All Posts By: Maddie

What Is the Future of Self-Checkout?

In 1916, Clarence Saunders pioneered a new concept in the world of shopping – self-service. His retail store, Piggly Wiggly, allowed customers for the first time to select their own items by placing them in shopping baskets, instead of needing assistance from full-time service clerks. This model of shopping quickly became an international standard. Much […]

How Social Media Improves Customer Service

How Social Media Improves Customer Service According to the 2019 Global Digital Report, the number of social media users worldwide has grown to 3.484 billion, up 9% year-over-year. With this number continuing to rise, is it any wonder social media continues to dominate as a top recruiting and advertising platform for businesses? By meeting consumers […]

Smart Food? Technology and Industrial Farming

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, agriculture in the United States currently produces approximately $300 billion a year in commodities, with livestock accounting for roughly half that value. With the world population set to grow to 9 billion by 2050, this figure only grow. Modern technology will be needed to not only help produce […]

AI’s Impact on Creative Arts

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has fundamentally changed the way we work, learn, and entertain ourselves. AI’s rapid progression has touched multiple facets of human existence, from relatively simple tech, such as home assistants, to complex systems, such as automated surgical technology or self-driving cars. Although AI impacts a variety of fields, it’s often feared and misunderstood. […]

World Password Day: How does your password measure up?

Another World Password Day has come and gone, without most of us even noticing. World Password Day is an effort to promote better password behavior, and it occurs on the first Thursday in May. The idea for the observance came from Mark Burnett, whose 2005 book “Perfect Passwords” encouraged people to have a “password day.” […]

That Commuter Just Flew By

That headline doesn’t contain a typo. If certain companies can deliver on their promises, commuters will soon have a new travel option: air taxis. The idea of an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft is hardly new (after all, The Jetsons featured them in 1963); however the idea these vehicles could dominate the skies […]