Amazon Treasure Truck brings goodies to Whole Foods parking lots

Amazon Treasure Truck brings goodies to Whole Foods parking lots

Amazon has something like an ice cream truck designed for adults, only it contains far more exciting things than ice cream. The vehicle is called the Treasure Truck, and Amazon has announced that it will be bringing the truck to various Whole Foods parking lots around the US, giving customers a chance to buy trending […]

Amazon releases its first commercial for the Echo Spot

Amazon releases its first commercial for the Echo Spot

Amazon has released an ad for the Echo Spot on YouTube. The ad called “Be Together More” is only a minute long, and it’s full of feels. The commercial tells a heartfelt story about a grandma who is left home alone with her cat after a visit from her family. She’s gifted an Amazon Echo […]

Amazon opens a supermarket with no checkouts

Amazon opens a supermarket with no checkouts

 Amazon is finally opening its checkout-free brick-and-mortar convenience store to the public, nearly a year after it originally planned to open its doors. Amazon Go is an 1,800 square foot automated store based at Amazon Seattle headquarters. The store relies on sensors and cameras to detect what items shoppers have taken from the shelves, […]

Panasonic adding Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa to future in-car infotainment

Panasonic adding Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa to future in-car infotainment

Japanese electronics company Panasonic has been working with both Amazon and Google to bring their respective virtual assistants to in-car infotainment systems. The company’s vehicle division announced – at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – that it had upgraded its Skip Generation (SkipGen) IVI platform to Android 8.1 Oreo, giving the system access to Google […]

Toyota working with Amazon, Uber and Pizza Hut to develop self-driving shuttle

Toyota working with Amazon, Uber and Pizza Hut to develop self-driving shuttle

Toyota is working with Amazon, ride-hailing companies Uber and Didi, automaker Mazda and Pizza Hut to develop an electric autonomous shuttle that can be used to deliver people—or the packages they’ve ordered—to their destination. And it might just make it to the Olympics in 2020. Toyota Motor President Akio Toyoda revealed the so-called e-Palette concept vehicle […]

More shoppers welcome Amazon and Google voice-activated devices into their homes, according to CIRP

More shoppers welcome Amazon and Google voice-activated devices into their homes, according to CIRP

As retailers add voice-activated ordering technology, data shows that shoppers are increasingly bringing voice-enabled devices into their homes. 27 million of the devices—either an Alexa-enabled Amazon Echo, Dot or Tap device, or a Google Home voice-activated device—are in U.S. consumers’ homes as of Sept. 30, up 25.9% from 20 million devices at the end of June, according to just-released […]

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