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Amazon Go debuts, and its prying cameras foil our shoplifting attempts

One year ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / Amazon Go: The bottle.
SEATTLE-A little more than one year ago, I tried, and failed, to sneak into Amazon Go. The pilot version of Amazon's first grocery store experiment advertised a first in the world of brick-and-mortar shopping: if you want to buy something, just pick it up, toss it in your bag, and walk out. A camera system watches you and uniquely tags every item you pick up, then the story automatically charges a pre-registered credit card for the purchases. No clerks, no check-out aisles.
Amazon's late-2016 announcement of this store was more about building buzz than...
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Amazon Opens Checkout-Free 'Amazon Go' Grocery Store to the Public in Seattle

Amazon Opens Checkout-Free 'Amazon Go' Grocery Store to the Public in Seattle

One year ago   |   By Mac Rumors

Amazon today opened up its checkout-free grocery store " Amazon Go " to the Seattle public, continuing a plan that the company says has the potential to "dramatically alter brick-and-mortar retail" .
The new grocery store experience begins when customers walk through a turnstile and scan the Amazon Go app on their iOS or Android device, which notifies the system that the customer is now in the store and shopping. Then, when they pick up an item and add it to their basket, cameras in the store and weight sensors on shelves associate each product to the customer who picked it up, and adds it...
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