Autonomous retail startup Inokyo’s first store feels like stealing

Autonomous retail startup Inokyo’s first store feels like stealing

Inokyo wants to be the indie Amazon Go. It’s just launched its prototype cashierless autonomous retail store. Cameras track what you grab from shelves, and with a single QR scan of its app on your way in and out of the store, you’re charged for what you got. Inokyo‘s first store is now open on Mountain View’s Castro Street selling an array of bougie kombuchas, snacks, protein powders and bath products. It’s sparse and a bit confusing, but offers a glimpse of what might be a commonplace shopping experience five…

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Nuro and Kroger are deploying self-driving cars for grocery delivery in Arizona today

Nuro and Kroger are deploying self-driving cars for grocery delivery in Arizona today

Self-driving car startup Nuro is ready to put autonomous vehicles on the road in partnership with Kroger to deliver groceries in Scottsdale, Arizona. This comes a couple of months after Nuro and Kroger announced their partnership to offer same-day deliveries. This pilot will serve a single Fry’s Food and Drug location in Scottsdale starting today. Customers can shop for groceries and place either same- or next-day delivery orders via the grocer’s website or mobile app. There’s no minimum order but there is a flat delivery fee of $5.95. “We’re proud to…

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A ramen thief stole a trailer with almost $100,000 worth of noodles inside

A ramen thief stole a trailer with almost $100,000 worth of noodles inside

From the half a billion dollars worth of art stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to the time an Irish assassin scammed his way into stealing the crown jewels at the Tower of London, none of history’s memorable getaways quite compare to the hungry thief in Georgia who got away with a trailer full of ramen noodles.  SEE ALSO: Scott Pruitt’s resignation has inspired as many memes as he had scandals According to local TV station WAGA, a trailer parked at a gas station in Fayetteville outside of Atlanta,…

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Fighting food waste, Full Harvest raises $8.5m to bring excess produce to commercial buyers

Fighting food waste, Full Harvest raises $8.5m to bring excess produce to commercial buyers

It’s a story that any urban millennial can (and will) complain about. You are looking for a non-caffeinated beverage, so you walk into a juice shop only to be shocked at the $13 price point for a couple of apricots and kale mixed in a blender. Yes, there is an intentional premium signaling going on, but there is also a much deeper challenge that goes all the way back to the ground where that kale came from. Farms are throwing away produce that doesn’t meet the aesthetic standards of grocery…

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