At Amazon’s Monee warehouse, robot co-workers are the new normal

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Source: Chicago Tribune While President Donald Trump was tweeting his “concerns” about Amazon on Thursday morning, accusing the company of “putting many thousands of retailers out of business,” the Seattle-based e-commerce giant was preparing to give public officials and the press a sneak peek at its first warehouse in Illinois where robots work alongside humans to fill …

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Dubai airport debuts smart tunnels for passport control

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Source: Biometric Update The world’s busiest airport for international travel, Dubai International Airport, yesterday rolled out a new ‘smart tunnel’ that uses biometric technology instead of human checks to allow some air travelers to go through passport control in just 15 seconds, AP reports. Passengers register at a kiosk before going through smart gates which uses iris …

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New Mexico jail looks to iris recognition for inmate identification

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Source: Biometric Update The Chief of the Metropolitan Detention Center in New Mexico is in the process of procuring biometric iris recognition technology to ensure the correct identity of inmates being booked into and released from the jail. The jail mistakenly released a wrong inmate earlier this month. The escaped inmate was wearing his cellmate’s wristband, …

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Amazon reportedly planning Alexa microwave, subwoofer, and more this year

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Source:  The Verge Amazon is planning to introduce as many as eight new Alexa-powered smart home devices later this year, according to a report from CNBC today. Those devices will be a wide-ranging offering of voice-controlled gadgets: a microwave oven, an in-car gadget of some sort, and a set of higher-end home audio gear, including an …

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