7-Eleven rolls out mobile checkout option in New York

Mobile Checkout Feature - 7-Eleven Store

Manhattan residents and visitors can now checkout even faster at the 7-Eleven. 7-Eleven, the Texas-based largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry, has announced Mobile Checkout, available at its convenience stores in Manhattan, New York City. This newly introduced mobile payments option lets customers skip the checkout line and pay for their purchases via the 7-Eleven app. The mobile shopping experience has been integrated into the 7Rewards loyalty program. The new Mobile Checkout service has been integrated directly into the 7Rewards loyalty program, which is part of the 7-Eleven app. In…

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Ways in Which Robots are Used Today

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While there is no official definition of what a robot constitutes, most roboticists consider them to be machines that move or has moving parts and can make basic decisions while interacting with the world. Therefore, the vacuum cleaner that you leave at home cleaning your home while you are at work is a robot. This is because it senses the world around it and makes the driving decisions as it sweeps and sucks. However, a washing machine is not a robot because you tell it how to wash when and…

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Safety mobile app made available to schools across Arkansas

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Arkansas students will have access to a safety app for the 2019-20 school year. Classes began for most of Arkansas’ elementary and secondary students last Tuesday and for the 2019-20 school year, a safety mobile app will be a large part of helping to keep these students safe and quickly connecting them to emergency services should they be needed. The app provides students with an online “panic button.” Keeping students safe is a major role of Doug Bradberry’s job. Bradberry is the school safety coordinator with the Arkansas Division of…

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PENNY rolls out QR code food tracking to appeal to eco-conscious customers

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The German discount supermarket chain is increasingly relying on origin labeling. PENNY, owned by the REWE Group, is adding QR code food tracking labels to some of its store products to provide its customers with easy access to information regarding the foods’ origins. It will start with the traceability of its pineapples and organic bananas. European consumers are increasingly purchasing foods based on their origins. According to a study published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in June 2019, 53% of EU citizens surveyed said that knowing where their…

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Wearable tech to help monitor exercise levels of people at high risk of diabetes

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Thousands in England to benefit from new digital health program. A digital program involving wearable tech has been introduced in England to help prevent thousands from contracting type 2 diabetes. Using the technology, the digital health program will assist in monitoring the exercise levels of those who participate. Type 2 diabetes is on the rise in England. According to the National Health Service (NHS), thousands of people in the country are at risk of contracting the disease, which has been rapidly spreading in recent years due to the obesity epidemic.…

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