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Canary’s Home Security System Now Works With Alexa

Canary’s Home Security System Now Works With Alexa

These days it’s become increasingly common to find more connected household objects work with digital assistant systems like Amazon’s Alexa and Google ...
Fast talker: Alexa may offer speedier answers with Amazon-made AI chips

Fast talker: Alexa may offer speedier answers with Amazon-made AI chips

Amazon wants to cut the lag time between your asking Alexa a question and the virtual assistant giving you an answer. According ...
With Blink’s camera chip and a few AA batteries, Amazon goes low-energy

With Blink’s camera chip and a few AA batteries, Amazon goes low-energy

Blink At the end of 2017, Amazon quietly purchased Blink, a smart home security camera company known for its relatively affordab ...
MIT drones navigate more effectively in crowded spaces by embracing uncertainty

MIT drones navigate more effectively in crowded spaces by embracing uncertainty

Amazon and other companies have big plans for delivery drones. In order to get to the point where delivery drones are truly safe and ready to become m ...
Amazon to take on UPS, FedEx via “Shipping with Amazon”

Amazon to take on UPS, FedEx via “Shipping with Amazon”

Amazon's plans to take on UPS and FedEx are reportedly coming to fruition. According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, th ...
Amazon’s delivery drones could hitch rides on trucks to save power

Amazon’s delivery drones could hitch rides on trucks to save power

Amazon is serious about its Prime Air drone delivery plan, and has a busy R&D team working on the project. Its latest idea may seem a little puzz ...
Amazon expands Prime Now delivery to Whole Foods, but only in four markets

Amazon expands Prime Now delivery to Whole Foods, but only in four markets

Amazon Since Amazon bought Whole Foods last year for 13.7 billion, we've seen the online retailer dish out discounts and outfit ...
Borderlands developer Gearbox uses the cloud to change how it makes games

Borderlands developer Gearbox uses the cloud to change how it makes games

When you imagine the kind of work a game developer does, you probably think about someone designing a level or programming movement and physics. ...
Amazon Patents Tracking Wristbands That Spy on Warehouse Workers

Amazon Patents Tracking Wristbands That Spy on Warehouse Workers

In Brief The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Amazon two patents for wearable devices that trac ...
DreamWorksTV launches its first over-the-top streaming service on Amazon Channels

DreamWorksTV launches its first over-the-top streaming service on Amazon Channels

Awesomeness, the digital media company acquired by Comcast for $3.8 billion in 2016, is today bringing kid-friendly programming, including original ...
Garmin Speak Plus review: Alexa is just a passive road-trip buddy

Garmin Speak Plus review: Alexa is just a passive road-trip buddy

Valentina Palladino Amazon's Alexa is quickly seeping into all parts of life thanks to clever partnerships with OEMs, and Garmin ...
With Rakuten’s help, Walmart will sell e-books and audiobooks later this year

With Rakuten’s help, Walmart will sell e-books and audiobooks later this year

Most Walmart stores have modest book sections, but now the company plans to expand that with digital books. Walmart announced that it ...
Apple’s iBooks to become “Books” in forthcoming reading app redesign

Apple’s iBooks to become “Books” in forthcoming reading app redesign

Apple Apple is reportedly tweaking its e-book offering to better take on Amazon, the current leader of the digital book market. Accord ...
The Google Assistant can now read you audiobooks from Google Play

The Google Assistant can now read you audiobooks from Google Play

Bose It's surprising to realize that the Google Play Store hasn't sold audiobooks until now. Google announced that its online store, w ...
Apple’s Siri-equipped HomePod comes to your home on February 9

Apple’s Siri-equipped HomePod comes to your home on February 9

Apple Apple announced this morning that the wait for its HomePod smart speaker is nearly over. HomePod will be available starting Febr ...
Amazon’s Cashier-Less Convenience Store Is Now Open to the Public

Amazon’s Cashier-Less Convenience Store Is Now Open to the Public

In Brief Shoppers in Seattle can now visit Amazon Go, a convenience store without any cashiers or check ...
Today’s the day you can go to Amazon Go—a store with no queues and no cash

