Thanks to smartwatches and fitness bands, the wearables market marches on. More than half of U.S. adults who know about wearables now own at least one of the devices.
Voice Order, announced earlier this year, gives Walmart customers the option to add items to their online grocery cart by saying the words.
Millennial parents would consider a range of high-tech treatments for the health and wellness of their children, depending on where they live. A majority (52%) of U.S. parents and 60% of U.K. parents would be very comfortable allowing a properly tested, fully functional 3D printed heart to be implanted in their child in the future.
The Caper Smart Cart, from New York-based Caper, includes an interactive screen and autonomous checkout technology.
Tech devices are the hot items for holiday shoppers. About half (49%) the U.S. population plans to shop during Black Friday week (Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday) and 82% of those shoppers plan to purchase tech devices and accessories.
CVS see "big potential" in drone delivery in rural communities where consumers cannot conveniently reach stores for "life-saving medications."
The international study ranked consumer acceptance, infrastructure, technology and innovation and policy and legislation.
Consumers still most desire the basics. Features such as augmented reality are at the bottom of the list in new study.
In Q3, global smartphone shipments grew 2% -- the first period of growth in two years.
Artificial intelligence has evolved over a long number of years but now it appears to be getting into high gear. Many consumers already are users or at least familiar with voice assistant like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.