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A fictional Facebook Portal videochat with Mark Zuckerberg – TechCrunch

A fictional Facebook Portal videochat with Mark Zuckerberg – TechCrunch

TechCrunch: Hey Portal, dial Mark Portal: Do you mean Mark Zuckerberg? TC: Yes Portal: Dialling Mark… TC: Hi Mark! Nice choice of grey t-shirt. ...
Amazon Bundles Echo Dot With Every Purchase Of An Xbox One

Amazon Bundles Echo Dot With Every Purchase Of An Xbox One

Last month Microsoft announced that Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant would be arriving for the Xbox One. Now it looks like both Microsoft and Amazon a ...
Cortana, meet Alexa: Buy an Xbox One from Amazon and get a free Echo Dot

Cortana, meet Alexa: Buy an Xbox One from Amazon and get a free Echo Dot

If you buy an Xbox One S or Xbox One X bundle through Amazon right now, you'll also receive a free Echo Dot. The device features integration with Xbox ...
Amazon patents Alexa tech to tell if you’re sick, depressed and sell you meds

Amazon patents Alexa tech to tell if you’re sick, depressed and sell you meds

An Amazon Echo. Amazon has patented technology that could let Alexa analyze your voice to determine whether you are sick or dep ...
Amazon’s sexist recruiting algorithm reflects a larger gender bias

Amazon’s sexist recruiting algorithm reflects a larger gender bias

The often gendered work we assign our robots shows what we value, and what we don't.Image: Getty Images/Blend ImagesBy Rachel Kraus2018-10-10 17: ...
Apple to Congress: Chinese spy-chip story is “simply wrong”

Apple to Congress: Chinese spy-chip story is “simply wrong”

Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook. Apple isn't relenting in its attacks on last week's Bloomberg story claiming that tiny Chinese ch ...
Echo Show 2018 review: More to tap, more to see, more to do

Echo Show 2018 review: More to tap, more to see, more to do

Valentina Palladino Lost among the slew of Amazon's recent device announcements was an update to the Echo Show. While Amazon ab ...
Amazon’s Alexa App Now Sports A Revamped UI

Amazon’s Alexa App Now Sports A Revamped UI

While the behind Alexa is that users get to interact with devices supported by it using their voice, sometimes using the smartphone app can be useful ...
Bloomberg: Super Micro motherboards used by Apple, Amazon contained Chinese spy chips

Bloomberg: Super Micro motherboards used by Apple, Amazon contained Chinese spy chips

Tiny Chinese spy chips were embedded onto Super Micro motherboards that were then sold to companies in the US, including Amazo ...
Amazon institutes $15 minimum wage for all US employees, including temps

Amazon institutes $15 minimum wage for all US employees, including temps

Amazon announced today it would raise its minimum wage for all US employees to $15 per hour. The change will take effect on No ...
Amazon’s Thursday Night Football live stream will feature real-time stats, Amazon.com shopping – TechCrunch

Amazon’s Thursday Night Football live stream will feature real-time stats, Amazon.com shopping – TechCrunch

Amazon is taking full advantage of its deal to live stream Thursday Night Football games, which it snagged the rights to earlier this year. The c ...
Amazon’s newest brick-and-mortar store sells only top-rated products

Amazon’s newest brick-and-mortar store sells only top-rated products

Another brick-and-mortar Amazon store opens its doors today: Amazon 4-star, at a new location in New York City's Soho district ...
Sex, violence, drugs get the axe in Apple’s upcoming original content

Sex, violence, drugs get the axe in Apple’s upcoming original content

Enlarge / The Apple TV 4K and remote.Samuel Axon Apple's original shows are reportedly going through a lot of fine-tuning to fi ...
Skype support coming to Alexa later this year

Skype support coming to Alexa later this year

Enlarge / Skype calling on Alexa hardware. Later this year you'll be able to say "Alexa, call Mom on Skype" and have Amazon's d ...
Amazon just revealed its plan for total smart home domination

Amazon just revealed its plan for total smart home domination

In case there was still any doubt about Amazon's vision for the smart home, the company just made its intentions clear: it wants to dominate every asp ...
Amazon Echo subwoofer and Alexa-capable smart plug may be on the way

Amazon Echo subwoofer and Alexa-capable smart plug may be on the way

Amazon seems to have given us a glimpse into some of its new, unreleased products. Listings on Amazon UK show a new Echo Sub, ...
Report: Amazon might open 3,000 cashier-free Amazon Go stores by 2021

