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6/21/2019

Nearly half of 2,005 people surveyed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety about five Level 2 driving automation systems available in vehicles said it would be safe to take their hands off the wheel while using the systems. The response indicated that drivers don't understand the function of autopilot systems, such as Level 2, which can perform two or more parts of driving under supervision of the driver.

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TechCrunch
6/21/2019

Discount supermarket chain Grocery Outlet went public Thursday in a stock offering that was expected to raise about $350 million. The 320-store retailer offers deeply discounted name-brand products rather than private-label brands.

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Forbes
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Grocery Outlet
6/21/2019

Florida-based Atmospheric Water Solutions has developed it's second-generation AquaBoy Pro, "one of the only atmospheric water generators available to the everyday buyer ... in places such as Target or Home Depot," Andrew Boryga writes. Technology similar to that of an air conditioner turns the moisture in humidity into drinkable water.

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Home Depot
6/21/2019

Talented Kitchen's set of 12 magnetic spice tins, an amenity-packed Simplehuman trash can and Youcopia's 100-bag tea organizer are included in this roundup of 34 products -- many of them kitchenware -- that help keep things organized.

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USA Today
6/21/2019

Walmart has dropped plans to acquire grocery delivery app Cornershop for $225 million. The app operates in Mexico and Chile, and Mexican regulatory officials moved to block the deal on the grounds of competition concerns.

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Reuters
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Walmart
6/21/2019

A bug that allowed access by the previous owner of a Nest Indoor Camera to the new owner's video feed has been fixed by Google. The Nest Cam bug was discovered by a member of a Facebook group for users of smart home software product Wink, Wirecutter reported.

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CNET
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Google, Facebook
6/21/2019

Huawei has announced the release of the Nova 5, Nova 5 Pro and Nova 5i smartphones, as well as a 7 nanometer Kirin 810 chipset, amid an uncertain future after Google suspended its Android license with Huawei in May. The phones should launch in China at the end of June.

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The Verge
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Huawei, Google
6/21/2019

Forty percent of Generation X members said they shopped for groceries online in 2019, up from 29% in 2018, according to the recently released US Grocery Shopper Trends report from FMI. The report also found that millennials make up 49% of those that virtually grocery shop often.

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Grocery Dive
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FMI, Gen X
6/21/2019

Ahold Delhaize has launched a 10-week program in partnership with nonprofit Venture Cafe that will choose five individuals or teams to create retail supply chain products and solutions. Chosen entrepreneurs will participate in startup coaching, workshops and industry mentoring.

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Progressive Grocer
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Ahold Delhaize, Venture Cafe
6/21/2019

Wirecutter has updated its picks for the time-saving mandoline, and the Super Benriner now takes the top spot. Daniela Galarza highlights its "sharp, long-lasting, and replaceable blades," "simple, handheld design" and "safe, reliable hand guard that keeps your fingers out of harm's way."

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Daniela Galarza, Wirecutter