Tag: Amazon

Alexa Will Now Delete Your Conversations If You Ask

Amazon is launching a new feature that lets Alexa users delete conversations via voice command. All they have to do is say, 'Alexa, delete what I said today.'

Apps/Software May 29, 2019

Amazon Sells A Moto Z4, A Phone That Motorola Hasn't Even Announced Yet

Someone ordered a Moto Z4, a smartphone that Motorola has yet to announce, from Amazon and received it soon after. At that, the specs and pricing of the Moto Mod-ready device are already out.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 29, 2019

Amazon Rolls Out Intercom Feature ‘Announcements’ To All Alexa Devices

Announcements, Amazon’s intercom-like features, is rolling to all Alexa-compatible devices after initially rolling out just to Echo speakers. The feature is perfect for those who don’t have a dedicated intercom system at home.

Apps/Software May 27, 2019

Amazon Giving $25 Gift Card In Exchange Of Taking 3D Scan Of Your Body

Amazon Body Labs is inviting New Yorkers to take part in an ongoing research on different body shapes. Participants will be given a $25 gift card for answering a survey and letting themselves be 3D scanned.

Apps/Software May 26, 2019

New Patent Reveals Amazon’s Plans To Drop The Alexa Wake Word

A new patent reveals Amazon’s potential plans to allow people to make Alexa commands without using a wake word. This feature, if implemented, would raise a lot of privacy concerns.

Apps/Software May 24, 2019

Amazon Is Making Employees Treat Tedious Warehouse Work Like A Video Game

To avoid warehouse work from becoming too tedious, Amazon is now letting employees on some of its warehouse locations play games. But not in a way you might be expecting.

Business Tech May 23, 2019

Amazon Reportedly Building A Warehouse Just For Dangerous Items

Amazon’s new warehouse will be much smaller than its other ones. However, it’ll have stricter safety measures for hazardous items such as bear repellent and pepper sprays.

Security May 19, 2019

Alexa Guard Protects Your Home While You’re Away, And It’s Rolling Out Soon

Amazon is now slowly rolling out Alexa Guard to all Echo owners. Here’s what it does, and how to set it up so you know when there’s something fishy going on in the house.

Smart Home May 15, 2019

Amazon's Jeff Bezos Unveils Plans For Establishing Human Space Colony

Earth is the best planet in the solar system, says Jeff Bezos. The only way to save it is to start living beyond it and establish human colonies on free-floating artificial worlds in space.

Space May 14, 2019

Amazon Prime One-Day Shipping Now Available In Some Areas

As promised late last month, Amazon is now offering one-day shipping for Prime orders. It’s not showing up yet on some accounts, so your mileage may vary.

Internet May 11, 2019

Hands-Free Alexa Voice Commands Finally Available On Windows 10 PCs

Amazon’s newly updated Alexa app for Windows 10 now lets users access the digital assistant hands-free. It comes with voice command support for Pandora, as well.

Microsoft May 7, 2019

Shipping Warehouses Fully Run By Robots Might Be A Decade Away, Says Amazon

Various robots already perform an awful lot of jobs and help workers at Amazon warehouses around the country. But they’re not yet smart not enough to replace humans entirely.

Business Tech May 2, 2019

Alexa To Start Speaking Spanish In The US This Year

Spanish-speaking people in the United States can begin talking to Alexa in Spanish soon, according to Amazon. Here's what you need to know about the company's plans for Spanish language support.

Apps/Software May 1, 2019

Amazon Reportedly Working On Hi-Fi Music Streaming Service That Sounds Better Than CDs

Amazon’s alleged Hi-Fi music streaming option will offer listeners songs that sound better than CDs. No word yet on when it might come out, though.

Internet April 27, 2019

One-Day Amazon Prime Shipping Will Soon Be A Thing

Amazon Prime members could soon get their items in just one day by default. The company has revealed that it’s working to make this new option the new standard moving forward.

Business Tech April 26, 2019

Take All Your Amazon Returns To Kohl’s Beginning This July

All Kohl’s stores around the country will begin accepting Amazon returns this July, marking an expansion to an earlier pilot program by both companies. Some items are ineligible, though.

