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10 things in tech you need to know today

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday.
1. Amazon is reportedly working on domestic robots that could be ready as early as 2019. The robots will be able to navigate the home autonomously, and will be a little like an Amazon Echo on wheels.
2. Google beat Q1 revenue expectations, posting $24.8 billion, up 23.5% from the same period last year. The company also posted results from its Nest smart home division for the first time, posting $112 million in revenue, with an operating loss of $284 million.
3. The EU will carry out an in-depth probe of Apple's acquisition...
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Report: Amazon-built home robots could be arriving as early as 2019

Report: Amazon-built home robots could be arriving as early as 2019

1 month ago   |   By GSMArena

According to a new Bloomberg report, Amazon is working on building home robots. The project is codenamed Vesta, and is currently part of the company's Lab126 hardware research and development division.
The report notes the project has been around for a few years now, but has recently seen aggressive hiring. As per the report, Amazon is currently looking for profiles like "Software Engineer, Robotics" and "Principle Sensors Engineer" for the project.
There's no clarity on exactly what tasks these robots would perform, although sources told the publication that you can think of them as...
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Amazon may be working on a robot for your home

Amazon may be working on a robot for your home

1 month ago   |   By TechRadar

Amazon is known for taking risks and getting into categories well ahead of its competitors , and the mega etailer could be looking to do that once again with robots for your home. That's right: Amazon is working on domestic robots, reports Bloomberg. The top-secret project is codenamed Vesta, and could see robots in employee homes by the end of this year, with consumers possibly able to buy their own bots by 2019. Recently, Amazon began to ramp up hiring at its Lab 126, where the robot is being developed. Lab 126 previously concocted Amazon Fire TV , the Amazon Fire tablets, Echo smart...
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