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Amazon upgrades its Fire TV Stick with the new Alexa Voice Remote – TechCrunch
Amazon is giving its Fire TV Stick an upgrade. The company announced today it will now ship the Fire TV Stick with the new version of the Alexa Voice Remote launched last fall. via Pocket
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2 days ago by evansthompson
AWS gives open source the middle finger – TechCrunch
AWS launched DocumentDB today, a new database offering that is compatible with the MongoDB API. The company describes DocumentDB as a “fast, scalable, and highly available document database that is designed to be compatible with your existing MongoD…
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8 days ago by evansthompson
Amazon Echo Wall Clock Review & Rating | PCMag.com
The $29.99 Amazon Echo Wall Clock is part of a new line of products called Alexa Gadgets that are controlled by Echo smart speakers. We've seen two others so far: Amazon's Echo Buttons and the Big Mouth Billy Bass. These devices aren't reasons to ge…
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14 days ago by evansthompson
How to sell on Amazon FBA for Beginners | The Sports Daily
Amazon offers an incredible platform for entrepreneurs to enable them to create an online business which is fully functional and one which can be done from the convenience of their homes. via Pocket
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15 days ago by evansthompson
Amazon to build more Whole Foods stores to boost reach of Prime Now service – BGR
When Amazon acquired Whole Foods for $13.4 billion back in June of 2017, many people found the move a bit curious. Now, about 18 months later, Amazon’s plans with the popular supermarket chain are finally starting to crystallize. via Pocket
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15 days ago by evansthompson
How to use Alexa Routines to make your Amazon Echo even smarter | TechHive
One of the most powerful features of Amazon’s Echo smart speakers is called Routines. Instead of just letting you do one thing at a time, Routines can tie multiple actions to a single voice command. They can even automate tasks without needing you t…
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15 days ago by evansthompson
New Amazon Echo? 6 essentials tips you need to know - CNET
So, you snagged a new Amazon Echo smart speaker. Now what? Amazon's line of smart speakers are more popular than ever, and for good reason. They are a great start to making your home smart, and they can do so many things for you. via Pocket
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18 days ago by evansthompson
Echo Wall Clock review – TechCrunch
This was the year Amazon went all-in on the Alexa. September saw the announcement of a new Echo Dot, Show and Plus, a subwoofer, an audio input device, an auto dongle and an amplifier. That would have been plenty, but the company also started dippin…
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18 days ago by evansthompson
Top Amazon boss privately advised US government on web portal worth billions to tech firm | Technology | The Guardian
A top Amazon executive privately advised the Trump administration on the launch of a new internet portal that is expected to generate billions of dollars for the technology company and give it a dominant role in how the US government buys everything…
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23 days ago by evansthompson
Alexa gains support for location-based reminders and routines, calling features and more – TechCrunch
Amazon Alexa is gaining new capabilities, including support for location-based reminders and routines, the ability to call local businesses by voice and the ability to check your email, hands-free, on supported Alexa devices, among other things. via…
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5 weeks ago by evansthompson
Amazon Echo Auto Connects Alexa to Your Car for Only $25 • Gear Patrol
All Is Right in the World. 1966 Broncos Are Being Built with Ford’s Blessing Gateway Bronco officially signed a licensing deal with Ford for its restoration and modified builds of 1966 and 1977 Broncos. via Pocket
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5 weeks ago by evansthompson
Amazon's Black Friday 2018 Sale Has Nasty Surprises
This post was created by the Contributor in partnership with BestBlackFriday.com, which specializes in holiday season sales. The deals highlighted within this post were independently selected. Only BestBlackFriday.com will receive compensation from …
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5 weeks ago by evansthompson
Apple and Amazon's new partnership comes to fruition just ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday | iMore
It was previously reported that Amazon and Apple settled old disputes, and that the e-commerce giant would begin selling Apple products in the coming weeks. Well, that time has come, and some of Apple's most popular gear is already starting to show …
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5 weeks ago by evansthompson
