Dealerscope Staff

Dealerscope Staff
Petco leads $10 million investment in smart pet feeder maker Petnet

Petnet, the maker of the Smart Feeder, an appliance that feeds your pets automatically and measures health metrics, has raised $10 million in a round of funding led by pet store chain Petco. The company plans to use the money to expand its personalized pet food service. Los Angeles-based Petnet first showed off its Smart Feeder…

Apple Confirms iPhone 7 Launch Details

As a great CEO once said… “Boom!‘ Apple has sent out invites to selected media to join them in San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium  on Wednesday September 7th. It is an open secret that the event will reveal the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus smartphones, and it is highly likely that a second-generation…

Amazon is cracking down on counterfeit goods

Amazon is cracking down on more than just counterfeit reviews -- the e-commerce juggernaut is waging a war against fugazi products, too. In order to sell Adidas, Asics, Hasbro, Nike and Samsung products, Amazon is asking for a $1,000 to $1,500 fee and a surfeit of paperwork according toCNBC. One of the publication's anonymous sources…

Sonos music systems adding Alexa voice support in 2017

Sonos is adding compatibility with Amazon's Alexa voice control next year. Right now, no new Sonos hardware has been announced. Instead, the initial addition of Alexa support will require Sonos wireless speakers and an Alexa-compatible Amazon device, such as the Echo or Echo Dot, to be on the same network.

This motion sensor turns on your lights when it sees you

Using voice commands via the Amazon Echo's Alexa voice assistant or your smartphone to turn on your Philips smart light bulbs is convenient, but even better is just walking into a room and ta-daa! Philips' new motion sensor does just that. The $39.95 wireless sensor measures roughly 2- x 2-inches and launches in early October.…

Best Buy Finally Figures Out the Internet

Best Buy's quarterly financial results on Tuesday were downright Amazon-like: Consecutive quarters of double-digit online sales growth. Hot new products including virtual-reality headsets and techy watches. Words like "exploration" and "experimentation." Gone were the store-closing announcements of quarters past, along with talk of bad weather or other tired excuses for why consumers aren't shopping (many of which we've…

What will you sacrifice to make way for the new USB?

Apple's next MacBook Pro will help move us all into the future of personal computing. But it could also bring some big headaches along the way. I'm confident it'll remain a powerful machine while getting lighter and smaller. But I'm worried that one new technology that enables that slimming down, the versatile USB Type-C port,…

Fitbit's brand-new Charge 2 and Flex 2 step up fitness tracking

Fitbit let me test its new models—the heart-rate-tracking Charge 2 and the ultra-slim swimproof Flex 2—with an intense interval workout on a scenic San Francisco rooftop last Thursday. And my legs are still sore. What started as a way to count 10,000 steps per day is now a full health and fitness platform, tracking all…

Amazon Tests 30-Hour Work Week

The Washington Post reports that Amazon is launching technical teams whose workers will only clock in for 30 hours a week. While plenty of employees at Amazon are part-time, the novelty here is that the teams are entirely made up of workers on a reduced schedule, including managers. The teams’ members will receive the same…

LG Suggests Ways to Unleash Kitchen Potential at IFA 2016

LG Electronics (LG) is putting its premium kitchen appliances on full display at IFA 2016. The company will feature its most innovative and popular appliances for the kitchen that work perfectly together to create a total solution center. LG’s improved Door-in-Door refrigerator has been designed to make access to frequently selected foods and organizing items…