Google/Walmart: The Brutal Future Of Retail Supply Chains

Google/Walmart: The Brutal Future Of Retail Supply Chains
IStock Photo This partnership is more than just a challenge to Amazon and its Alexa voice-ordering system. It signals an acceleration in the shift from store-based retail supply chains to a hyper-personalized, smart consumer supply chain. The dynamics of this new supply chain will be brutal for consumer brands accustomed to shelf-centric demand. Three Predictions 1. Voice ordering explodes — Though voice ordering is already familiar enough to be the subject of funny tele…
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Beware of Windows/MacOS/Linux Virus Spreading Through Facebook Messenger

Beware of Windows/MacOS/Linux Virus Spreading Through Facebook Messenger
If you came across any Facebook message with a video link sent by anyone, even your friend — just don’t click on it.Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have spotted an ongoing cross-platform campaign on Facebook Messenger, where users receive a video link that redirects them to a fake website, luring them to install malicious software. Although it is still unclear how the malware spreads, researchers believe spammers are using compromised accounts, hijacked browsers, or clickjacking techni…
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YotaPhone 3 is coming to China in September with a new look

YotaPhone 3 is coming to China in September with a new look
The double-sided YotaPhone is back. Baoli Yota has officially announced the YotaPhone 3, an Android handset with a 5.5-inch 1080p Samsung Super AMOLED display, and — of course — 5.2-inch E-ink display on the back of the phone. The phone goes on sale for 4,000 RMB (about $600) in mid-September at Chinese retailer JD.com. Despite the dual screens, the YotaPhone 3 has a premium iPhone-ish look to it. It also packs in a 3,300 mAh battery, a USB-C port, a 13-megapixel rear camera (with a 12-megap…
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AccuWeather deflects blame after selling users’ data, even if they opt out

AccuWeather deflects blame after selling users’ data, even if they opt out
AccuWeather doesn't know how to issue a reassuring statement. The company attempted to quell users' concerns a day after security analyst Will Strafach published a blog post earlier this week explaining how the free iOS weather app collects users' GPS coordinates, the name and BSSID (or MAC address) of their Wi-Fi router, and whether their device has Bluetooth turned on or off. AccuWeather sends this data to a company called Reveal Mobile, which sells the information to retailers with the pro…
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SAPVoice: How This Solar Energy Leader Powers A People Culture That Rocks

SAPVoice: How This Solar Energy Leader Powers A People Culture That Rocks
After expanding its global workforce by over 60 percent in just a few years, SunPower Corporation needed a talent management system to match its rapid growth. Headquartered in California, this solar energy innovator designs, manufactures and delivers high-efficiency solar electric systems, cells and panels to consumer, business and industrial customers worldwide. The company selected the SAP SuccessFactors HCM Suite and SAP Jam Collaboration to consolidate its workforce on one platform as part o…
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Microsoft Talking To Sony About PlayStation-Xbox Crossplay

Microsoft Talking To Sony About PlayStation-Xbox Crossplay
There are plenty of titles that enable Xbox gamers to crossplay with gamers on PC, and vice versa. However, crossplay between different platforms hasn’t been possible because Sony didn’t seem interested in it. Microsoft is open to the idea, though, of enabling Xbox and PlayStation gamers to play each other online. The company has now confirmed that it’s in talks with Sony for PlayStation-Xbox crossplay.“We’re talking to Sony [about crossplay], we do partner with them on Minecraft and of course w…
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You can sign up for Virgin Mobile’s $1 unlimited plan without buying a new iPhone

You can sign up for Virgin Mobile’s $1 unlimited plan without buying a new iPhone
Back in June, Virgin Mobile became an iPhone-only carrier, offering unlimited talk, text, and data, for $1 for the entire first year if you bought an iPhone from them. Now the carrier is expanding that offer to include customers who bring their own iPhone and transfer their number to the network. The deal covers iPhone 5S and newer devices, and will automatically convert to a $50 a month unlimited plan once the initial year is up. And much like every other carrier’s unlimited option, Virgin …
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Africa Leads the World on Drone Delivery: Flights to Begin in Tanzania in 2018

Africa Leads the World on Drone Delivery: Flights to Begin in Tanzania in 2018
Drone delivery is finally getting off the ground. And the action is happening in East Africa. Zipline, a pioneering drone startup that began delivering blood packs to Rwanda’s remote hospitals in October 2016, today announced a major expansion into Tanzania. In early 2018 the company will begin flying its delivery drones to more than 1000 health care facilities around Tanzania, bringing urgently needed medicines and supplies to big hospitals and tiny rural clinics alike. K…
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High-dimensional quantum encryption performed in real-world city conditions for first time

High-dimensional quantum encryption performed in real-world city conditions for first time
As you were browsing www.sciencedaily.com something about your browser made us think you were a bot. There are a few reasons this might happen: You're a power user moving through this website with super-human speed. You've disabled JavaScript in your web browser. A third-party browser plugin, such as Ghostery or NoScript, is preventing JavaScript from running. Additional information is available in this support article. After completing the CAPTCHA below, y…
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Pepper the robot is now a Buddhist priest programmed to chant at funerals

Pepper the robot is now a Buddhist priest programmed to chant at funerals
After working in the home, as an assistant at various stores, and as a waiter, SoftBank’s humanoid robot Pepper is adding Buddhist priest to the list of careers the robot can take on. Pepper can chant sutras in a computerized voice while hitting a drum, reports Reuters, as detailed at the creepily-named Life Ending Industry Expo in Tokyo. The company Nissei Eco wrote the software for the Buddhist chants and said because of Japan’s shrinking and aging population, Buddhists priests weren’t gett…
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