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but most places fairly cool. monday night into tuesday, this frontal system responsible for the wet weather doesn't move anywhere fast. so still some wet weather to come on tuesday, most likely across north—eastern scotland. a mixture of sunshine and showers elsewhere. these showers could be heavy, possibly thundery into the south—east, and highs of 16—23 degrees. this is bbc news. the headlines: president trump has renewed his fierce rhetoric towards north korea, saying american military solutions are now "locked and loaded" if pyongyang chooses to act unwisely. mr trump said he hoped president kim jong—un understood the gravity of the situation. there have been reports of protests in kenya, after it was announced that the president, uhuru kenyatta, had been re—elected.
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the electoral commission says he was more than a million votes ahead of his rival, but the opposition has complained of fraud. at least 37 people have been killed in egypt in a collision involving two passenger trains. about 120 others were injured. the crash, just outside the northern coastal city of alexandria, was between a train coming from cairo and anotherfrom port said. we will have the latest film reviews in about ten minutes. now on bbc news, it is time to click. this month marks the 25th anniversary of the self checkout.
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the first one was installed in new york on 5 august, 1992, in price chopper. so what does its inventor, doctor howard schneider, remember of it all? i hadn't gone shopping much, so i went to the supermarket near my house with a stopwatch. and i started looking at people checking out, and my stopwatch went "click, click" — it was a mechanical one. and, you know, isaid wow, what a great environment. this is so messy. good luck with any machine doing it, and i said, this would be a great, great problem to solve. and then i started building a machine in my garage. i actually spent every cent i had on parts, and i got the first machines built. see, i love self—service checkouts, but then i'm a control freak. but i do believe they save you time.
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until they go wrong, at which point they become a right pain in the bagging area. the technology in the machines now is less than it was 25 years ago, using 286 computers, using ms—dos 3.3. i had better technology 25 years ago than what you see now, which is the reason for a lot of frustrations. please wait for assistance. please remove item before continuing. so now people are thinking outside of the shopping basket, to try and update the self checkout and reduce the delays further. in japan, reggie robo takes your basket and bags your shopping for you. the system, which was trialled at the beginning of the year, scans the rfid tags on all the items at the same time. since december, the amazon go shop has been undergoing testing in seattle. once it is working, shoppers should be able to pick up their items and simply walk out of the store. swedish cafe company wheelys is working on a similar idea. although this staff—less shop
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will even come to you. here at canary wharf, in london, something less spectacular, but which seems to me more workable and more scalable. grab and go has been invented by ba rclayca rd. the app scans bar codes as you grab items off the shelf, and then you just go. payment is taken from the card that is linked to the app, and the receipt is sent to the phone, so you don't have to wait in a checkout queue at all. but, with all that grabbing and going, are you thinking what i'm thinking? in the future, if you're scanning things and then just putting it in your bag, and then just walking out, and all the doors are open, i can see more people stealing more stuff. so you can basically very easily pick up some item and then can walk out, but on the way you have cctv,
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you have a man on the ground basically monitoring all of that. it works in exactly the same way. so it's no more secure than a self—scan checkout, but i do wonder how many people would just accidentally miss that barcode, and leave with a lot of unpaid stuff. although, even here, technology might be able to spot them. supermarket giant walmart has filed a patent to incorporate facial recognition, blood pressure and heart rate monitoring into its stores to try and understand customer frustration at checkouts. it might improve customer service, but previous trials of the tech have been used to try to spot shoplifters, raising a few security concerns along the way. in fact, just this week, the supermarket announced it is also trialling a scan—and—go solution, but this one relies on shop assistant approval before you can leave. in china, which is home to several unmanned stores like this one, you need your face to get in the front door in the first place.
