Gadget-free virtual world simulator tech patented by Disney

Virtual World Simulator - Augmented Reality technology

The augmented reality tech wouldn’t require the user to wear a headset or glasses for the experience. Disney has filed a patent for a new type of Virtual World Simulator technology that is supposed to allow for augmented reality experiences but without the need for users to wear glasses or headsets. The US Patent and Trademark company granted the patent to the Walt Disney Company on December 28, 2021. The patent was for virtual world simulator technology that would let the company create theme park rides in the real world…

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South Korea to use facial recognition with artificial intelligence for COVID-19 tracking

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The country intends to roll out a pilot program that will use thousands of Seoul’s CCTV cameras. South Korea has announced that it plans to launch a pilot program using facial recognition in combination with artificial intelligence (AI) and thousands of the CCTV cameras throughout Seoul for the purpose of enhancing COVID-19 tracking. The country is moving forward with the pilot project despite concerns regarding people’s privacy. The Bucheon-based project is nationally funded and is taking place in one of the most densely populated cities in the country. Bucheon is…

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Bitly acquires its first company with QR code firm Egoditor

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The link management business announced that it was acquiring the German barcode generator. Bitly, the popular link management brand has announced that it has made its first acquisition in the form of Egoditor GmbH, a QR Code Generator company based in Germany. The transaction terms were not disclosed by the time of the writing of this article. Bitly CEO Toby Gabriner had pointed out that the acquisition of the QR Code Generator company was cash and stock. He also shared that when the deal officially closed, it would combine the…

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Mobile shopping trends are boosting e-commerce adoption in emerging markets

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As a growing number of everyday tasks are completed online, doors are opening in countries worldwide. Though mobile shopping trends have been steadily growing in the United States and have been spurred on by the pandemic as more people are inclined to stay home to shop, this growth is also being seen in emerging markets where e-commerce hadn’t broadly taken hold. Emerging retail markets are now taking off online due to the expansion of m-commerce use. The growing participation in mobile shopping trends is playing in favor of the Emerging…

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Trust in mobile commerce accuracy is very low among online shoppers

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About 6 in 10 consumers do not entirely trust that their orders will be filled as requested. A new Zebra study has revealed that the confidence consumers may once have had in mobile commerce seems to have dwindled. This trend has forced retailers to place a priority on boosting their labor and supply chain capabilities. The Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ stock symbol ZBRA) 14th Annual Global Shopper Study showed that there is a massive gap in consumer trust when it comes to what they expect from their mobile commerce experience.…

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