If Intel has its way, boring cash registers will be replaced with these machines of the future. They're more than just sexy glass, metal and touchscreen too—they're an Intel-powered experience that recognizes you and the way you shop.
Intel had conceptualized this new-age cash register a year ago, but this working prototype puts their idea to glass and steel. The way this self-checkout kiosk works is that it'll recognize your shopping habits and purchase history from your credit card and give recommendations of other products you might want to buy. You know, to get you to spend more money. The idea is to give the best features of online shopping (ease of checkout, recommendations, history) in a brick and mortar setting. And to look really cool doing it. [Wired]