Kroger supermarket chain tests driverless grocery deliveries in Arizona

[embedded content] Autonomous grocery delivery buggies may roam U.S. neighborhoods if Kroger’s pilot program works out. The largest American supermarket chain announced a partnership with Mountain View, California-based Nuro this week to test the concept of driverless home deliveries. The pilot started on Thursday, August 16, at a...
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Fraudulent sales of home alarm systems are on the rise nationwide

News flash: Some salespeople are jerks and a surprisingly large amount are actual criminals. A new report from the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) finds that door-to-door alarm system sales are a major new source of concern for consumers. The firm’s 2017 Consumer Complaint Survey...
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The Glas thermostat is now available and works with Cortana, Alexa, and Google

[embedded content] Last year saw the unveiling of a video showing the first smart thermostat powered by Johnson Controls and Microsoft, which of course is voice controlled via Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana (who stacks up surprisingly well against the competition). It’s called the Glas thermostat, and its...
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Cortana and Alexa can call each other at the beginning of their new relationship

Alexa and Cortana aren’t making music together yet, but the two digital assistants made their first integrated appearance in a public preview announced simultaneously on August 15 on Amazon’s and Microsoft’s blogs. Access to the other assistant’s full capabilities and feature sets will come in time...
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