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Why Is Your Location Data No Longer Private? — Krebs on Security

Why Is Your Location Data No Longer Private? — Krebs on Security

The past month has seen one blockbuster revelation after another about how our mobile phone and broadband providers have been leaking high ...
Game biz analyst Michael Pachter takes on E3, esports madness, and cloud gaming

Game biz analyst Michael Pachter takes on E3, esports madness, and cloud gaming

Michael Pachter, currently at Wedbush Securities, has been an analyst on video games for decades, and he is never shy about sharing his opinions ...
Google zooms by Amazon in smart speaker shipments, report says

Google zooms by Amazon in smart speaker shipments, report says

Enlarge / A Google Home smart speaker. Google surpassed Amazon in global smart speaker shipments in the first quarter of 2018, a ...
Police use of Amazon’s face-recognition service draws privacy warnings

Police use of Amazon’s face-recognition service draws privacy warnings

Amazon is actively courting law-enforcement agencies to use a cloud-based facial-recognition service that can identify people i ...
Amazon facial recognition software raises privacy concerns with the ACLU – TechCrunch

Amazon facial recognition software raises privacy concerns with the ACLU – TechCrunch

Amazon hasn’t exactly kept Rekognition under wraps. In late 2016, the software giant talked up its facial detection software in a relatively beni ...
Florida Police Are Testing Amazon’s Real-Time Facial Recognition Tech

Florida Police Are Testing Amazon’s Real-Time Facial Recognition Tech

Between its cloud services and retail business, Amazon has plenty of angles when it comes to raking in the cash. But CEO Jeff Bezos’ ecommerce giant h ...
Police Surveillance Is Getting a Helping Hand from…Amazon!

Police Surveillance Is Getting a Helping Hand from…Amazon!

Amazon! They market things they want you to buy, like books, Prime subscriptions, and sauté pans. They do this well, because you probably buy t ...
Has Amazon stepped up to save The Expanse from cancellation?

Has Amazon stepped up to save The Expanse from cancellation?

The crew of the Rocinante. L-R: Engineer Naomi Nagata, Mechanic Amos Burton, Captain James Holden, Pilot Alex Kamal.SyFy A coupl ...
Amazon Prime members to get new discounts at Whole Foods

Amazon Prime members to get new discounts at Whole Foods

Amazon is dishing out more perks to Prime members who shop at Whole Foods. The company announced two new Prime benefits that sh ...
The Earth BioGenome Project Wants to Sequence All Life on Earth

The Earth BioGenome Project Wants to Sequence All Life on Earth

Earth BioGenome ProjectHumans have a bad habit. Since biblical times, we’ve ushered in apocalypses only to hatch last-minute plans to save the planet ...
Twitch Adds a New 24/7 Streaming Sports Channel Called Stadium

Twitch Adds a New 24/7 Streaming Sports Channel Called Stadium

Although Twitch is primarily known as an outlet for esports, a new channel seeks to expand its reach into traditional sports including live games, hig ...
You Can’t Escape Fake Amazon Reviews

You Can’t Escape Fake Amazon Reviews

Illustration: Sam Woolley/GMGAs we’ve noted many times, Amazon is cluttered with fake reviews, and it takes work (and sometimes AI) to sift through t ...
Amazon-owned Ring embraces neighborhood watch with home security networking app

Amazon-owned Ring embraces neighborhood watch with home security networking app

Two months after it was acquired by the mighty Amazon for a cool $1 billion, smart doorbell and security camera maker Ring has launched its firs ...
Amazon can now leave packages in your car trunk, starting with GM and Volvo

Amazon can now leave packages in your car trunk, starting with GM and Volvo

First it was in-home deliveries, now Amazon wants to deliver goods directly to the trunk of your car. The ecommerce giant today announced a part ...
Amazon customers take to social media after mysterious account closures [Update]

Amazon customers take to social media after mysterious account closures [Update]

Hundreds of Amazon customers have taken to social media to voice frustrations about their accounts being mysteriously deactivat ...
Amazon Key Available Nationwide With Support For More Smart Locks

Amazon Key Available Nationwide With Support For More Smart Locks

Last year Amazon launched Amazon Key which is a new initiative by the company where through a combination of hardware and software and a Prime subscri ...
Amazon Is Opening up Its ‘rainforest’ Spheres to the Public

Amazon Is Opening up Its ‘rainforest’ Spheres to the Public

Visitors to downtown Seattle can’t miss the Amazon Spheres. The three glass orbs opened in January, providing employees at the web giant’s headquarter ...
Trump Takes Aim at Amazon, and Shareholders Run for the Hills

Trump Takes Aim at Amazon, and Shareholders Run for the Hills

The only person in the world who isn’t furious at Facebook? President Donald Trump. He reserves his ire for Amaz ...
Apple may surpass $1B content budget, new shows could debut in March 2019

Apple may surpass $1B content budget, new shows could debut in March 2019

Despite underwhelming performance thus far, Apple isn't giving up on its original programming ambitions. According to a report ...
Amazon drone deliveries may involve lots of shouting and frantic arm-waving

