By Hinkmond-Oracle on Apr 06, 2015
Forget the Amazon Dash Button! Amazon has a different sneaky IoT service for the smarthome planned. Instead of the superfluous plastic button you stick next to your appliances to order more supplies from Amazon (like you would easily do from a smartphone, tablet or PC), they hid a very important announcement of the automated Dash Replenishment Service (DRS).
Amazon DRS allows appliances to reorder their supplies automatically! (No humans, just robots ordering stuff for you from Amazon). It's like having R2-D2 watching your coffee bean supply in your coffee maker, and automatically ordering more before you run out! Artoo!!! You're awesome! Bloop-bloop-beeeep!!
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Hidden inside the recent announcement of Amazon.com's new Dash button -- which lets your order specific products with a single plastic button -- was a much more important move for Amazon, and one that has the possibility to truly change how we order consumable goods from Amazon. It's called the Dash Replenishment Service (or DRS), and its ability to automatically reorder home goods straight from the devices that use them...Now, that's thinking! And, it's IoT as it's meant to be... with lots of cool robots automatically doing stuff without human intervention. Within reason of course. 😉