For a brief shining moment Walmart allowed anyone with a quick clicker finger to pre-order Google’s next smart speaker, the Google Home Mini. Unfortunately, that speaker isn’t expected to actually be announced until tomorrow.
Oops! If you breathed a sigh of relief as you locked down your SNES Classic pre-order on Walmart.com Friday night, it’s time to start hyperventilating again, because the retailer has just canceled the orders en masse.
It’s Fourth of July weekend and what could be more American than manufacturing a faulty product that could injure you while you’re drunk.
On a hot, sunny Sunday in Pittsburgh, several dozen people in bright orange T-shirts that read “WalMart Pride” marched through the downtown streets behind a WalMart-branded 18-wheeler. A handful of rainbow flags waved from the truck’s windows.
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly reminder to hide your life savings somewhere safe, because there are so many goddamn awesome toys coming out. This week: Hot Toys finally unleashes the Homecoming figure we really want, Overwatch gets an amazing action figure, Anki’s adorable robot gets a new coat of paint, and…
It seems some oddness is afoot at Walmart. A number of people have reported receiving unprompted password recovery emails from an address that originated with the retailer.
Just because this Huffy Carnage is sold by Walmart as a mountain bike doesn’t necessarily mean it can handle a legit downhill mountain run, as Phil Kmetz discovered after spending $180 on one. Halfway through his ride the bike’s brake pads were almost completely gone, and after the first jump its handlebars broke and…
Not treating fireworks—aka unlicensed explosives—with the respect they deserve is one of the most dangerous thing you can do. So after a couple of pranksters in Phoenix, Arizona, thought it would be funny to start a chain reaction on a shelf full of fireworks in a Walmart, humanity has reached a new low.
The retailer arms race continues as Walmart becomes the latest company to jump on the drone bandwagon. But unlike nemesis Amazon and other companies testing delivery drones, Walmart will use drones to catalog warehouse inventory and potentially replace people who manually scan labels.
Do you work for a big company? Have you been having back pain? Your company probably knows about it already thanks to high-tech healthcare companies that it hired. Welcome to our brave new world of big data.
Wal-Mart is joining the mobile payment movement. But instead of embracing existing Android and Apple systems, you’ll have to use the store’s own app if you want to purchase your stuff without taking your wallet out.
Need a burner but want to run the apps you’re used to? Walmart has the answer, in the shape of its incredibly cheap new LG Android smartphones, which you can bag for $10.
Video game store horror stories are so plentiful I had to round up a whole new batch to share all the best ones readers sent in. There’s the typical stock of pre-order bullshit, but these stories span ridiculous levels of rudeness.
The Confederate flag is a garbage flag that represents garbage ideas. But in an effort to purge the world of those garbage ideas, some companies are too quick to pull out the banhammer. Here’s one recent example: Apple has begun banning some games that feature the Confederate flag–even if that game is about the Civil…
The nation’s largest retailer announced today that it will no longer sell any products emblazoned with a Confederate flag. No more t-shirts, no more belt buckles, and no more actual Confederate flags. Walmart sold Confederate flags!?
Wal-Mart is asking its suppliers of meat, deli, dairy, and egg products to honor a new set of guidelines calling for the humane treatment of livestock and a reduction in the use of antibiotics. Supporters say this could revolutionize animal agriculture — but will Wal-Mart’s suppliers follow through?
Except when treating employees like garbage, Walmart isn’t much of a trendsetter. Now, the mega huge big box store may be continuing its “me too” tradition according to a new report from The Information and the Associated Press, saying Walmart is working on a shipping service to rival Amazon Prime for $50 per year.
Say hello to the Seagate 160 GB external hard drive. It runs on USB 2.0, is nearly a foot long, and weighs a sturdy five pounds. So hurry on down to Walmart to scoop one up for your very own—on sale! Oh, and by the way, it came out in 2004.