Walgreens customer experience to receive boost from Zebra mobile computers

Zebra mobile computers - Walgreens

One of the US’ largest drugstore chains is transforming its customers’ shopping experience. Walgreens has partnered with Zebra Technologies to bring Zebra mobile computers to its workers and customers to both enhance customer experience and improve worker productivity. The goal is to bridge the gap between the digital and physical store experience. Store associates equipped with the latest technology improve the overall shopping experience. Zebra’s 11th annual Global Shopper Study revealed that 55% of surveyed shoppers and 74% of retail store associates believe that store associates who are equipped with…

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Nearly one million people in India are testing WhatsApp payments

WhatsApp Payments Service - WhatsApp App

India is WhatsApp’s biggest market. With 210 million monthly WhatsApp users, India is clearly WhatsApp’s biggest market. Still, in spite of the Facebook messaging app’s so far successful test of WhatsApp payments service in the country, the digital payments system has yet to become a nationwide service. WhatsApp began testing its payments service back in February of last year. Since WhatsApp payments began testing in February 2018, the service has processed about a million transactions per month. This is according to people close to the National Payments Corporation of India…

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Soon to be released Samsung tablet receives FCC certification

Samsung Tablet - Tablet powered by Windows 10

Samsung is reportedly releasing a new mid-range tablet in Q1 2019. A new Samsung tablet has been given the green light by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The tablet device has certified under the model number SM-W737Y. The newly FCC certified tablet is powered by Windows. It is a little surprising that the South Korean tech giant is working on another tablet, since the company has already launched a number of Tab A and Tab S series Android tablets this year. That being said, what is perhaps even more surprising…

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mHealth anemia detection app could identify anemia from a smartphone photo

mHealth anemia detection app - Needle - Blood - Syringe

Atlanta researchers are working on a mobile health app that could revolutionize anemia detection. Those who suffer from chronic anemia or who think they might be anemic, could one day be able to detect this condition via their smartphone using an mHealth anemia detection app. The app is currently being developed by Atlanta researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and Emory University. The app can detect anemia via a smartphone picture. The Atlanta researchers revealed via a study published in the journal Nature that they have developed an…

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Delta facial recognition ID system rolls out in Atlanta airport

Delta facial recognition technology - Delta Air Lines Plane

Delta passengers can now use the airline’s first-of-its-kind “biometric terminal”. Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport is the first to have the new Delta facial recognition system. Delta Air Lines is calling it the first “biometric terminal” in the United States. Delta Air Line passengers can cut down their wait times by using this new security system. Located at the international terminal in the Atlanta airport, the Delta facial recognition tech gives customers who want to use it the ability to check in, get through security and board their flights. In other words,…

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The Samsung foldable phone is officially teased at SDC18

Samsung Foldable Phone - Infinity Flex Display

Samsung has finally shown off its rumored foldable smartphone. At the Samsung Developer Conference 2018 (SDC18) in San Francisco, during its Day 1 Opening Keynote, the highly rumored Samsung foldable phone was shown off by the company’s senior vice president of global marketing, Justin Denison. The device can be used as a phone and fold out into a tablet. While there have been many rumors about companies building foldable smartphones, the Samsung foldable phone – which has yet to be named – is the first to officially be introduce and…

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Facial recognition school surveillance has been added to New York school district

Facial recognition school surveillance - Students Lined Up

New security technology has been implemented in schools to keep students safe. Lakeport City School District has been making headlines for installing a facial recognition school surveillance system in a high school, a middle school, six elementary schools, and an administrative building within its district. The technology scans student’s faces upon their entering the school, checking for matches in the security database. A state grant awarded the school distract the $4 million in funds required to install the system. The Lakeport City School District is using a facial recognition system…

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IMB’s unique mobile cybersecurity training center is a first in the industry

IBM X-Force Command Cyber Tactical Operations Center - Mobile Cybersecurity Facility

IBM has launched its X-Force Command Cyber Tactical Operations Center. A mobile cyber security training operations center has been launched by IBM Security. Known as the X-Force Command Cyber Tactical Operations Center (C-TOC), the mobile security unit will travel around the United States and Europe for the purpose of running incident drills with clients, according to an IBM press release. The mobile training center will provide on-demand cybersecurity support and build cybersecurity awareness. The first-of-its-kind, fully operational mobile cybersecurity facility is literally a travelling training center on wheels, housed in…

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New Avnet wearables let concertgoers feel music’s vibrations

Avnet wearables - wearable technology

A new partnership between the company and Not Impossible Labs is creating a new tech experience. A new partnership has resulted in the development of Avnet wearables designed to let concertgoers feel the music they’re hearing. The Avnet and Not Impossible Labs deal brought about an entirely new type of wearable technology called “Vibrotextile.” The new wearable tech is a vest that comes with wrist and ankle bands that pulse and vibrate. The Vibrotextile Avnet wearables pulse and vibrate in sync with the music being played at concerts. This lets…

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New sandbox mobile game to launch in China from LEGO and Tencent

Sandbox mobile game - LEGO CUBE - Youtube

The upcoming mobile game to launch in China is called LEGO Cube. LEGO Cube is a kid-friendly sandbox mobile game that is the first branded mobile game Danish company LEGO is launching in collaboration with Chinese tech giant Tencent Group, in China. Earlier this year, the two companies formed a digital partnership. This game is the first digital gaming experience to come from this partnership. The focus of the game is imagination and creativity. LEGO Cube’s platform has been designed to allow players to explore creativity and imagination in a…

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Physicians Formula allows consumers to sample products via AR makeup ads

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The popular cosmetic brand lets viewers virtually sample makeup products. Augmented reality (AR) ads are nothing new and now California-based cosmetic company Physicians Formula is following the trend with its AR makeup ads. The ads work with either a web or mobile camera. Physicians Formula partnered with FaceCake Marketing Technologies on banner ads using augmented reality. The ads, which appear on websites like The Huffington Post and SheKnows, reported Mobile Marketer, work with a web camera or a mobile camera. It is also possible to upload a saved photo. Either…

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