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Friday, June 27, 2008

Supermarket of the future

This is one of the geekiests supermarkets I've ever seen! A German supermarket is inviting customers to use their mobiles cameras to scan the product bar codes and check out without the help of a cashier. Trust on the customer seems to be a key point of the model...

Interesting enough RFID technology was not chosen, preferring good old bar coding. In my experience, reading barcode on the mobile introduces new problems - low quality cameras, scratches on lens or low quality display just don't help.

Check it out: "Future Store".

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