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Amazon Go, a high-tech version of a 7-Eleven with no checkout lines and no cashiers

From Recode: Amazon Go, the company’s first brick-and-mortar convenience store, opened to the public on Monday on the ground floor of Amazon’s new headquarters on Seventh Avenue in Seattle. Though the unveiling took place about a year later than the company originally planned, it was still met with great interest because of the store’s unique technology that Amazon believes can make checkout lines a thing of the past.

On the surface, the store resembles what a 7-Eleven might look like if it got a high-end makeover, was laid out in part like a Pret a Manger sandwich shop, and was dreamt up by the same tech powerhouse that had previously made one-click buying and two-day shipping the industry norm.

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