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Added 6 November, 2018

We have seen biometric recognition systems introduced to recognize people by their footsteps and to monitor student emotions in class. Now, a company in Norway has developed a facial recognition system for fish coined iFarm. It uses the pattern of spots around the fish’s eyes, mouth and gills to tell them apart. Norwegian fish-farming giant...

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Added 4 November, 2018

National Australia Bank (NAB) has built and demonstrated a proof-of-concept ATM that recognizes customers’ faces, removing the need for customers to use a bank card to make a withdrawal. A glance at the machine followed by entry of the customer’s PIN is all that is needed to withdraw money. The cardless cash machine prototype was developed in...

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Added 29 October, 2018

Remote work has become the preferred way to work for many people and businesses, so it makes sense that there should be a job board that caters exclusively to this market. Remote Only, positioned as a manually curated job board, contains remote-work opportunities only. The platform highlights opportunities for customer support professionals,...

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Added 27 October, 2018

Uber is testing an on-demand staffing business called Uber Works. The service would make it possible for businesses to hire short-term workers for things like events and corporate functions, such as waiters or security guards. The company is trialing the service in Chicago after testing it in Los Angeles earlier this year. Uber has spent the...

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Added 21 October, 2018

Briqchain is one of the first of a number of new investment vehicles using blockchain technology to make real-estate investing more efficient and transparent for small investors. Briqchain starts from 10 euros. Investors buy bonds via briqchain.com for 10 euro per "Briq". The company uses these briqs to invest in rental real-estate. Investors...

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Added 18 October, 2018

UK company vclean life is launching a network of vending machines for busy Londoners to drop off their dirty laundry and pick it up clean and folded within 24 hours. the vdrop is introduced as more convenient, eco-friendly alternative to the standard dry-cleaning service, and is fit with an inbuilt tracking system which allows users to keep an...

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Added 15 October, 2018

Today's talented job-seekers are not just looking for money, they are looking for a position that fits their lifestyle and beliefs. According to a new job-matching platform, WorkValues is the first talent platform that enables skilled talent to discover companies by culture-fit, scientifically proven to increase your job satisfaction. "Our...

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Added 28 September, 2018

Microsoft has announced a policy requiring its contractors to offer employees a minimum of 12 weeks paid parental leave, paying them up to $1,000 a week. The policy, which affects US-based companies that do work for the technology company and have more than 50 employees, will be rolled out over the next year. It will affect people including the...

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Added 15 September, 2018

Insurer AXA launched Fizzy, starting in Italy and France, a flight insurance that uses blockchain technology to automatically refund travelers for delayed flights. Customers can purchase a Fizzy policy up to 15 days before their flight. Fizzy records flight details on the blockchain, calculates risk of delay, and charges accordingly. If the...

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Added 27 August, 2018

The Norwegian fertilizer giant Yara on Wednesday signed off on the world’s first electric and self-propelled container ship — the so-called Tesla of the seas — in a landmark in the development of autonomous shipping. The vessel, a collaboration between Yara, the engineering company Kongsberg, and Vard, has received some 133.6m NOK from the...