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Amazon may open checkout-free supermarkets early next year

There have been plenty of rumors about Amazon's plans to shake up the grocery industry with cashierless stores. The latest is that Amazon plans to launch checkout-free supermarkets in the first quarter of 2020. The company may also license its … Read the rest of this entry

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Amazon says it’ll roll out a new grocery store format next year

Amazon is wading further into the physical retail world as it confirmed plans to open a different type of grocery store in 2020. Reports earlier this year suggested Amazon was working on a low-cost grocery format as an alternative to … Read the rest of this entry

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink hopes to put sensors in human brains next year

While we wait for Neuralink to present the progress it's made over the last couple of years in brain-computer interface technology, the New York Times has already published information from an early briefing and it's stuff that's straight out of … Read the rest of this entry

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IBM AI helps predict breast cancer a year before it appears

IBM isn't just using AI to predict diabetes. Its researchers have developed an AI model that can predict malignant breast cancer within a year with an 87 percent accuracy rate comparable to human radiologists. While there are already AI prediction… … Read the rest of this entry

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2018 is the year AI got its eyes

Computer scientists have spent more than two decades teaching, training and developing machines to see the world around them. Only recently have the artificial eyes begun to match (and occasionally exceed) their biological predecessors. 2018 has seen… Engadget RSS Feed

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The year in strange tech stories

"Technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral," said the historian Melvin Kranzberg. What technology often is, however, is weird. As we watch tech pervade society and alter our basic ways of living, let's also not forget the … Read the rest of this entry

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FCC offers $67 million more per year for rural broadband programs

The Federal Communications Commission announced today additional funding to its Connect America Fund dedicated to expanding broadband internet service to rural communities. The agency will make available $ 67 million more per year than originally earm… Engadget RSS Feed

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Nike uses AR to tease its biggest Jordan launch of the year

If it wasn't already clear that Nike sees augmented reality as a big deal for footwear, it is now. The company is using AR inside its SNKRS app to offer a peek at its biggest shoe release of the year, … Read the rest of this entry

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Lego reveals six ‘Overwatch’ sets that are coming next year

Overwatch has been such a phenomenon that it's starting to take eek into everything. The latest example of Overwatch creep comes to the world of Lego. The company is releasing six Overwatch-themed building sets that feature vehicles, characters and w… … Read the rest of this entry

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A cultured chicken nugget could hit the market by the end of the year

You may know Just (formerly Hampton Creek) for its vegan cookie dough and mayo, but the company has also been working on cultured meat — real meat that's made from animal cells rather than taken from an animal itself. While … Read the rest of this entry

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