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The Anker Eufy Genie Is A Cheaper Version Of The Amazon Echo Dot: What Does The $35 Alternative Offer?

Anker announced the Eufy Genie, an even cheaper way to get Alexa into customers' homes compared to the $50 Amazon Echo Dot. The Eufy Genie, which will be sold for $35, comes with the same features as the Echo Dot.

Smart Home August 10, 2017

Blu Claims There’s ‘Absolutely No Spyware Or Malware’ On Its Devices Amid Amazon Pullout

After Amazon pulled Blu devices from its store over privacy concerns, Blu has now refuted all claims, saying there’s no such thing. But given Blu’s track record with privacy, Amazon might have a hard time believing that.

Security August 2, 2017

Amazon Echo Hack Can Make The Smart Speaker Spy On You: Here's How To Keep Yourself Safe

A newly discovered Amazon Echo hack can allow attackers to receive all the audio recorded by the smart speaker's microphone. Here's how you can stay safe from spying Amazon Echo devices.

Smart Home August 1, 2017

Jeff Bezos Just Became The World’s Richest Person, But Only For A Few Hours

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, briefly surged past Bill Gates as the world’s richest person but climbed back down when the company’s stock reversed direction several hours later. For now, Bezos has to sit happily in the number two spot.

Business Tech July 28, 2017

The Roomba Could Soon Invade Your Privacy: iRobot Wants To Sell Your Home's Maps

Colin Angle, the CEO of Roomba maker iRobot, revealed plans to sell the home mapping data collected by the cleaning robot to tech companies. The data will help improve smart home devices but possibly at the cost of user privacy.

Smart Home July 25, 2017

Android Amazon App To Get Alexa Integration Via Latest Update

After rolling it out for iOS devices, Amazon has finally brought Alexa to Android users via the Amazon mobile app, enabling the use of certain voice-capable functionalities. There’s no reason to get too excited, however.

Apps/Software July 21, 2017

Amazon Spark Is The New Instagram-like Social Network Designed For Online Shoppers

Amazon just launched its new tool, Spark, for Prime members in the United States, with the aim to make online shopping a more social experience. Think of it as Instagram, but with things you can buy.

Apps/Software July 20, 2017

Amazon Shoppers Report Fake AMD Ryzen Chips: Here's How To Avoid The Scam

Fake AMD Ryzen chips have turned up on Amazon, and according to the online shoppers who fell victim to the fraud, they got a cleverly packaged Intel Celeron. That said, here's how to avoid the scam.

Computers July 18, 2017

Amazon's Alexa Is Now Available For HTC's U11. How Does It Compare To Other Digital Assistants?

Amazon's Alexa has arrived on the HTC U11 smartphone. What does the new digital assistant bring to the table in comparison to other digital assistants?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 17, 2017

Amazon Anytime Could Be The New Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp Competitor

Amazon might soon unveil a brand-new messaging platform. Reportedly rivaling Facebook Messenger, Amazon Anytime will feature much of the same features as others, but with encryption, for good measure.

Apps/Software July 17, 2017

Amazon Could Be Facing Anti-Trust Hearing Over Whole Foods Deal

Amazon's deal with Whole Foods could be in trouble. David Cicilline from the House of Representatives antitrust subcommittee has called for a hearing.

Business Tech July 15, 2017

Prime Day Was Bigger Than Cyber Monday Or Black Friday

This year's Prime Day was one of the biggest days in Amazon's history. Sales surpassed those of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Business Tech July 14, 2017

Third-Party Developers May Gain Access To Your Alexa Audio Recordings

Amazon could grant developers access to transcripts of Alexa user recordings. Reports say the move is the company’s way of staying competitive in the smart speaker race, especially with Apple and Google in the pack.

Security July 13, 2017

Amazon Echo Sales For This Year's Amazon Prime Day Already Three Times More Than Last Year

Amazon Echo sales for Amazon Prime Day 2017 are already three times more compared to last year's version of the annual shopping event. According to sources, thousands of Amazon Echo devices are being sold per minute worldwide.

Smart Home July 11, 2017

Google Home Bundle Offered On eBay For $99 Before Amazon Prime Day: Will It Sway Customers Away From The Amazon Echo?

Google and eBay teamed up to launch a $99 Google Home bundle right before Amazon Prime Day. Will the offer be good enough to put a dent on the massive sales expected for the Amazon Echo in the annual event?

