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Amazon's Hidden New IoT Service for the Home - (Sneaky)

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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!!


Amazon's Brilliant New Service

Here's a quote:

 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.

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