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Added 18 June, 2018

Tracking down contaminated food has historically been a messy affair, sometimes taking retailers and food companies weeks to learn exactly what products they need to pull from store shelves. “Imagine if we could pinpoint with certainty within minutes, not days,” mused Frank Yiannas, one of Walmart’s top food safety executives, in a recent video...

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Added 15 June, 2018

Today, almost anything can be delivered door to door. Recent innovative delivery solutions have included autonomous delivery robots and diesel fuel delivered directly to your car. However, delivery usually requires a static location or address, so the company making the drop-off knows exactly where to go. Now, a last-mile delivery company in...

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Added 13 June, 2018

Lush as been championing naked products for quite a while. Product inventor and co-founder Mo Constantine said: “I began unintentionally making naked products and I’ve gone down that route ever since. My first invention was the shampoo bar in the late eighties. Since then we’ve taken the concept much further.” From solid shampoo bars to bath...

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Added 10 June, 2018

South Korean supermarket chain E-mart is testing autonomous shopping carts. Called Eli, the carts have smart sensors that react to human voices so it can follow a specific person. Additionally, Eli can guide shoppers to specific items on their shopping list. The cart has a display screen that details the location of items within the store. And...

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Added 9 June, 2018

As major fast food chains and quick-service restaurants (QSRs) move to incorporate healthier alternatives, KFC is making a huge play in the veggie meat game. The chicken chain is officially working on the first vegetarian fried chicken to ever hit a big-name QSR. The faux meat's first destination will be the United Kingdom, where smaller places...

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Added 8 June, 2018

All the merchants and airport terminals at Brisbane International Airport are accepting various digital assets such as bitcoin core, dash, bitcoin cash, ethereum, nem, and steem making it the friendliest cryptocurrency airport in the world.

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Added 7 June, 2018

Walmart’s tech incubator is out with its first experiment. The incubator, known as Store No. 8, just launched Jetblack, a concierge-style service for requesting stuff and getting it really quickly. During its pilot period, the project was known as Code Eight. To shop with Jetblack, first you need an invite. Right now the service is limited to...

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Added 4 June, 2018

Chipotle has started adding drive-thrus to restaurants — but it is a little bit different from how other fast-food chains operate: Instead of ordering at the window, customers need to order ahead via the Chipotle app or an online form. "When I went there was no line for the drive-thru," one five-star review from February reads. "I think word...

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Added 2 June, 2018

Facial recognition technology is becoming more prominent in a range of different industries. Its uses span from speeding up the process for boarding a plane to acting as an app-based digital identity provider. We are seeing the technology being integrated more and more into pubic services and the everyday activities of individuals.
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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...