Today’s the day you can go to Amazon Go—a store with no queues and no cash

Enlarge / "Let's go shopping!" "No, let's Amazon Go shopping." "Dave, I hate your puns."Sam Machkovech After over a year of testing, A ...
Amazon Go app is now available ahead of cashier-less store opening

Amazon Go app is now available ahead of cashier-less store opening

At Amazon's new grocery store of the future you need an app just to get into the store. Amazon Go is opening its first physical location for the groc ...
Amazon Brings Voice Control To Alexa App For Android

Amazon Brings Voice Control To Alexa App For Android

We imagine it can be a bit confusing that Amazon has an Alexa app for mobile devices, but yet despite the name, the app doesn’t actually contain the A ...
Amazon has made it more expensive to subscribe to Prime month-to-month

Amazon has made it more expensive to subscribe to Prime month-to-month

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. Amazon on Friday announced that it has raised the price of its Prime membership program for those w ...
Twitch challenges YouTube with new video producer tools, Disney partnership

Twitch challenges YouTube with new video producer tools, Disney partnership

The Amazon-owned video site Twitch announced it's introducing new tools for its creators, essentially, to build hype around their upc ...
Amazon names 20 “finalist” cities in its new headquarters beauty pageant

Amazon names 20 “finalist” cities in its new headquarters beauty pageant

Enlarge / And the finalists are...Amazon This morning, Amazon posted its list of candidates under serious consideration for the compan ...
Spectre/Meltdown patches had a significant impact on SolarWinds’s AWS infrastructureSecurity Affairs

Spectre/Meltdown patches had a significant impact on SolarWinds’s AWS infrastructureSecurity Affairs

Analysis conducted by SolarWinds on the impact on the performance of the Spectre/Meltdown patches ...
Amazon patents an AR mirror so you can try on virtual clothes

Amazon patents an AR mirror so you can try on virtual clothes

Augmented reality is getting ready to help you look your very best; Amazon has patented a mirror that dresses you in virtual clothes. The patent ...
Alexa Is Coming to Wearables Thanks to Amazon’s New Developer Kit

Alexa Is Coming to Wearables Thanks to Amazon’s New Developer Kit

In Brief Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa has mostly been available on the Echo, the company's smart ho ...
Amazon’s Anime Strike Service Folded Into Prime Video

Amazon’s Anime Strike Service Folded Into Prime Video

If you’re not an anime fan you may not be aware that Amazon has been running an anime service called Anime Strike. It was a streaming platform that pr ...
Amazon Reportedly Planning To Bid For English Premier League Streaming Rights

Amazon Reportedly Planning To Bid For English Premier League Streaming Rights

Sporting events are huge and many companies know this, which is why it isn’t surprising that in recent times we’ve started to hear that many tech comp ...
Apple Wants To Help Shrink Online Videos To Ease Data Consumption

Apple Wants To Help Shrink Online Videos To Ease Data Consumption

Video files can get pretty big, especially if you start to increase its resolution. While the higher resolution does make things clearer, it also mean ...
Meltdown and Spectre: Here’s what Intel, Apple, Microsoft, others are doing about it

Meltdown and Spectre: Here’s what Intel, Apple, Microsoft, others are doing about it

The Meltdown and Spectre flaws—two related vulnerabilities that enable a wide range of information disclosure from every mainstream p ...
Amazon And Google Made No Money On Smart Speakers During The Holidays

Amazon And Google Made No Money On Smart Speakers During The Holidays

Smart speakers like the Amazon Echo and Google Home were one of the most sought after gifts during this holiday shopping season. Amazon revealed that ...
Time for a Switch? Nintendo dominated Amazon’s best-selling games list for 2017

Time for a Switch? Nintendo dominated Amazon’s best-selling games list for 2017

Nintendo dominated 2017, thanks to the new Switch console, as well as the plug-and-play SNES Classic, but it wasn’t just the hardware that sold like h ...
HQ Trivia Is Coming to Android | Crunch Report

HQ Trivia Is Coming to Android | Crunch Report

Hi! You are about to activate our Facebook Messenger news bot. Once subscribed, the bot will send you a digest of trending stories once a day. Y ...
Guidemaster: Everything Amazon’s Alexa can do, plus the best skills to enable

