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7 things Amazon will be selling you by 2028

January 15th, 2018 at 4:20 pm » Comments Off

Amazon has found its way into just about every part of people’s shopping lives. Once a fledgling online bookstore, the tech giant has changed retail as we know it. It has disrupted the selling of gadgets, household goods, and now even high-end groceries, having snapped up Whole Foods for $13.7 billion.



Zeroqode will usher us into a codeless future

January 15th, 2018 at 3:16 pm » Comments Off

Codeless development platforms are at once a blessing and a curse. If they’re complete enough to be powerful they are too difficult for beginners and if they’re simple enough for beginners they’re useless for serious work. Zeroqode, a one-stop-shop for codeless creation, aims to make the difficult easy and the easy more powerful.



You may soon be able to skip the grocery checkout line at Kroger

January 13th, 2018 at 1:22 pm » Comments Off

After a 25-store test run over the last couple years, Kroger is expanding the Scan, Bag, Go service to roughly 400 stores during 2018. Somewhat similar to Amazon’s Go convenience store, shoppers at Kroger will be able to fill their shopping basket with scanned items and exit the store after a quick stop at a […]



Bill Gates thinks these six innovations could change the world

January 13th, 2018 at 1:16 pm » Comments Off

When Johann Gutenberg invented the printing press, he changed the course of history. You could say the same about Thomas Edison’s light bulb, Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine, and Grace Hopper’s compiler. What will be the next great invention to transform history? Here are a few innovations that I think are worth watching.



Nokia’s new sleep system will turn off the lights and lower the temp as you fall asleep

January 13th, 2018 at 12:44 pm » Comments Off

Nokia’s newest health product is a new take on an already-done product.



India wants panic buttons on mobile phones to keep women safe—will it work?

January 8th, 2018 at 2:55 pm » Comments Off

The Indian government has a hack for women’s safety: a panic button. Come Jan. 26, a pilot project to test a panic button feature on mobile phones will be launched in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh (UP), Maneka Gandhi, the union minister for women and child development, said on Jan. 02.



Fat fighting drug could let you lose weight without dieting

January 8th, 2018 at 2:35 pm » Comments Off

The drug reportedly increases the metabolism of white fat cells.



A tsunami of store closings is about to hit the US — and it’s expected to eclipse the retail carnage of 2017

January 6th, 2018 at 12:38 pm » Comments Off

More than 12,000 stores are expected to close in 2018 – up from roughly 9,000 in 2017, according to Cushman & Wakefield. A rash of bankruptcy filings and announcements to close stores are expected at the start of the year, when retailers are flush with cash from the holiday season. Among the companies most likely […]



American reams: why a ‘paperless world’ still hasn’t happened

January 5th, 2018 at 10:45 am » Comments Off

In a world seduced by screens, the future of paper might seem uncertain. But many in the industry remain optimistic – after all, you can’t blow your nose on an email.



Cargo industry tests seaplane drones to deliver freight

January 5th, 2018 at 10:08 am » Comments Off

Two years after World War II, billionaire Howard Hughes personally piloted his “Spruce Goose” troop transport aircraft on the first and only flight of the largest seaplane ever built. It lasted barely a minute. Now, more than 70 years later, a U.S. startup is testing a new seaplane concept—one that could evolve into huge cargo […]



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