Kiosks meet prime time: a cameo kiosk appearance in Rizzoli & Isles

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In this week's episode of TNT's hit drama Rizzoli & Isles, titled "Fake it 'til you Make it", Jane Rizzoli, interacts with a car rental video conferencing kiosk when visiting Los Angeles from their native Boston. The kiosk is the star of the scene as they attempt to submit payment and upgrade their vehicle.

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The Force is strong with this kiosk

Recently, visitors at the EMP Museum in Seattle were faced with the dark side of the Force as they confronted the original Darth Vader suit from the original trilogy, and then heard his haunting breathing emanating from a tablet kiosk.

ICXSummit15: From scavenger hunt to Skydeck, the highlight reel

From an Under Armour installation that tests athletic ability to a Warby Parker photo booth experience, interactive customer experience was the order of the day at the inaugural Interactive Customer Experience Summit, held June 28-30 at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower.

Interactive customer experience technology has to surprise and delight

Customers expect a personalized experience that surprises and delights them, and most will trade bits of information about themselves if they receive something in return.

Interactive customer experience technology has to be natural

Technology should be used in way that's natural for consumers to interact with, and enhance the brand story, rather than be the story itself, says Ben Putland, director of software analysis and development for Grand Visual.

'Create your own taste' kiosks on the menu for the Golden Arches

Customers can now craft their own burgers with McDonald's new "create your own taste" touchscreen kiosks. This is part of McDonald's initiative to boost lackluster sales.

Interactive customer experience technology has to make sense

Consumers want to interact with technology, but that technology has to make sense for both the business and its customers, says Paula Suarez, director of software analysis and development for Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants Inc.

Millennials and Gen Z-ers: how generational differences impact the kiosk market

Kiosks traditionally serve the purpose of allowing customers to check out or access information without the assistance of a customer service representative. They should be viewed now, more than ever, as an additional piece to the customer service puzzle.

What do millennials want from kiosks?

Business should not fear millennials, for their needs are much simpler and easier to understand than one might think.

Science center kiosks teach users about ocean conservation

The ocean has made life possible on this planet, yet humanity has shown its gratitude by choking it with vast amounts of pollutants. Faced with this reality, the U.S. government has established several National Marine Sanctuaries both for education and conservation.

Building toys with 3D printing kiosks

From prosthetic limbs to organ replacement, the possibilities for 3-D printers seem endless, yet one area 3-D printing is about to explode is in the manufacturing business. This is particularly true in toy manufacturing with PieceMakers’ new 3-D printing kiosk called the PieceMaker Factory.

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Cima NanoTech, Foxconn form JV for pro-cap touchscreens for kiosks, digital signage

Cima NanoTech announced it has entered into a joint venture with Foxconn to deliver what it's calling 'the industry's first cost-competitive, projected capacitive (pro-cap) solution' for large-format touchscreen displays.

McDonald's Canada: kiosks will not replace employees

McDonald's Canada has recently announced that the move to integrate self-service kiosks in the chain's restaurants will not threaten job security for employees.

AOPEN launches Chrome-based all-in-one touch display

Global electronics manufacturer AOPEN announced the launch of its new ultra-slim Chromebase Commercial for digital signage, kiosk and POS systems.

El Paso Catholic churches use tablet kiosks for donations

Recently, two Catholic churches in El Paso deployed tablet kiosks for attendees to make credit card donations.

Stilo launches new stylus with sensitivity control

Stilo Co. has announced the launch of a new fine tip stylus and a screen protector, which are designed to feel like a pen on paper.

Amtrak lending phone batteries from kiosks

Amtrak is attempting to solve the issue of limited electrical outlets with kiosks that offer rental phone batteries.

Meridian rolls out all-in-one tablet kiosk

Kiosk manufacturer Meridian has announced the launch of its new all-in-one tablet kiosk, the Gateway.

Virtual tax preparation kiosk system provides tax training

1040TaxBiz has unveiled its new Virtual Tax Preparer kiosk system, designed as a telepresence tool to help clients prepare their taxes.

Keypad kiosk peripheral aids visually impaired users

London-based keypad developer Storm Interface has announced the release of a new keypad kiosk peripheral designed to aid visually impaired users.

Dieters gain weight loss incentives through kiosks

Colorado dieters can now gain incentives to lose weight through Weigh and Win kiosks.

Digital signage phone-charging kiosks hit the show at VidCon 2015

Brightbox Inc., a global platform provider of networked mobile device recharging and engagement solutions, announced it teamed with Panasonic to keep the throngs attending this past weekend's VidCon 2015 charged and engaged.

Post office trials robotic pharmacy kiosk in Scotland

Aberdeenshire, Scotland is beginning a trial with a robotic pharmacy kiosk which allows users to talk to a pharmacist remotely and have their prescriptions dispensed to them.

Australian city starts trial of bill-payment kiosks

Gold Coast, Australia is performing a trial run with bill payment tablet and standard self- kiosks to allow residents to pay water bills and other government services.

Iowa installs interactive kiosk for veterans memorial

Johnson County, Iowa, will be installing an interactive kiosk at the county armory and veterans memorial, providing visitors with information on the veterans honored at the memorial.

Elo Touch intros interactive touchscreen digital signage architecture

Elo Touch Solutions, the company that claims to be the "original inventors of the touchscreen," has introduced the Elo Interactive touchscreen digital signage architecture that matches commercial-grade I-Series touchscreen hardware with EloView software for cloud-based content delivery and remote device management, the company said.

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