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Walmart PS5 and Xbox Series X restock today: What you should know

Walmart PS5 and Xbox Series X restock today: What you should know

PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles have been difficult to find, but we're expecting a number of retailers to have stock available for Black Friday later this week. Walmart, it seems, doesn't want to wait to sell more console, as it has announced that it will have both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X available later today. If you've been trying to pick up one of these consoles, you're definitely going to want to be at a computer tonight when Walmart's stock drops.

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Amazon Dash Smart Shelf can detect when supplies are running low

Amazon Dash Smart Shelf can detect when supplies are running low

Amazon's Dash line of products started out as single-purpose buttons you could press to order a single product. It has since replaced that with virtual web buttons or functionality built into some appliances but those still required people to actually keep track of how much supplies they have left. That's still too much work, especially in an age of automation and AI. That's why Amazon created its Dash Smart Shelf last year and it is rolling it out to business customers and consumers so they won't have to manually keep an eye on the toilet paper before panicking to buy more.

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Amazon One uses your ‘palm signature’ for payments and authentication [Update]

Amazon One uses your ‘palm signature’ for payments and authentication [Update]

Amazon today announced a new contactless authentication device called Amazon One, and it's definitely a little weird. Instead of using something like a card with an NFC module built in, you'll instead use your palm. The device is getting a very limited roll out in two of its Amazon Go stores as an authentication option for entry, but the company sees Amazon One being used for a wide array of services in the future.

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Amazon Prime Day 2020 dates confirmed – What deals to expect

Amazon Prime Day 2020 dates confirmed – What deals to expect

Last week, we heard that Amazon had finally decided on a new pair of dates for Prime Day 2020. Usually, Prime Day happens in the middle of July, but with the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon was forced to push back the sale. Now we have official confirmation of when Prime Day 2020 will be going down, and it turns out the rumors from last week were right on the money.

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Amazon Prime Day 2020 may finally have a new date

Amazon Prime Day 2020 may finally have a new date

The COVID-19 pandemic delayed or outright cancelled a lot of events over the summer, with one of the most notable delays being that of Amazon's Prime Day. Prime Day usually happens summer with a lot of fanfare behind it, but this year, Amazon opted to delay the event, noting that it still had plans to host Prime Day at some point later that its typical mid-July timing. As it turns out, Prime Day might be quickly approaching, with Amazon apparently planning to hold it in October.

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Walmart+ finally launched with very basic grocery perks

Walmart+ finally launched with very basic grocery perks

The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed some plans and even scrapped others and, for a time, things didn't seem to look good for Walmart's subscription program. Nearly half a year delayed, grocery king has finally taken the veils off Walmart+ and it might not be all that it was rumored and expected to be. With only three exclusive features, many will probably call it dead on arrival but the company seems to believe its "ultimate life hack" has much more to offer.

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First Amazon Fresh grocery store opens its doors – but good luck getting in

First Amazon Fresh grocery store opens its doors – but good luck getting in

Ever since buying Whole Foods in 2017, Amazon has been in the grocery store business, but today, it's officially opening its first Amazon-branded grocery store. Amazon today announced that it's cutting the ribbon, so to speak, on the first Amazon Fresh grocery store, which is opening in the Woodland Hills neighborhood in Los Angeles. Even if you live in Woodland Hills, however, you might have a difficult time getting in.

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Amazon’s latest AR tool puts many virtual objects in the same room

Amazon’s latest AR tool puts many virtual objects in the same room

Amazon has introduced a new augmented reality tool that enables users to view more than one virtual object overlaid into their real-world environment. This builds upon the AR system Amazon first introduced back in 2017. This time around, users aren't limited to only viewing one AR object at a time, making it easier to shop for an entire room's worth of goods.

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DoorDash launches virtual DashMart convenience stores in select cities

DoorDash launches virtual DashMart convenience stores in select cities

A handful of big cities are the first markets to offer DashMart, a new type of virtual convenience store from online delivery service DoorDash. The company describes DashMart as a sort of general store for many smaller, common items from brands and restaurants that you may otherwise have to order individually elsewhere, or as part of a larger multi-store order through DoorDash. The company already has plans to expand the virtual shop's availability.

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Amazon redesigned its boxes to please your cat

Amazon redesigned its boxes to please your cat

Its no secret that Amazon sends out a ton of packages every year, and that produces a lot of cardboard box waste. Amazon has decided to take steps toward fixing that by rolling out new shipping boxes that not only use less material, but can also be repurposed into other things. As the saying goes: "reduce, reuse, recycle."

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Walmart is giving Black Friday shoppers Thanksgiving off this year

Walmart is giving Black Friday shoppers Thanksgiving off this year

Black Friday is a holiday that seems to become a bit more nebulous with each passing year. While Black Friday sales used to take place on the day after Thanksgiving, in recent years more and more retailers have taken to extending deals throughout the following weekend and even opening on Thanksgiving, much to the chagrin of employees and those who thought they should have the day off to celebrate with family.

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Amazon Dash Cart gives the shopping cart a cashier-free upgrade

Amazon Dash Cart gives the shopping cart a cashier-free upgrade

Amazon has given the shopping cart a high-tech makeover, with the new Amazon Dash Cart set to launch in its physical grocery stores. While it may look at first glance like a regular cart, the green and black upgrade allows for an instant checkout: in fact, once you've filled it up, you can just walk straight out to the car.

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