Woolworths trials queue tracking technology at supermarkets – Cloud – Hardware – Software- Tempemail

Woolworths is applying booking technology originally built for smart parking to sense the length of queues forming outside supermarkets due to COVID-19 restrictions. The retailer is trialling the technology known as Q Tracker, which both provides an approximate wait time outside stores and lets customers book a 15-minute slot to Continue Reading

Woolworths trials sensors to track queues outside supermarkets – Cloud – Hardware – Software- Tempemail

Woolworths is applying booking technology originally built for smart parking to sense the length of queues forming outside supermarkets due to COVID-19 restrictions. The retailer is trialling the technology known as Q Tracker, which both provides an approximate wait time outside stores and lets customers book a 15-minute slot to Continue Reading

EU regulators seek feedback on Google’s Fitbit data pledge – Hardware- Tempemail

EU antitrust enforcers are asking interested parties whether Google’s pledge not to use fitness tracker maker Fitbit’s health data for its advertising, and to separate the dataset from its own, might ease concerns over their tie up. Alphabet’s Google made the pledge to the European Commission late on Monday to Continue Reading

Kangaroo-like robot to clock in at Japanese convenience store – Hardware- Tempemail

In August, a robot vaguely resembling a kangaroo will begin stacking sandwiches, drinks and ready meals on shelves at a Japanese convenience store in a test its maker, Telexistence, hopes will help trigger a wave of retail automation. Following that trial, store operator FamilyMart says it plans to use robot Continue Reading

Arm raises prices on chip technology for some customers – sources – Hardware- Tempemail

SoftBank-owned semiconductor technology supplier Arm has moved to raise licensing fees for some customers in recent negotiations, four people familiar with the matter told Reuters. In recent talks, Arm’s sales representatives have pressed for price hikes that would boost overall license costs for some customers by as much as four Continue Reading

German court bans Tesla ad statements related to autonomous driving – Hardware – Software- Tempemail

Germany has banned Tesla from repeating what a court says are misleading advertising statements relating to the capabilities of the firm’s driver assistance systems and to autonomous driving, a Munich judge ruled. Tesla can appeal the ruling. The case was brought by Germany’s Wettbewerbszentrale, an industry sponsored body tasked with Continue Reading

Chipmaker Analog Devices in advanced talks to buy Maxim Integrated – Hardware- Tempemail

US semiconductor maker Analog Devices is in advanced talks to acquire Maxim Integrated Products, an industry peer that has a market capitalisation of US$17.1 billion, people familiar with the matter said. The acquisition would expand Analog Devices’ offerings in applications such as autonomous vehicles and 5G telecommunications networks. It would Continue Reading

Kmart Australia deploys “large-scale” Android Voice solution for fulfilment – Projects – Hardware – Software- Tempemail

Kmart is the first Australian retailer to deploy an Android Voice based system that guides workers in how to fulfil product orders for its stores and online operations. The retailer said overnight it has struck a deal with Melbourne’s Cohesio Group, which last year became part of German technology group Continue Reading

World’s busiest airport envisions ‘touchless’ travel post-COVID – Strategy – Hardware- Tempemail

With COVID-19 ravaging the aviation industry, airlines and airports worldwide are reining in costs and halting new spending, except in one area: reassuring pandemic-wary passengers about travel. “Whatever the new normal (…) it’s going to be more and more around self-service,” Sean Donohue, chief executive of Dallas-Forth Worth International Airport Continue Reading

Apple expands independent repair shop program to Europe, Canada – Hardware- Tempemail

Apple is expanding a program to supply repair parts, tools and manuals for iPhones to independent repair shops in 32 countries in Europe as well as Canada. Apple began the program last year in the United States after years of lobbying against state-level “right to repair” bills that would have Continue Reading