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Amazon Announces New Kids Kindle and Fire HD 10 Tablet

The Kindle Kids edition is Amazon's first attempt at a child-friendly Kindle, and comes with exclusive features designed to make reading easier for your child, as well as ways to encourage them to do more of it. The company has also updated the Fire 10 HD Kids tablet.

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Google is Listening to You Again (With Permission)

Google Assistant has started to make use of human reviewers again, after months without them due to negative news stories. With the revelation that recordings were being listening to by human staff, and the public's reaction, Google now aims to be much more transparent.

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Amazon Staff Tweets Fail to Win Over Internet

Amazon's fulfilment center ambassadors were launched into the social media spotlight following some extremely unusual tweets about working conditions at the ecommerce giant. So we decided to take a look at the strangest tweets from the company's more than 50 online evangelists.

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Amazon Prime Day Is Back With an Extra Day

The only thing better than a full day of deals and discounts is TWO days of deals and discounts. Luckily, Amazon has announced that their annual celebration, Prime Day, will now last two full days, instead of one, giving you a chance to really save some money.

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Amazon Is Finally Killing the Dash Button

Amazon has finally decided to kill the Dash button, its first experiment into smart home shopping technology, and all we can say is, it's about time. Learn more about how they're repurposing the brand and whether you can still use your device.

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Amazon Reveals New Eye-Friendly Kindle Oasis

Amazon unveils the latest changes to its Kindle line up, with a refresh of the premium Oasis model, adding amber lighting that is designed to be kinder on the eyes in low light conditions. However, while this might appeal to night time readers, is it essential?

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Bullish Bezos Bets on Booze in San Francisco

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos is betting that booze will be the next big thing, with plans to launch an Amazon drinks-on-demand delivery service and a bricks-and-mortar liquor store in San Francisco. So, why is Amazon doing this and should San Franciscans be worried?

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Amazon Keeps Alexa Voice Recordings Indefinitely

In May, Deleware's Sen. Chris Coons sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, asking how long the company keeps recordings and transcripts of its customers. Amazon says it keeps the records indefinitely, deleting them only when a user makes the move to delete the data first.

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Amazon Prime Day Makes Money Like Clockwork

Amazon Prime Day 2019 is behind us, and the Seattle-based ecommerce giant has come away with a boatload of money for the fifth year in a row. Check out reports on how consistent Amazon really is with this sale and how it affects the retail business.

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Amazon Patent Could Mean Alexa Is Always Listening In

Amazon might be developing a technology for its Alexa-enabled devices that lets them record audio before first hearing a wake word like "Alexa." If a new patent application from Amazon goes into effect, the devices could constantly record audio around them.

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Amazon Defeats Facial Recognition Critics

An Amazon shareholder vote to ban the sale of facial recognition to government agencies failed spectacularly today, garnering only 2.4% of the vote, according to company filings. The debate over facial recognition has been extensive, with privacy advocates and law enforcement ...