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Kroger, Microsoft Collaborate On Digital Shelf Technology

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Kroger is collaborating with Microsoft to test an upgraded digital shelf technology that the Cincinnati-based supermarket chain says could speed up shopping for its customers. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports shoppers needing to find specific items on shelves can use Kroger’s self-checkout scanning technology to see personalized icons on shelves below the items. Shoppers can… Read More

Technology Upgrade To Benefit Kentucky Social Services Staff

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky officials say a technology upgrade will allow state social workers to spend less time on paperwork. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services says about 1,800 social workers and social services staff will receive tablets to replace laptop and desktop computers. Cabinet officials say the upgrade will save time and… Read More

Next War: The Future of Technology, Security and Threats


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Robots, Artificial Intelligence, Cyberwar, Social Media Battles, 3D printing, bio-enhancements, and a new geopolitical competition; the 21st century is being shaped by a range of exciting, and scary, new trends and technologies. A best selling author described by the Wall Street Journal as “one of Washington’s pre-eminent futurists,” and a consultant for groups that range… Read More

‘Gaming Disorder’ Now Listed As Mental Health Condition

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Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization says they now should be on guard for a danger in the real world: spending too much time playing. In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said that compulsively playing video games now qualifies… Read More