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Amazon to Confirm Cashierless Checkout for Larger Stores

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Amazon’s cashierless checkout technology is now being tested for use in larger stores, according to a report from The Wall St. Journal on Sunday.

The system, which involves an array of cameras to track shoppers’ purchases alongside weight sensors on shelves, has been rolling out this year to smaller convenience stores across the U.S. in markets, including Seattle, Chicago, San Francisco, and soon New York.

Meanwhile, on Techsliet Media, we already talked about the possible jobs that will disappear in the next ten years, which cashiers were among.

The new report says Amazon is now trying out the same technology in a larger space in Seattle, where the ceilings are higher and there are more products to choose from – things that make the system more challenging to implement. Also on the blog, Amazon Web Services introduces its own custom-designed Arm server processor, promises 45 per cent lower costs for some workloads

The obvious use-case here would be for Amazon-owned Whole Foods, which Amazon has been leveraging to grow its own grocery pickup and delivery business in the U.S. The business challenges rival grocers, as well as Walmart and grocery delivery services like Target’s Shipt, Instacart and others.

In particular, it could be difficult to get a cashierless system to work with items where the size, shape and weight varies – like fresh produce, WSJ notes. Whole Foods stores are also larger, as they’re typically 40,000 sq ft and house some 34,000 items. Also on the blog, 13 Best Gaming Laptops in 2018 with Low Budget

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But if the system were perfected, it could allow Amazon to cut or repurpose store staff at Whole Foods, as well as get a better handle on inventory levels for its delivery business. One of the challenges with ordering groceries today from places like Instacart or Shipt is that the stock levels in the app don’t match what’s actually on store shelves. Longer-term, solutions like Amazon’s Go technology could improve that.

Meanwhile, a system for grocery shopping without waiting in a checkout line could save people time. Walmart is doing something to address this problem at Sam’s Club stores, where its Scan-and-Go app lets customers skip the line. But it’s still more labor intensive than simply picking up items and placing them in a cart. Walmart also ended a test of Scan-and-Go that was taking places across its flagship stores earlier this year. Instead, it has begun testing new technologies, including a cashierless checkout system, in a Dallas Sam’s Club store.

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How to Set Up a Metered Internet Connection in Windows 10

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So I connected my laptop to my mobile hotspot. Truth be told, I had just 300Megabite since I had issues recharging from my bank mobile app possibly because of my network connection. Then I decided to manage the 300MB with my Laptop which has Windows 10 Home installed.

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To my greatest surprise, in a distance of 10 minutes or less, I was already warned by my network provider that my subscription was getting low. It was so painful to me because I was browsing very important websites that I wouldn’t like to go and get back again.

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I had no alternative and I suspended browsing at that moment till I was able to secure a call card and converted it to Internet allowance. So, I never wanted to do the same mistake like I did the previous time that drained my 300mb in 10 minutes, the option was to set my Wifi Network to a Metered Connection and right here am going to show you how I did it in my computer and how you too can do it.

Important of Setting your Windows 10 Wifi to a Metered Connection

When you set Windows 10 to a Metered Connection, it serves a lot of role to you as the end user. As a matter of fact, this is the best feature that Microsoft included in their OS that made me happier.

With a Metered Connection, I have been able to browse the internet even 5 times longer than I use to do the previous time and am going to show you why you needed the metered connection too on your own computer.

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  1. Windows 10 Metered Connection helps you to save money for Data Subscription
  2. Metered Connection helps to stop Windows from Updating without your concerns
  3. It helps you choose when to download any update whatsoever and when not to
  4. It makes your browsing speed to increase since you will not be spending other resources downloading updates

How to Set Up a Metered Internet Connection in Windows 10 Operating System

Step 1: Click the Windows button or Start Up Menu button

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Step 2: Click on Settings as it is indicated on the screenshot below

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Step 3: Click on Network & Wifi to continue

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Step 4: Choose the Network you wish to set to Metered Connection

Step 5: Click on Advanced Options after clicking on the Network

Step 6: Toggle the Radio Button that says “Set as Metered Connection

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Successfully, you have set your Internet connection to Metered Connection and it won’t be downloading updates automatically without your concerns anymore. If there are updates, it must wait until you permit it to download and install updates. If you have any issue doing this, kindly leave a comment or contact me.

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Installing Windows 10 Stuck at 64% How to fix it 100%

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Windows 10 is gradually becoming a huge problem in our tech space. Either every day, one or two persons must complain of the same issue and it seems to me that they are little or no solutions to what people are complaining about. I mean, sometimes ago, I got a new Notebook which after using it for 5 days, the Start Menu button wasn’t working anymore. I was deeply furious and wanted to place a return order on my merchant website.

