Walmart: ‘Scan & Go’ iPhone self-checkout is being tested, making sure those line-ups get shorter

Walmart

Walmart customers have always complained about the huge line-ups and limited number of cashiers. In consequence of that, Walmart has decided to try letting you do their dirty work, by letting you checkout their goods. They have started a pilot program called ‘Scan & Go’, running in supercenter Rogers, AR. If you ever end up visiting there, Walmart will give you up to $100 for trying the new iPhone app. Finally, whether you save them millions of dollars in letting cashiers become extinct, or continue waiting in those long line-ups, you’ll always know that they prefer iPhone over Android users shopping at their stores. *Side note: This is our hundredth post :p

Source: Reuters

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Panasonic appliances will be controlled by your phone

Panasonic Appliances App

Since the age of TV remote controllers, remote controlling has been reinvented again and again. Panasonic thinks that you need to control your Panasonic appliances (refrigerators, TVs, speakers, etc…)  via an app on your smartphone instead of using a basic remote controller. They do have a point about convince, however, what are you going to do if a virus hits your appliances? Will they ruin your milk and meat? Or just cause your new Panasonic refrigerator to overheat and blowup? Make sure to tell us if that happens, because it would make a great story…

Source: Panasonic (PR)Panasonic

Bluetooth bulb, lets you customize your lighting experience from your phone

Bluetooth Bulb

From time and time again, solutions for being able to last on your couch longer without getting up have been invented, and reinvented. This one lets you easily control your light bulb from any Bluetooth 4.0 device, from up to 50 meters away while conserving energy. You can also change the lighting color to any one of the RGB colors and dim it, of course. As well as, being a great idea, it’s an easy installation too. All you have to do is insert it to your electricity source like any regular light bulb and take out your smartphone. If you want to buy it, you’ll have to wait a bit as it’s only a prototype. Check out the source link below for a demo.

Source: Bluetooth Bulb

Windows 8 Evaluation is now available for download, free 90-day trial

Windows 8 UI

As we’re heading closer to October, Windows 8’s release date, we’ve been granted a 90-day evaluation for the new operating system. As of now, you’re able to download Windows 8 Enterprise for free, and check out all the cool Windows apps, plus more. However, you don’t need to worry, as when you’re trial ends you’ll be able to upgrade to the full and retail version of Windows 8. So if you’re ready to jump in to Windows 8 click the source link below and have fun.

Source: Windows 8