Gadgets April 24, 2019

Amazon Delivery Drivers Now Required To Take Selfies

In a bid to prevent fraud, Amazon is asking delivery drivers to take selfies to prove they’re not just criminals and thieves. This system has a lot of potential flaws, however.

Security April 22, 2019

YouTube Returns To Amazon Fire TV, Prime Video Comes To Chromecast As Amazon, Google End War

Google and Amazon have seemingly halted their years-long feud. As a result, expect YouTube on Fire TV soon, and Prime Video access on Google Chromecast and Android TV.

Apps/Software April 22, 2019

Amazon Music Is Now Free For Alexa Users As New Ad-Supported Tier Goes Live

Amazon has launched a new free tier of Amazon Music for owners of Alexa-enabled devices, such as the Echo. It's ad-supported, but it gives customers access to thousands of stations and the top playlists on the platform.

Apps/Software April 19, 2019

Amazon To Compete With Spotify, Apple With Free Ad-Supported Music Streaming Service

Amazon is launching an ad-supported music streaming service before this month ends. The music catalog would be limited, and record labels would be paid on a per-stream basis.

Apps/Software April 15, 2019

Amazon Listens To Your Alexa Conversations: Here's How To Stop It

A recent report found out that Amazon workers listen to users' conversations with Alexa. Good thing there's a way to stop them from doing so or at least limit what they can access.

Security April 13, 2019

Brewing Storm: Thousands Of Amazon Employees Urge Jeff Bezos To Take Aggressive Action On Climate Change

Amazon workers' petition to address climate change is the largest environmental campaign made by tech workers to date. Over 4,200 employees participated in the campaign.

Earth/Environment April 11, 2019

Amazon Workers Are Actually Listening To Your Alexa Voice Commands: Report

Most companies with voice-enabled products employ supervised learning, in which humans aid in teaching artificial intelligence to better sort and categorize data. In the case of Alexa, that means thousands of workers listening to private voice recordings.

Security April 11, 2019

Alexa, What's My Blood Sugar? Amazon Voice Assistant Can Now Handle Your Medical Information

Amazon announced that it will add medical skills to Alexa, its virtual assistant. These new skills are expected to make healthcare services more convenient and accessible to customers.

Apps/Software April 8, 2019

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Now Supports Miracast With Latest Software Update

Amazon has decided to bring back Miracast support for some reason, now rolling out to Fire TV Stick 4K owners. Hopefully you’re device still supports the old screen mirroring standard, though.

Apps/Software April 8, 2019

AI Experts Call On Amazon To Stop Selling Rekognition Facial Recognition Software To Police

AI scholars have rallied behind an MIT researcher who revealed a major glitch in Amazon's facial recognition software. The issue lies in the alleged inability of Rekognition to properly detect the faces of women of color.

Apps/Software April 5, 2019

Jeff Bezos Ex-Wife Now World's 4th Richest Woman With $35 Billion In Amazon Stock From Divorce Settlement

MacKenzie Bezos becomes the world's fourth richest woman as she and ex-husband Jeff Bezos split their shares in Amazon. Find out the details of one of the most expensive divorce settlements ever here.

Internet April 5, 2019

Amazon Is Launching An Alexa-Powered AirPods Competitor: Report

According to a new report, Amazon is set to roll out a pair of wireless Alexa-powered earbuds. It's said to work and look like Apple's AirPods.

Wearable Tech April 4, 2019

Amazon Will Now Allow Companies To Make Alexa Apps With Alexa For Business Blueprints

Amazon rolled out Alexa for Business Blueprints in the United States and will launch it soon in other regions. It allows the customers to create and publish private skills for the workplace without having to write a single line of code.

Apps/Software April 1, 2019

Drunk US Adults Spend $48 Billion Shopping Online, And Amazon Is So Happy About It

Americans who shop online while drunk reportedly spends as much as $400 a year, which is equivalent to $48 billion annually. Amazon is the favorite choice of drunk shoppers by a mile, followed by eBay and Etsy.