But hey, I decided to hold on since I contacted HP and they told me I shouldn’t worry there’s no problem with my PC only the Operating system that needed to be fixed.

Quickly, I contacted Microsoft to fix this for me, behold, they told me I could virtually fix this alone at my end. I was skeptical about what to say since I wasn’t computer savvy then. My long search for solution got me thinking if there was any customers service at all at Microsoft that could fix issues genuinely in a timely manner.

Just as I expected, I had a live chat with Anthony who was very supportive until I achieved a result at the end. Anthony who I gave remote access to my PC and he did some settings which never worked. I was stuck and over 3 days, I could not use my laptop which got me angry and decided to seek a professional.

Installing Windows 10 Stuck at 64% How I fixed it 100%

On a good day, I tried to install windows 10 on my laptop to replace the former installation downtime I got. While trying to install windows, I found out that my system went off which caused a big crash on my hard drive. I had to do a full clean install of Windows 10.

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To my greatest surprise, my PC has been left on counting to 64% and It has been like this for 2 days so it got me worried, I never wanted to continue in the long wait. I got to read an article on a blog where I was made to understand by a fellow who faced the same issue that she also faced this and the 64% was over after 3 days plus.

I was profoundly worried while I look for other alternatives to fixing my Laptop. So I got to see this very topic created over and over again on Microsoft Forum and no one could get a solution as all reports were negative. I quickly contacted someone and explained to them what I was facing.

Good news, he gave me steps to which worked for me and am going to be sharing these same steps right here for everyone. So you could get your system back.

But I’m afraid, you may lose all your data and files at the moment because your Hard Drive has been affected already by your previous actions to reinstall windows. In most cases, it may be that you are only trying to reset windows and got this challenge level. No Problem.

Step 1: Create an Installation Media from Microsoft Windows Site

This option is very important. You need to create an installation media using windows 10 media tool from Microsoft website or Click here to start downloading. Use either a flash drive or DVD to create the ISOs file. This step might take up to 30 minutes or more depending on your internet speed and processor. However, you can continue using your PC for another purpose while it completes settings.

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Note: Any device you are using to create Recovery Media must be empty else, any file inside will automatically be deleted. Therefore, format the drive before using it.

Step 2: Restart your PC and Boot from CD/DVD/USD

It is mostly different depending on the manufacturer’s PC you are using. In my own case, am using Notebook and I used F10 to boot BIOS then boot from a Flash Drive.

Step 3: Select the Language, keyboard type and time and hit next to continue the next step

Step 4: Select Your Architecture and Windows Edition.

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In my own case, I selected English and then Windows 10 Home then 64-bit Operating system

Step Five: Select Custom: Install Windows only (Advanced)

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Step 6: Select a partition in your Hard Drive and Click Next on the next windows, click Install Now

Wait for windows to complete installation which might take up to 10-30 minutes depending on your PC processor. After installation, download Drivers Pack from the respective store and update drivers so your functionalities will start working.

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Facebook Working On Its Own Cryptocurrency For WhatsApp Payments come 2019: Report

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After having a disastrous year with multiple data breaches and internal conflict reports, Facebook is reportedly working on its cryptocurrency to facilitate payments in WhatsApp.

According to a report by Bloomberg, Facebook is developing a digital currency that will be pegged against the U.S. dollar for price stability, according to some people aware of the developments. With its cryptocurrency, Facebook will initially focus on markets like India, where the digital transfer of money is on the rise.

There is much time left before the digital currency will be launched as the social media giant is still deciding the strategy on how to protect the value of the stablecoin. The strategy would include a plan for custody assets or regular currencies for minimizing the volatility.

Facebook’s entry into the financial services is long overdue after it recruited the former Paypal president David Marcus in 2014 who currently manages the company’s blockchain projects.

The social media platform wants to harness the power of blockchain technology and make money out of it. According to a Facebook spokesperson, “Like many other companies, Facebook is exploring ways to leverage the power of blockchain technology.”

WhatsApp is a popular messaging app in India with more than 200 million users. Facebook wants to capitalize on the fact that India is the leading country in the world when remittances are considered. According to a report by the World Bank, Indians living abroad sent $69 billion back to the country in 2017.

Do you think people would use cryptocurrency developed by Facebook after the waning trust of the users in the company? Express your views below.

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