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US Moto G5 Plus Release: Amazon Soon Offering Cheap Version With Ads Or More Expensive Ad-Free Model

The Moto G5 Plus is finally ready to hit the United States later this month, as Amazon will start selling the device on March 31. The Moto G5 Plus will be available in four options, with the cheapest one starting at $184.99.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech

Google Home To Get Find From Store Feature: All You Need To Know

Google Home is poised to get a new find from store feature. This feature would enable users to ask Google Home whether a particular product is available nearby or not, and get relevant details in return.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 22, 2017

Order It And It Will Come: Amazon Alexa Now Supports Prime Now 2-Hour Delivery Service

Amazon has added support for Prime Now deliveries through Alexa-enabled Echo devices, letting users order items and have it delivered in just two hours. The move is seen as Amazon further making Alexa a part of the core shopping experience.

Gadgets March 21, 2017

Microsoft, Amazon Offer Amazing Xbox One S Bundles, Just In Time For 'Mass Effect: Andromeda'

Microsoft and Amazon have released new offers for Xbox One S bundles that come just in time for the release of 'Mass Effect: Andromeda.' The latest installment in the 'Mass Effect' franchise is released March 21.

Video Games March 21, 2017

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Pilots The Giant Robot Method-2, And He Looks Like A Real-Life BattleMech Pilot

At Amazon's annual MARS 2017 event, CEO Jeff Bezos took the stage to show off the giant robot Method-2, with him riding in the cockpit.

Geek March 20, 2017

Amazon Cancels Preorders For 'Persona 5' Special Editions: Will The Game Be Delayed Again?

Amazon canceled preorders for the Steelbook and Take Your Heart editions of 'Persona 5' due to defects caused by the manufacturer. Will the North America launch of the game once again be delayed?

Video Games March 18, 2017

US Ally Takes Down $200 Drone From Amazon With Patriot Missile Worth $3 Million

A modern Samson versus Goliath story with a twist. A U.S. ally shoots at a suspicious low-cost drone using the Patriot, a super expensive high-powered missile.

Defense March 18, 2017

Watch Out Amazon And Google, Walmart Could Have A Drone Delivery System In The Works

Walmart has been granted a patent for a drone delivery system as it looks to lock horns with Google and Amazon, . The patent filing states that drones will be used for in-store product delivery in Walmart’s various outlets.

Business Tech March 18, 2017

Amazon Finally Brings Alexa To Its Shopping App For iOS: Is Siri In Trouble?

Amazon has finally brought over Alexa to iOS, letting users access the voice assistant’s features anytime and anywhere. The arrival sure does put Siri, Apple’s own virtual assistant, in a tight spot.

Apps/Software March 17, 2017

Amazon Lures Alexa Developers With AWS Freebies For More Alexa Skills: How It Works

Amazon announced a new program to encourage developers to build Alexa skills. Thanks to a new promotion, developers can get AWS freebies to keep expanding the Alexa ecosystem at no charge, so here's how it works.

Smart Home March 16, 2017

Amazon Echo Update Adds New Audio Streaming Options: How To Pair Amazon Echo With Bluetooth Speakers

The Amazon Echo has received a neat update that adds a highly requested feature. You can now pair the Amazon Echo with Bluetooth speakers to stream better audio, so here's how to do it.

Gadgets March 14, 2017

Alexa Made To Talk Out Of Creepy Skull Instead Of Amazon Echo Speakers

Mike McGurrin uploaded The Yorick Project on Hackster.io, detailing how he was able to make digital assistant Alexa talk out of a skull instead of Amazon Echo speakers. It is never too early for Halloween!

Gadgets March 14, 2017

Staples Closing 70 Retail Stores Across US, Rise Of Amazon To Blame?

U.S. retailer Staples has announced that it will be shutting down 70 more physical stores across the country. The retailer has cited poor sales and it is believed that the rise of online retailers such as Amazon could be to blame.

Business Tech March 10, 2017

Amazon Hands Over Alexa Recordings To The Police After 'OK' From Murder Suspect

Amazon has decided to back down on its free speech argument, handing over Alexa recordings to U.S. police to aid a murder trial. It remains to be seen, however, if there’s any evidence be lifted from the data.

Business Tech March 8, 2017

These New Shows Have Been Renewed For A Second Season: Is Your New Favorite On The List?

Wondering if your favorite new show got renewed for a second season? Here are a few of the most popular shows that have been green-lighted for a sophomore season.