Report: Amazon might open 3,000 cashier-free Amazon Go stores by 2021

According to new reporting by Bloomburg, anonymous sources within Amazon say that CEO Jeff Bezos is considering opening up to 3,000 of the company's c ...
Amazon said to release eight new Alexa devices before year’s end

Amazon said to release eight new Alexa devices before year’s end

Alexa. Did he do it? The world could have an Alexa-enabled microwave before 2018 is finished—yes, a microwave. According to a ...
Amazon is investigating allegations that its staff is selling customer dataSecurity Affairs

Amazon is investigating allegations that its staff is selling customer dataSecurity Affairs

Amazon confirmed an ongoing investigation of the allegations that some of its personnel sold confidential customer data to ...
Amazon looking into claims that employees delete bad reviews for cash

Amazon looking into claims that employees delete bad reviews for cash

Getty Images Amazon began investigating reports that some of its employees have been leaking company information in exchange fo ...
Amazon Go checkout-free stores set to arrive in New York City

Amazon Go checkout-free stores set to arrive in New York City

Amazon is planning on expanding the reach of its cashier-free convenience stores, Amazon Go. The company previously announced locations for Chicago an ...
Amazon's checkout-free Go store is heading to New York

Amazon's checkout-free Go store is heading to New York

Amazon is getting ready to open an Amazon Go store in New York, The Information reports. Job listings for a new Amazon Go location popped up Thursday ...
Amazon achieved a market value of $1,000,000,000,000

Amazon achieved a market value of $1,000,000,000,000

An Amazon worker. After 24 years of operation, Amazon passed a market value of $1 trillion yesterday. It is the second company ...
Amazon may make a free, ad-supported streaming service for Fire TVs

Amazon may make a free, ad-supported streaming service for Fire TVs

Enlarge / The Fire TV Cube itself is a small, glossy cube with IR emitters built into its sides. Amazon may be gearing up to la ...
Amazon’s children’s book subscription ‘Prime Book Box’ opens to all in the U.S. – TechCrunch

Amazon’s children’s book subscription ‘Prime Book Box’ opens to all in the U.S. – TechCrunch

Amazon today publicly launched a new perk for Prime members with young children, with the broad release of the new subscription-based “Prime Boo ...
Amazon Opens its Second Checkout-less Amazon Go Store

Amazon Opens its Second Checkout-less Amazon Go Store

Amazon officially opened the doors Monday, August 27, on its second “grab-and-go” convenience store in Seattle. The latest Amazon Go location has been ...
Dealmaster: The Essential Phone fire sale continues, now just $224 [Updated]

Dealmaster: The Essential Phone fire sale continues, now just $224 [Updated]

Update (8/20/2018 10:55am ET): The discount looks to have expired for now; we'll update this post if it returns. Original story ...
Alexa and Cortana integration starts rolling out today

Alexa and Cortana integration starts rolling out today

Microsoft's Cortana and Amazon's Alexa digital assistants can now talk to each other. The collaboration between the two assista ...
Amazon launches grocery pickup at Whole Foods for Prime members

Amazon launches grocery pickup at Whole Foods for Prime members

A new perk is coming to Whole Foods for Amazon Prime members: grocery pickup. Amazon announced today that it will roll out a ne ...
Fallout 76 is skipping Steam, but that’s not the real threat to Valve

Fallout 76 is skipping Steam, but that’s not the real threat to Valve

Fallout 76 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 are coming to PC later this year, but you won’t find them on Steam. Like Fortnite and Destiny 2, publis ...
Only a small percentage of users buy stuff through Alexa, report claims

Only a small percentage of users buy stuff through Alexa, report claims

Enlarge / The new Amazon Echo. Analysts have been aggressively optimistic in their predictions about the growth of consumer shop ...
Amazon Alexa’s new ‘Answer Update’ feature will notify you when Alexa learns something new – TechCrunch

Amazon Alexa’s new ‘Answer Update’ feature will notify you when Alexa learns something new – TechCrunch

Amazon confirmed it’s rolling out a new feature called “Answer Update” to Alexa device users over the next week, which will noti ...
Recommended Reading: Plz vote 4 me

