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Walmart is using drones to deliver COVID-19 tests in parts of the US

Walmart is using drones to deliver COVID-19 tests in parts of the US

Walmart is expanding its drone delivery tests with the announcement of a pilot project involving Quest Diagnostics. The company, which is best known for allowing consumers to order their own blood tests, will work with Walmart to deliver at-home COVID-19 tests to consumers, enabling them to test themselves in the safety of their own homes. The catch? This isn't a widespread service yet, so you must live in one of two particular parts of the US.

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TikTok may remain available in US under new deal with Oracle and Walmart

TikTok may remain available in US under new deal with Oracle and Walmart

The massively popular and controversial short video app TikTok may remain available to users in the United States following a new deal between the company, Oracle, and Walmart. The announcement comes from TikTok itself, which states that it is 'pleased' with this new arrangement and that it expects it will 'settle questions around TikTok's future in the US.' The announcement comes only days after President Trump's order to ban the app in the US over national security concerns.

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PS5 and RTX 3080 preorder kerfuffles suggest Winter is Coming

PS5 and RTX 3080 preorder kerfuffles suggest Winter is Coming

This week prospective buyers of the Sony PlayStation 5 and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 3080 are having a rough time. NVIDIA proper has no stock for their own graphics card, and stock's gone low or gone at 3rd-party resellers aplenty. The Sony PlayStation 5 preorder situation is a far greater mess, as Sony announced one pre-order time/date, while retailers decided they'd just go ahead and drop all at once.

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Walmart ditches plans for in-store PlayStation 5 pre-orders [Update]

Walmart ditches plans for in-store PlayStation 5 pre-orders [Update]

Yesterday, Sony revealed pricing and release date information for the PlayStation 5, and with that announcement, a number of different retailers either opened up pre-orders or announced when customers would be able to place one. Walmart was one of those retailers, confirming that gamers would be able to pre-order a PlayStation 5 in-store beginning on September 22nd. Today, however, Walmart has walked back that announcement, saying that it won't be offering in-store pre-orders at all.

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Walmart+ subscription officially goes live to take on Amazon Prime

Walmart+ subscription officially goes live to take on Amazon Prime

Earlier this month, Walmart introduced its own subscription service called Walmart Plus (officially known as Walmart+). The service takes on Amazon Prime, offering similar pricing to give subscribers unlimited free grocery deliveries, among other things. Walmart+ officially opened to signups this week, meaning you can now create an account, claim the free trial period, and then sign up on a monthly or annual basis if you want to keep using it.

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Walmart taps Zipline to kick off health and wellness drone deliveries in US

Walmart taps Zipline to kick off health and wellness drone deliveries in US

Just days after its drone plan announcement, Walmart has returned to reveal that it has partnered with Zipline to kick off its US-based drone delivery service. The company plans to offer drone delivery of health and wellness items to customers located in select regions, joining a few other companies like Amazon and UPS in testing this technology. Sound cool? You'll need to be near the Walmart headquarters in Arkansas to try it for yourself.

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Walmart launches drone delivery pilot

Walmart launches drone delivery pilot

Your next Walmart order might descend from the skies, with the retailer announcing a new on-demand drone delivery pilot. The scheme will focus on small deliveries, with select grocery and household essentials slung underneath specially-designed drones and flown over to customers.

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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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Plant-based Impossible Burger is heading to Walmart stores across US

Plant-based Impossible Burger is heading to Walmart stores across US

Plant-based food company Impossible Foods is heading to one of the biggest retailers in the US: Walmart. More than 2,000 Walmart stores located across all 50 states will sell the Impossible Burger, a plant-based ground alternative to traditional ground beef. This is the latest -- and one of the largest -- rollouts of this product, which has increasingly spread to new retailers over the past several months.

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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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Walmart+ tipped to take on Amazon Prime later this month

Walmart+ tipped to take on Amazon Prime later this month

Amazon has practically won the e-commerce race and much of that isn't simply because of the convenience of online shopping. Its subscription-based Prime membership is a major factor in its success, providing exclusive perks that even go beyond the act of buying things. Amazon's biggest rival isn't taking the threat sitting down, of course, and Walmart may soon launch its own Walmart+ loyalty program within just a few weeks.

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Walmart’s movie plan will transform parking lots into drive-in theaters

Walmart’s movie plan will transform parking lots into drive-in theaters

Walmart just made a surprising announcement: it will turn some of its store parking lots into drive-in movie theaters, using its existing real estate to revive a largely defunct way to view movies. The drive-in theaters will start going live in early August, according to the company, but they won't be available at every Walmart destination. In case you're wondering: yes, there will be popcorn.

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