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Rite Aid debuts its ‘store of the future’

At the Rite Aid store in the Newberry Pointe shopping center in Newberry Township, York County, the outside of the building looks mostly the same although there are some changes and the new logo appears on the facility. But, shoppers who enter the store will notice big changes.

This week, East Pennsboro Township-based Rite Aid introduced the first two pilot stores of what the company is calling “the store of the future” which is part of a $700 million store overhaul the drugstore chain announced in March. The investment is part of its new corporate strategy known as the “Rx Revolution” which it said will not only change what the stores look like but how they operate and what they sell.

The store in Newberry Township and another store in New Hampshire opened under the new model on Sunday and the company held a grand opening on Tuesday. The stores

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The Future of Hotel Design

At Virgin Hotels in Chicago, Dallas and Nashville, and coming to Las Vegas early next year, the company’s app was made more robust this year to control room lights, temperature and television. Room configurations separate the back bedroom from the dressing room near the hallway with a barn door behind which guests can remain, allowing attendants access to make deliveries without contact.

“We don’t make you sign the room-service check,” said Raul Leal, the chief executive of Virgin Hotels. “That’s an archaic accounting tool.”

Not every hotel can offer outdoor dining year-round. Neither can their restaurants thrive with the capacity restrictions forced by social distancing requirements. The solution: Make the entire hotel a dining area. And throw in robotic servers.

“This is meant to be an answer to how do you deconstruct the restaurant experience so you don’t have to eat in one small place,”

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Apple’s Tim Millet discusses A14 architecture, future chip designs

In an interview published on the eve of Apple’s “iPhone 12” launch event, Apple VP of platform architecture Tim Millet has explained some of the work that went into the A14 Bionic system-on-chip, and what it means for the future of Apple’s chip designs.

Revealed in the iPad Air launch during Apple’s first special event, the A14 is widely anticipated to make an appearance during Tuesday’s “Hi, Speed” event, where Apple is expected to unveil its 2020 iPhone lineup. Millet offered more details about the A14’s design and creation.

Made using a 5-nanometer process, the A14 packs in 11.8 billion transistors onto the chip, up from the 8.5 billion of the A13, with the changes enabling Apple to be more precise in how it uses the chip to shape the user’s experience.

“One of the ways chip architects think about features is not necessarily directly mapping [transistors]

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The Big Story: What could Phase 3 look like?; Future HDB designs, Multimedia News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Catch up on the hottest topics on The Straits Times’ weekday talk show.

The Big Story, broadcast every weekday at 5.30pm on Facebook and YouTube, has reporters and senior editors discussing the top stories of the day.

The show is helmed by multimedia correspondent Hairianto Diman and multimedia journalist Dylan Ang, and airs live from ST’s digital studio.

In an online poll conducted by The Straits Times on Facebook on Wednesday (Oct 7), South Korea topped the list of countries that Singaporeans would like the Republic to form an Air Travel Bubble with.

The poll comes after Transport Minister Ong Ye Kung said in Parliament that Singapore will negotiate Air Travel Bubbles with safe countries or regions.

While these travel plans are still in the works, plans are underway for phase three in Singapore.

We will speak to Associate Professor Hsu Li Yang, programme leader of infectious diseases

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