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Carrefour: eggs and blockchain come together

French retail giant Carrefour has announced a major extension of its blockchain-based product traceability program. It allows for a transparent and …

Blockchain

How AR And VR Are Revolutionizing The Supply Chain

The process of getting products from the factory to your home, office, or facility is more complex than many people realize. Making that process as cost effective, fast, and error free as possible is the goal of any business. As it turns out, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) – …

Augmented Reality

Amazon is reportedly planning to open six more cashier-less Go stores in 2018

After a long testing period and one big delay, Amazon’s cashier-free grocery store finally opened to the public last month. But it seems that the …

Inside Amazon’s surveillance-powered no-checkout convenience store

By now many have heard of Amazon’s most audacious attempt to shake up the retail world, the cashless, cashierless Go store. Walk in, grab what you want, and walk out. I got a chance to do just that recently, as well as pick the brain of one of its chief architects. (The store, in downtown Seattle, …

Get your stuff and go: Amazon opens store with no cashiers

SEATTLE (AP) — No cashiers, no registers and no cash — this is how Amazon sees the future of store shopping.<p>The online retailer opened its Amazon Go …

Watch Please Don't Kick the Inventory Bot | WIRED Video | CNE

Please Don't Kick the Inventory Bot<p>This company wants its robot to take on the tedious and time consuming job of scanning inventory at stores. Please …

BeMyEye, the startup that lets companies crowdsource in-store data, acquires rival Task360

In a move that represents further consolidation in the crowdsourced in-store data gathering space, London-headquartered BeMyEye has acquired U.K. rival Task360. Similar to BeMyEye, the company offers an app that pays users to collect data for its corporate clients, but with a greater emphasis on …

Walmart reportedly explores cashier-free stores to keep pace with Amazon

How do you like the idea of waltzing into a store, taking what you need, and then getting the hell out? No checkouts, no lines, no waiting.<p>Walmart is …

eCommerce

You may soon be able to skip the grocery checkout line at Kroger

After a 25-store test run over the last couple years, Kroger is expanding the Scan, Bag, Go service to roughly 400 stores during 2018. Somewhat …

eCommerce

The Apple Watch Is Good Now

The Apple Watch Series 3 is crazy expensive for a smartwatch—$100 more than its closest competitors. Many of the third party apps are still slow …

Walmart’s app makes the return process easier

Walmart is adding another new feature to its app and this one aims to make returning items as painless as possible. Starting soon, when you need to return something, you'll first start the process on the app. Then head to a store, scan a QR code at the Mobile Express Lane, and hand the item to a …

Standard Cognition gets $5M to build a machine vision-powered checkout

While image recognition in photos and video has become increasingly sophisticated at an incredible rate, Standard Cognition co-founder Jordan Fisher says everyone is chasing autonomous driving — or, the “shiny object,” as he calls it.<p>That’s not the aim of Fisher and his team, who set out to start a …

$1,000 phones are an inevitable side effect of commoditization

Top-tier smartphones have always been a reasonably expensive purchase, but the close to $1,000 price tag of the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone refresh has put many consumer heads (and wallets) into a spin. They’re ultra-expensive, no doubt, but some will argue that the sheer amount of cutting …

Mobile

25 Adult Tasks That Kids (of Any Age) Can Totally Do

You may have read about the confidence-boosting, responsibility-building benefits of having kids do chores. But if you want to watch a child …

Washing Machines

Researchers just built a free, open-source version of Siri

Major tech companies like Apple and Microsoft have been able to provide millions of people with personal digital assistants on mobile devices, allowing people to do things like set alarms or get answers to questions simply by speaking. Now, other companies can implement their own versions, using …

Artificial Intelligence

6 Tips for More Unique Travel Photos in Busy Tourist Locations

Imagine this: you’ve scrimped and saved for months for your dream vacation, and a snazzy digital camera, hoping to capture some unique travel …

Under The Hood Of The All-Emoji Programming Language

“Emojinal is the next step after قلب,” says Nasser, referring to Alb, the first Arabic programming language, which he created in 2012. Nasser says …

Polaroid's tiny HD action cam is style and substance

<b>Polaroid has unveiled three new action cameras at CES, including an adorable 35-millimetre mountable cube that embodies the spirit of the brand's</b> …

DuckDuckGo Saw Over 1 Billion Searches in 2013

DuckDuckGo today announced it saw over 1 billion searches conducted in 2013. If you include DuckDuckGo’s API use and bots, the number of searches for the year balloons to over 7 billion. Here are DuckDuckGo’s latest traffic figures for daily searches, which show the growth that made these …

Why You Should Test Your Mobile App With Drunk People

In the Cocktails and Customization study, they asked Samantha, a 21-year-old pharmacist, to visit three separate websites that offer customization …

Pentti Sammallahti's best photograph: ice fog in stormy northern Russia

It was -20C when I took this picture. The fog you see is actually ice fog: lots of tiny ice particles suspended in the air. This happens when it's very cold but the sea has not frozen. It was February 1992 and I was in the northwest of Russia, on an island called Solovets in the White Sea.<p>I used to …

26 Things That Happen When Your Significant Other Is Out Of Town

Absence makes the heart grow flippin' insane.

Architectural Photographer Imagines Building in 88 Different Configurations

If you think you have seen weird architecture, your ideas about the strange and bizarre are about to be stretched. Prepare yourself to see some of …

17 Qualities And Views Of Great Leaders

I was inspired by author Andreas von der Heydt's recent article that shared his top 17 Qualities And Views Of Great Leaders. Great quotes inspire us to change, to grow, and to become our best selves. In that same regard, I’m sharing a graphical version of his post. Enjoy!

Skift Report: 14 Global Trends That Will Define Travel in 2014

At the start of 2014, we’re looking at 14 trends we think will drive travel industry and consumers this year and beyond. Design, user experience, data and ease of travel will define travel trends in 2014, and our 14 trends reflect that.

Bang & Olufsen Essence Music Streaming System

Bang & Olufsen has jumped into the streaming music market with the unveiling of its Essence<p>Bang & Olufsen has jumped into the streaming music market with the unveiling of its Essence streaming system. The Essence consists of a round aluminum controller and a white streaming unit. The controller …

Kitsune Tee 2014 Spring/Summer Lookbook

Quiet over the past few months, here we find a refreshing release from the ever-elegant Kitsune<p>Quiet over the past few months, here we find a refreshing release from the ever-elegant Kitsune Tee. Mixing equal parts French sophistication with the street sensibilities direct from Paris, the label has …