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Amazon Sent a Man 1,700 Alexa Recordings from a Complete Stranger

AGerman man who made a routine data request to Amazon found it strange when the firm sent back Alexa voice recordings — since he didn’t own any Amazon Echo devices. That’s because what he actually received were around 1,700 Alexa voice recordings of another user, which Amazon had apparently sent to him by mistake. The blunder was first reported by German magazinec’t, who withheld the receiver’s name but gave him the alias “Martin Schneider.” Back in August, Schneider asked Amazon for a…

Technology

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 standard SMS text message when your package has been shipped and you’ll receive another text when it has been delivered. You will also receive a…

Technology

Your Monthly Amazon Prime Membership Is Getting More Expensive

ad news for Amazon Prime members: the company’s monthly subscription price is getting a small price bump of $2. Amazon announced on Friday that its month-to-month Prime subscription is going to increase from $10.99 to $12.99 in the U.S. That’s only about an 18 percent increase, but it works out to be about $24 more a year than the old price ($156 versus $132). Presumably, the price bump is a way to incentivize current monthly subscribers to opt for the company’s yearly…

Technology

Amazon Great Indian Sale: Offers on Mobile Phones, TVs, Laptops, and More Previewed

HIGHLIGHTS The Amazon sale officially starts at midnight on January 21 Prime members will get access to deals 12 hours early HDFC Bank customers will get up to 10 percent cashback Amazon Great Indian Sale will start for Prime members at 12pm on January 20, and at 12am on January 21 for non-Prime users of the platform. The Amazon sale continues till January 24, and will clash with the Flipkart Republic Day sale. Flat discounts, cashbacks, exchange discounts, no-cost EMIs, and exclusive…

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The 26 Best Amazon Fire Tablet Apps

Since the first Kindle Fire’s debut, the number of high-quality apps for Amazon Fire tablets has grown dramatically. Whether you have an Amazon Fire HD  Amazon’s tablet is only as useful as the apps you put on it. This list of Amazon Fire apps will help you see all the possible uses for your tablet, from entertainment to productivity. Some of the apps on this list focus on collaboration and task management, while others are designed for consuming videos, books, music,…

Gadgets

Amazon Echo Show review

Update: Now that the Amazon Echo Show is available in the UK, we’ve had the chance to update our review with some updated impressions. You can find our thoughts on its video calling and video and music playing abilities below.  Original review continues below… Buy Amazon Echo Show at Amazon for $179 Technology, as you might’ve noticed, moves fast. It seems like the second you fully understand a product – all of its strengths and weaknesses – the company that makes it goes and releases a…

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Amazon’s AI division is a revolving door of talent for Microsoft and Google

A recently released report shows that Amazon, over the last five years, has been involved in an AI-developer ménage à trois with Google and Microsoft. It turns out all three companies have a penchant for poaching talent in the machine-learning field from each other on a regular basis. Last month Amazon was looking everywhere to fill its open AI positions, and today there are 140 job openings on its AI hiring site alone. According to career site Paysa, this is par for the course for Amazon, who has been…

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Amazon’s AI division is a revolving door of talent for Microsoft and Google

A recently released report shows that Amazon, over the last five years, has been involved in an AI-developer ménage à trois with Google and Microsoft. It turns out all three companies have a penchant for poaching talent in the machine-learning field from each other on a regular basis. Last month Amazon was looking everywhere to fill its open AI positions, and today there are 140 job openings on its AI hiring site alone. According to career site Paysa, this is par for the course for Amazon, who has been…

Gadgets

Amazon’s AI division is a revolving door of talent for Microsoft and Google

A recently released report shows that Amazon, over the last five years, has been involved in an AI-developer ménage à trois with Google and Microsoft. It turns out all three companies have a penchant for poaching talent in the machine-learning field from each other on a regular basis. Last month Amazon was looking everywhere to fill its open AI positions, and today there are 140 job openings on its AI hiring site alone. According to career site Paysa, this is par for the course for Amazon, who has been…

Computer

Amazon offering tablet discounts to Prime members, get a Fire 7 for $34.99

Heads up, Amazon Prime members, because Amazon’s got some nice deals on its Android tablets for you. Amazon is now selling its Fire 7 tablet for $34.99, which is $15 off its normal price. That price is only available to Prime customers and it’s limited to one per customer. The deal will run through September 16th. If you’d prefer a tablet that’s a bit bigger, Amazon is offering $25 off the Fire HD 8 tablet. That means that Amazon Prime members can…

Technology

Amazon wants to become Walmart before Walmart can become Amazon

The future of retail will be a combination of both online e-commerce and a brick-and-mortar retail presence – as recent moves from both Walmart and Amazon have shown, including today’s back-to-back announcements from the two rivals, which sees Amazon buying a chain of popular grocery stores with a Whole Foods deal for $13.7 billion, and Walmart picking up yet another online apparel vendor with Bonobos for $310 million. Walmart is the only retailer with the size, scale and funds to take…

Software

Amazon launches ‘My Mix,’ a personalized shop filled with your favorite things

Amazon has quietly launched a new feature offering shoppers personalized suggestions of products they might like to buy. Called “My Mix,” the addition is tied to Amazon’s “Interesting Finds” — the curated gift shop introduced last year that provides a Pinterest-like experience for discovering products across Amazon’s vast website. “Interesting Finds,” which evolved out of an earlier product called “Amazon Stream,” is the latest in Amazon’s efforts to become a place where shoppers browse and get inspired, instead of a place…