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Never leave your house with Amazon's new Wi-Fi barcode scanner

By Scorpus
Apr 5, 2014
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  1. Ever been in a position where there's not quite enough food in the pantry for dinner, but leaving the house to get more food is such a hassle? Amazon might have you covered with the Dash, a new piece of...

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,536   +2,331

    Current title: "Never leave your house with Amazon's new Wi-Fi barcode scanner"

    Less misleading title: "Never have to leave your house with Amazon's new Wi-Fi thingamajig"
     
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  3. Adam B

    Adam B TS Rookie

    Digital Convergence (Radio Shack) tried this same thing back in 2000. Awesome idea (IMO), but they ended up getting sued to bankruptcy due to privacy issues (being able to correlate what products specific people purchased via barcode scans was considered a bad thing). I guess Amazon is banking on people being less fearful 14 years later... plus their barcode scanner isn't a CueCat.
     
  4. Wow... Ever heard of proof reading? Modern "journalism" sure seems to be lacking in high school English skills.
     
  5. From now on this fat nation can just lie on a sofa, stuff its face to morbid obesity & beyond; no need for the last impetus to go out.
     
  6. Come to Miami, FL! I'd use this service immediately. Traffic is awful here. I'd gladly pay extra to have more time to exercise and be truly productive compared to sitting in traffic and navigating grocery stores.
     
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  7. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,536   +2,331

    You're focusing on the negative; you have to look at the positive side of the phenomenon: As more and more people become over-indulged couch potatoes, the market value for us fit, healthy people only goes up.
     
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,548   +2,894

    WOW, I might actually be worth ten cents one day!
     
  9. A better idea is a smartphone app which scans the barcodes (already available) and then lets you change amounts/delete/organise the shopping cart before sending it off by email to whichever store you have set up for online ordering. Why do you need another gadget but then still have to go to the computer to do the ordering?
     
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,668   +1,871

    No, not really! Being fit and healthy will only result in more fat people resenting you.
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2014
  11. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,536   +2,331

    I have first-hand experience with this, actually. To make a long and very predictable story short, not a single...hoagie...was given.

    C'mon, Cliff! You're worth at least a quarter. At least!
     
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  12. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,475   +2,033

    Now this could come in handy if only I wasn't to lazy to get off the sofa and fetch it but that would mean I also have to fetch my tablet in another room. No, I'm afraid that's too much to ask from me. :)
     
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,668   +1,871

    Nonsense! When you combine this service, with Amazon's software that, "knows what you're going buy before you do, then automatically ships it to you", combined with the "soon forthcoming" helicopter drone delivery, you'll just have to think junk food thoughts, leave the front door open, and train the dog to fetch it for you.

    All you'll have to do is say, "I wish I had some Doritos", "I wish I had some Doritos", "I wish I had some Doritos", then click your beer can on the coffee table three times, and Amazon will bring Kansas to you, in a manner of speaking.
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2014
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  14. Jimbo Jones

    Jimbo Jones TS Rookie

    "Ever been in a position where there's not quite enough food in the pantry for dinner, but leaving the house to get more food is such a hassle?"

    No. I'm not that disorganized or lazy that this would ever become an issue. If you spent less time trimming your neck beard, and more time being responsible, this wouldn't be an issue for you. For God's sake, you are a writer for a tech blog, get your **** together!
     
  15. Ship me some Beer.
     
  16. No thanks, I think I will wait until we are just some disembodied brain in a jar and then order up the single item nourishment that disembodied brains live off of. Or, I'll just shoot myself in the head right now and forget about living...it's getting to be too much trouble, ya know?

    (I long for the days when we had to RUN from being eaten by something. Now THAT was fun!)
     
  17. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,536   +2,331

    This is actually my solution to the obesity problem.
     

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