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On Amazon, You Can Buy This 40-Foot Shipping Container House For $36K

Amazon may be ousted as the biggest e-tailer in the world by Alibaba’s Taobao, but that does not mean what the Seattle-based online retailer giant peddles on its virtual storefront are anything less than eyebrow-raising. In addition to more mundane, run-of-the-mill stuff it sells alongside some super weird things you never knew you could buy online, apparently it now also sells shipping container house. Of course, shipping containers repurposed to serve a variety of other functions, such as construction site office, guard post, movable pools, and even homes aren’t new, but having it on sale on Amazon is something weirdly enough to be mentioned. Continue reading On Amazon, You Can Buy This 40-Foot Shipping Container House For $36K

Soon, You Can Ask Alexa To Remote Start/Stop Your Nissan Automobile

Remote start for automobiles isn’t new, but this latest features coming to select models of Nissan vehicle changes everything. How so? Because you don’t even need to lift a finger to do the deed; all you have to do is use your voice. This is made possible by Amazon Alexa NissanConnect Services Skill. With this new found skill, you can remotely lock/unlock, honk the horn, flash the lights, in addition to remote start/stop the engine – all by telling your Alexa-enabled device to do so. Continue reading Soon, You Can Ask Alexa To Remote Start/Stop Your Nissan Automobile

Here Are Some New Gadgets From Amazon For This Holiday Season

September 27 is a big day for online retail giant, Amazon. It was like the Apple Event for Amazon where the company a slew of new gadgets, ready to coax your hard-earned money out of your wallet for this holiday season. A total of six gadgets were announced on this day and it includes a an-all new Echo, an Echo Plus, an Echo Spot, an all-new Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD, a thing called Echo Connect, and Alex Gadgets. That’s a lot to take it in a day, especially for eager Amazon fans. Instead of bore you with boatloads of words, here a rundown of the gadgets: Continue reading Here Are Some New Gadgets From Amazon For This Holiday Season

You Can Now Enable Spider-Man Skill On Alexa-enabled Devices

Fans of Spider-Man may want to know that you can now enable Spider-Man dynamic content on Alexa-enabled devices. Amazon described it as adding new skill to your device in which, when enabled, will let you use the Spider-Man invocation word in addition to the usual Alexa to learn more about the wall-crawler. You can, for examples, say “Alexa, ask Spider-Man for my countdown,” or “Alexa, ask Spider-Man for today’s update.” So, as you can see, you will have ask Alexa to ask Spider-Man which is kind of lame, but it will be probably fun for the first ten seconds. Definitely a novelty and not nearly as cool as Star Trek wake word, “Computer.” Continue reading You Can Now Enable Spider-Man Skill On Alexa-enabled Devices

Amazon Echo Family’s Newest Member Has 7″ Touch Display, Makes Video Calls

Amazon is hatching a plan to take over your lives, or at least make you dependent on it. After unleashing Echo to manage many aspects of your life like turning on/off lights, play music, read news, and even advising on your attire – all by using voice commands, Amazon Echo family now grew to include visual with Amazon Echo Show. In addition to having a camera and speakers – both of which can be found on the Echo and Echo Look, Echo Show, if you haven’t get it from its namesake, benefits from having a crisp 7-inch touchscreen display. Continue reading Amazon Echo Family’s Newest Member Has 7″ Touch Display, Makes Video Calls

Amazon Echo Look: Echo With Eyes To Take Pictures And Rate Your Outfits

When you find yourself wishing for an artificial intelligence to tell you how you look in a particular outfit, then I believe you are ahead of us in the future and the good news is, Amazon is with you. The online retailer giant’s new Echo Look is the device that will do exactly that. Amazon is calling it a handsfree camera and style assistant, which simply put, is an Echo with eyes. It can take full-height picture or video of your showing off the outfits and based on “machine learning algorithms with advice from fashion specialists,” it will compare your outfits so you can look the best for the day. I don’t know, folks. Can we trust machine to tell us what looks good on us? I guess it is subjective. Perhaps it is good for those who are often in a fix as to what to wear. Continue reading Amazon Echo Look: Echo With Eyes To Take Pictures And Rate Your Outfits

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