Movies/TV Shows March 5, 2017

Amazon Reportedly Going Ahead With Telephony Plans, Will Release New Alexa Devices With Calling, Intercom Features

Amazon will reportedly release new Alexa-enabled devices that’ll come equipped with calling features, essentially making it a household telephone replacement. Reports suggest that the company will announce such devices in a few months.

Gadgets March 3, 2017

Amazon Wants To Ship Packages To The Moon, But What For?

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos wants the moon to be his company’s next shipping location, according to proposals obtained recently. The notion comes at a particularly appropriate time, as NASA hints renewed interest in returning to the moon.

Space March 3, 2017

Amazon Web Services Outage Explained: A Typo Took Down A Huge Part Of The Internet

Amazon Web Services recently suffered a four-hour outage that took down thousands of websites in the United States. According to Amazon, the incident was caused by human error, in the form of an incorrectly entered command.

Internet March 3, 2017

Amazon Could Be Working On An Alexa Home Security Camera

Images have surfaced online showing an Amazon-branded security camera with a light blue ring around its lens. It is believed that Amazon is building its own smartcam with Alexa support to compete with other companies.

Gadgets March 3, 2017

Satellite Mapping Tool Developed To Check Deforestation In America

Using satellite mapping as an indicator, a new metric has been developed for tracking deforestation in the United States. The satellite mapping can detect the average distance to the nearest forest from any point in the United States.

Earth/Environment March 2, 2017

Top LG G6 Cases That Will Protect Your Smartphone: LK Wallet Flip Cover, Ringke Fusion, OEAGO Case And More

Though the LG G6 will not be released in the US before April, customers can order some cool cases for the much awaited device. Consumers can opt for the Ringke Fusion, LK Wallet flip cover and more to protect the LG G6.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 1, 2017

Amazon Web Services Cloud Glitch: Outage Breaks Part Of The Internet, But It's Fine Now

The Amazon Web Services suffered a lengthy outage on Tuesday, Feb. 28, causing major disruption for a slew of sites and online services. The outage affected the operations of numerous companies that rely on Amazon's cloud services, but everything's back to normal now.

Internet March 1, 2017

CloudPets Toys Expose 2 Million Messages Due To Unsecured Server, Hackers Held Data For Ransom

Hackers successfully accessed and deleted CloudPets user information before asking for ransom to restore the files. The data was reportedly stored in an unsecure server, exposing millions of children's messages.

Security February 28, 2017

Amazon Working On Alexa Voice Recognition Technology That Can Tell Different Voices Apart

Amazon is reportedly working on an advanced voice-recognition technology that’ll allow Alexa to tell different voices apart using what’s reportedly called a Voice ID. Sources have said that development for the feature began back in 2015.

Apps/Software February 28, 2017

Intel Core i7, i5 Prices Drop As AMD Ryzen 7 Launch Nears

The looming release of the AMD Ryzen seems to have triggered price drops for the latest Intel processors. The discounts vary according to retailers but consumers can save as much as $250 off.

Computers February 27, 2017

Amazon's Productivity Suite To Take On Microsoft Office

Amazon Web Services will soon add office applications to its productivity suite as part of ongoing efforts to compete with Microsoft and Google.

Apps/Software February 26, 2017

Academy Awards 2017: How To Watch The Oscars Online, On Your iPhone, Android Device Or TV

The 89th annual Academy Awards will be taking place on Feb. 26. Here’s a look at how one can watch the award event unfold on their iPhone, TV, or even online.

Life & Style February 26, 2017

There Are Now 10,000 Skills For Amazon Echo, But Do You Need It?

Amazon has now officially confirmed that there are over 10,000 Alexa skills for Echo, its smart speaker. But that number, however impressive, presents challenges that might preclude the public from fully tapping into the smart speaker range.

Gadgets February 24, 2017

Amazon Protects Customer Data In Murder Trial, Arguing That Alexa Speech Falls Under First Amendment Rights

Amazon continues to resist requests to turn over Echo voice recordings to help a murder investigation. The company has now filed a motion arguing that the responses of Alexa, the voice assistant powering the Amazon Echo, should be protected by First Amendment rights.

Business Tech February 23, 2017

Amazon Video And Prime Video March: The Complete List Of Movies And TV Series Available To Stream

New titles being added to Amazon in March include the original movie ‘The Dressmaker’, and season 4 of ‘Orphan Black.’

