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         How Amazon Aims to Disrupt Grocery Again

Company reportedly developing a 'smart' refrigerator

 

         Amazon May Launch Smart Refrigerator That Identify Missing Food

         Amazonís smart fridge could be more trouble than it's worth

         Lawsuit: Amazon warehouse workers in Colorado forced to work unpaid time

         Amazon's Twitch hacked, source code & financial details published

 

 

How Amazon Aims to Disrupt Grocery Again

Company reportedly developing a 'smart' refrigerator

 

Gina Acosta, Progressive Grocer

10/06/2021

 

Amazon is reportedly working on a smart refrigerator that would use the same cashierless technology employed in the company's grocery stores.

 

According to Business Insider, Amazon is developing a refrigerator that can automatically scan for low-stock items or expiring products and make refill orders ó using some of the computer-vision technology found in Amazon's cashierless stores.

 

According to Insider, Amazon's physical-stores unit, which created the Just Walk Out (JWO) technology in stores, is leading the fridge project. This team is responsible for other products found in Amazon stores such as the smart shopping cart called the Dash Cart and the Amazon One palm-reading payment system. Other segments, such as Amazon's Fresh grocery team and the Lab126 hardware unit, are also involved, according to Insider...

 

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https://progressivegrocer.com/how-amazon-aims-disrupt-grocery-again

 

 

Amazon May Launch Smart Refrigerator That Identify Missing Food

 

Source: Engadget

via The Clare People - October 6, 2021

 

Amazon is planning to bring even more products into homes, and should soon present a refrigerator capable of identifying its internal contents and suggesting automatic purchases when food is out of stock .

 

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The service would work in conjunction with Amazon Go, the American companyís series of convenience stores, but the refrigerator could also indicate products from Whole Foods and Amazon Fresh, both subsidiary brands ó that is, Amazon plans to further expand its supermarket division. In addition, the product will also...

 

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https://www.clarepeople.com/6465-amazon-may-launch-smart-refrigerator-that-identify-missing-food/

 

 

Amazonís smart fridge could be more trouble than it's worth

Opinion: a fridge that order on your behalf means youíll get bored of your favorite dishes

 

By Carrie-Ann Skinner, TechRadar

Oct 6, 2021 

 

Smart gadgets that let us outsource our chores, so we can enjoy our free time as we see fit, are extremely handy. Letís face it, weíd all rather put our feet up and enjoy a good book or movie, rather than focus on vacuuming or putting a grocery order together.

 

These days the best smart speakers and smart displays can read a recipe aloud, or in the case of smart displays show it on screen, so you donít have to keep picking up your smartphone when cooking. The best robot vacuums can take on the chore of cleaning your floors for you, too. But is a smart refrigerator that orders the groceries on your behalf really a good idea?

 

Thatís what Amazon is working on, according to Insider. Known internally as Project Pulse, the smart fridge is designed to track your grocery habits, predict what items you want and get them delivered so you never run out of your favorite foods.

 

At the same time, Amazonís smart fridge would also offer the features found on other cutting-edge refrigerators such as the Samsung Family Hub by monitoring expiration dates and even offering recipe suggestions based on the items in the fridge. However, the report claims it would build on this by allowing you to quickly order supplies from Amazon Fresh, or in the US, Whole Foods...

 

Automation reduces choice ...

 

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https://www.techradar.com/news/amazons-smart-fridge-could-be-more-trouble-than-its-worth

 

 

Lawsuit: Amazon warehouse workers in Colorado forced to work unpaid time

 

by: Lanie Lee Cook, KDVR FOX 31 Colorado

Oct 5, 2021

 

DENVER (KDVR) ó Amazon warehouse workers in Colorado were forced to spend up to an hour at work each day ó unpaid ó while they waited in line for pandemic health screenings, a former employee claims in a lawsuit.

 

Jennifer Vincenzetti, a former employee at two of Amazonís warehouses in Colorado Springs, filed the lawsuit on Friday in Colorado federal court. The lawsuit claims she and her colleagues were already forced to work several minutes each day without pay, and the practice only got worse when the pandemic hit.

 

The lawsuit seeks class-action status and estimates damages in excess of $5 million for the tens of thousands of Amazon employees in Colorado...

 

... Denver-based nonprofit legal group Towards Justice and the Law Offices of Brian D. Gonzales, PLLC, are the plaintiff attorneys on the case.

 

Up to an hour of unpaid time each day ...

 

Lawsuit: Colorado law violated ...

 

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https://kdvr.com/news/local/lawsuit-amazon-warehouse-workers-in-colorado-forced-to-work-unpaid-time/

 

 

Amazon's Twitch hacked, source code & financial details published

 

William Gallagher, AppleInsider

Oct 06, 2021

 

The entire Twitch source code, user comment history, and detailed financial records has reportedly been posted online by an anonymous hacker.

 

Twitch is the video and gaming service owned by Amazon. Now the entirety of its source code for the service, its mobile, desktop and client apps, and an unreleased Steam competitor, have been leaked.

 

According to VGC, the files were leaked to 4chan by an anonymous hacker. The person said the leak was meant to "foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space [because Twitch's] community is a disgusting toxic cesspool."

 

VGC has confirmed that the hacker's files are publicly available on 4chan. An anonymous source within Twitch has further confirmed that the files are genuine.

 

According to the hacker and Twitter users who have started to examine the files, the data leaked comprises at least:

 

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https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/10/06/amazons-twitch-hacked-source-code-financial-details-published