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Amazon is most likely the first name which comes to one's mind when talking about e-commerce stores. It is perceived as a company that wants to be able to sell anything and everything to its customers. They have also entered the groceries and fresh food market recently. Given the amount of inventory they need to store at any given moment in time, they need a vast amount of space. Additionally, they also need a mechanism to keep deliveries as fast and accurate as possible.

Amazon patents drone-delivery towers for cities

The first problem is more-or-less solved by maintaining massive warehouses. However, these godowns are usually located on the outskirts of the city. The company tried to address the second issue by considering drone-based delivery. However, that would be cost effective only if the warehouses were near to densely populated areas. A recent patent aims at solving this problem.

The idea is to set up big, multi-level, cylinder-shaped drone-delivery hives in the cities. Trucks or other road transport vehicles will deliver the goods to these hives at the truck bays around the ground level. Robots will then load and configure the delivery drones, which will enter and exit through several windows present at the sides of this structure for last mile delivery.

The windows will be secure to prevent unauthorized access. How will this be implemented, or how secure this will be is unclear at the moment. Also, it does not make sense for a third-party to fly-in their drone and get captured! The launching bays at each window will be capable of throwing the drones to get the initial trajectory and speed boost, so the machines do not have to take-off themselves. The flight control system will prioritize most of the flights at the top levels of the structure to minimize the annoying buzzing sound around the ground level.

The future of delivery is here, well at least the concept is.

Via: Silicon Beat
Amazon India is back with Great Indian Sale of the year. It runs till May 14. As is the case with any sale, massive discounts are offered to lure customers.

Amazon Great Indian Sale 2017

Few such offers are great, and this post will contain the best-of-the-best offers to help you grab some good stuff at dirt-cheap prices. Needless to say, we will be only covering deals related to everything tech. You can still visit Great Indian Sale 2017 for offers across various other domains.

Cameras

E-book readers

Fitness trackers

Home appliances

  • Bajaj 17-litre microwave oven for ₹3,995 (MRP ₹5,290)
  • Bionaire 82-Watt air purifier for ₹3,199 (MRP ₹8,595)
  • Blue Star 1.5 ton split AC for ₹28,990 (MRP ₹36,800)
  • Bosch 7 kg fully-automatic front loading washing machine for ₹29,490 (MRP ₹39,499)
  • Bosch Free-Standing 12 place settings dishwasher for ₹37,099 (MRP ₹40,999)
  • BPL 1.5 ton split AC for ₹23,490 (MRP ₹33,900)
  • BPL 7.2 kg fully-automatic top loading washing machine for ₹12,399 (MRP ₹16,990)
  • Haier 5.8 kg fully-automatic top loading washing machine for ₹10,290 (MRP ₹14,990)
  • Hyundai 7.2 kg semi-automatic top loading washing machine for ₹7,490 (MRP ₹9,790)
  • IFB 25-litre microwave oven for ₹10,599 (MRP ₹15,190)
  • IFB 6.5 kg fully-automatic top loading washing machine for ₹15,990 (MRP ₹18,490)
  • Intex 6.2 kg semi-automatic top loading washing machine for ₹6,470 (MRP ₹9,000)
  • Kenstar 1.5 ton split AC for ₹23,490 (MRP ₹28,990)
  • LG 28-litre microwave for ₹12,300 (MRP ₹13,990)
  • Noble Skiodo 8 kg semi-automatic top loading washing machine for ₹8,930 (MRP ₹8,999)
  • Onida 5.5 kg fully-automatic front loading washing machine for ₹14,990 (MRP ₹20,000)
  • Samsung 23-litre microwave oven for ₹5,985 (MRP ₹6,990)
  • Samsung 6.2 kg fully-automatic top loading washing machine for ₹13,490 (MRP ₹15,790)
  • Whirlpool 7 kg fully-automatic top loading washing machine for ₹15,190 (MRP ₹19,122)

Laptops

Music accessories

Powerbanks

Routers

Smartphones

Smartwatches

Storage devices

Televisions

P.S.: Bookmark this page as we will be updating the deals throughout the offer period. You can also subscribe to receive them directly in your inbox.
The festival of Diwali is less than a month away, and the three e-commerce giants in the country have already begun sales for the same. Since this is the time of the year when most Indians buy stuff for themselves and/or their loved ones, these sales offer massive discounts to lure people.

Best deals across all e-commerce platforms

Few such offers are great, and this post will contain the best-of-the-best offers to help you grab some good stuff at dirt-cheap prices. Needless to say, we will be only covering deals related to everything tech. You can still visit Amazon Great Indian Festival, Flipkart Big Billion Days, and Snapdeal Unbox Diwali Sale for offers across various other domains.

E-book readers

Games and accessories

Music accessories

Power banks

Smartphones

Smartwatches

Televisions

Others



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The rumor mill around Apple's iPhone 7 has been running since days. The frequency of such rumors has increased since the date of launch had been announced to be September 7th, i.e., today.

Amazon confirms iPhone 7 will come with dual-camera

Now, just minutes before the official launch, Amazon US has confirmed a few stories. This is intentional, or just a goof-up is a separate topic for debate.

On thing that the picture clearly confirms is the presence of two lenses for the primary camera setup. There is also a link for "Bluetooth headphones" for the same, partially confirming the news about the absence of 3.5 mm headphone jack from the new iPhone. The name "iPhone 7" is also used in the listings, thus verifying the same.

P.S.: The image seems to have been removed by Amazon now. The screenshot above refers to the one that appeared there.

Source: Gizmodo
Amazon had today launched Kindle Oasis in India. It is the eighth generation of Kindle, the famous e-reader series by the American giant. It features an incredibly thin and light design. Its USP is the charging cover with a dual-battery system (more on this later).

Kindle Oasis

The Oasis features a thin touch 300 ppi Paperwhite display, and an ergonomic grip. The built-in front light has 60% more LEDs when compared to previous versions. The device has a metal-plated featherweight polymer frame. The metal plating is done by the process of structural electroplating, thus making the device lightweight.

The reader comes in an entirely different shape than its predecessors. The center of gravity is shifted to the user's palm. This ensures that the device rests in the hand, much like the spine of a book. A built-in accelerometer detects which hand is being used, and automatically rotates the page and the physical page turn buttons accordingly.

Kindle Oasis rear

The cover fits closely around the bezel of the device. It is a smart cover, which means it turns the Oasis' screen on/off when flipped. Oasis features a dual-battery system, one in the device itself and the other in its leather cover! If the cover is connected to the device, the battery in the cover automatically charges the device's battery. Both the batteries can be charged together via the wall socket.

Kindle Oasis weighs 131 grams. It is 3.4 mm thick at its thinnest point, and is available for pre-order at a price of ₹23,999 ($360 approx.) for the WiFi-only variant, and ₹27,999 ($420 approx.) for the WiFi-cum-3G variant.