Augmented Reality (AR), Business, Companies, News

Starbucks Partners with Alibaba in Opening AR Roastery

China has surpassed U.S. as Starbucks‘ fastest growing market and also the second largest with opening one store in China every 15 hours. Starbucks already operates more than 3,000 stores in the country and 2,000 more by 2021. Focusing on China, Starbucks opened its 30,000 square-feet store, that is now their biggest cafe in the world, in Shanghai.  Customers at  this beautiful outlet settled on the West Nanjing Road shopping strip, now can watch beans being roasted, sample high-end brews and use a Starbucks augmented-reality digital app to interact with the store. The Shanghai Roastery will also be the first of Starbucks’ 27,000 locations worldwide,

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Android, Apple, Business, Cloud Computing, Companies, Entertainment, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World, Windows Phone

Say Hello to The Microsoft Band, a Fitness Band for All

Microsoft Band

Microsoft was rumored to be releasing a fitness band called the Microsoft Band early on Wednesday, Microsoft shortly thereafter launched it to the public.

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Business, Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

Starbucks Adds Powermat Wireless Charging to Coffee Shops

starbucks wireless charging

Normally, I would applaud someone like Starbucks for being so forward thinking and adding wireless charging to their coffee shops. But, the problem with Starbucks’ move is that they’ve chosen to stick with one wireless charging standard, PMA (Power Matters Alliance) which also happens to have been founded by Powermat. Powermat was originally purchased by Duracell in order to strengthen the brand and give themselves a wireless charging capability. PMA is one of three alliances that promotes wireless charging, which also includes A4WP (Alliance for Wireless Power) and the WPC (Wireless Power Consortium). PMA and WPC are both inductive technologies, meaning that they are both

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