Retailers Slowly Embracing In-Store Tech Tools


Most retailers don’t have the in-store technology to view customer information across various touchpoints, suggests a new study from Kibo. Fifty-eight percent of retailers who participated in the study, released last Thursday, acknowledged they did not have that capability. The study was based on questions posed to 115 retail executives during the Future Stores 2017 conference. “Retailers must have a complete picture of all consumer activities, regardless of buying channel,” said Kibo CMO Tushar Patel.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84884.html?rss=1

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President Trump surpasses the Pope to become most followed world leader on Twitter

President Donald Trump surpassed Pope Francis to become the most followed world air on Twitter, reaching the rarefied air of 40 million followers.

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Using tech to get a good night's rest

Most of us know about circadian rhythms and the sleep cycle. We have a basic idea of REM. We know it’s best not to wake up during a deep sleep. But all of this used to be academic. It wasn’t like you could watch yourself sleep. Alarm clocks were set for a certain time, and that time had nothing to do with how deeply you were snoozing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/23/using-tech-to-get-good-nights-rest.html

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US Navy to use Xbox controllers on highly sophisticated submarines

Virginia-class submarines, equipped with some of the U.S. Navy’s most highly advanced and sophisticated technology, will soon be using Xbox 360 controllers to operate the periscope.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/20/us-navy-to-use-xbox-controllers-on-highly-sophisticated-submarines.html

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Apple iPhone 8 review roundup: What to know before you buy

Apple iPhone 8 reviews hit the web early Tuesday morning, with most of the reviews focused on the upgrades to the iPhone’s internals, including its camera.

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Check out this camera gear wrecked by the August solar eclipse

Most photographers took the necessary precautions to protect both themselves and their kit when shooting the recent solar eclipse. Some didn’t, and here’s what happened to the gear.

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This Steampunk Chassis is the Most Amazing PC Rig We’ve Ever Seen

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A new steampunk case mod more than a year in the making is easily the most impressive build we’ve ever seen. The hardware inside isn’t pulling any punches, either.

The post This Steampunk Chassis is the Most Amazing PC Rig We’ve Ever Seen appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254848-steampunk-chassis-amazing-case-water-cooled-rig-weve-ever-seen?source=Computing

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Technology Enables ‘Fake News.’ Can It Help Stop It, Too?

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The stories that capture most people’s attention tend to contain headlines that aim for an emotional reaction, entertain, or stoke enough curiosity to click. Can AI help weed out the fake news from the real news?

The post Technology Enables ‘Fake News.’ Can It Help Stop It, Too? appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254286-technology-enables-fake-news-can-help-stop?source=Computing

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New Android malware can secretly steal your credit card data, calls and texts

At this point, we assume that most savvy Android users know to be on the lookout for suspicious apps and download prompts, but even as smartphone users become more aware of the risks of downloading apps, the creators of the most vicious malware have adapted by releasing increasingly subtle Trojans that can do a great deal of damage behind the scenes without alerting the user.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/18/new-android-malware-can-secretly-steal-your-credit-card-data-calls-and-texts.html

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Three ways to find the real deals on Amazon

Here’s some trivia for you: Amazon, the largest and most versatile marketplace in world history, has more than 2 million sellers — almost as many people as live in Houston, the fourth largest city in America. And every one of those sellers is clambering to sell you things.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/12/three-ways-to-find-real-deals-on-amazon.html

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These are the four criteria for getting a job at Google

Google is one of the most recognizable companies in the world and as a juggernaut of the tech industry is shaping our lives on an unprecedented scale.

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Spanning Front and Back Offices


CPQ — that is, configure, price, quote — is one of the most transitional apps, because it spans front and back offices, and because its very existence has changed these functions. Another app in this category is sales compensation management. Both of their stories are about front-office processes needing back-office data. Once the data is made available, the process evolves to be far more useful to the business. In each case, the original, fundamental application need was record keeping in the back office.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84720.html?rss=1

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Facebook engineers panic, pull plug on AI after bots develop their own language

As the world’s most powerful computer systems begin to embrace artificial intelligence in earnest, using smart algorithms to increase efficiency and and speed, the potential damage that a “rogue” AI could cause continues to grow.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/31/facebook-engineers-panic-pull-plug-on-ai-after-bots-develop-their-own-language.html

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