Life & Style March 26, 2019

Amazon Releases $89.99 All-New Kindle With Screen Light

Amazon's cheapest Kindle just got an upgrade. On March 20, Amazon released a new version of its basic Kindle, now with a better screen and front light.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 22, 2019

Amazon Removes Books Claiming Unscientific Autism 'Cures'

Amazon is the latest online giant that's cracking down on unscientific and potentially dangerous misinformation. Two books were removed from the online platform, both promoting unproven cures for autism.

Public Health March 15, 2019

Ordering From Ticketmaster Using Voice Commands? Alexa's Got Your Back

Ticketmaster teamed up with Alexa to help fans buy tickets online. With certain voice commands, users can now search for events and book the tickets right away.

Smart Home March 8, 2019

Amazon Reportedly Opening All-New Grocery Stores That Aren’t Whole Foods: Report

Amazon's new grocery stores will be spread out across the country and take on Walmart, Publix, and many other established retail locations. It’s not clear whether they’ll be cashier-less, as are Amazon Go stores.

Business Tech March 2, 2019

Nicholas Stover, Fired Amazon Worker With Crohn's Disease, Files Suit Over Bathroom Breaks

Nicholas Stover needed to use the bathroom more often because he has Crohn's disease, but he was fired for 'time theft.' He is seeking a minimum of $3 million in damages.

Business Tech February 25, 2019

Jeff Bezos Reveals The National Enquirer Threatened To Publish His Nude Photos: Here’s What He Said

Documents reveal that AMI, the parent company of tabloid National Enquirer, has threatened to publish nude photos of Jeff Bezos. But the Amazon CEO isn’t playing its game.

Business Tech February 8, 2019

Amazon Deploys ‘Sidewalk Drones’ As Part Of New Delivery Service

Scout are sidewalk delivery drones Amazon is now using as part of a small test. Will they replace normal delivery methods in the not-so-distant future? Time will tell.

Gadgets January 24, 2019

Amazon Dash Buttons Deemed Illegal By German Court

No more push-to-order for German folks. With plenty of nudging from a consumer watchdog, a high state court has ruled that Amazon Dash buttons are breaching certain laws and must be stopped.

Business Tech January 12, 2019

Amazon Reportedly Developing Cloud-Based Video Game Streaming Service

Amazon hasn’t had much luck in the gaming department, with a few Fire TV games that no one cares about. But maybe a new cloud-based video game streaming service might just make it a formidable player once and for all.

Internet January 11, 2019

IMDb Launches Free Streaming Service Supported With Ads, And It’s Got Really Great Movies

A streaming service from IMDb, perhaps the greatest movie information resource on the internet, sounds rad. Even more rad? It’s free and has top-rated movies.

Movies/TV Shows January 11, 2019

Ring Employees Were Given Access To Customers' Videos: Report

Ring allowed its employees to access customers' video recordings, reports claim. If true, then the company's workers may have been viewing users' live feed and histories since 2016.

Smart Home January 10, 2019

Amazon Showroom Lets You Design A Virtual Living Room With Furniture Before Purchasing

Amazon has finally debuted Showroom, a virtual living room for furniture shoppers. With it, customers can see how a living room will look with certain items before hitting the purchase button.

Internet January 5, 2019

Amazon Reveals Alexa Devices Sales Figure, And It's Over 100 Million

Amazon has sold more than 100 million Alexa devices to date. While it didn't go into specifics of the sales figure, it did say that the Echo Dot exceeded expectations during the holiday season and sold out for January.

Gadgets January 4, 2019

Two-Hour Prime Now Deliveries From All Whole Foods Stores? Amazon Is Working On It

Amazon is rumored to be expanding Whole Foods in big ways. Not only will it bring Prime Now to all outlets, but it’s allegedly building even more stores in a bunch of different states.

Business Tech December 31, 2018

France To Tax Tech Giants Facebook, Google, Apple, And Amazon Starting Jan. 1

France is going to implement its own tax on Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon, which are collectively known in the EU region as GAFA starting Jan. 1. Other countries in the EU including the UK are also pushing to impose their own taxes to tech giants

Business Tech December 18, 2018

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