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UK shoppers demand VR and AI tech shopping experience

Half of respondents would like more retailers to enable them to see how an outfit might look on them virtually – whether online or instore   InternetRetailing EXPO, Europe’s leading event for digital and multichannel retail, today launches the results from its ‘Future of Retail’ survey, which investigated 2,000 UK consumers’ attitudes to retail experiences both online and in store. The result...[Read More]

Panasonic to offer Pyramid Computer’s interactive touchscreen kiosks to strengthen its retail solutions

Panasonic today announced that it will offer Pyramid Computer GmbH’s leading polytouch® 32 passport interactive touch screen kiosks as part of its range of solutions to address the challenge of the new omni-channel retail era. Pyramid’s fully customised solutions, including comprehensive logistical and service support, will complement Panasonic’s existing range of retail point of sale solutions an...[Read More]

UnionPay mobile payment transaction volume grows as Chinese tourists celebrate the Spring Festival

Today is the fifth day of the Chinese Spring Festival holiday, and the Chinese New Year has become a global tourism peak season with more and more Chinese tourists celebrating the festival abroad. According to the data from China Tourism Academy, as many as 6.5 million Chinese people travel abroad this Spring Festival, and global merchants are endeavoring to improve the experience of Chinese touri...[Read More]

Amazon Leads Home Voice Control Assessment but Limited Language Support Allowing Competitors to Challenge

Amazon created a market with its innovative Alexa platform, but it faces fierce and growing competition from powerful rivals and start-ups alike.  In a competitive study of smart home voice control platforms, ABI Research, a market-foresight advisory firm providing strategic guidance on the most compelling transformative technologies, finds that Alexa currently leads the market. This is due mostly...[Read More]

Focusing on 5G End-to-End Solutions, ZTE Establishes Industry Leadership on Eve of 5G Commercialization

ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, was early in identifying the opportunities opened by 5G and on developing a 5G strategy, as commercial deployments of 5th generation mobile networks, more widely known as 5G, approaches. With a focus on 5G end-to-end solutions, the company has pulled out all ...[Read More]

Born-again Text Messaging System Set to Take on Mobile Apps

Leading telecommunications firm Esendex accepted on to Google’s Early Access Program to develop text messaging for the 21st century     Google is leading the way in the development of a new generation of mobile technology so advanced that most companies won’t need mobile apps – and it’s all based on old-fashioned text messaging. Leading telecommunications company ...[Read More]

Intel Announced as Headline Sponsor For 2018 ESL Premiership

Currys PC World to join Intel as PC Partner furthering commitment to UK esports     ESL, the world’s largest esports company, today announced Intel as the official headline sponsor of the ESL Premiership, the UK’s national esports league, for 2018. As part of the sponsorship, Intel is collaborating with Currys PC World to highlight its best-in-class processors in gaming machines sold by ...[Read More]

B&O Play Launch Three Stunning New Headphones at CES 2018

 B&O PLAY today expanded its Beoplay product portfolio with three new releases.   Firstly, a Special Edition Collection of the E8 earphone. The launch of two limited colors – Beoplay E8 All White and Beoplay E8 All Black. Inspired by the monochromatic aesthetics of an all-white and all-black design, these two versions are built on the success of Beoplay E8, the company’s first truly wirel...[Read More]

Samsung Reveals DRVLINE Platform, Takes Bold Step Toward Autonomous Future

Open, modular, scalable platform is first of its kind; allows automakers to build advanced, customized cars of the future       Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today introduced its new Samsung DRVLINE™ platform, positioning itself as the go-to partner for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and Mobility as a Service (MaaS) providers in the autonomous driving market. The DRVL...[Read More]

WiZ Announces Lifestyle Smart Lights Feature with New Scheduled Presets at CES 2018

Add even greater utility, while enhancing health and wellbeing, with up to five automatic and adjustable lighting modes based on time of day, location and more   WiZ Connected Light, the leading innovator of smart lighting technology, today announced a new Scheduled Presets function. It enables your smart lights to know your regular activity level throughout the day and night, automatically p...[Read More]

Light Side or Dark Side? eBay Reveals the Star Wars Characters Most Likely to be Joining You This Christmas

In light of the launch of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, eBay.co.uk has revealed the most sought after Star Wars fancy dress costumes this festive season. The Force may be with you this Christmas, but will your loved ones be using it for good or for evil?   With almost half of parents (42%) surveyed by the online marketplace planning to gift fancy dress costumes to their little ones this year, eBa...[Read More]

Hear AND see lyrics with the revolutionary COTODAMA Lyric speaker

Japanese designed speaker is a world first, displaying animated lyrics on a translucent screen in time with the music    Hakuhodo Group Company, COTODAMA, is today pleased to announce the UK availability of its COTODAMA Lyric speaker; a speaker that enables visualisation of lyrics on a translucent screen.     As the world’s first visualiser speaker, the Lyric speaker has won a handf...[Read More]

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