AmazonBasics Microwave powered by Alexa

AmazonBasics Microwave simplifies cooking by letting you microwave using your voice and an Echo device. Just say, “Alexa, reheat one cup of coffee,” and Alexa will start reheating with the appropriate power and time settings. Quick-cook presets mean there’s no need to guess cook times or heat levels when you’re defrosting vegetables or microwaving a potato. Plus, Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new presets.

Of course, this isn’t the first microwave with Alexa voice control features, other companies like GE, Whirlpool, Kenmore, LG and Samsung have either made or are working on appliances with Amazon’s cooking Skill. But this is the first Amazon-branded microwave, meaning it’s hardware from the company itself and offers better integration with Alexa. The AmazonBasics brand also tends to be cheaper than competitors, giving consumers greater options.

#futurism: Flying cars concept

Audi flying cars concept designed by Italdesign presented @Gitex 2018

Pop.Up Next, is the evolution of the first fully electric and zero-emission modular system, designed to help resolve traffic congestions.

Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional 2

HHKB is a mechanical keyboard for minimalists – it contains only a small set of 60 keys or so.

HHKB PRO 2 KEY COMBINATIONS

The Ctr (Control) Key is above Shift Key.

  • F1 to F10 are mapped via Fn (Function Key) with 1 to 9, and 0.
  • F11 and F12 are pressed via Fn + (-) and (+) respectively.
  • Insert = Fn + |
  • Delete can also be pressed via Fn + ~
  • Backspace = Fn + Delete
  • Arrow keys: Fn + { (UP), Fn + ? (DOWN), Fn + ; (LEFT) and Fn + ” (RIGHT)
  • Home: Fn + K
  • End: Fn + <
  • Page Up: Fn + L
  • Page Down: Fn + >

And, you would need to set your keyboard to region USA otherwise, some keys are not possible e.g. \ key will be # instead in UK. As you probably can figure out, the keyboard is for heavy Linux/Unix users with the love for Vi/Vim.

Retail Robots Are Disrupting the Industry

Most people are aware of the robots that are involved with assembling, packing, or handling items before they reach retail stores. Now, some retail robots are starting to change how human employees work and shoppers purchase goods in stores. Here are some tasks that retail robots are conducting and where consumers can see them in daily life.

Read more on: https://www.roboticsbusinessreview.com/retail-hospitality/retail-robots-disrupt-industry/

The WIRED guide to robots – the complete history and future of robots

Here’s the WIRED guide to robots to catch you up on everything you should know about robotics.

Boston Dynamics SpotMinis

Boston Dynamics SpotMinis future documentary show a fictional future.

Robots in Fashion Retail – Examples of real applications with Pepper

Recently it seems that there are more and more common use-cases of robotics in fashion retail today, and shed a light on some of the future trends of these applications on retail at large.

Most common applications does cover the following intents:

  • Drawing Customer Attention
  • Sales Assistant
  • In-Store Customer Service
  • In-Store Orientation
  • Retrieving products from customers (eg: when connected to a 4th generation V-Machine)

Following you some real life picture and video of provided customer experience:

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1177 @ Arteni, Udine, Italy – Made with love by Softec S.p.a (IT:YSFT)

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Pepper kiss

One colleague shared with me this nice picture of Pepper taken during an event.

Kissing Pepper

It look like #Pepper has got a lot of success and stole a kiss from one of the attendee ;-0

Photo credit: Mattia S.

Interview with Pepper, Intesa Sanpaolo’s robot

Pepper is the Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center’s robot-guide.

Usually he lives on the 31st floor of the company’s skyscraper in Turin, but he was also at the Salone del Libro, where he became one of the most popular guests.

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WeWork raises $4.4 *billion* to continue its worldwide expansion from SoftBank

It looks like co-working be a multi-multi-multi billionaire business.

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Go #talentgarden, go!