Google July 10, 2017

Amazon Prime Day 2017 Shopping Tips: How To Get The Best Deals

Excited for the Amazon Prime Day 2017? You're not alone, and that means you'll have a ton of other customers to compete with. On that note, here's how to get the best deals during the big sale.

Internet July 8, 2017

Amazon Wants More Alexa Developers, Launches Worldwide Alexa Dev Days Program

Amazon has now officially announced the Alexa Dev Days program, which invites developers around United States and Europe to learn about creating voice apps. The move can maintain Amazon’s lead in the voice apps market.

Apps/Software July 6, 2017

Amazon Offers Certified Refurbished Amazon Tap Now For $69.99, Today Only

The certified refurbished Amazon Tap is now available at just $69.99, part of Amazon's run-up deals to Prime Day 2017. Certified refurbished means that it's as good as new and $69.99 is the lowest price yet, but it’s a today-only offer.

Gadgets July 6, 2017

Amazon's Alexa Now Has Over 15,000 Skills, Grew Faster Than Google Assistant And Cortana

The number of Alexa Skills has now surged past the 15,000 mark, cementing Amazon’s lead in the voice-enabled devices and apps. But while the figure looks impressive, it still boils down to quantity versus quality.

Apps/Software July 6, 2017

Amazon Prime Day 2017 Brings Exclusive Alexa Voice Deals With A 2-Hour Head Start

Amazon has officially announced that it's bringing back Alexa voice deals for this year's Prime Day, offering additional perks. The sale will start two hours early for Alexa voice shoppers.

Internet July 5, 2017

Amazon, Apple, Google And Other Tech Stocks Did Not Crash: Just A Glitch

The share prices of some of the world's largest technology companies appeared alarmingly wrong, seemingly trading at the same $123.47 per share. It was all due to a data glitch and no trades were made at incorrect prices.

Business Tech July 4, 2017

Attention, Amazon Prime Members: Prime Day Is July 11 And Will Offer New Deals Every 5 Minutes

Amazon has announced the start date for its third annual Prime Day. This year, the retail giant will offer Prime members more deals than ever.

Internet June 30, 2017

Attention, Amazon Prime Members: Nokia 6, Moto E4, And Alcatel Smartphones Are On Sale Just For You

Amazon has just added the Nokia 6, Moto E4, and three Alcatel smartphones to the Prime Exclusive Phones program. That means they're up for sale at discounted prices, but they come with a potential deal breaker.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 28, 2017

Amazon Echo Discount Brings Price To Lowest Ever: One-Day Deal

Amazon has knocked $50 off the price of the Echo speaker, but it's a limited-time offer. The deal is only good for Monday, June 26.

Gadgets June 26, 2017

Amazon's Idea For A Drone Hub Looks Like A Futuristic Beehive

Amazon’s latest patent is for a drone delivery hub that accommodates easy landing and take-off for drones. The openings multi-level building’s multiple openings at the exterior makes it look like a futuristic beehive.

Innovators/Innovations June 25, 2017

Amazon Echo Show Gets More Practical: You Can Check Smart Home Security Camera Feeds

Amazon has added a neat new functionality to its Echo Show, boosting its appeal. In addition to all existing perks, users will also be able to monitor their home security camera feeds.

Smart Home June 24, 2017

Amazon Prime Wardrobe Lets You Try Before You Buy, Pay Only For What You Keep [Video]

Amazon has announced a new service called Prime Wardrobe, which will let users try on clothes, shoes and accessories and return them for free, paying only for what they keep. Here's all you need to know.

Internet June 20, 2017

After Whole Foods, What Industries Will Amazon Conquer Next?

Where does Amazon go now that it has bought Whole Foods? Here are some thoughts on what industries Amazon may expand into after Whole Foods.

Business Tech June 19, 2017

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Needs $5 Billion To Become The Richest Person In The World

Bill Gates is still the world’s richest person, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which sees Bezos behind the Microsoft cofounder. However, he only needs $5 billion more to surpass Gates.

Business Tech June 19, 2017

As Amazon Acquires Whole Foods, 1 More Job Could Be Made Obsolete By Technology

Amazon has recently announced plans to acquire the supermarket chain Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. While it promises not to replace workers with robots, it may still be taken as a sign that cashiers are becoming among the jobs made obsolete by technology.

