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Archive for October, 2003

cashless society gets mixed reviews

posted by Duncan at 1:28 pm on October 2nd, 2003

PARIS, France (AP) — France is leaping toward a cashless future with a nationwide launch this year of computerized “smart cards,” a concept that has so far failed to entice many American, British and German consumers. Could we could be nearing the end of life of paper money?

smart glasses mean instant refills

posted by Duncan at 9:44 am on October 2nd, 2003

Developed by Paul Dietz and a team at the Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the iGlassware system signals staff when you are ready for a refill. It uses an adaptation of the radio frequency identification (RFID) tag technology that is used to stop people stealing goods from shops.

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