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like barclaycard's grab and go, customers scan items using their phones, and they can even heat up their grub in the microwave inside. speaking of heating things up, a similar chinese idea, bingo box, ran into problems when one of its glass clad stores began to overheat. now, as it was unmanned, it wasn't until customers began to complain that the sweltering temperatures were ruining the food inside that the shop was shut down. it is now back up and running, and everything is cool. so it's not all plain sailing for these souped—up shops, and it will be a while before we buy our weekly groceries in the store without some form of human interaction or intervention. but, as our patience wears increasingly thin in this age of grabbing and going, it's no surprise that bingo box plans to open 5,000 more stores in the coming year. premier league football starts again this weekend,
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which i'm reliably informed is important to some people. seriously, though, fans will be excited to see what their clubs new signings have to offer. but how do you know if a new player is going to be right for your team? well, one company is using virtual reality to identify talent, and also help players to recover from injuries. here is carol hawkins. i'm in manchester, home of great football, to check out a small start—up that isjoining up with premier league clubs for an idea that's only eight months in the making. ifeel like i'm doing pretty good. this vr system helps scouts recruit players by using statistics from virtual gameplay to decide whether or not the player would work fora team. but it separately is also being used to help injured players get back to full fitness,
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mentally and physically. you have injured players who will often spend anything from six months to ten months, years out of the game. and the scientists, the physios will work with them, but we do not know what they're going to do in a situation, what decisions they're going to make. now, they can play games, as well as having the treatment, the movement is limited, but they can feel a part of the squad. they are using an htc5 headset, with the usual hand controllers attached to shin pads. and the kit is wireless, crucial for football drills. as well as this version, they are also working on one for goalies, which will require an extra pair of sensors. several premier league clubs are signing up to use the vr system, because it promises to bring players back from the bench faster. and the first question they ask — does it feel like a real ball? you do feel like you're really hitting the ball,
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it's quite strange. i don't know if‘t is the sound, or the visuals, but it is very immersive. and i know people always use that word for vr, but it does feel as though you are hitting it. but, of course, you're not. and because you are not, it's important players don't try too hard, and injure themselves even more, especially when they've cost clubs millions of pounds. pa rt part of the problem is to make sure that they are not hyper extending. we had a player last week who is not
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allowed to kick a physical ball. he is fit and can probably run a marathon, but the injury means he can't do it. it is basically a case ofi can't do it. it is basically a case of i feel like i am keeping a ball, psychologically it is massive. i am now in the rehab drill and there is a man to my left who is tracing a s with his foot. now, i cannot do that, because my balance on these prosthetics just is not there, sorry, physios! but i can see how that would be very useful for injured players, but not just injured players, in hospitals. players will complete a set of exercises and drills which will be scored, and their fitness can then be judged by coaches. elsewhere in the sport world, american football is embracing vr quickly. strivr there is a company out of stanford university, currently working with seven nfl teams to allow players to practice anytime, anywhere, without the same physical tolls. and in the netherlands, another vr company, beyond sports, has a contract with both arsenal and stoke city for match analysis
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and vr training. but, back in the uk, a man who won premier league titles as a player and coach with manchester united thinks the new technology could really help. i think it benefits both amateur, professional and grassroots. you can put pressure into the situation. the technology is part of sport now. football, possibly, have had a reluctance to use it, but it's moving in that direction. but the kit they are offering is not cheap, with packages starting at £5,000, and increasing to more than £20,000 a month. but the potential benefits of vr to the football clubs that can afford it are intriguing. coaches want to train and test footballers in the most effective way, by recreating the pressure and intensity of performing in a packed stadium. so what would the manager with the most premier league titles under his belt, sir alex ferguson, think about it? do you think fergie would
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have been up for it? he would have a look at it, yeah. i think he would. he was open to all that sort of stuff, as long as it made a bit of a difference. 0r sometimes it's what people like, you know, players like it. they like something new and fresh. top clubs are big businesses, and the money in football is only going to increase. and, as it does, teams will be looking for any way to improve. as you watch your team this weekend, remember that last—minute winner or fingertip save might be the result of some hard hours spent in a virtual world. and that is it for the shortcut of click this week. the full version is waiting for you on iplayer. 0ver click this week. the full version is waiting for you on iplayer. over the next couple of weeks we are going to give you the chance to re— watch two of our favourite shows from the year
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so of our favourite shows from the year so far, the two indian specials. we'll be travelling across the country, to meet the people working hard to change lives, save lives, and maybe one day discover new life. i hope you enjoy watching them as much as we enjoyed making them. do not forget we are on twitter and on facebook. thank you for watching, and we'll see you soon. hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's interesting cinema releases is james king. welcome. what have you been watching? i've been watching charlize theron in a spy thriller that's 007 meets basic instinct. the name's blonde, atomic blonde. from the academy awards to the afterlife, oscar winner casey affleck returns under a sheet in a ghost story. and prepare to tap, clap and stomp your way
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through an uplifting new dance documentary, step. quite an eclectic mix this week, james. let's start with the big blockbuster. it looks like one. yes, atomic blonde, so charlize theron stars in this. it's a spy thriller directed by a guy called david leitch. previously he's worked on a movie called john wick with keanu reeves, that was a big hit a couple of years back. there are similarities, they are both very stylish. style over content, really. very violent, very polished, very cartoonish. but atomic blonde has some basis in real events because it is set in 1989 after the fall of the berlin wall. charlize theron is a spy sent there by the british government to track down a list of missing agents. let's have a look. 0k. so, is this your first time in berlin? yes.
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