German town creates VR tourist experience to keep visitors wanting more

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Herrenberg is working with technology to prop up its struggling tourism industry during the pandemic. The German town of Herreberg has designed a unique VR tourist experience to allow people from around the world to explore its beautiful sites and attractions. It created a virtual reality experience with the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS). A VR tourist will soon be able to travel throughout the town’s scenic and signature cross-timbered houses as well as its historic churches, among other sites. This is because a virtual digital twin of Herrenberg has…

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Huawei sanctions generate heavy criticism from the Chinese tech giant

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The company says this ruling will impact its own business as well as US firms and the electronics industry. The US has imposed new Huawei sanctions that would require American chip manufacturers to apply for licenses to sell to their products to the Chinese company. These new restrictions have been slammed by the tech giant as well as by the government of China. The Chinese company and government are calling the new rules a malicious act of suppression. The Huawei sanctions are being called an act of suppression from the…

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Over half of Americans who have tried contactless payment will use it again

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New Amex research shows 58 percent of people who tried this type of transaction are more likely to use it. Americans who have tried contactless payment because of the COVID-19 pandemic are more likely to use it again, said results from a new Amex survey. Online and mobile ordering for delivery and pickup options are also more appealing to consumers. Contactless payment and online and mobile delivery and pickup options are becoming increasingly popular options. Moreover, consumers who tried them for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic are…

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QR code driver ID solution unveiled by Lytx

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The video telematics, analytics, productivity and safety solutions provider has a new kind of card. Lytx a solutions provider for the public and commercial sectors, and field service fleets, has introduced a new QR code driver ID solution called the Lytx Badge Driver ID. This barcoded card is meant to make it easier for fleet managers to identify drivers operating any company vehicle. Using this solution, Fleet managers can generate individual quick response codes on their Lytx account. These can be printed onto an adhesive which can be applied to…

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Asda lets shoppers use their own mobile phone checkout

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As grocery stores seek new ways to keep a contact-free experience the chain is skipping cash registers. UK grocery store chain, Asda, has rolled out a new option allowing shoppers to use a mobile phone checkout app and skip the lines at the checkout counters. The supermarket brand’s “scan and go mobile” option is now available in all 581 store locations. Previously, Asda had made the mobile phone checkout option available at about half of its locations. That said, it has now rolled it out across every grocery store. To…

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