Australians are known as early adopters of most technologies. We pretty much welcome our new robot overlords.
Now, new research is showing that more than half of us are keen for VR - and AR - shopping.
Believe it or not, Amazon is having a little bit of trouble with its "super futuristic store with no employees" idea. The latest report out of Seattle claims that the Amazon Go concept is being delayed due to some technical struggles. Basically, the computers get really confused when people shop.
There's been no shortage of ways for Twin Peaks faithful to showcase their fandom over the years — a quick Etsy search will yield literally thousands of items inspired by the show. But with the show's 2017 return to the airwaves, Showtime has opened its own Twin Peaks storefront, with some exclusive wares.
Black Friday, the uncontrollable growth on the scrotum of our capitalist society, is here. Sure, you could buy yourself a 40-inch television, or an immersion blender, or a any number of gadgets. But why not consider the other people in your life instead? That friend you secretly hate will love the options below.
The biggest sales days of the year in the US are just around the corner — Black Friday is this week (November 26), and next Monday is Cyber Monday — with many retailers offering discounts of up to 80 percent off of retail prices. If you want to take advantage of this from right here, even with retailers that don't ship to Australia, Shipito is the answer you've been looking for.
The weakening Australian dollar makes overseas purchases less enticing, though there are international retailers that don't charge in US dollars that are mightily competitive with local stores. Hong Kong-based eGlobal is one example and with it currently offering free economy shipping, now might be the time to pick up a new lens, or even camera at a discount.
Last week, Amazon announced that it was introducing a physical One-Click button, in its ongoing effort to remove any friction or thought from the mindless ordering process. But one detail from the announcement escaped most people's notice: the fact that Amazon wants to integrate its auto-buying technology into everything with a logic board.
Amazon's latest experimental product is the Dash button, a programmable key that makes reordering essentials like laundry detergent as easy as pushing Start on the microwave. Is this the best thing that ever happened to busy America? Or a sign that we've become the docile servants of our Amazon Prime accounts?
Ali Julia may or may not be her real name. But to the complex and influential world of Amazon reviews, Ali Julia is a name to be reckoned with. The mysterious Boston woman with an affection for computers and battery chargers is the number one ranked reviewer on Amazon. She sounds a little quirky, too.
The best part of grocery shopping isn't finding some exotic new flavour of yoghurt or the free samples, it's tooling around the store like a rally car driver with your shopping cart. So why have researchers developed an autonomous human-tracking cart that follows you around the store? Seems like time better spent making checkout lanes less terrible.
Earlier this year, Home Depot in the US confirmed that 56 million cards had been compromised, in one of the biggest retail security breaches in history. Now we know that much like the Target hack — which was traced to a heating company — Home Depot was infiltrated by custom malware and passwords stolen from a third party vendor.
The most important item in your outdoor wardrobe, hiking boots grant you the ability to traverse challenging terrain, work to keep your entire body comfortable and supported while carrying heavy loads and help regulate temperature and dryness. They're also a difficult purchase to get right, particularly if you're buying online. Here's how to do that.