With Firecracker, Amazon Web Services reinvents its serverless computing infrastructure and open-source reputation – GeekWire
Early developer reaction to Amazon Web Services’ Firecracker project suggests the company has pulled off a big advancement in serverless computing while also launching an open-source project that could rehabilitate its reputation in that community. …
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6 weeks ago by evansthompson
An Amazon revolt could be brewing as the tech giant exerts more control over brands - Recode
The next time you buy a PopSockets cellphone grip from Amazon, be forewarned: It likely won’t come with a manufacturer’s warranty — because it won’t be coming from PopSockets or one of its authorized sellers. via Pocket
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6 weeks ago by evansthompson
Alexa can wake up more of your smart home devices
You can certainly use Amazon's Alexa to turn on some devices, but that support is frequently limited. What if a device is in a low-power state and won't respond to your hue and cry? Amazon now has a solution. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago by evansthompson
The new Kindle Paperwhite is thinner and waterproof – TechCrunch
The Voyage may be dead, but the Kindle line still has some life left in it. This time last year, Amazon upgraded the high-end Oasis model, and now the mid-range Paperwhite is getting a little love. via Pocket
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10 weeks ago by evansthompson
Alexa's Whisper Mode is now available, but you have to turn it on
One of my few remaining complaints with my Google Home is that it responds to questions at whatever the current volume is. via Pocket
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11 weeks ago by evansthompson
You can now get Alexa to use its inside voice with Whisper Mode - The Verge
Amazon’s Alexa is getting Whisper Mode today, so everyone can start using their indoor voices. The feature, which allows the voice assistant to receive whisper commands and whisper back in reply, is now rolling out to users in the US, but it’s curre…
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11 weeks ago by evansthompson
Amazon likely to win $10B Pentagon contract – Google, IBM, and Oracle aren't happy
The Pentagon announced the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) project earlier this year, prompting a feeding frenzy among big tech companies eager to get the lucrative contract. Appetites have curbed a bit amid accusations the JEDI contr…
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october 2018 by evansthompson
Amazon’s new patent will allow Alexa to detect a cough or a cold
Amazon is constantly trying to improve Alexa, its AI-assistant. A recent patent filed by the company shows just how: it wants Alexa to notice a user’s illness by detecting a change in their voice. Furthermore, it wants to suggest medicines or a reci…
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october 2018 by evansthompson
The Post Office wants to raise the fees it charges Amazon and other shippers
The U.S. Postal Service has proposed a 9-12% increase to the shipping service used by Amazon, just months after President Donald Trump criticized the USPS for giving too good of a deal to Amazon. via Pocket
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october 2018 by evansthompson
Wikileaks dumps Amazon data center locations for all to see - TechSpot
What just happened? Locations of Amazon's hidden data centers have been put on full display by Wikileaks. Being the only cloud provider authorized to store classified government data, Amazon has been very careful of not disclosing where or how exact…
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october 2018 by evansthompson
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 notify users when Alexa learns the answer to a question the assistant didn’t know when first asked. via Pocket
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august 2018 by evansthompson
The ultimate streaming hardware comparison guide | Android Central
There is a lot of hardware out there when it comes to streaming live video. So much so, that it's understandable if you're a prospective cord-cutter and you're feeling a little overwhelmed. That's where we come in. You really can boil the hardware s…
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august 2018 by evansthompson
Amazon’s Echo Show now lets you use Alexa by tapping instead of talking - The Verge
Amazon is rolling out an update to its Echo Show smart display / speaker that enables “Tap to Alexa,” a new way of activating the digital assistant by using the touchscreen instead of voice commands. via Pocket
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july 2018 by evansthompson
Amazon adds long awaited intercom feature to its Alexa-enabled devices | 9to5Mac
While Apple’ Siri digital assistant is still pretty limited in its functionality, despite it being the main input for HomePod, Amazon has been experimenting and adding new features at a rapid pace. via Pocket
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april 2018 by evansthompson
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