Emerging Tech

Amazon is building a fleet of autonomous robots to deliver packages to your door

[embedded content] Having explored every time-saving delivery option from flying warehouses and package-carrying drones to checkout-free retail stores and even the controversial Amazon Key, it was only going to be so long until Amazon hopped aboard the delivery robot bandwagon. That’s what it has announced today with the launch of a brand-new service it’s referring […]

Emerging Tech

‘Tech vest’ prevents Amazon workers from colliding with robot co-workers

Amazon hired fewer seasonal workers in 2018 than for the two preceding years, suggesting the company is succeeding in its efforts to automate its operations. But its warehouse-based robots aren’t yet skillful enough to allow the company to completely do away with human workers, meaning that for a while yet, fleshy beings will be working […]

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Common Sense: Why Jeff Bezos’ Divorce Should Worry Amazon Investors

Supported by Common Sense Why Jeff Bezos’ Divorce Should Worry Amazon Investors ImageJeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, at last year’s Vanity Fair Oscar party. Their impending divorce raises questions about the future of their roughly $ 140 billion stake in Amazon.CreditCreditDanny Moloshok/Reuters By James B. Stewart Jan. 18, 2019 Jeff Bezos and his wife, […]

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Apple's warning about poor holiday sales is dragging down the rest of the tech industry, from Amazon to Intel

GettyGettyApple CEO Tim Cook Apple said on Wednesday that its holiday quarter revenue would be 7% lower than expected due to weakening iPhone sales, primarily in China. Since the announcement, Apple’s stock has dropped over 7% in after-hours trading. The news of Apple missing its mark appears to be impacting other tech stocks, with Amazon, […]

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Amazon Gives Access To 1,700 Alexa Audio Home Files To The Wrong Guy

Amazon’s Alexa has been caught eavesdropping again. When a German Amazon customer requested his archived data to review, he received a link to 1,700 Alexa audio files that belonged to a complete stranger. The files provided much of the same kind of recorded information that would likely be collected by a bug planted in someone’s […]

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Amazon uses dummy parcels to catch thieves

Amazon has teamed up with police in the US in an effort to stop thieves who steal parcels left outside homes. Officers in New Jersey are planting dummy boxes fitted with GPS trackers, coupled with hidden doorbell cameras, at homes around the city of Jersey. The homes selected for the experiment were chosen using the […]

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Amazon scouted airport locations for its cashier-free Amazon Go stores

Amazon’s ambitious plans to expand the number of cashier-free Amazon Go stores may include opening locations at major airports, Reuters reports. Representatives from two California airports told Reuters of emails and conversations in June with Amazon personnel exploring potential interest in Amazon Go stores in their terminals. Since those initial contacts, however, the process has […]

Photography

Get the GoPro Hero7 for under $200 from Amazon and Walmart

With video and photography becoming so ingrained in our everyday life, action cameras have become a great way to capture some of the most awesome moments of life. Whether you’re biking, surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, or skydiving, you’re probably going to need more than just a smartphone to record the action. GoPros have been around for […]

Mobile

Amazon Echo or Google Home: Which smart speaker is right for you?

If you’re in the market for a small speaker, you can go for an Apple HomePod with Siri inside or this $ 2,250 Bang and Olufsen deal, but if you’re looking for the most value, top features, and a solution that lets you spread music throughout your home, you only really have Amazon’s Echo speakers […]

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Somali Workers in Minnesota Force Amazon to Negotiate

Supported by Somali Workers in Minnesota Force Amazon to Negotiate Labor organizers and researchers said they had not heard of Amazon previously coming to the table after worker pressure, even for private discussions. ImageAbdirahman Muse, executive director of the Awood Center, led a meeting in Minneapolis last week of a group that has been discussing […]

Mobile

Mark your calendars for rolling Amazon device deals leading up to Black Friday

The day after we published a heads-up on what to expect from Amazon’s Black Friday deals, the online giant released a rolling schedule with special pricing for its own Amazon-branded devices. The following Amazon device deals will be available for unspecified limited times starting on the dates below. It’s likely Amazon may offer additional deals on […]

Gaming

Oculus and HTC Vive Black Friday deals at Amazon

If you’ve been looking for the right moment to jump into VR, Thanksgiving weekend will be a good time to save money on expensive VR headsets. Starting on Thanksgiving and running through Cyber Monday, Amazon will have both Oculus and HTC Vive headsets available for discounted prices. These deals will only be up while supplies […]

Computer

All the best Amazon Black Friday deals for 2018

Even though Amazon is almost exclusively an online-only retailer,  its Black Friday sales have historically been epic. Like last year, the deals this year have started with what Amazon calls “Early Black Friday Deals.” It’s not enough to simply check-in in the morning to get your shopping done, however — the retailer adds new deals to […]

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Amazon Announces New Headquarters In Virginia, New York City

SEATTLE ― Amazon today announced that it has selected New York City and Arlington, Virginia, as the locations for the company’s new headquarters. Amazon will invest $ 5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across the two new headquarters locations, with more than 25,000 employees each in New York City and Arlington. The new […]