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Future supermarket checkouts could recognize the food, not the barcode



Besides the elderly gentleman paying in nickels, the biggest holdup at supermarket checkouts is the cashier finding an item’s barcode and properly scanning. So Toshiba has developed a faster camera-based system that recognizes the food, packaged or fresh…


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Posted at 1:15pm and tagged with: shopping, tech, technology,.

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    We need this in America
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    I love supermarket technology - iRobot is soooo close
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    This is pretty goddamn cool. Makes QR codes seem a little silly. It may also mean the end of packaging for a lot of...
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    im freaking out
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