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Futuristic Walmart store tipped to ditch cashiers and checkout lines

Futuristic Walmart store tipped to ditch cashiers and checkout lines

Walmart is creating its own futuristic store that will ditch cashiers and the lines that gather near them, according to newly surfaced sources. The store is similar to Amazon Go, the online retailer's own cashier-free futuristic shop. The new store is supposedly codenamed Project Kepler and is the brainchild of Store No. 8, Walmart's own "innovation hub." The sources say that's only one of Walmart's current projects.

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SNES Classic at Walmart: Today is your last chance

SNES Classic at Walmart: Today is your last chance

Just a heads up if you're still trying to track down an SNES Classic Edition: today will be your last chance to grab one for Walmart for at least the foreseeable future. Earlier in the week, Walmart announced that it would have limited quantities of the SNES Classic Edition in stock for three days in a row. Today is the last day, so if you've tried to get one but have come up short over the past couple of days, you've got one last chance.

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The Tesla Semi already has some big-name reservations

The Tesla Semi already has some big-name reservations

The new Tesla Semi has already found some high-profile buyers, with Walmart and more confirming they've placed reservations for the all-electric truck. Unveiled last night, the Tesla Semi does away with traditional diesel engines altogether and, like the California automaker's cars, replaces them with high-powered electric motors. The big pitch is zero-emissions shipping and less maintenance.

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SNES Classic Edition stock hunters get big news from Walmart

SNES Classic Edition stock hunters get big news from Walmart

If you're still on the hunt for an SNES Classic Edition, then Walmart has some excellent news for you. The in-demand mini console will be back in stock at the monolithic retailer this week, and it sounds like Walmart might have a lot of consoles to go around. This could very well be your best chance to get an SNES Classic Edition before the holiday shopping rush, so you might want to consider hanging out on Walmart's home page this week.

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Walmart robot scans shelves to find items and check inventory

Walmart robot scans shelves to find items and check inventory

Walmart has a new robot that is helping do the hard work typically reserved for store employees. This robot is shaped something like a carpet cleaner with a tall tower on it, but it is designed to roll around shelves while scanning the items they contain. The robot is only being tested in a small number of Walmart stores for now, but it could become a permanent fixture for the company.

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Walmart Mobile Express Returns will make returning items easy

Walmart Mobile Express Returns will make returning items easy

It is terribly easy to buy things online these days. Returning those items for one reason or another, not so much. Trying to corner the market on purchase returns, Walmart is introducing its new Mobile Express Returns programs that might end up making you actually like returning items. Walmart has been trying to outdo Amazon at the retail game, and this is one area where it is confident it has the upper hand because, unlike Amazon, it has actual, physical retail stores spread across the country.

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Google Home Mini was just outed by Walmart

Google Home Mini was just outed by Walmart

Tomorrow is a big day for Google, as it's expected to reveal a number of big items like the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, and the Google Home Mini. Before it gets the chance, though, Walmart is taking a little wind out of Google's sales by letting the cat out of the bag. It would appear that the massive retailer accidentally spilled the beans on the Google Home Mini just a day before it's going to be revealed.

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Walmart’s Nintendo Switch Splatoon 2 bundle in stock (for now)

Walmart’s Nintendo Switch Splatoon 2 bundle in stock (for now)

Just a heads up for those of you still trying to get a Switch: it may worth checking out your local Walmart. Beginning today, Walmart is offering a number of limited edition Switch bundles - the first official bundle we've seen here in the US. As with all things Switch, these might sell out quickly, so you might want to check with your local store (or stores) at some point today.

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Google, Walmart team up to keep Amazon at bay

Google, Walmart team up to keep Amazon at bay

Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods not only shook up the supermarket market, pardon the redundancy, it was also a wake up call to its rivals, showing what the retail giant is capable of or willing to do to get an edge. Google and Walmart are definitely not taking things sitting down but rather than hit Amazon separately, they’ve decided to join forces to deliver a more powerful punch. Starting next month Walmart becomes the third but also the biggest store accessible from Google Express, combining Walmart’s supplies and Google’s machine learning to try and outdo Amazon.

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SNES Classic Mini pre-order cancelled? here’s your next chance

SNES Classic Mini pre-order cancelled? here’s your next chance

Nintendo's SNES Classic Mini pre-orders have been cancelled in droves over the past week. This seems to have happened largely in the UK, but some reports suggest the spread of this oversold device situation to the USA. Today we're having a peek at which stores have the console - or where the console will MAYBE be available in the near future. Like Best Buy, a company that had a pre-order session last night.

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Walmart patent details floating blimp warehouse for drone deliveries

Walmart patent details floating blimp warehouse for drone deliveries

Walmart is working hard to keep pace with increasingly dominate competitor Amazon, which itself has been working on drones to deliver goods to customers. We've seen the same technology in play at Walmart, though the extent of its progress isn't clear. Yet another patent related to drone deliveries has appeared from the retailer, this one detailing a warehouse for drones that floats in the air via a gigantic blimp.

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Splatoon 2 Switch bundle is first for US (but good luck getting one)

Splatoon 2 Switch bundle is first for US (but good luck getting one)

Today Nintendo revealed the first Switch console bundle heading to the US. This isn't the first Switch bundle the world has seen, of course, as the US missed out on those excellent-looking Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bundles earlier in the year. The focus of this bundle will likely get prospective Switch owners just as excited though, as Nintendo will be packing in copies of Splatoon 2 along with a unique Joy-Con color scheme.

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