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.
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
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'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 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
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
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
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 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
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 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 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 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
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 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
Rocco, an African Grey Parrot kicked out of a sanctuary in UK, was caught ordering food and housewares through Amazon Alexa while his owner was away. Moreover, the bird reportedly interacted with the virtual assistant 40 times a day.
Animals December 17, 2018
Amazon doesn’t want to lose profits over selling CRaP items, which stands for products that “Can’t Realize a Profit.” As such, it’s asking brands to make some big changes.
Business Tech December 17, 2018
The $30 Amazon Echo Wall Clock works with Alexa but doesn’t have its own microphone. It’s great for people who already have Echo devices in their household.
Gadgets December 15, 2018
Amazon has now fulfilled its promise to put back Chromecast devices on its site. The unfortunate thing, however, is that Google is still stubborn in letting the streaming sticks have Prime Video.
Google December 13, 2018
Researchers found a diverse microbial ecosystem under the ground that remains largely unaffected by human activities. Samples of the microbes were collected from underwater drilling sites and boreholes 5 kilometers deep.
Earth/Environment December 11, 2018
Amazon Alexa can now read, reply, or delete emails as per users' instructions. Moreover, the voice assistant is also capable of calling phone numbers apart from just finding the contact numbers.
Apps/Software December 11, 2018
Amazon is setting sights on bigger things for its cashierless grocery concept. Depending on how plans go, travelers could soon find an Amazon Go in their airport.
Business Tech December 8, 2018
Amazon Go is currently undergoing tests in bigger stores, according to new reports. The cashierless grocery service debuted earlier this year but has had minor hiccups since.
Business Tech December 3, 2018
Apple will soon sell its products on Amazon directly. Beginning January, only Apple and authorized resellers will be allowed to sell Apple products on the store.
Apple November 10, 2018
The October 2018 issue of the National Geographic features photos of the Awa tribe, one of the last 'uncontacted' tribes of the Amazon. Unfortunately, the tribe is threatened by bandits and illegal loggers.
Earth/Environment October 2, 2018
Amazon will release at least eight new Alexa-powered devices within the year, including a microwave oven, receiver, subwoofer, amplifier, and in-car device. The new hardware will place Amazon in competition with companies such as Sonos and GE.
Gadgets September 18, 2018
New Twitch Prime members will see advertisements while watching content on the streaming platform if they sign up on Sept. 14 or later. The decision to end advertisement-free viewing for Twitch Prime subscribers looks to provide streamers with more income.
Internet August 21, 2018
Amazon is no longer making the Kindle Voyage. Customers who want a higher-end e-reader will have to opt for the Kindle Oasis or look at other options from Kobo or Sony.
Gadgets August 20, 2018
It took a year, but Amazon and Microsoft have finally rolled out a preview of the partnership between their digital assistants. Users will now be able to access Alexa in Windows 10 devices and Cortana in Echo smart speakers.
Apps/Software August 16, 2018
A team of researchers from Chinese tech company Tencent have revealed that they have figure out a way to hack the Amazon Echo. However, owners should not fear because it would not be doable for many intruders.
Smart Home August 14, 2018
Amazon has officially opened up Alexa Auto to more people. The company just released an SDK on GitHub, allowing developers to experiment integrating Alexa into car infotainment systems.
Car Tech August 10, 2018
Amazon Alexa is a smart and robust digital assistant, but it doesn’t have the answer to everything. Thanks to the new Answer Update feature, it’ll take those unanswerable questions and bring them back out once it’s found enough information.
Apps/Software August 8, 2018
Majority of Alexa users aren’t using their smart speakers to shop online, contrary to what third-party research firms have claimed. Worse, most of the people who did buy something didn’t try it again.
Smart Home August 7, 2018
A new Alexa skill named Away Mode will help Amazon Echo smart speakers keep burglars away using awkward conversations. One example of the hilarious scenarios is 'Emergency PTA Meeting To Discuss Memes, Fidget Spinners, and Other Teen Fads.'
Gadgets August 5, 2018
For a brief time, the white version of the Amazon Echo Spot was listed at $0. Unfortunately for customers who were able to order the free smart speaker, the offer was too good to be true.
Gadgets July 31, 2018
Amazon Studios will no longer use Prime Video subscriber votes as a determining factor to picking up shows. Is that such a bad thing, though?
Internet July 30, 2018
Amazon’s clever Echo Spatial Perception technology has now moved to the cloud. That means all Alexa-enabled devices, whether they’re from Amazon or not, will be able to tell which is closest to the person making commands.
Apps/Software July 26, 2018
Snap Inc. and Amazon could be working on a new Snapchat feature that’ll allow users to scan objects using the camera. Amazon will provide product listings of the identified object, which users can send to friends.
Apps/Software July 10, 2018
Google has fallen behind Amazon in the emerging smart speaker space. To catch up, Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak suggested that Google should give all U.S. households a free Google Home Mini, which is being sold for $49 each.
Google June 29, 2018
Amazon updated the Alexa app for iOS devices to enable a key feature that was missing on the platform. Users can now take advantage of the voice control functionality.
Apps/Software June 28, 2018
A man in San Francisco reported that his Alexa said a creepy comment on his Amazon Echo. This is one of many incidents in 2018 when users have heard odd things from Alexa.
Smart Home June 23, 2018
Amazon's annual shopping bonanza is rapidly approaching, and it could start less than a month from now. A new leak tips the date of Amazon Prime Day 2018 for July 16, with a 36-hour sale.
Internet June 23, 2018
Amazon announced the Fire TV Cube earlier this month. The device, which is essentially a Fire TV with a smart speaker and Alexa-integration, is now available for purchase for $119.99. Here's what you'll like/dislike about Amazon's latest offering:
Smart Home June 23, 2018
Amazon is bringing Alexa exclusively to Marriott International hotels as part of the company’s Alexa for Hospitality program. Guests will have the opportunity to use Amazon’s digital assistant to enhance their visit.
Internet June 19, 2018
Say goodbye to Mayday. Amazon’s live video tech support is shutting down nearly five years after being launched because Amazon says the devices that support it aren’t for sale anymore.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 18, 2018