Amazon is launching new industrial AI tools to help companies monitor productivity and worker safety



diagram: An Amazon logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, France. Pascal Rossignol/Reuters


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An Amazon logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, France. Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

  • Amazon AWS is launching a series of industrial monitoring tools that use AI to help companies identify potential equipment failures, productivity bottlenecks, and worker safety violations.
  • The new tools, previously reported by Business Insider, signal Amazon’s growing ambitions in the industrial cloud space.
  • One of the tools uses artificial intelligence to analyze video footage and look for “anomalies” in industrial processes, raising concerns given reports of Amazon’s history of spying on workers and using racially and gender biased AI. 
  • An Amazon spokesperson told Business Insider the tool doesn’t currently have “pre-packaged facial recognition capabilities,” and that AWS “thoroughly tests and audits” its algorithms and uses diverse training data.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Amazon AWS is launching a series of industrial machine learning tools aimed at helping companies use artificial intelligence to monitor factory workers and

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Staples Cyber Monday 2020 deals: Lenovo laptop, AOC desktop monitor, and gaming chair

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Black Friday might be over, but Cyber Monday is tomorrow! Staples has some great deals, too. The nationwide chain that, yes, sells staples, actually sells a whole lot more than just office supplies. So far this year it’s offered deals as good or better than other retailers on products especially for gamers like a new desktop monitor, laptop and more. But hurry because these deals could disappear fast!

We’ve made a list of our top choices from the store’s advertised discounts, but we update this list as new deals or added or old ones expire. Note that some items will drift in and out of stock throughout the shopping period. So while an item may not be available right now, it

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Cyber Monday’s Best Gaming Monitor Deals: 4K, 120Hz+, And More

Gaming monitors provide the best gaming experience for the price, offering high resolutions, fast refresh rates, and short response times without the ultra-expensive price tag of a big 4K TV. These reasons make monitors a great choice for competitive gamers, and thankfully, Black Friday 2020 discounted a lot of good options. Now we’re heading towards Cyber Monday, and we’re seeing even more excellent deals–and some of the same. Whether you need a 1440p or 4K monitor, one with a high refresh rate, or even one with fantastic colour range and image quality, there’s a discount on a gaming monitor that’s right for you.

If you’re looking for a monitor that can take advantage of the PS5, Xbox Series X, and RTX 30 series’ HDMI 2.1 capabilities, then unfortunately, you’ll have to wait a little longer. HDMI 2.1 gaming monitors haven’t hit the market yet, as models are releasing later this

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Staples’ best Cyber Monday deals: A Lenovo laptop, an AOC monitor and a gaming chair

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Black Friday might be over, but Cyber Monday is almost upon us, which means the deals are still in full flow. Those discounts aren’t reserved just for the biggest stores — retailers like Walmart, Amazon and Best Buy. Slightly smaller merchants like Staples have plenty of deals available too. The nationwide chain that, yes, sells staples, actually sells a whole lot more than just office supplies. So far this year they’ve offered deals as good or better than other retailers on products as varied as Apple AirPods, laptops and gaming chairs. 

We’ve made a list of our top choices from the store’s advertised discounts, but we update this list as new deals or added or old ones expire. Note

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Black Friday: Best Gaming PC Monitor Deals

Black Friday has officially arrived and with it, there are a ton of new deals floating around, making this weekend the best time to buy some new upgrades for your gaming setup. We’ve been on the lookout for some of the best gaming monitors on sale, so if you’re looking to make a big upgrade, you’ll find something worthy here. 

Ultra-Wide:

Over the last five years, the popularity of ultra-wide 21:9 and 32:9 displays has grown substantially. If you’re looking to make the jump to ultra-wide, then there are quite a few discounted options to choose from this weekend.

