Amazon Prime Now doesn’t make you wait days for deliveries. Google Maps brings Cardboard VR functionality to the masses. LG has an improved WebOS platform to show at CES.
Amazon aims to revolutionize the way we look at deliveries for web purchases. We are barely exploring same-day delivery, and Amazon is already thinking about one-hour deliveries! Amazon has launched Prime Now in select areas of Manhattan, where they can now deliver essentials in as soon as an hour after purchase.
Prime users in these areas can now download the Amazon Prime Now app and test the service. You can’t get just any product through this service, though. It’s pretty much essentials and simple products you can purchase. This would include things like toiletries, paper towels and snacks.
The service is available from 6 AM to 12 AM, 7 days a week. Just order your products and bikers will then bring you your products right away. Oh, and one more detail: 1-hour shipping will cost $7.99, while 2-hour shipping will be free.
Opinion: Definitely not as cool as the drones Amazon was working on, but this is an efficient and very powerful service. It is coming to more cities in 2015, and I am praying for San Diego to be on the list.
Yet another cool app has been added to the list of Google Cardboard supporters. Google Maps has a little “easter egg” for you guys, and it will definitely turn your Cardboard experience into a much funner one.
Users can now experience Street View in VR mode, making location exploring much more realistic that you ever thought a screen had the ability to.
Opinion: Don’t have a Cardboard viewer yet? You should get yourself one. After all, they are supper affordable and easy to put together. No excuses for not having a VR headset!
WebOS may have been a failure in the mobile industry, but it has found a proper home in the smart TV ecosystem. LG has turned the operating system into a great smart TV platform, and they are ready to show us their new WebOS 2.0 at CES, next month.
Added improvements include better performance, wider 4K support and a My Channels app (allows users to put together their favorite… well, channels.
Opinion: I am excited to see how much better WebOS really is. I loved it last year, when the company first showed off its WebOS TVs. You can be sure we will be in Las Vegas getting you all the details.