Wonder what the future will look like? Hyper-Reality, a short film, takes a look into the crystal ball to reveal a world in which technology envelopes every aspect of human life.
Silicon Valley is home to Facebook, Google, Apple, Twitter, and on and on it goes. It's where humans innovate and technology thrives. A slightly less obvious benefactor of this tech breeding ground is the retail sector. The Register reporter Will Bowman shares some insights from a recent visit.
Noel Leeming chief executive Tim Edwards wants customers to know that the electronics retailer has more to offer than box-shaped gadgets. A TVC to launch on Sunday puts the spotlight on Noel Leeming’s services, which include in-store tutorials, plus more than 40 outbound “specialists” who make home visits to help customers install and use sophisticated devices.
At the Kiwicon security conference in December, two researchers demonstrated how members of the public can create barcodes which mimic those developed by Countdown for Z Energy fuel stations, giving them access to fuel discounts of up to 40 percent. We asked the researchers, who’ve kept their identities secret, whether other retailers are vulnerable to the same trick.
Experience the grocery store of the future: agency predicts the Apple Watch’s effect on supermarkets
The Apple Watch is one step closer to being released around the world in nine countries next month. Unfortunately New Zealand is not one of them, but it will hit our shores eventually and it will have an influence on how retailers do business.