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Added 28 May, 2018

Consumer laws and airline policies often entitle passengers to receive compensation from carriers when flights experience major delays or cancellations. But few jilted passengers file the paperwork to claim what they deserve. Enter, Kayak, the travel price-comparison search engine. Quietly for the past few months, it has been using its...

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Added 27 May, 2018

Target is upping its beauty game with a focus on personalized experiences through a series of digitally-enabled features both in-store and at the customer’s home. The so-called Target Beauty Studio is a partnership between the US retailer and Perfect Corp.’s YouCam Makeup software, which allows users to virtually try on hundreds of makeup items...

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Added 25 May, 2018

San Diego-headquartered Petco, a leading specialty retailer of pet products and services with more than 1,500 Petco and Unleashed by Petco locations in North America, has tapped Los Alamitos, California JustFoodForDogs to open hundreds of "stores within stores" with many of them featuring exhibition kitchens so customers can see how the food is...

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Added 19 May, 2018

Start-up Kabaq is aiming to bring the next big technology-influenced change for restaurants and foodies since Instagram sparked a surge in food photography: an augmented reality menu. Burger chain Bareburger will be among the first restaurants to allow customers to see their meal right in front of them — before ever placing an order.
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Added 19 May, 2018

Snapchat is creating augmented reality shopping ads, blending selfies with commerce. The messaging and media app is calling its new creation—a blend of paid lenses with commerce capabilities—"shoppable AR." It has tested the ads with Clairol, Adidas, "Candy Crush" game maker King, and STX movie studio. The commerce lenses are the same as other...

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Added 15 May, 2018

Produced by Nikola Motor Company, the trucks can travel between 500-1,200 miles on one 20-minute charge and will be integrated into the world’s largest brewer’s fleet from 2020. “At Anheuser-Busch we’re continuously searching for ways to improve sustainability across our entire value chain and drive our industry forward,” said AB InBev’s chief...

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Added 14 May, 2018

Domino’s announced that US customers can now have pizza delivered to locations without an address. Local Domino’s restaurants choose ‘Hotspots’ to deliver to nearby, which customers can view on a map. These include beaches, fields, parks and more. Currently, the flexible delivery option lets diners choose from 150,000 Domino’s Hotspots around...

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Added 10 May, 2018

A long-standing goal of human-computer interaction has been to enable people to have a natural conversation with computers, as they would with each other. In recent years, we have witnessed a revolution in the ability of computers to understand and to generate natural speech, especially with the application of deep neural networks (e.g., Google...

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Added 9 May, 2018

Amazon is currently inviting people to have their bodies 3D scanned at its NYC offices, hinting at the e-commerce giant’s future plans of entering the virtual try-on and personalized fit space.

According to The Wall Street Journal, participants are being asked to return every two weeks to have their bodies scanned over the course of 20...

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Added 7 May, 2018

Virgin Trains have today become the first travel operator in the world to sell tickets through Amazon Alexa, with customers now able to book Advance Single tickets using just their voice.

The innovative collaboration will enable rail travellers to sort their tickers with one simple voice-based transaction via an Alexa-enabled Amazon...