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Use App to Summon Your Shopping Cart at Walmart

Self-driving shopping carts may eventually show up at a Walmart near you. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently granted Walmart a patent for shopping facility assistance systems, devices, and methods, according to CNN Money. The patent details how the facility assistance systems could be implemented. The shopping carts would work with detachable motors, which would be equipped with multiple sensors and

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Apple First Vehicle Patent Looks like All-Terrain Support Vehicle

Amid speculation, anonymous tips and cryptic, noncommittal comments from Apple CEO Tim Cook about plans (Project Titan) to eventually enter the automotive business, the company has received what may be its first vehicle-related patent. Judging by images for U.S. Patent 9,409,599, the tech giant is toying with something of a mashup: an articulated bus or truck riding on tank treads instead wheels. The patent awarded

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