Tag Archives: Amazon

  • Have Amazon text you when your order has shipped and again when it’s been delivered

    If you shop at Amazon you’re probably familiar with the emails they send letting their customers know when an order has shipped. But did you know you can have them text you as well? They will, and it’s very easy to set up. Simply sign up for “Shipment Updates via Text” and Amazon will send you a […]

  • Today Is Amazon Prime Day! Here Are the Best Tech Deals

    It’s that time of the year again: Amazon’s fourth annual Prime Day has begun! Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming retail holiday. If you aren’t familiar, Prime Day is an Amazon-created shopping holiday where Prime subscribers can nab exclusive deals for a full day (and a half). It’s like Black Friday, but wholly online. Prime […]

  • Amazon’s Alexa passes 15,000 skills, up from 10,000 in February

    Amazon’s Alexa voice platform has now passed 15,000 skills — the voice-powered apps that run on devices like the Echo speaker, Echo Dot, newer Echo Show and others. The figure is up from the 10,000 skills Amazon officially announced back in February, which had then represented a 3x increase from September. The new 15,000 figure […]

  • Amazon Echo Show offers a necessary element to smart speakers

    When Amazon unveiled the Amazon Echo, a smart speaker that features Amazon’s virtual AI named “Alexa”, the idea caught on quickly. The Echo propelled the idea of a “smart home”, and at a reasonably affordable price to boot. Since then, Amazon has released the cheaper Echo Dot, and even Google joined in with the introduction […]


    Today only, if you bundle together Amazon’s Fire Tablet and Tap, you’ll save $80 on the two. The bundle includes the Fire Tablet with 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, and 16 GB of storage, and Amazon Tap, the Alexa-Enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker. With the Fire tablet from Amazon you can enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, […]


    AMAZON ECHO IS STUNNING, SLEEK AND SLOWLY BECOMING MORE SENTIENT OUR VERDICT As purely a Bluetooth speaker, the Echo leaves a lot to be desired. Paired with a natural, engrossing AI, however, Amazon’s grand experiment in artificial intelligence is one of the most interesting gadgets I own. FOR Multi-purpose Natural AI Impetus to better Prime […]

  • What Is Amazon Thinking With Its Crazy-Expensive New E-Reader

    Amazon’s Kindle Oasis, released Wednesday, has a $290 (Rs. 23,999 in India) price tag – and, at least to me, offers some interesting cues about how the company’s hardware strategy has evolved. Amazon justifies Oasis’ price tag by noting its high-end industrial design and the leather charging case, which doubles as an extra battery. It’s […]

  • Amazon’s Fire TV Stick adds All 4 and ITV Hub for the complete set of UK on-demand apps

    Amazon has announced that its Fire TV Stick has added native apps for All 4 and ITV Hub, giving users access to the complete set of UK on-demand services. The broadcaster’s official applications join BBC iPlayer and My5 on the £35 dongle, along with dozens of non-terrestrial streaming services. They include Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime […]

  • Amazon UK recalls Kindle Fire chargers over health and safety risk

    Amazon UK is in the midst of a health and safety debacle as the retailer has been forced to issue a recall on chargers for its Fire 7-inch or Kids Edition 7-inch tablets. It would be ironic if this was because of a potential fire risk, but it’s actually because of an electric shock risk, […]

  • Amazon to Ban Sale of Apple TV, Google Chromecast

    Amazon will stop allowing the sale of Google and Apple video-streaming devices on its site as it focuses on its own Prime Instant Video streaming service. Prime Video has become an important part of Amazon’s $99 annual Prime loyalty membership program. The video-streaming devices sold on the site should be able to work with Prime […]

  • Amazon.com customers not happy with initial Prime Day selection

    Amazon.com customers who stayed up early Wednesday morning for initial Prime Day deals seem to be a tad underwhelmed. Today is the first-ever Prime Day, a major online Black Friday-like shopping event created by Amazon to celebrate its 20th anniversary and reward Prime members with discounted products. However, a quick scan of the #PrimeDay tweets shows some […]

  • Amazon, Google race to get your DNA into the cloud

    Amazon.com Inc. is in a race against Google Inc. to store data on human DNA, seeking both bragging rights in helping scientists make new medical discoveries and market share in a business that may be worth $1-billion (U.S.) a year by 2018. Academic institutions and healthcare companies are picking sides between their cloud computing offerings […]