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Tesco face-scanners criticised for ‘brutal honesty and lack of tact’

bogofTesco is facing heavy scrutiny today after several of its new ‘face-scanners’ were accused of delivering ‘unnecessary and offensive’ suggestions to shoppers.

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Posted: Nov 7th, 2013
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Tesco self-scan machine develops consciousness

customers struggled to answer its questionsThere was excitement at a Haslemere branch of Tesco Local yesterday when one of its self-scan machines exhibited signs of heightened awareness and began communicating with shoppers.

‘For a few days the machine had been repeating the phrase, Unexpected Item In Bagging Area’’, said Assistant Manager Mrs Maureen Grebe. ‘Then yesterday it began asking deeper questions such as, ‘Am I an unexpected item? Are you? Are we all unexpected items in the bagging area of life?’ Now it won’t shut up.’

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Posted: Aug 13th, 2013
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Tesco bans customer after successful self-service till transaction

A shopper in London has been banned from entering any Tesco store after successfully completing the self-service checkout process without staff intervention or attempting to damage the machine.

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Posted: Jan 13th, 2010
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