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Added 12 June, 2018

ASUS has expanded their efforts in the wearables space by debuting their new ASUS VivoWatch BP health tracker. The company say that the VivoWatch BP is the world’s first fitness band that’s capable of tracking a users’ blood pressure. They say that they worked with cardiologists to develop a dual-sensor system that relies on both...

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Added 12 June, 2018

At Muten Kura Sushi, in Japan, diners can be fooled into thinking that everything is pretty standard. After all, conveyer belt sushi has been around since the fifties. If you were to look behind the scenes, however, you’d see something truly remarkable. At this restaurant, there are no trained sushi chefs – and no dish washers either. Instead,...

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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 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

Documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that, during a year-long test in 2016, researchers from Oak Ridge National Labs in Tennessee collected images and video of thousands of vehicles at two border crossings in Texas and Arizona. Because of the tests’ success, Customs and Border Protection will rolling it out on...

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Added 7 June, 2018

Spyce is a Boston-based restaurant, backed by Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud and founded by MIT graduates. The newly-opened establishment uses robots to produce healthy fast food at affordable prices. All bowls include ingredients such as roasted chicken, sautéed kale, balsamic glazed Brussels sprouts and pomegranate seeds. The prices are...

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Added 6 June, 2018

Rene Konrad earns bonus miles from four airlines, plus loyalty points from six retailers and credit cards. But the one loyalty program he is most excited about now offers him something different: digital coins. Before he jumps on the train to Zurich most mornings, Konrad grabs a bottle of Caffe Lattesso. The 41-year-old can get about 12...

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Added 5 June, 2018

If you sit down to work at Unilever’s U.S. headquarters and you’re too cold or hot–or you’re working on a laptop and the lights above you are too bright–you can pull out an app on your phone and tweak the room’s settings. Throughout the building, 15,000 sensors also measure temperature, light, carbon dioxide, humidity, and who’s present in a...

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Added 5 June, 2018

Facial recognition tech doesn’t have to be creepy or dystopian. We can actually use it for good. Case in point: Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) developed a facial recognition software program that could help save the lives of endangered primates. Tracking is an essential part of wildlife conservation efforts. Traditionally,...

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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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