This Creepy Facial Recognition System Knows How Often You Visit a Store

You might want to think twice about how often you hang out at your local Best Buy in the future. In Japan, NEC has developed a new facial recognition system geared towards retailers that determines the age and gender of shoppers, and tracks how long and how often they visit a given store. » 11/12/12 12:40pm 11/12/12 12:40pm

This Robot Wants Your Money, Jerks

Here in America, we use paper to pay for things—maybe plastic if we're lucky. But over in Japan, wireless RFID is gradually becoming the rage. And this NEC robot supports the trend of paying for something without feeling like you're actually paying for something.Using the robot is easy enough. You push the touchscreen… » 11/12/08 10:40am 11/12/08 10:40am