Recommended Reading: Plz vote 4 me

Campaigns enter texting era with a plea: Will u vote 4 me? Kevin Roose, The New York Times Political candidates have a number of tools at their dis ...
Comcast and Amazon are partnering to bring Prime Video to Xfinity X1

Comcast and Amazon are partnering to bring Prime Video to Xfinity X1

Not all cable companies are afraid of streaming. Some, in fact, are embracing it. Comcast announced on Thursday that Amazon Prime Video is coming to X ...
Lenovo Smart Display review: The Google Assistant now has a face

Lenovo Smart Display review: The Google Assistant now has a face

Valentina Palladino The first Android Things device is now available; Google is officially firing shots at Amazon's Echo-everywh ...
Google launches “Shielded VMs” to protect cloud servers from rootkits, data theft

Google launches “Shielded VMs” to protect cloud servers from rootkits, data theft

Donald Iain Smith / Getty Images This week, Google is rolling out a number of new cloud security technologies aimed at making th ...
Google’s iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary

Google’s iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary

In light of the $5 billion EU antitrust ruling against Google this week, we started noticing a certain classic Ars story circul ...
Hyundai teams up with Amazon to offer virtual showroom – TechCrunch

Hyundai teams up with Amazon to offer virtual showroom – TechCrunch

Next time you’re grabbing a new charging cord on Amazon, you might be tempted to grab a new Hyundai as well. Hyundai announced ...
Walmart may launch a video streaming service to battle Netflix, Amazon

Walmart may launch a video streaming service to battle Netflix, Amazon

Walmart Walmart may be the next giant to enter the video streaming wars, according to a report from The Information. The retaile ...
Strike while the iron is hot: DJI’s best drones are dirt cheap during Prime Day

Strike while the iron is hot: DJI’s best drones are dirt cheap during Prime Day

If you've been biding your time and waiting for drone prices to drop, then you should definitely check out the deals that DJI is offering during Amazo ...
Here are 10 items to keep an eye out for on Amazon Prime Day

Here are 10 items to keep an eye out for on Amazon Prime Day

DisclosureEvery product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission ...
Apple’s Shortcuts will flip the switch on Siri’s potential – TechCrunch

Apple’s Shortcuts will flip the switch on Siri’s potential – TechCrunch

Matthew Cassinelli Contributor Matthew Cassinelli is a former member of the Workflow team and works as an ...
Sonos files for IPO, positions its products as alternatives to screen addiction

Sonos files for IPO, positions its products as alternatives to screen addiction

Enlarge / The Sonos One, a Sonos smart speaker that launched with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant.Jeff Dunn Smart audio company S ...
Report: Amazon will publish toy catalog this holiday to fill Toys ‘R Us void

Report: Amazon will publish toy catalog this holiday to fill Toys ‘R Us void

Amazon's move into retail meatspace has largely hinged around opening (or acquiring) brick-and-mortar stores. But this holiday, ...
Amazon is opening a second, much larger checkout-less store

Amazon is opening a second, much larger checkout-less store

Amazon opened its first checkout-less store in Seattle, and this week the company confirmed a second, larger one for the same city, opening in the fal ...
Amazon Prime Day 2018: start time and deals announced

Amazon Prime Day 2018: start time and deals announced

Amazon announced on Tuesday that its annual Prime Day sales event will return on July 16. The promotion, which advertises a num ...
Amazon Patent Describes Hijack-proof Delivery Drones

Amazon Patent Describes Hijack-proof Delivery Drones

Part of Amazon’s work on its proposed drone delivery service includes pumping out patents that explore an array of ideas for the technology. While it’ ...
Twitch gets transparent about how it wants to boost discovery

Twitch gets transparent about how it wants to boost discovery

Twitch has one of the largest and most dedicated audiences on the internet, but it is still difficult to carve out your own following on that pl ...
Amazon employees call on Jeff Bezos to end controversial tech contracts

Amazon employees call on Jeff Bezos to end controversial tech contracts

Employees at Amazon are circulating a letter to CEO Jeff Bezos, urging the billionaire to stop selling facial recognition software to law enforcement ...
Amazon staff to Bezos: Stop selling tech to law enforcement, Palantir

Amazon staff to Bezos: Stop selling tech to law enforcement, Palantir

Jeff Bezos stands next to the copper lining for a BE-4 engine nozzle in his Blue Origin rocket factory.Eric Berger In an open le ...
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