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Amazon may open thousands of cashierless stores by 2021

Amazon may open thousands of cashierless stores by 2021

Amazon was slow to launch its store of the future, Amazon Go, but that could change in a big way over the new few years. According to a new report, Amazon may open as many as 3,000 Amazon Go cashier-free stores by 2021, giving people all over the nation the opportunity to buy groceries without standing in a checkout lane.

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SpaceX says it would likely launch military weapons if asked

SpaceX says it would likely launch military weapons if asked

Yesterday, SpaceX announced its first private customer for a future flight near the Moon. On the same day, the company confirmed that it would at least consider launching weapons into space if asked to do so. The statement was given as an answer to a question, with the company indicating that the potential service would be provided for the US government if necessary for defense purposes.

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SpaceX will send Japanese billionaire and guests to the Moon

SpaceX will send Japanese billionaire and guests to the Moon

On September 13, SpaceX revealed that it had signed a private passenger to fly around the moon on its Big Falcon Rocket, though it wouldn't reveal who that passenger was until September 17. The company kicked off its announcement this evening, taking the wraps off its customer: Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa.

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Virgin Atlantic will use ‘green’ fuel for commercial flight to London

Virgin Atlantic will use ‘green’ fuel for commercial flight to London

Virgin Atlantic has announced plans to conduct its first commercial flight using a sustainable aviation fuel produced by LanzaTech. The flight will take place next month and involve one of Virgin's 747s, the entire trip serving as a demonstration of low carbon technology that may help combat climate change. The flight will span from Orlando to London.

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Facebook competitor Path is shutting down: Download your data now

Facebook competitor Path is shutting down: Download your data now

This morning we've got some bad news for those of you who claim Path as your social network of choice, as its creators have announced that it will soon be shutting down. Path has been with us for nearly eight years now, originally launching back in November 2010. It isn't quite going make it to its eighth birthday, however, as the shut down is scheduled to happen next month.

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Netflix Post Technology Alliance helps creators choose the best tools

Netflix Post Technology Alliance helps creators choose the best tools

Netflix has announced a new program that will apply a logo to products that meet the company's delivery and technical specs. Called the Netflix Post Technology Alliance, the new logo program is intended to help content creators choose the tools that best enable them to create videos for the service. Manufacturers working with Netflix will apply the logo to their qualifying products.

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Lyft promises 100% renewable energy with carbon offsets

Lyft promises 100% renewable energy with carbon offsets

Lyft has announced a new green plan: to transition to a fully carbon-neutral and 100-percent renewable energy profile. The vow follows Lyft's previously announced Green Cities Initiative, building upon the company's carbon offset program to set an important new goal. The news follows California's recent legislation that will see retailers in the state using entirely renewable energy by 2045.

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Amazon will sell 7ft live Christmas trees in the US this year

Amazon will sell 7ft live Christmas trees in the US this year

Starting in November, Amazon will sell live Christmas trees measuring about 7ft tall with free shipping for Prime customers. The company plans to offer multiple tree varieties, including Douglas fir, Norfolk Island pine, and Fraser fir, giving customers in the United States a way to get a live tree without renting a truck or driving to a farm. The company will also offer a decorative wreath and plant.

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Verizon 5G Home Internet service arrives in select cities on October 1

Verizon 5G Home Internet service arrives in select cities on October 1

Verizon has announced plans to launch Verizon 5G Home, which it says is the first ever commercial 5G broadband Internet service, starting next month. The service will have a limited availability initially, with the carrier saying it will first launch 5G Home in parts of LA, Sacramento, Houston, and Indianapolis.

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Apple video makes it clear: it wants subscriptions over paid apps

Apple video makes it clear: it wants subscriptions over paid apps

Forget microtransactions and the freemium business model. The next in-app purchase debate will be about recurring subscriptions. Last month, Apple reportedly held secret meetings with developers to push for an app subscription model. And while this is no admission of that, Apple has now published a video for developers designed to convince them that the subscription fee model is the way to go.

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Walmart to test Ossia wireless power technology in retail stores

Walmart to test Ossia wireless power technology in retail stores

Walmart has teamed with Ossia on a pilot project that will explore the potential use of wireless power in the retailer's stores. The project, which Walmart has confirmed, may help the retailer reduce the power costs across its various locations. The pilot project will only test Ossia's technology on a limited basis, the potential savings rolling over for consumers.

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Amazon Go job listings reveal upcoming New York launch

Amazon Go job listings reveal upcoming New York launch

Amazon plans to open a cashier-free store in New York, according to a new report. Called Amazon Go, the futuristic shop is already open to the public in Washington, where three stores are available to Amazon customers in Seattle. Based on a newly surfaced job listing, another Amazon Go store will soon be arriving in the New York area, that joining ones expected to launch in Chicago and San Francisco.

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