We’ll start off at the high-end of the scale and work our way down to the more affordable options from there. Kicking things off we have the Samsung Odyssey G9 – a beastly 49-inch 5120×1440 display with a 240Hz refresh rate. Typically, this monitor goes for around £1,300 but for Black

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Logmore Launches First Logistics Monitor Designed for COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery

HELSINKI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 25, 2020–

Supply chain analytics solution provider Logmore has announced the launch of its latest product. Logmore Dry Ice, a high-spec version of Logmore’s original data recorder, has been adapted for cold and sub-zero conditions. The solution is designed for sensitive shipments, such as the COVID-19 vaccine the moment it becomes available.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201125005841/en/

COVID 19 Logistics Monitor by Logmore (Photo: Logmore)

COVID 19 Logistics Monitor by Logmore (Photo: Logmore)

Since its founding in 2017, Logmore has disrupted logistics monitoring with its use of loggers that sync with the cloud using dynamic QR codes, allowing anyone with a smartphone to update secure systems with the latest conditions and locations of shipments.

Logmore Dry Ice redefines monitoring of cold chain shipments from standard fridge temperatures (2-8°C) all the way down to deep freeze levels of -100°C. This makes it ideal for transporting the COVID-19 vaccines, which require deep

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Samsung Odyssey G9 review: the most immersive monitor you can buy

I have been a technology cheapskate most of my life. I’ve rarely bought a monitor brand-new; I’m pleased to say I pieced together my current three-screen articulating swing-arm setup primarily from Craigslist and hand-me-downs. But this fall, I had an opportunity to temporarily replace my three aging displays with the most ridiculous, most advanced gaming monitor ever made: the super-ultrawide, super-curved, ultra-high resolution 49-inch Samsung Odyssey G9.

The Samsung Odyssey G9 is a monitor so big, so wide, so curved, it can fill a midsized desk and wrap around your entire field of view. It’s also simply a phenomenal screen: speedy (240Hz, 1ms, G-Sync, and FreeSync 2), high resolution (5120 x 1440-pixel), and bursting with brilliant color thanks to a QLED panel that tops out at an eye-searing 1,000 nits of brightness. I’m not kidding when I say I have to avert my eyes when I launch Destiny 2 in

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Best Black Friday PC and Gaming Monitor Deals in the UK

Black Friday is the best time to look for a new gaming monitor for your new console. Now we’ve got the PS5 and new Xbox consoles in the wild, it’s time to reevaluate our setups. Sure, both consoles will still work fine on your old 1080p 60Hz monitors or TVs, but if you really want to take advantage of the next-gen tech, then it’s time to take a little look at what is available in the UK.Firstly, we’ll be listing our favourite Black Friday deals, alongside any other monitors you should be keeping an eye out for in case they drop in price. If you want the latest greatest deal updates, then make sure you’re following @IGNUKDeals on Twitter. If you want all the other gaming and tech deals for Black Friday, check out the best Black Friday deals in the UK.

Best Black Friday Gaming Monitor Deals UK

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Amazon hires Pinkerton spies to monitor unionization efforts: report

  • Amazon has hired detectives with the infamous Pinkerton spy agency to monitor European workers’ labor union organizing efforts, per a Motherboard report.
  • The outlet obtained leaked documents from Amazon’s Global Security Operations Center, where data analysts can easily track workers’ union organizing activities down to the date, time, and location.
  • Pinkerton spies have a history of busting up unions: Their involvement in a steelworker strike in 1892 eventually led to states prohibiting the use of third-party security in labor disputes.
  • The Motherboard report highlights Amazon’s latest efforts to prevent its workers from unionizing — it has a long track record of being staunchly opposed to labor unions.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Amazon is hiring detectives from the notorious Pinkerton agency to spy on warehouse workers and monitor them for labor unionization efforts, according to a Monday Motherboard report.

An Amazon spokesperson confirmed to the outlet that Amazon

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Black Friday 2020: Best Gaming Monitor Deals

Black Friday 2020 has officially kicked off, with many retailers kicking off their first slate of deals. Gaming monitors often see great discounts, but Black Friday has some of the best we’ve seen all year. It’s an excellent time to snag yourself a new gaming monitor, as the first deals from Best Buy are now live. Lenovo has a deal on

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