Entries by Quartz

In-Store Advertising Will Soon Look You Straight in the Eye

  The next time you’re waiting to pay at Tesco, the ads you’re watching may be watching you back. Britain’s biggest retailer is rolling out screens with built-in cameras at its gas stations that can identify people by their gender and approximate age, and customize ads based on who is watching. The ads will come […]

These Companies Are Monitoring Everything You Buy This Holiday

  If last year is anything to go by, Americans will spend more than $60 billion in the four days from Thanksgiving, this Thursday, to the end of the weekend. That doesn’t include Cyber Monday, when merchants put up post-Thanksgiving deals online; Adobe reckons Americans will spend another $2.3 billion on that day this year, […]

Terrifying Drone Company Isn't Dead—It's Getting $7 Million

  CyPhy makes nightmarish contraptions for its military clients: flying drones that can be easily operated on the battlefield, and which never need to be recharged because they’re tethered to a power supply. The periodically dormant company (at least publicly) is about to get a fresh infusion of cash. CyPhy is the second act of […]