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Amazon’s new tablet doubles as a cheap Echo Show with hands-free Alexa

Amazon’s new tablet doubles as a cheap Echo Show with hands-free Alexa

Amazon doesn’t really care how Alexa gets out into world, so long as it gets out there. The smart assistant has been available on the company’s Fire tablets for some time now, but this latest implementation on the new Fire HD 10 presents an interesting new use for Alexa. Hands-free Alexa is admittedly a bit […]

Amazon now lets Hilton Honors members shop with Points

Amazon now lets Hilton Honors members shop with Points

Hilton and Amazon have teamed up on a new initiative that will allow member of Hilton’s Honors loyalty program to shop Amazon using their points. This is the first time a hotel brand has offered such a deal, Amazon says, and will be available to all Hilton Honors members. To use the new benefit, Honors […]

Walmart will allow EBT customers to order their groceries online

Walmart will allow EBT customers to order their groceries online

This summer, Amazon debuted a new program that made it easier for those on government assistance programs to join Prime at a reduced cost. Today, rival Walmart is announcing a change that will benefit that same demographic of low income shoppers. The retailer says it will allow customers using EBT benefits to use its Online […]

Amazon inks exclusive TV deal with ‘Stranger Things’ writer

Amazon inks exclusive TV deal with ‘Stranger Things’ writer

The next project for TV from Stranger Things writer and producer Justin Doble. The overall deal means that he’ll be producing television projects exclusively for Amazon Studios and Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service. Doble’s CV isn’t limited to just his work on the Emmy-winning Stranger Things, which has been a huge surprise hit for Netflix, […]

Amazon is working on smart glasses to house Alexa AI, says FT

Amazon is working on smart glasses to house Alexa AI, says FT

Amazon is working on building a pair of smart glasses to house its Alexa voice assistant, and a home security camera that could be linked to its existing Echo connected devices to further expand their capabilities, according to a report in the FT citing people familiar with the company’s plans. The newspaper says one or […]

AWS announces per-second billing for EC2 instances

AWS announces per-second billing for EC2 instances

When Amazon launched the AWS EC2 cloud computing service back in 2006, per-hour billing was a big deal, but that scheme also meant that you’d pay for a full hour even if you only used an instance for a few minutes. Over the last few years, AWS’s competitors moved to more flexible billing models (mostly […]

Amazon’s Souq acquires Wing.ae to expand Prime-style same and next-day delivery

Amazon’s Souq acquires Wing.ae to expand Prime-style same and next-day delivery

Earlier this year, Amazon jump-started its business in the Middle East by paying $580 million to acquire Souq.com, an Amazon-style marketplace based out of Dubai. Today, Amazon and Souq are making another acquisition to build out the logistics that will underpin that operation’s growth: Souq has acquired Wing.ae, a startup that is building out a […]

South Park trolled Amazon Echo owners in the best way possible

South Park trolled Amazon Echo owners in the best way possible

This is one of the minor dangers of owning an Amazon Echo. Most anyone can activate the device by just saying the wake word, including Cartman. And in the season opener of South Park, that’s exactly what happened. Watch. If someone watched that episode of South Park in the same room as an Echo, their […]

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