Guidemaster: Everything Amazon’s Alexa can do, plus the best skills to enable

If you've just introduced one of Amazon's Echo devices into your home and feel a little lost, you're not alone. The promises made by ...
Amazon wants to bring back family game night with Echo Buttons

Amazon wants to bring back family game night with Echo Buttons

During its surprise Alexa-themed event on Wednesday, September 27, Amazon revealed a new gaming-centric peripheral for Alexa-compatible devices. Echo ...
Amazon Music removes ability to upload MP3s, will shutter storage service

Amazon Music removes ability to upload MP3s, will shutter storage service

Getty Images One feature of Amazon Music allows users to upload their own MP3 files from other sources, but that service is shutting d ...
Amazon’s Echo Spot Is a Good-as-Hell Alarm Clock

Amazon’s Echo Spot Is a Good-as-Hell Alarm Clock

All images: Alex Cranz/GizmodoThe smartphone made the standalone alarm clock worthless. Sure you probably know some alarm clock holdouts (a parent or ...
Check out the best Green Monday deals for those last-minute gifts

Check out the best Green Monday deals for those last-minute gifts

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but that doesn't mean you've missed your chance of finding a great deal. We're talking about Green M ...
All the cool gifts are made for spying on you

All the cool gifts are made for spying on you

Yet, you still feel a little weird about their, you know, baser functions. Google and Amazon only record w ...
Google will pull YouTube support from Amazon Fire TVs in 2018

Google will pull YouTube support from Amazon Fire TVs in 2018

Google is trying to force Amazon’s hand in the latest update to the two companies’ feud. Google began notifying Amazon Fire TV custom ...
Where to Buy the NES Classic Edition

Where to Buy the NES Classic Edition

Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition sold like hotcakes — if hotcakes were far more popular and expensive, and if you could buy hotcakes online. OK, maybe t ...
Amazon Mechanical Turk workers complete unexpected online tasks

Amazon Mechanical Turk workers complete unexpected online tasks

It's the end of the month, and you're furiously uploading receipts to submit to your employer for reimbursement. It's been a busy few weeks — too many ...
Destiny 2’s Ghost is actually an Amazon Alexa speaker and skill now

Destiny 2’s Ghost is actually an Amazon Alexa speaker and skill now

Enlarge / A Ghost, but IRL.Amazon From the Power Glove to Fallout 4's real-life Pip Boy, gamers have been pitched a lot of ridiculous ...
Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals you can still grab

Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals you can still grab

Marshall Mode In-EarStreet price: $70; deal price: $50We already consider these a great value at $70, this ...
The Best Cyber Monday Deals From Amazon, Walmart, and Others

The Best Cyber Monday Deals From Amazon, Walmart, and Others

Black Friday sales are everywhere. Whether you’re listening to the radio, watching television, or just casually walking down the street, you can expec ...
The absolute best Black Friday deals on laptops, TVs and electronics

The absolute best Black Friday deals on laptops, TVs and electronics

The hugely popular Instant Pot is on sale again.Image: AmazonBy TechBargainsMashable Deals2017-11-24 02:00:00 UTC Updated 11/24 1:30 AM ET: We' ...
Amazon Echo and Alexa products comparison: Which model is best for you

Amazon Echo and Alexa products comparison: Which model is best for you

Valentina Palladino Amazon debuted the original Echo a few years ago, and it raised eyebrows in the tech industry. The Echo is a smart ...
The Amazon Echo is the ideal gift for everyone on your holiday list

The Amazon Echo is the ideal gift for everyone on your holiday list

The holidays are truly the most wonderful time of year: Family dinners, twinkling lights, maybe a high school reunion or two — but the fact remains th ...
Black Friday 2017: Deals on game consoles, Google Home, and more

Black Friday 2017: Deals on game consoles, Google Home, and more

Enlarge / Get ready for lots of ads like this. Best Buy Brace yourself for Walmart fights and snarky tweets about capitalism, because ...
Amazon’s AWS business is reportedly pulling out of China

Amazon’s AWS business is reportedly pulling out of China

It looks like Amazon is removing itself from the Chinese cloud services industry on account of stringent new data laws that went live in the countr ...
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