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Added 16 September, 2018

Standard Cognition, which is eliminating the hassle of retail checkout by removing it entirely, has opened San Francisco’s first public cashierless store. The Standard Market proof-of-concept store allows consumers to shop and pay without scanning or stopping to check out. An alternative to Amazon Go, the Standard Cognition platform is the...

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Added 4 September, 2018

If you live in Seattle and want to pick up a quick snack without having to wait in a checkout line, you’ve now got two options for where you can do so, as Amazon officially opened its second cashier-less convenience store. To begin a shopping experience at an Amazon Go location, a customer must first download the Amazon Go app and swipe it upon...

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Added 3 September, 2018

If you live in certain neighborhoods in San Jose, California, you can now get some of your groceries delivered by a self-driving car. Bright green cars from the self-driving startup AutoX–with a backup driver inside–will pull up with your order in the trunk. In the backseat, the window rolls down to offer a shelf of extra food to buy. “Last...

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Added 2 September, 2018

Real estate startup Compass has developed a high-end sign shaped like a magnifying glass, with a glowing ring. In the center of the ring is the real estate agents’ contact information. As a person walks by the sign, LED lights activate and cascade down the sides of the ring. The lights draw attention to a QR code on the sign. Scanning the code...

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Added 30 August, 2018

Many people would love to own high-quality, built-to-last furniture. But modern life, where people often rent accommodation for their whole lives, and move often, makes it difficult to own long-term ‘investment’ pieces. This type of furniture is also very expensive. Instead, people often buy cheap ‘disposable’ furniture, which often ends up in...

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Added 26 August, 2018

Amazon is field testing 30-minute pickups from Whole Foods, all without leaving your car. The retail behemoth has begun testing the service starting in Sacramento, California and Virginia Beach, Virginia, with more cities to come throughout 2018. Naturally, you have to be a member of Amazon Prime and order via the Prime app and place orders via...

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Added 24 August, 2018

Gen Z will comprise 32 percent of the global population of 7.7 billion in 2019, nudging ahead of millennials, who will account for a 31.5 percent share, based on Bloomberg analysis of United Nations data, and using 2000/2001 as the generational split. People born in 2001 will turn 18 next year, meaning many will enter university, be eligible to...

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Added 3 August, 2018

We are living in the busiest times in the history of humanity. And life will only get faster. Fast-casual chain Buffalo Wild Wings is changing with our times, as evidenced by the debut of a new concept restaurant called B-Dubs Express, opened in Minneapolis. While the food is the same, B-Dubs Express features counter ordering, along with a...

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Added 2 August, 2018

The Netherlands was a pioneer in the automat restaurant field, most famously with their chain of FEBO restaurants, some of which still exist, feeding late night eating binges. Now, Amsterdam will launch the nation’s first “Health Food Wall,” a concept designed to provide healthy vegetarian and vegan food options for those on-the-go. The design...

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Added 26 July, 2018

CVS Health’s MinuteClinic is taking steps to give patients a fuller healthcare experience thanks to its partnership with Buoy Health. The latter is a tech company that specializes in the development of tools to help people get the care they need from the moment of diagnosis, and will now be integrated in to MinuteClinic’s over 1,000 locations....