Could we breed a better bee? $6.3m study to investigate
Could we breed better bees?A leading Kiwi geneticist says new technology may help us build populations of honey bees that are more resilient and make better pollinators.Bees remain the backbone of our primary sector, contributing...
© 2017 NZ Herald 3:35pm Walmart wants to make shopping even more convenient - staff will stock the fridge
US delivery workers who drop off Walmart groceries may soon also bring them into the customers' kitchen and unload them into the refrigerator, even if people aren't at home. The world's largest retailer is testing a delivery programme in Silicon Valley that would allow customers to use smart-home technology to remotely open the door for delivery workers and watch a live stream of the delivery by linking their phones with home security cameras. "Think about that - someone else does the shopping for you AND puts it all away," Sloan Eddleston, vice president of Walmart eCommerce Strategy & Business Operations, wrote in a blog post on Friday. "As the homeowner, I'm in control of the experience the entire time," he added. "I'm watching the entire process from start to finish from my home security cameras. As I watch the associate exit my front door, I even receive confirmation that my door has automatically been locked."
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App measures shoppers feet to see if the shoe fits
Four friends are making life easier for online shoe shoppers using foot scanning technology.
© 2017 Stuff.co.nz Fri 8:55am 'Payment by vein' trialled in supermarket
The company behind the technology hopes the new way to pay for goods will appeal to millennials.
© 2017 BBCWorld Thu 11:25pm Survey: Australians excited, not worried, about future of work
Australians are more interested in technology that delivers advances in medical research and helps the disadvantaged than driverless cars or pizzas delivered by drone, new research shows.
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