Coles is currently in a testing stage for a new technology which it may end up releasing to customers. A company called Hiku is behind the technology, who builds voice recognition devices that store a digital shopping list from home. If you don’t feel like speaking, the Hiku device can also scan barcodes of household items too. If, for example, you have just run out of milk or you’re on your last bit of dried oregano, you can scan the barcodes and add these products directly to your online shopping list.
This is the 21st century’s answer to that paper and pen shopping list system you have stuck to your fridge door and so far its sounding pretty appealing. As with the paper shopping list (that you always have a habit of forgetting at home), the Hiku device can also be stuck to your fridge door for easy access. The system will work seamlessly with the Coles shopping app so all the items you add via Hiku, will be visible within it. Ultimately, technology is becoming more prevalent every where we turn, but how useful will this technology actually be, are we becoming over dependent on tech and how much out of pocket will we be to buy this gadget?
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