Google says it is using its most powerful large language model PaLM to help robots from Alphabet X spinout Everyday...

Late last week, Google research scientist Fei Xia sat in the center of a bright, open-plan kitchen and typed a command into a laptop connected to a one-armed, wheeled robot resembling a large...

Google makes robots smarter by teaching them about their limitations

If you’ve used a smart voice assistant such as Alexa, Siri and whatever-Google’s-smart-assistant-is-called, you’ll probably have noticed that the tech is getting smarter every day. Google can wait...

Amazon Is Adding New Features To Alexa…And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

Among this week's small business tech news: voice tech will soon take over the office, Google merges Duo and Meet and deepfakes are becoming a bigger security problem.

Amazon is getting into mental health care with a Ginger partnership

Amazon’s virtual healthcare program, Amazon Care, now includes a partnership with mental health company Ginger. Primary care providers on the platform can respond to some low-grade issues, like...

Amazon is getting into mental health care with a Ginger partnership

Amazon’s virtual healthcare program, Amazon Care, now includes a partnership with mental health company Ginger. Primary care providers on the platform can respond to some low-grade issues, like...

Dozens Of Whole Foods Stores Allow Customers To Pay With Palm Print Biometric Data

Dozens Of Whole Foods Stores Allow Customers To Pay With Palm Print Biometric Data Amazon's palm-reading payment technology will expand to dozens of Whole Foods locations across...

Did Amazon Buy iRobot To Map Inside Your Home?

Did Amazon Buy iRobot To Map Inside Your Home? Amazon.com Inc.'s $1.7 billion acquisition of robot vacuum cleaner company iRobot Corp. is a move by the megacorporation to use Roombas...

Amazon expands palm-scanning payment tech to 65 more Whole Foods locations

This is the biggest rollout to date, with stores in Malibu, Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Orange County, Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Santa Cruz receiving the tech....

Nvidia unveils its Omniverse Avatar Cloud Engine, a suite of cloud-native AI models and services for developers...

What's happeningNvidia announced technology to let metaverse developers create lifelike avatars that can give an animated human face to the computers that people will interact with online.Why it...

The Bear Market Correction Could Be Over, According To ARK. Reasoning Inside

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Alexa, meet Roomba: Amazon buys robotic vacuum maker iRobot for $1.7 billion

"Alexa, please tell the Roomba to stop scaring the cat."

Amazon to buy Roomba-maker IRobot for $1.65 billion

Amazon will pay $61 a share in cash for the Bedford, Massachusetts-based company. The offer represents a premium of 22% based on iRobot’s last closing price before the announcement. Colin Angle...

Amazon to buy Roomba-maker IRobot for $1.65 billion

Amazon will pay $61 a share in cash for the Bedford, Massachusetts-based company. The offer represents a premium of 22% based on iRobot’s last closing price before the announcement. Colin Angle...

Amazon to buy Roomba maker for $1.7 billion

Amazon will buy Roomba maker iRobot for $61 a share, or $1.7 billion in total, the companies announced Friday. According to Reuters, "iRobot's stock rose 19% [on] Friday trading to $59.66," still...

Why Amazon is acquiring Roomba

The e-commerce and smart home giant announced Friday that it is purchasing Roomba maker iRobot (IRBT) for $1.7 billion. Amazon’s Alexa-powered empire is about to get a lot larger. The e- commerce...

Why Amazon is acquiring Roomba

The e-commerce and smart home giant announced Friday that it is purchasing Roomba maker iRobot (IRBT) for $1.7 billion. Amazon’s Alexa-powered empire is about to get a lot larger. The e- commerce...

10 deals you can’t miss on Saturday: $5 Alexa smart plugs, Sony earbuds, $179 Apple Watch, more

Amazon deals on Saturday include Alexa smart plugs, Sony earbuds, Apple Watch deals, and plenty more sales to shop.

Amazon’s purchase of iRobot is a step toward more robots in our homes

During the pandemic, people have become more comfortable with robots. Now Alexa could control a household army of Roombas, one expert says.

Amazon’s $1.7 billion purchase of Roomba maker iRobot sparks privacy fears: ‘Homes were your last data sanctuary’

The deal comes less than three weeks after Amazon announced a $3.9 billion deal for the iRobot robot. Critics say the move will lead to more privacy breaches. The company says the move is...

Amazon wants to map your home, so it bought iRobot

iRobot OS is the latest software operating system for its robot vacuums and mops. Amazon wants iRobot for the maps it generates to give it that deep understanding of our homes. The vacuum company...

Amazon wants to map your home, so it bought iRobot

iRobot OS is the latest software operating system for its robot vacuums and mops. Amazon wants iRobot for the maps it generates to give it that deep understanding of our homes. The vacuum company...

Amazon is buying Roomba vacuum maker iRobot for $1.7 billion

iRobot is most famous for the circular-shaped Roomba vacuum, which would join voice assistant Alexa and Ring security cameras among smart home features offered by Amazon.

Amazon is buying Roomba vacuum maker iRobot for $1.7 billion

iRobot sells its robots worldwide and is most famous for the circular-shaped Roomba vacuum. Amazon on Friday announced an agreement to acquire iRobot for approximately $1.7 billion. An iRobots...

Amazon to Acquire Roomba Maker iRobot to Consolidate Consumer Robotics Presence

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Amazon buys the company that makes the Roomba vacuum for $1.7 billion

Alexa, meet Roomba…

Amazon Buying Roomba Maker iRobot In $1.7 Billion Deal To Grow Its Arsenal Of Connected Devices

Roomba is set to join Alexa and Ring doorbells among Amazon's smart home technology offerings.

Alexa! Start my Roomba: Amazon buys robot vacuum maker for $1.7 billion

Amazon.com Inc will acquire iRobot Corp, maker of robotic vacuum cleaner Roomba, in an all-cash deal for about $1.7 billion, in the latest push by the world's largest online retailer to expand its...

Amazon acquires Roomba robot vacuum makers iRobot for $1.7 billion

Amazon has signed an agreement to acquire iRobot, makers of Roomba robot vacuums. The deal is valued at approximately $1.7 billion. Amazon intends to keep Colin Angle as the CEO of i Robot. It’s...

Amazon to acquire maker of Roomba vacuum for roughly $1.7 billion

The deal will deepen Amazon's presence in consumer robotics. Amazon made a bold bet on the space last year when it unveiled the Astro home robot. The $1,500 device is equipped with the company's...

Amazon acquires Roomba robot vacuum makers iRobot for $1.7 billion

Amazon has signed an agreement to acquire iRobot, makers of Roomba robot vacuums. The deal is valued at approximately $1.7 billion. Amazon intends to keep Colin Angle as the CEO of i Robot. It’s...

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