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Added 16 March, 2019

"It typically takes about seven seconds for someone to make a first impression and about five to 15 minutes for a recruiter to make a decision. We want to challenge that," explains Elin Öberg Mårtenzon, chief innovation officer at TNG's office in central Stockholm. The world's first robot designed to carry out unbiased job interviews is being...

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Added 15 March, 2019

Artificial intelligence might be better at reading the body language of a shoplifter than human employees can, as suggested by a surveillance technology adopted in Japan. Tokyo-based startup VAAK has developed an AI software called ‘Vaak Eye’, which claims to spot shoplifters before they’ve taken something from a store. It’s straight out of the...

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Added 14 March, 2019

Burger King has opened the world’s first 100% silent drive thru called ‘Silent Pick Drive’ in Helsinki, Finland. Thanks to the new innovation a customer can now order, pay and pick up the order from the restaurant without any kind of verbal communication or waiting. For now, the Silent Pick Drive is only available in Finland but in the long run...

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Added 14 March, 2019

Staying in Hotel rooms comes with its own set of horrors. What if the bedsheets aren’t washed clean? What if the rooms haven’t been moped for weeks? And even worse, what if the curtains haven’t been dry cleaned for ages? Well, for all you cleanliness freaks out there, there’s good news! Doing away with the need for manual cleaning and thus...

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Added 13 March, 2019

If there’s one thing that many northern cities need, it’s help in snow removal. That’s likely why Colorado-based Left Hand Robotics is currently sold out of its SnowBot Pro, which autonomously brushes snow off of sidewalks while avoiding pedestrians. Users start by walking the path that they wish the SnowBot to travel, carrying a Path...

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Added 12 March, 2019

Now in beta, Astrid is an AI-powered assistant for managers of small teams. The bot aims to take care of everything you need to coach and develop your team such as help running productive meetings, setting development goals and handling challenging situations via mentors and coaches. It works by integrating with many of the most popular...

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Added 11 March, 2019

When you find it hard to chew and swallow, the food that exists today doesn't look very appetizing, explained Richard Asplund, head of the catering department at Halmstad municipality on the west coast. "So the idea is to make something more aesthetic to look at, to make it look good to eat by recreating the original form of the food." Halmstad...

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Added 10 March, 2019

NTU and Swedish firm Volvo have launched an autonomous electric bus in Singapore. The bus, which can fit about 80 people, has gone through multiple tests at the Centre of Excellence for Testing and Research of Autonomous Vehicles - NTU (Cetran), and is now ready for tests in actual traffic conditions. It is able to travel 25km on a full charge...

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Added 9 March, 2019

MAC Cosmetics China has entered the ‘new retail‘ space with the launch of its experience center integrating both online and offline brand experiences. The center blends product discovery, social engagement and purchase into an immersive journey, making it one of the more sophisticated interactive retail experiences in the cosmetics category in...

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Added 7 March, 2019

The trend over the past few years to monitor ourselves via wearable devices is now moving into monitoring the world around us. Lots of new products are now coming online, and many of these are connected devices that are designed to fit snugly into our homes and offices. AurAir is one of the latest examples of this trend. Designed to provide an...