With cashier-less checkout, retailers should be careful what they wish for

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3280956/mobile-wireless/with-cashier-less-checkout-retailers-should-be-careful-what-they-wish-for.html#tk.rss_all As the battle for cashier-less stores rages on — with Amazon Go’s one-store trial pushing Microsoft and Walmart to explore a mobile cart-based system to ditch associates at checkout — … Read more

The game-changing potential of smartphones that can smell

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3278594/mobile-wireless/the-game-changing-potential-of-smartphones-that-can-smell.html#tk.rss_all When Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) released a prototype sensor for allowing smartphones to smell, it didn’t merely replicate what a human nose can do. Once deployed, the … Read more

Has a U.K. company figured out how to fix the loyalty problem with its mobile banking app?

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3269533/mobile-wireless/has-a-uk-company-figured-out-how-to-fix-the-loyalty-problem-with-its-mobile-banking-app.html#tk.rss_all One of the longest-running retail problems involves loyalty points and gift cards and the fact that shoppers tend to either forget about them or find them too much of … Read more

Will an EZPass mobile payment partnership work? It very well could

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3256008/mobile-wireless/will-an-ezpass-mobile-payment-partnership-work-it-very-well-could.html#tk.rss_all Over the decades, major technology advances have typically fallen into one of two categories: truly disruptive, where the approach is meaningfully different from anything that exists; and piggyback, where … Read more

Apple makes its intent on the battery fiasco clear. And not in the way it wanted.

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3245048/mobile-wireless/apple-makes-its-intent-on-the-battery-fiasco-clear-and-not-in-the-way-it-wanted.html#tk.rss_all As a longtime fan of Apple products and the company’s mastery of marketing strategy, I was initially in Apple’s corner when it confirmed that it had been deliberately slowing … Read more

What do you get when you merge a lie detector, a job application and a mobile app?

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3240408/mobile-wireless/what-do-you-get-when-you-merge-a-lie-detector-a-job-application-and-a-mobile-app.html#tk.rss_all Mobile apps have certainly made a wide range of documents — including job applications, insurance claims and consumer surveys — easier to handle. But can they also silently add … Read more

How smart was it for Williams-Sonoma to drop $112M for an AR firm?

Full Article : Computerworld – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3238124/mobile-wireless/how-smart-was-it-for-williams-sonoma-to-drop-112m-for-an-ar-firm.html#tk.rss_all When home goods retailer Williams-Sonoma announced last week that it was dropping $112 million in cash to buy Outward, a 3D imaging and augmented reality (AR) firm, to enhance … Read more