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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L’Oreal wearable skin sensor can measure pH levels in real-time

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The company unveiled its new wearable technology at CES 2019. The L’Oreal wearable skin sensor, called My Skin Track pH, is said to be the first wearable and companion app to easily measure personal pH levels. The French beauty giant unveiled its new tech by La Roche-Posay at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The sensor can measure personal pH levels in 15 minutes. Using trace amounts of sweat, the L’Oreal wearable skin sensor can measure personal pH levels in as little as 15 minutes. The user’s pH levels…

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Mookkie bowl uses AI to make sure the right pet is eating the right food

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Volta is gearing up to launch its “smart” pet food bowl at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. The Milan-based smartphone appliances manufacturer, Volta, has developed a unique facial recognition pet food bowl called Mookkie bowl, which features a built-in camera and embedded circuit board that makes it capable of recognizing a person’s pet. The company is expected to show it off at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2019). The bowl uses artificial intelligence to keep other animals out of your pet’s food. The facial recognition tech that has been…

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A new hands-free phone driving law could come into effect in Florida in 2019

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The new bill seeks to cut down on distracted driving in the state. Florida Representative Jackie Toledo filed a bill for the 2019 legislative session that would essentially enact a hands-free phone driving law throughout the state. Passing this House Bill 107 would allow law enforcement officers to pull over motorists who talk or text on handheld mobile phones while driving. If passed, the new law would make texting while driving a primary offense. Texting while driving in Florida is against the law but it is presently treated as a…

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Soon to be released Samsung tablet receives FCC certification

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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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VR tech helps to keep dental patients and airline passengers calm

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Virtual reality is changing both dental experiences and long air travel for the better. Thanks to the magic of VR tech, a trip to the dentist or taking a long flight may no longer be something to dread. Virtual reality (VR) headsets have been found to improve both experiences, helping people in these situations to feel more at ease. VR has a “profound” sedation effect on dental patients. According to dentist Bryan Laskin, providing dental patients with a Pico interactive VR headset while they’re getting work done, has a sedative…

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Rumored multi-million Samsung Niantic deal could see Samsung get exclusive games

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Samsung may be planning to invest $40 million into the Pokémon Go creator. A recently rumored Samsung Niantic deal has been receiving a lot of buzz as the South Korean smartphone maker could reportedly be investing $40 million in the American software development company. Niantic is the company behind augmented reality mobile games Ingress and the 2016 worldwide phenomenon Pokémon Go. Samsung Galaxy smartphones could come pre-loaded with Niantic’s games. The Inquirer learned from an anonymous source familiar with Samsung’s plan that the Samsung Niantic deal could be announced within…

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Tappy adds finger-scanning mobile payments to watch bands

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A new battery-less biometric payment authentication system can turn a watch band into a credit or debit card. Tappy Technologies, a Hong Kong-based company, has developed a finger-scanning mobile payments authentication system that is small enough to fit inside a watch band. The system turns the watch band into a secure credit card or debit card, providing wearers with a convenient, battery-free, contactless payment solution. Tappy’s solution gives banks an alternative to sharing transaction fees with bigger tech companies. More and more consumers are becoming comfortable with using their smartwatches…

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The Samsung foldable phone is officially teased at SDC18

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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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Unique IoT wearable device could offer safety benefits to construction workers

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Three companies are investigating the potential safety benefits of new a wearable device at construction sites. Travelers Companies, Inc. announced a partnership with Gilbane and Triax Technologies to study the potential safety benefits a special IoT wearable device can provide construction site workers. Travelers Companies is an insurance firm, Gilbane is one of the country’s largest contractors, and Triax Technologies is a leader in Internet of Things (IoT) construction technology. Construction workers are at a huge risk of work-related industries. Finding new ways to manage these risks and keep workers…

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Samsung HSBC wearable technology rolls out at the bank’s flagship branch

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The bank and consumer electronics giant are equipping bank employees with smartwatches. New HSBC wearable technology by Samsung is rolling out at the bank’s flagship branch. The bank’s employees are being equipped with a customized version of the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch. As one of the world’s leading financial services institutions, this could hint at the future for banks. The HSBC wearable technology strategy was unveiled as the Money20/20 event was underway in Las Vegas. HSBC Bank USA N.A. – an HSBC Group arm – made the announcement along with…

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