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‘Future of last mile delivery’: Amazon reveals first custom electric delivery vehicle built with Rivian

October 17th, 2020 at 3:07 pm » Comments Off

Amazon is lifting the hood on one of three custom-designed electric delivery vans it built in partnership with Rivian.  The new vehicle is 100% electric and features various technology such as sensor detection, exterior cameras that provide 360-degree views, Alexa voice integration, and more. “We combined Rivian’s technology with our delivery logistics knowledge, and the […]



Amazon One lets you pay with your palm

October 5th, 2020 at 12:11 pm » Comments Off

Amazon wants its palm recognition technology in stores, stadiums, and office buildings Amazon is unveiling its own palm recognition technology today that will be used initially to turn your hand into a personal credit card inside the company’s physical retail stores. Amazon One uses the palm of your hand to identify you, using a combination […]



Amazon Unveils a flying security drone

October 3rd, 2020 at 11:39 am » Comments Off

A security drone is on the way from Amazon and it has more than few people asking questions about privacy. At the same time, tech enthusiasts seem to be pretty excited about this newest addition to the home surveillance marketplace. Amazon’s smart home security division Ring has unveiled a new home security drone that will […]



Amazon and FedEx push to put delivery robots on your sidewalk

September 20th, 2020 at 2:59 am » Comments Off

Amazon hopes its Scout robots will carry packages autonomously the “last mile,” from delivery hubs to homes. – ROGER KISBY/GETTY IMAGES The companies are backing bills in more than a dozen states that would legalize the devices. Some bills would block cities from regulating them at all. IN FEBRUARY, A lobbyist friend urged Erik Sartorius, […]



Amazon plans to invest $100 million to help small businesses attract sales on Prime Day

September 13th, 2020 at 1:23 pm » Comments Off

  Amazon Global Online Stores Net Sales Amazon is investing $100 million to help small businesses attract sales on Prime Day and during the holidays, This is a key moment for Amazon to recruit SMBs because of the coronavirus pandemic and a rise in competition. The etailer is investing $100 million to help small businesses […]



Amazon wins FAA approval for Prime Air drone delivery fleet

September 9th, 2020 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

  KEY POINTS Amazon on Monday received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate its fleet of Prime Air delivery drones. The approval will give Amazon broad privileges to “safely and efficiently deliver packages to customers,” the FAA said. Amazon joins UPS and Alphabet-owned Wing, who previously won FAA approval for their drone delivery […]



Amazon is rolling out grocery carts that let shoppers skip checkout lines, bag their groceries and walk out

July 23rd, 2020 at 12:47 pm » Comments Off

Amazon launching smart grocery carts that track shoppers’ items Amazon is launching smart shopping carts at its Woodland Hills, California, grocery store in 2020. Dash Carts are embedded with cameras, sensors and a smart display that automatically track a shopper’s order. Similar to Amazon’s cashierless Go stores, Dash Carts allow shoppers to avoid checkout lines […]



Now all your home’s Alexa devices work like an intercom

June 15th, 2020 at 2:18 am » Comments Off

Amazon’s ‘Drop In’ feature now works across the entire house. Amazon Alexa users can now use the “Drop In” feature to talk with all of their Echo devices at once, Amazon announced on its blog. Previously, Drop In messages could only be sent to one other Alexa-enabled device at a time — a user with […]



Amazon looking to buy four Fairway stores amid coronavirus chaos

March 25th, 2020 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

The Woodland Park, New Jersey Fairway Market (pictured) is one the locations Amazon is targeting. Amazon is on the prowl once again — and this time it’s eyeing a handful of supermarkets owned by New York City grocer Fairway Market, The Post has learned. The tech juggernaut run by Jeff Bezos is bidding on four […]



Amazon is expanding its cashierless Go model into a full-blown grocery store

March 5th, 2020 at 12:12 pm » Comments Off

The first Amazon Go Grocery opens today in Seattle’s Capitol Hill district Amazon is getting more serious about its brick-and-mortar retail ambitions with its first-ever Amazon-branded grocery store. The store opens today in Seattle’s Capitol Hill district, confirming reports from last year that Amazon was developing a more ambitious version of its cashier-less Go model. […]



Amazon’s AI automatically dubs videos into other languages

January 28th, 2020 at 12:33 pm » Comments Off

Ever wish you could automatically dub foreign film dialogue into another tongue? Amazon is on the case. In a paper published this week on the preprint server Arxiv.org, researchers from the tech giant detailed a novel “speech-to-speech” pipeline that taps AI to align translated speech with original speech and fine-tune speech duration before adding background […]



Amazon is working to develop biometric scanners to link handprints to credit cards, allowing shoppers to buy with the swipe of their palm

January 24th, 2020 at 12:49 pm » Comments Off

Amazon is working with credit card companies to create terminals to allow users to pay for items with biometric data from their handprint. The online retailer previously patented such technology, which had been presumed to be used at its Whole Food stores Amazon currently allows shoppers at its Amazon Go grocery store to pay for […]



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