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It’s like buying groceries in the future.

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The BBC presents a video report on a supermarket in Germany who are trialling a whole lot of technology based innovations to the shopping process; consumers use their cameraphone to photograph barcodes of the items they get as they traipse round the shop – a reader aggregates the barcode scans at the end, producing a new code that can be paid for via card, radio waves from a cell phone or fingerprints…

If you’d like to see the most BBC-ish BBC presenter in the world explaining the whole thing, check out the link right about here.

Is it just me or does that robot seem like it’s trying to talk to the bikes in one shot?


Written by alsays

July 6, 2008 at 7:23 am

Posted in Mobile, Technology

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