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Amazon Tap’s New OTA Update Makes Buying Echo Looks Kind Of Silly

You know how is it with the Amazon Echo. It is a handy personal assistant and an awesome intermediary between you and IoT, but the thing is, it has to stay plugged to the wall outlet. You could cut it from the wall outlet with this handy accessory, or you could get yourself an Amazon Tap, which is essentially the portable version of the Echo. However, it lacks the support of voice command. Tap, as the product explicitly points out, requires you to press a button to communicate with Alexa. So, at this point, it seems like everything’s fine. Continue reading Amazon Tap’s New OTA Update Makes Buying Echo Looks Kind Of Silly

2014 Patent Reveals Amazon’s Intention For Warehouse In The Sky

Remember some aliens invasion movies where one or a few alien motherships hovering in Earth’s airspace dispatches smaller alien drones to attack Earth? Well, something that sinister probably won’t happen, but a similar, less sinister scenario probably would and you can thanks online retail giant Amazon for that. It has come to light that Amazon had, in 2014, filed a patent for an autonomous airborne fulfilment center that will shake up the ecommerce industry. Continue reading 2014 Patent Reveals Amazon’s Intention For Warehouse In The Sky

You Can Now Talk To Amazon Echo Like Talking To The Star Trek Computer

Trekkies, you have made your home over-the-top Star Trek-ish with automatic sliding doors, TNG uniform bedding set, USS Enterprise WiFi router, appropriate Star Trek TOS bookends for your Star Trek literatures, Borg fridge, Phaser replica remote control and whatnot, but it will never be complete without you barking out ‘computer’ and have your very own USS Enterprise Starship, AKA your home, ‘onboard computer’ do your bidding. Well, actually, now you can – thanks to Amazon Echo which now includes this iconic word as its wake word to rouse Alexa from her sleep to do your biddings. Hook up Alexa to your smart home and you got your own starship at home. Continue reading You Can Now Talk To Amazon Echo Like Talking To The Star Trek Computer

Amazon Prime Air Made First Customer Delivery In UK, Did It In Just 13 Mins

After much talk, Amazon Prime Air Delivery finally made its first customer delivery in UK on the December 7, 2017. During this monumental delivery, the autonomous drone, which looks entirely different from the one we saw earlier, embarked on a fully autonomous journey from a nearby fulfilment center to one Richard B. living in Cambridgeshire, England. The aircraft, which has a payload of up to 5 lbs (about 2.3 kilograms), flew at a height of up to 400 feet (122 meters) to make its way to the customer without any form of human intervention. Continue reading Amazon Prime Air Made First Customer Delivery In UK, Did It In Just 13 Mins

Amazon Go Grocery Store Will Make Cashier & Check Out Things Of The Past

Remember the scene in Steven Spielberg’s 2002 sci-fi blockbuster, Minority Report, where John Anderton (played by Tom Cruise) went into a future Gap store and was identified (albeit as Yakamoto, the eyes he was transplanted with) and welcomed by a virtual shop assistant? Well, as it turns out, the future is pretty much as predicted by Hollywood and we have Amazon Go to thank. The online retail giant has announced that it will be opening a grocery store in Seattle, Washington, next year that let us have a peek into what physically grocery shopping of near future will be like. Continue reading Amazon Go Grocery Store Will Make Cashier & Check Out Things Of The Past

Martian Watches’ New Smartwatch Puts Amazon Alexa On Your Wrist

Can’t get enough of Amazon Alexa? If so, mVoice Smartwatch by Martian Watches is the smart timepiece you want on your to-buy list. More so, if you have a thing for traditional wrist watch face because that’s what mVoice has on it. There’s no fancy digital display here, save for a narrow OLED display that spits out the essential information you need, and so you’d be experiencing the fashion statement a good’ol timepiece has to offer. But this ain’t no ordinary timepiece nor is it your run-of-the-mill smartwatch, Amazon Alexa is part of it too. Continue reading Martian Watches’ New Smartwatch Puts Amazon Alexa On Your Wrist

Seagate’s New Duet 1TB Hard Drive Syncs Automatically To Amazon Cloud

Cloud storage and local storage solution by the way of portable hard drive have their pros and cons. Cloud is convenient, but you will be at the mercy of connectivity. Hardware solution, on the other hand, will not be at the mercy of connectivity, but you will have to have the physical device with you. Having observe the pros and cons of the two storage solutions, it is a sure fire way of ensuring access to your data anytime, anywhere by marrying the two storage solutions and the Seagate Duet 1TB Portable Hard Drive is one such drive. Continue reading Seagate’s New Duet 1TB Hard Drive Syncs Automatically To Amazon Cloud

Amazon’s All-new Echo Dot Costs Just 50 Bucks, Wants You To Buy More

Sometimes it helps not being an early adopters. The first Echo Dot, which was introduced no more than six months ago, went for a little less than 90 dollars, but just last week, Amazon introduced the second generation iteration which saw the all-new Alexa-powered connected speaker sporting a much lower price tag, at $49.99 a pop. What’s more, Amazon wants to entice you to acquire more than just one; it is offering a six-pack special, where buying five, gets you an all-new Echo Dot for free. If you get the 12-pack, you’d be getting two free Echo Dots. Continue reading Amazon’s All-new Echo Dot Costs Just 50 Bucks, Wants You To Buy More

This Is Amazon’s First Prime Air Cargo Plane, Amazon One

The President of the United States flies on Air Force One. The stuff you bought off Amazon could be flying on a One too, but obviously, your package will not be hitching a ride on the President’s official airplane. Instead, it could be onboard Amazon One, the online retail giant’s first ever air cargo plane. While hooking up with air cargo provider to deliver goods is not new to Amazon’s operations, Amazon One marks the outfit’s first ever branded air cargo plane and it is one of the 40 the company has agreed to lease through air cargo partners Atlas Air and ATSG. As of now, there are eleven such aircraft with more joining the rank over time. Continue reading This Is Amazon’s First Prime Air Cargo Plane, Amazon One

Amazon Launchpad Now Has A Page Dedicated To Kickstarter Products

Good news, fans of crowdfunded products. Now, there’s no more worrying if you miss out certain campaigns, because some of these successfully funded products are on Amazon. The online retail giant has taken Kickstarter Collection under its Launchpad’s wing which, for starter, boasts over 300 Kickstarter products across five ‘themes’, including STEM Products, Always Be Learning, Exquisite Objects, Inventing The Future, and Public Benefit. For the uninitiated, Amazon Launchpad was launched a year ago as an incubator of sort to help startups and other creators to launch, market, and distribute their products to folks around the world. Continue reading Amazon Launchpad Now Has A Page Dedicated To Kickstarter Products