’s The Lodge have unveiled what they believe is a glimpse into the future of retail with an experience in New York City that …

Shoes

Fake processed food is becoming an epidemic in African urban life

In late February, 14-year-olds Nahima and Yayaya, died after eating tainted biscuits at a classmate’s birthday celebration in their school, located just outside Nigeria’s capital Abuja. Several other children in their class were hospitalized. Panic and threats from angry parents forced a temporary …

10 Things the Most Progressive Hospitals Do

July 08, 2013 | Print | Email<p>It's been said that there are three types of people in the world: the retrograde, the stationary and the progressive. …

New venture aims to fill customer-service void in healthcare

(Reuters) — Three large U.S. venture capital firms are betting that hospitals will buy into a new service designed to help healthcare providers treat …

California hospital becomes first in US to prescribe ingestible sensors from Proteus

Redwood City, California-based <b></b><b>Proteus Digital Health</b> announced its first US healthcare provider customer, Barton Health, which will prescribe the …

Digital Health

Uber Express Pool: cheaper rides, as long as you don't mind walking

Uber just discovered a new activity to integrate into its app: walking.<p>Yes, using your feet is an essential ingredient in Uber Express Pool, a new …

Los Angeles

Airbnb partners with Nest to offer discounts on thermostats for top-rated hosts

30 percent off Nest thermostats and Nest Protect for ‘superhosts’<p>Airbnb is offering discounts on Nest products — specifically the smart home company’s popular thermostats and Nest Protect devices — for top-rated “superhosts” as part of a new initiative to better reward the top hosts on the …

Apps to Increase Healthcare Independence

Given the aging population across the world, many tools and medical advances have been accelerated to meet the growing demand for accessible …

Tesla wants to install charging stations at your office

The Workplace Charging program will put chargers in employers' parking lots for free.<p>Tesla has a pretty good track record when it comes to making its chargers more accessible, but it needs to step up its game now that it's shipping more and more cars. One of the ways it plans to do that is by …

Researchers create an e-skin that shows your heartbeat in real-time

Researchers from the University of Tokyo announced last week a new advancement in wearable technology: A highly flexible electronic skin display that shows your health information, allowing you to monitor vitals at a glance.<p>Made from nanomesh, the display is flexible, breathable, and stretchable — …

Health Information

Research finds Facebook holds personally identifiable data on 40% of EU population [Updated]

The EU’s massive General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect on May 25, which introduces harsher restrictions on how businesses can use and store the personal data of their customers. This will greatly affect foreign tech companies that operate within the EU, since they cannot use …

Personal Data

Microsoft battles U.S. authorities who want access to foreign-stored data

You can call it Goliath vs. Goliath.<p>Microsoft is set to face a battle with U.S. authorities who want access to data stored outside of the country. …

Europe wants to force US tech giants like Apple to hand over electronic evidence across borders

The European Union wants to be able to force US tech giants like Apple, Google and Microsoft to hand over electronic evidence across borders when investigating serious crimes. The proposed law would apply to any company that does business within Europe, no matter where its data centers are …

Online Privacy

Google’s DeepMind teaches AI to predict death

DeepMind wants to solve the problem of patient deterioration in hospitals. The Google sister-company fed its AI the historical medical records of about 700,000 US veterans in hopes it will learn to predict changes in patient condition that, unchecked, lead to death.<p>The partnership between DeepMind …

Artificial Intelligence

These Ascend-1 wireless earbuds last six times longer than Airpods

popsci shop<p>Enjoy 30 hours of superior sound, now at 40 percent off MSRP.<p>Battery life is always a concern when you upgrade to wireless tech. But with their supplied case, the Ascape Audio Ascend-1 Truly Wireless Earbuds can keep going for 30 hours straight. What’s more, that playtime is filled with …

Recovering global miners face fresh squeeze from rising costs

Encouraged by a rebound in prices for gold, copper and other metals that picked up steam late last year, miners are once again opening their wallets …

China’s Global Ambitions Could Split the World Economy

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, many economists and policymakers assumed the world would become one happy, prosperous economy. Aided by the spread …

Amazon And Ebay Opened Pandora's Box Of Chinese Counterfeits And Now Don't Know What To Do

A few years ago in California, a professional cartoonist, a designer of golf putters, a surfer, and a self-professed geek got together and formed a company. No, this isn’t the start of a bad joke, it’s the very real story of four guys and one good idea — a story of grassroots entrepreneurship and …

China

Amazon Has a New Way to Get Stuff Into Your Apartment

Amazon (amzn) has taken another step toward consolidating control over the process that leads goods from the warehouse floor directly to the doors of …

8 Industries Being Disrupted by Virtual Reality

As a consumer product VR is little more than a toy but commercial applications are quietly reshaping business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For the past several years we’ve been told that the age of virtual reality is upon us. Tech companies have introduced new …

Electric car sales reach 40% growth in the US and it’s about to blow up

Once seen as a fad by industry watchers and auto executives, most would now admit that the rise of electric cars seems inevitable. Countries like Norway, where electric cars recently reached 42% of total new car sales, show that it is the future.<p>The US is definitely trailing behind, but the growth …

A retail startup that allows people to try on clothes digitally just got a £10 million boost

The round was led by TAL, a leading Hong Kong-based clothing manufacturer which also led the 2014 funding round. The company had already raised £12.5 million ($16.1 million) since setting up in 2008.<p>Metail presents customers with a simulated version of themselves that takes into account their size …

Zzzzzz: Sleep gadgets adjust if you're restless _ or snoring

NEW YORK (AP) — Pillows that track your snoozing patterns? A bed that adjusts based on how much you twist and turn? Companies are adding more …

Converging consumer values in China and the U.S. are creating millennials without borders

Marketers love slicing and dicing by region: APAC, NorAm, LatAm, MENA, ANZ, etc. But what if the best way to slice is no longer by geography, but by age?<p>Marketers may need to geo-locate for one-off campaigns, but as technology adoption influences our daily routines, forward-thinking entrepreneurs …