By | Oct 11, 2019 at 12:44 pm
This week, Amazon announced its latest ebook reader, and while there have been plenty of Kindle models over the last decade, this one was a first - a Kindle dedicated entirely to children. Can the device encourage children to read more, and put down the iPad?
By | Oct 8, 2019 at 5:06 am
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.
By | Sep 25, 2019 at 5:55 pm
Amazon has just debuted a ton of new Alexa-enabled devices, from Echo Buds to the Echo Loop smart ring, as well as updates to its Echo speakers and even a Smart Oven. Here's everything to know about their specs, prices, and release dates
By | Sep 23, 2019 at 10:44 am
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.
By | Aug 16, 2019 at 10:40 am
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.
By | Jun 25, 2019 at 3:55 pm
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.
By | Aug 2, 2019 at 2:45 pm
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.
By | Jun 20, 2019 at 9:08 am
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?
By | Aug 12, 2019 at 11:14 am
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?
By | Jul 3, 2019 at 4:05 pm
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.
By | Jul 9, 2019 at 9:48 am
Amazon has plans to launch a fleet of satellites to get the internet to undeserved communities around the world. We don't doubt that the company can do it, but might it have adverse effects on the communities it's trying to serve and add to the growing space debris problem?
By | Jul 17, 2019 at 2:30 pm
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.
By | May 29, 2019 at 9:36 am
Will your smart home device listen to you, but not your girlfriend? She's not the only one being ignored. A recent UN report identified a worrying number of issues relating to sexism in virtual assistants. Here's what they found, why it's happening, and what we can do about it.
By | May 28, 2019 at 4:16 pm
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.
By | May 28, 2019 at 2:47 pm
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 ...