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Amazon opens its second cashierless store in Seattle; Chicago and San Francisco are next

Amazon’s expansion into brick-and-mortar shows no sign of slowing down. The retailer today opened the doors at its second Amazon Go convenience store in Seattle, located in downtown Seattle at the corner of 5th and Marion. And like the first, it’s cashierless — shoppers can check out without the need to scan the items in their baskets. The […]

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LG K30

The LG K30 is an interesting phone to review, if not necessarily to use. We tested the unlocked model, which is available for $ 179.99 on Amazon (or $ 139.99 for Prime members). It’s built solidly, but offers pretty low-end specs and performance for the price, and lacks LTE Band 71. Compared with devices like […]

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The best iPad cases and covers for 2018

The Apple iPad (2018) provides everything you’d want in a tablet for an affordable price, including a vibrant 9.7-inch screen, snappy performance, and marathon battery life. The exterior design is familiar by now, and the latest iPad is physically identical to its predecessor, the iPad (2017). If you want to add some personality to Apple’s minimalist […]

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AI took center stage at VentureBeat’s inaugural Transform event

If one theme defined VentureBeat’s inaugural Transform conference on artificial intelligence (AI), it’s metamorphosis. Luminaries from Samsung, Google, Gogo, Uber, Intel, Pinterest, and others spoke about AI‘s increasing ability to handle tasks no human could perform at scale, like creating onboarding guides for tens of thousands of ridesharing drivers and predicting hundreds of millions of […]

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Magic Leap will hold a dev conference in October — should you care?

Magic Leap apparently doesn’t think it’s too early to hold its first developer’s conference, complete with “a live-streamed keynote, more partnership announcements and plenty of demos on stage.” The company shared the news today with Engadget, which says that the conference is scheduled for October 9-10 in Los Angeles, with registration opening soon. For reasons I couldn’t initially explain, […]