Movies/TV Shows February 22, 2017

Walmart Online Sales Soars, Helping It Better Compete With Amazon

Walmart saw a rise of 29 percent in its online sale numbers in its fourth quarter fiscal earnings. The rise in sales numbers has now made Walmart the second largest online retailer in the U.S. after Amazon.

Business Tech February 22, 2017

Amazon Fire TV Stick Brings Alexa Voice Remote To UK TVs For Just $50

Amazon's latest Fire TV Stick with Alexa voice remote is finally available in the UK, up for preorder now straight from Amazon. The device will hit various retailers soon enough, albeit it's more expensive than its U.S. counterpart.

Gadgets February 21, 2017

Amazon Lowers Free 2-Day Shipping Threshold To $35, Gunning For Walmart?

Amazon has lowered its free two-day shipping threshold from $49 to $35, likely in a bid to take on Walmart. The minimum purchase requirement for free shipping stays at $25 for books.

Business Tech February 20, 2017

Keep Kids From Shopping Via Amazon Echo: Here's How

Kids often make accidental purchases via Amazon Echo with the help of the voice assistant Alexa, thinking it to be some sort of play. Here’s a look at some tips and tricks one can use to stop access.

Gadgets February 17, 2017

Amazon Wants To Deliver Your Packages Using Drones And Parachutes

Amazon was granted a patent that allows the online retail company to use drones when delivering packages. According to the patent, Amazon plans to use parachutes, compressed air, or landing flaps to ensure accuracy in its deliveries.

Gadgets February 16, 2017

Walmart Acquires Moosejaw For $51 Million To Compete Better With Amazon

Walmart has acquired apparel retailer Moosejaw for $51 million. This deal comes in the wake of Walmart's aggressive expansion plans to compete better with online retailer Amazon.

Business Tech February 16, 2017

Amazon Echo And Google Home Could Soon Let You Make Calls: Will Smart Speakers Replace Telephones?

Google and Amazon are looking into adding phone call functionality for their respective smart speakers, Home and Echo. Looming privacy concerns associated with the functionality is reportedly stalling development, however.

Smart Home February 15, 2017

Amazon OKs Animated Series 'Costume Quest': Studio Behind ‘Adventure Time’ Tapped To Produce

Double Fine Productions’ ‘Costume Quest’ is getting an animated show for Amazon Original Kids Series for 2018. It will be produced by 'Adventure Time' creator Frederator Studios.

Movies/TV Shows February 15, 2017

Amazon Unveils Chime, A Video Conferencing Tool For Businesses

Amazon Web Services launches Chime, a new video conferencing and communication tool for businesses. The new service will be in direct competition with Skype for Business.

Apps/Software February 15, 2017

Amazon Echo: How People Use The Virtual Assistant?

The Amazon Echo speaker deploys the voice assistant Alexa to carry out several tasks. A new survey reveals that people use Alexa for simpler tasks for the home such as setting a timer, rather than enlisting its help to shop.

Apps/Software February 14, 2017

Amazon First Bay Area Bookstore Heading To A Suburban Town In San Francisco

Amazon Books is expanding its footing in the U.S. The first Amazon bookstore in San Francisco is set to open soon and will be located in Walnut Creek.

Business Tech February 14, 2017

Amazon Tap Is Now Hands-Free: No Need To Push Any Buttons, Just Say ‘Alexa’

Amazon has confirmed that Tap, its only smart speaker without an always-on feature, will receive an update that gains it such a functionality. This means Tap owners won’t need to push a button anymore to activate Alexa.

Gadgets February 9, 2017

Unlocked Moto Z Price Reduced By $250 On Amazon

Amazon has reduced the price of the unlocked Moto Z smartphone to $449.99. The offer from Amazon is a limited period one and entitles consumers to a $250 savings.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 7, 2017

Amazon To Hire 100,000 More Employees After Ramping Up Workforce In 2016 [Analysis]

Amazon plans to open up 100,000 more jobs at its facilities all over the country in the next 18 months. The move is part of its commitment to growth.

Business Tech February 4, 2017

Amazon Video and Prime Video February 2017: The Complete List Of Movies And TV Series Available To Stream

New titles coming to Prime Video include '10 Cloverfield Lane' and 'Into the Wild,' with 'Doctor Strange' available via Amazon Video in February.

Movies/TV Shows February 1, 2017

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