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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

HTC Shipping The Latest HTC U11 In 2 To 4 Weeks, Sapphire Blue Color Variant Goes Out Of Stock On Amazon

The HTC U11 seemed to be short in supply as the online store noted that it would ship orders after two to four weeks. On Amazon, the handset's Sapphire Blue variant was out of stock just weeks after release.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 13, 2017

HTC U11 Goes Up For Sale In US: Here's Where You Can Buy The Smartphone

The HTC U11 released in the United States on June 9 and it can now be purchased from select retailers. Here’s a look at where consumers can buy the smartphone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 10, 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

Amazon Hits Milestone With Stock Shares Hitting $1,000 For The First Time

Amazon has come a long way since Jeff Bezos started the Seattle-based company back in 1994. Now, over 20 years later, the company's success was reflected in the stock market with a milestone share price.

Business Tech May 30, 2017

Amazon Echo Look Companion App Now Available, And It's Ready To Help You With Your Look

A companion app for Amazon’s Alexa-powered fashion guru, the Echo Look, just launched for iOS and Android, ready to help users look their best. But could the Echo Look find success like its Alexa siblings?

Apps/Software May 22, 2017

Amazon's Fire Tablets Offer A Path Forward For The Declining Industry

Tablet sales have been on the decline in recent years, but Amazon's line of Fire tablets are doing well. The reason may be their affordable price point.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 17, 2017

Amazon To Soon Roll Out Alexa Notifications: Will The New Feature Be Useful Or Annoying?

Amazon will soon launch a new feature that will allow devices powered by Alexa, including the Amazon Echo, to read out user notifications. While Alexa Notifications could prove to be very useful, the feature could also be very annoying.

Apps/Software May 17, 2017

Amazon Wants To Make Sure Alexa Responds Only When You Actually Call Her

Amazon wants third-party devices equipped with Alexa to only respond when users actually say 'Alexa.' To that end, it’s porting over the so-called cloud-based wake word verification system to make these devices better at determining the accuracy of wake words.

Apps/Software May 16, 2017

Amazon Echo Calling Feature Has No Way To Block Unwanted Calls: Here's How You Can Regain Your Privacy

The new Alexa Calling on the Amazon Echo allows users to make and receive voice calls over the internet. The feature, however, has no way to block unwanted calls, presenting a serious breach of privacy.

Smart Home May 15, 2017

Amazon Echo Silver For Senior Citizens Comes Alive Thanks To 'Saturday Night Live' Skit

'Saturday Night Live' just debuted the Amazon Echo Silver, a smart digital assistant for old people. It can output extremely loud sound, respond to any name that remotely resembles Alexa, and more.

Gadgets May 14, 2017

Amazon Echo Owners Can Now Make Free Voice Calls And Send Messages To Other Alexa Devices

Amazon revealed that its new update would let Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Alexa app users make and receive free voice calls. Users will also be able to leave messages in case the dialed contact does not answer.

Gadgets May 11, 2017

Amazon Echo Show Unveiled: How Does The New Smart Speaker Compare To Other Amazon Echo Models?

The Amazon Echo Show is the latest addition to Amazon's growing line of Alexa-powered smart speakers. How does the new model compare to the original Amazon Echo, the Amazon Echo Tap, the Amazon Echo Dot, and the Amazon Echo Look?

Smart Home May 10, 2017

Amazon Officially Unveils Echo Show With A Touch Screen: Specs, Features, Pricing, And Availability [Video]

Amazon has officially introduced its latest smart speaker, the Echo Show equipped with a 7-inch touch screen. The gadget is up for preorder now and will start shipping next month, and here's what it can do.

Gadgets May 9, 2017

Amazon May Unveil New Echo Tomorrow: 7-Inch Touchscreen And Video Call Support For More Than $200

Amazon may unveil a new model for the Amazon Echo as soon as Tuesday, May 9. The new Amazon Echo, which will come with a 7-inch touchscreen and video calling support, will reportedly carry a price tag of more than $200.

Smart Home May 8, 2017

Apple TV Will Soon Have Amazon Prime Video App: Are Apple And Amazon Finally Friends Again?

A report claimed that the Apple TV will soon have an Amazon Prime Video app to make it easier to access streaming content on the set-top box. Does this mean that rival tech companies Apple and Amazon are now friends?

Apple May 6, 2017

Here's The First Look At The Amazon Echo With Touch Screen: Amazon To Officially Unveil Device This Month

A new version of the Amazon Echo with a built-in camera and touch screen is expected to be unveiled this month. Discovered images provide a first look at the device, which is also expected to come with improved speakers.

Smart Home May 6, 2017

Did Amazon, Google Maps Disappear From Your Apple Watch? You're Not Alone

Several apps have quietly removed support for the Apple Watch. Without any official announcements, no one knows if the disappearances are permanent or not.

Wearable Tech May 2, 2017

Amazon Downgraded As It Reaches Nearly $1,000 Per Share, This Is 'As Good As It Gets,' Says Pacific Crest

Amazon's stock surged to nearly $1,000 per share after the company posted its Q1 results, but it might've peaked already. Pacific Crest downgraded Amazon, saying that this is 'as good as it gets' for now.

Business Tech April 29, 2017

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Preorders Delayed: Amazon Fails To Deliver Game To Nintendo Switch Owners On Time

A number of people who preordered 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' from Amazon are now reporting that their copies haven’t arrived yet. The delay means Amazon has broken its same-day release policy for preorders.

Video Games April 29, 2017

Amazon To Stop Offering Free Android Apps, Ending 'Underground Actually Free' Program

Amazon has announced that it’s going to kill its Underground Actually Free Program by 2019. However, the company won’t restrict access to the program, at least not completely.

Apps/Software April 29, 2017

The New Amazon Echo Look Camera Is A Good Product But Here's Why We Will Not Buy It

Amazon has introduced a new fashion buddy in the form of Echo Look. Before you click that 'Buy' button, consider this.

Smart Home April 27, 2017

Amazon Echo Look Will Let Alexa Help You Look Your Best Every Day, But It Raises Privacy Concerns

The Amazon Echo Look has gone official, and it'll give you the fashion advice that'll help you look your best every day. However, it does raise some privacy concerns.

Smart Home April 26, 2017

Google Home vs Amazon Echo: Which Smart Speaker Is Smarter And Which Should You Buy?

More people are jumping into the smart speaker trend lately, and if you’re about to become one of them, you better know what you’re choices are. So should you pick Amazon Echo or Google Home?

Gadgets April 22, 2017

Here's How To Delete Your Amazon Echo Voice Recordings

Worried that your Amazon Echo records your every conversation? Then fret not, as you can access these recordings easily.

Smart Home April 18, 2017

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