Walmart battles online retail by adding more robots to its stores

Brick and mortar stores have been hit hard by online retailers like Amazon. Walmart (which has its own online presence) believes it has an answer to dwindling sales. Its solution, robots that take care of mundane jobs (like cleaning up spills) while its staff spends their time helping customers. The retailer announced today that it will deploy 1,500 new “Auto-C” autonomous floor cleaners, 300 “Auto-S” shelf scanners and an additional 1,200 “FAST”…

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Amazon Prime Nintendo Switch Giveaway: How To Claim Free 1-Year Online Access

Amazon has confirmed that Amazon Prime subscribers will receive free one-year subscription for the Nintendo Switch. Many fans noted that this is one of the best free offerings that the Prime subscription has given out to its users. Here’s how to claim it. According to Twitch.tv, the latest offer can be below the Twitch Prime crown button on the site. Twitch Prime subscriptions can be availed on its own or as part…

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Netflix confirms it killed AirPlay support, won’t let you beam shows to Apple TVs anymore

With no warning and little explanation, Netflix has removed the easiest way to sling its shows from one Apple device to another: AirPlay. Netflix confirmed to The Verge that it pulled the wireless casting feature this past week, due to what it’s calling a “technical limitation.” But it’s not the kind of technical limitation you’d think. You see, Apple recently partnered with most of the major TV brands to allow…

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11 free burgers? Friends reportedly find a way to hack McDonald’s self-checkout kiosk

A hack that lets McDonald’s customers eat for free in Australia seems to have been revealed in a viral video. If it’s true, it’s not likely to work in the U.S. since the burger chain’s discounts vary by location. Two friends demonstrated the trick in a two-minute video posted to YouTube on Sunday that has garnered 1.1 million views. They appear to have duped the self-service kiosk into giving them 11 free burgers — or…

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How to Find and Remove Viruses on Your iPhone

For iPhone users, the good news is you don’t have to worry about your phone getting viruses. However, if you suspect that your iPhone could be having a virus, owing to adware popups, messages that warn you of the presence of malware, or that ask you to ensure your device is secure on some sites, they’re usually scams. You’ll be safer reporting this behavior to Apple to get the app…

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Use Token to protect yourself against credit card fraud

My son had his first debit card for all of three months before the number got stolen and used for unauthorized purchases — to the tune of about $1,600. It’s happened to me at least three or four times. And based on a couple informal polls I ran, at least 75 percent of Cheapskate readers have experienced it at least once. This sucks in all kinds of ways: It’s a pain having…

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Voter ID Laws Don’t Seem To Suppress Minority Votes

Strict voter ID laws require residents to possess a valid, state-approved identification in order to vote. Support and opposition to these laws primarily fall along party lines. Proponents – mainly Republicans – argue they are needed to protect the integrity of the electoral process. Opponents, who tend to be Democrats, say they’re not necessary to reduce voter fraud. Democrats have a point: In-person voting fraud is almost nonexistent. President Donald Trump’s…

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Amazon Internet? Filings show company working on high-speed satellite internet service

According to filings with the International Telecommunications Union, first spotted by GeekWire, the company lays out plans for putting 3,236 satellites in low Earth orbit with the goal of providing internet around the world. In a statement, the company confirmed the plans, dubbed Project Kuiper, to USA TODAY. “Project Kuiper is a new initiative to launch a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide low-latency, high-speed broadband connectivity…

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If your password is on this list, you’re in trouble

It’s possible that you have the wrong idea of who hackers actually are. They are sometimes portrayed in movies as nerdy teenagers, hiding in their parents’ basements, trying to guess your passwords. That is not typically how it is done. These days it’s more likely that dozens of hackers are working together in an office building somewhere. They try breaking into computer systems and ultimately take over your computer, demanding…

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How to Earn Gift Cards With Swagbucks and Swag Codes

WITH CONSTANTLY fluctuating prices, promotions and coupons, getting the best rates can take a considerable amount of time and legwork. But fortunately, you don’t have to be a seasoned bargain hunter to score enticing steals and deals. Thanks to sites like Swagbucks.com, you can easily earn points that can be redeemed for gift cards by surfing the web. Members of the free Swagbucks.com rewards program can earn points known as Swagbucks for everyday online…

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