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Self-Driving-Car: Amazon Goes Head-to-head With Waymo

Self-Driving-Car: Amazon Goes Head-to-head With Waymo

Amazon bought Zoox, a self-driving-car startup, for a reported $1.2bn. The e-commerce giant wants to build up its own autonomous vehicles business to compete against Waymo, a division of its tech rival, Alphabet.

Face Recognition Systems Under Fire

Face Recognition Systems Under Fire

Facial recognition technology has improved substantially in recent years, but now the manufacturers of such systems, including giant tech companies, are facing pushback by consumers and even their own employees.

Smart-Home Gadgets: Talking about Heat

Smart-Home Gadgets: Talking about Heat

Ecobee, a Canadian manufacturer of smart-home gadgets, has introduced the Ecobee4 SmartThermostat, with Amazon Alexa voice control, which it says can reduce energy consumption.

Logistics: Automating the last 50 Feet

Logistics: Automating the last 50 Feet

The last mile of the logistics chain is a huge challenge but the closer you approach your destination, the more complex and expensive it gets. Not coincidentally, the ‘last 50 feet’ is considered by experts to be the true bottleneck for e-commerce growth – and that’s where a large part of the future of retail is being decided. Start-ups and online retailers alike are working hard to close that final gap.

Amazon, Apple, Google, and Zigbee Alliance cooperate for Smart Home Devices Connectivity

Amazon, Apple, Google, and Zigbee Alliance cooperate for Smart Home Devices Connectivity

Amazon, Apple, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance joined to form a working group. To increase the compatibility among smart home devices, they plan to develop a new, royalty-free connectivity standard that also aims at increasing security.

Amazon’s Dash Smart Shelf orders supplies

Amazon’s Dash Smart Shelf orders supplies

In many companies, lot of work time goes into monitoring and managing the consumption and reordering of supplies like printer paper to run operations.

Longer-range wireless network for IoT devices from Amazon

Longer-range wireless network for IoT devices from Amazon

Amazon announced it is developing a Longer-range equivalent to Bluetooth and WiFi wireless protocols for use in smart devices. The „Amazon Sidewalk“, announced alongside some other hardware, underscores the firm’s growth expectations for IoT-devices and -appliances.

Australia will deploy AI drones to spot sharks and crocodiles near swimmers

Australia will deploy AI drones to spot sharks and crocodiles near swimmers

The Ripper Group in conjunction with UTS successfully developed and demonstrated the world’s first AI drones enabled automatic detection system which covers sharks, crocodiles and a range of up to 14 different species of marine life. This Ai-enabled solution delivers 90% accuracy.

Smart Friends: German Partnership for Smart Home Products

Smart Friends: German Partnership for Smart Home Products

Smart loudspeakers and voice command systems, like Amazon Alexa or Google Home, drive the growth of smart home products. But the systems do not always integrate too well with smart home products from other manufacturers.

Lifx: Smart Light Sustainable

Lifx: Smart Light Sustainable

The LIFX A60 LED light can transform living areas with vibrant colors and automation – Smart Light Sustainable. Users can set moods for movie nights or dinner parties, taking homes from bold colors to cool pastels at the tap of a button.