Amazon drone deliveries may involve lots of shouting and frantic arm-waving

Another day, another patent from Amazon regarding its Prime Air delivery drone plan. This latest one seems to involve much shouting and arm-waving, de ...
Amazon’s Latest Patent Would Make Drones Responsive To Yelling and Flailing Arms

Amazon’s Latest Patent Would Make Drones Responsive To Yelling and Flailing Arms

Amazon is finally making a delivery drone that doesn’t just keep attacking flying at you if you’re yelling and waving your arms. Some context: ...
Jack Tretton’s post-Sony career has changed his view of game platforms

Jack Tretton’s post-Sony career has changed his view of game platforms

Last week, former Sony U.S. games chief Jack Tretton announced he had started a new venture capital fund, Interactive Gaming Ventures, to invest ...
Take a peek at what you get

Take a peek at what you get

HTC is now throwing open the pre-order doors for its upcoming next-generation “Vive Pro” virtual reality headset for the PC. Ahead of our review, we ...
In bid to compete with Amazon, Walmart files patents for farming drones

In bid to compete with Amazon, Walmart files patents for farming drones

Automated farms may be closer than we think. Walmart has filed patents for six drones, which are meant to aid farmers in managing their crops. The pos ...
The DeanBeat: Lots of reasons to be at GDC

The DeanBeat: Lots of reasons to be at GDC

It’s always hard to choose what to attend at the Game Developers Conference, which takes place in San Francisco next week. But in the past few y ...
In latest Amazon jab, Walmart to expand grocery delivery to more than 100 cities

In latest Amazon jab, Walmart to expand grocery delivery to more than 100 cities

Walmart In another attempt to keep up the fight against Amazon, Walmart is expanding its grocery delivery service. The retailer ...
Here’s all the best gear and gadgetry you can snag for $50 or less

Here’s all the best gear and gadgetry you can snag for $50 or less

With the price of tech constantly in flux, everyone is on the lookout for quality on the cheap. Whether you're looking for a fitness tracker or a mean ...
Netflix may sign the Obamas in exclusive content deal

Netflix may sign the Obamas in exclusive content deal

White House Although he has kept a low profile since leaving office, former President Barack Obama may soon have a new high-prof ...
Amazon Explains What Is Causing Alexa To Laugh Spontaneously

Amazon Explains What Is Causing Alexa To Laugh Spontaneously

Over the past couple of weeks, the world got a brief taste of what it might be like living in a world where computers were sentient. For those who are ...
Unprompted, creepy laughter from Alexa is freaking out Echo users

Unprompted, creepy laughter from Alexa is freaking out Echo users

Don't be alarmed! Your Alexa-enabled device may lapse into a sudden fit of giggles, but Amazon is aware of the problem. Recent ...
Amazon confirms it bought GameSparks to run live game operations

Amazon confirms it bought GameSparks to run live game operations

Amazon is confirming that it bought game infrastructure and live operations company GameSparks to offer a wider variety of services to game deve ...
Netflix’s ‘Icarus’ wins the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature

Netflix’s ‘Icarus’ wins the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature

It was a quiet Oscar ceremony for the big streaming services, but Netflix’s doping film Icarus (directed by Bryan Fogel) did win the award for best ...
Voice Ordering Is The “Most Disruptive” Shopping Trend

Voice Ordering Is The “Most Disruptive” Shopping Trend

In Brief Voice ordering via platforms like Amazon's Alexa is changing the way that customers encounter ...
Amazon splurges on Ring, hopes smart doorbells bolster in-home deliveries

Amazon splurges on Ring, hopes smart doorbells bolster in-home deliveries

Enlarge / Ring Video Doorbell 2Ring Amazon continues to bring smart home startups under its wing with its newest acquisition. Ac ...
Purse.io lets you nab steep discounts on Amazon if you pay with Bitcoin

Purse.io lets you nab steep discounts on Amazon if you pay with Bitcoin

Want to save money on your next Amazon purchase? A company called Purse will help you earn some major savings provided you're willing to pay in Bitcoi ...
More Amazon Go stores are coming to Seattle and Los Angeles, report says

More Amazon Go stores are coming to Seattle and Los Angeles, report says

Enlarge / Amazon Go from the outside.Sam Machkovech Amazon's partly automated retail store, Amazon Go, debuted with a location i ...
Survey Finds That Smart Speaker Satisfaction Is At 89%

Survey Finds That Smart Speaker Satisfaction Is At 89%

Smart speakers appear to be the trend these days and we’ve seen many major tech companies try their hand at it, such as Google with the Google Home an ...
Amazon uses cash back benefits to entice Prime members to Whole Foods

Amazon uses cash back benefits to entice Prime members to Whole Foods

Rachel Murray / Getty Images Amazon's latest grocery push focuses on enticing Prime members to shop at Whole Foods with cash bac ...
Money Laundering Via Author Impersonation on Amazon? — Krebs on Security

Money Laundering Via Author Impersonation on Amazon? — Krebs on Security

Patrick Reames had no idea why Amazon.com sent him a 1099 form saying he’d made almost $24,000 selling books via Createspace, the company’ ...
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 ...
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