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There’s a new neighbor on the block in Whittier, California, and his name is Jeffrey Bezos.

After launching in the Seattle suburb of Mill Creek, Washington in April, a second location for the suburban regional variant of Amazon Go opened in California on Tuesday; an expansive 2,150 sq feet of retail space where you can grab a cold brew or kombucha on-tap while picking up a six-pack from a local brewery, grab a hot bite to eat and walk out without ever picking up your wallet.

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Can the company that popularized the online shopping cart reinvent the real thing?

Amazon unveiled its first smart grocery cart on Tuesday morning. The new "Dash Cart," as it's known, uses cameras, sensors and a scale to automatically detect and log items on a digital display behind the handle. The technology makes it possible for shoppers to leave the store without going through a traditional checkout line.

The end result is similar to the Amazon Go grocery and convenience stores, without the elaborate technical infrastructure of those stores. The Dash Cart works on its own, requiring no sensors in the shelves or specialized cameras overhead.

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Amazon unveiled its supermarket of the future, a grocery store without cashiers or checkout lines considered a technological breakthrough in the $800 billion industry. Shoppers get to grab-and-go with a full cart of items that are scanned automatically and billed to their bank accounts.

But don't expect to see it anytime soon in Los Angeles.

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