Business Tech June 18, 2017

Amazon Login Can Now Be Used To Sign In To HBO Now

Good news for Amazon Channels subscribers! Subscribers can now use their log in credentials to access HBO Now and a few other stand-alone streaming applications.

Movies/TV Shows June 18, 2017

Amazon Buys Whole Foods: Here’s How The Deal Will Likely Affect Other Food Players

Amazon will probably spark major changes in the food industry with its recent acquisition of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. Learn how U.S. supermarkets and food delivery sites could transform given this new development in the industry.

Business Tech June 18, 2017

Amazon Acquires Whole Foods For $13.7 Billion: Workers To Be Replaced With Robots?

Amazon has begun the process of its $13.7 billion Whole Foods acquisition, providing it a wealth of physical stores to experiment or grow its retail business with. Questions about Amazon’s plans for automation within stores have also begun rising.

Business Tech June 17, 2017

Amazon Interested In Buying Slack For More Than $9 Billion

Amazon is reportedly interested in buying Slack for over $9 billion and the idea isn't as strange as it looks. Here's why Amazon might be interested in the cloud-based messaging service.

Business Tech June 15, 2017

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Asks Twitter To Decide What He Should Do With His Money

Aside from Amazon, Blue Origin, and The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos wants more ways to contribute to society. As a result, he's asking Twitter for philanthropic ideas.

Internet June 15, 2017

Amazon Dash Wand Reinvents The Barcode Scanner With Alexa, And It's Free For Prime Subscribers [Video]

Amazon launched a new Dash Wand barcode scanner with Alexa tricks up its sleeve, aiming to be a trustworthy kitchen assistant. The Dash Wand is essentially free for Amazon Prime members and the deal gets even sweeter with free AmazonFresh.

Gadgets June 15, 2017

Building 428 New Hydroelectric Dams May Cause Major Damage In Brazilian Amazon

An extensive dam construction project in the Amazon river basin may threaten to damage the river’s biodiversity and disrupt regional climate, a team of scientists warned. The dam project includes building 428 new hydroelectric dams in the region.

Earth/Environment June 15, 2017

Taylor Swift Returns To Spotify And Pandora: All 5 Albums Back On All Streaming Services

Taylor Swift has finally returned to Spotify and Pandora, as she has brought all five of her albums back to all music streaming services. According to the singer's management team, the move was made to thank fans for their support.

Celebrities June 9, 2017

Alexa Will Let You Talk To Your TV As Amazon Opens Video Skill API To Streaming Services, Cable Companies

Amazon Alexa will soon let users search, navigate, and access video content with the use of their voice. It’s all thanks to Amazon making its Video Skill API available to developers.

Apps/Software June 9, 2017

Amazon Will No Longer Offer Unlimited Cloud Storage For Amazon Drive

Amazon has been one of the only companies to offer unlimited cloud storage, making it one of the most appealing storage plans available. It seems that won't be the case going forward as Amazon is ending unlimited cloud storage with Amazon Drive.

Internet June 8, 2017

Amazon Starts Shipping The New Fire 7, Fire HD 8 Tablets

Customers who ordered the Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 can now expect to see their new slabs arrive at their doorsteps soon, as Amazon has begun shipping the budget tablets out.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 8, 2017

Amazon Offers Prime Discount For Those On Government Assistance

Amazon has announced steep discounts to Prime for members on government assistance. Qualifying customers will see the monthly membership fees cut to $5.99.

Business Tech June 6, 2017

Amazon Reportedly Working On A New Smartphone Codenamed Ice, Can It Avoid The Fire's Fate?

Amazon's Fire Phone was one of its biggest failures, but now the company wants a second chance. Here's what we know about the Ice Phone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 5, 2017

Apple And Amazon Back Foxconn To Buy Toshiba Chip Division, But The Bidding War Is Fierce

Foxconn has joined the bidding war for Toshiba's chip business, and Apple and Amazon are among its backers, ready to 'chip in with funds.' Even so, Foxconn may still not have much of a chance.

Business Tech June 5, 2017

Alexa Is Getting Better As Amazon Brings New Timer And Reminder Features

Amazon released an update for its Echo, which added the highly-awaited reminder setting functionality in the smart speaker. The update also added the ability to assign names to different timers for better management.

Gadgets June 3, 2017

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