• AWS Dominates IaaS, Stumbles In Managed Private Cloud

    AWS Dominates IaaS, Stumbles In Managed Private Cloud

    But it's an also-ran when it comes to the managed private cloud category, according to a report from Synergy Research Group.The next three IaaS providers are Microsoft (Azure), Google (Google Cloud Platform), and IBM (SoftLayer and Bluemix Clouds).
  • Amazon Introduces Alexa-Exclusive Deals This Weekend

    Amazon Introduces Alexa-Exclusive Deals This Weekend

    21, ask the intelligent personal assistant for daily deals, or go online to see a list of the day's offers.It's as simple as saying "Alexa, order [product].
  • DEAL: Amazon Prime Membership Only $79 Today, Down From $99

    DEAL: Amazon Prime Membership Only $79 Today, Down From $99

    It’s the holidays and if you aren’t doing a bit of your shopping on Amazon, you might doing it wrong.For today only, you can grab an Amazon Prime membership for just $79, down from its usual price of $99.
  • Amazon, Intel Partner to Advance Smart Home Tech

    Amazon, Intel Partner to Advance Smart Home Tech

    From Amazon Echo and the Nest Learning Thermostat to Philips Hue light bulbs and the August Smart Lock, there are already loads of gadgets on the market that can make your home a little smarter.Now, two tech giants — Amazon and Intel — are coming together to "advance the Smart Home ecosystem and extend natural language capabilities to consumers everywhere.
  • Never Wait in Line Again With Amazon Go

    Never Wait in Line Again With Amazon Go

    In development for the past four years, the new system leverages "the most advanced" machine learning, computer vision, and artificial intelligence technology, Amazon says in the video below.Anything you pick up off store shelves is automatically added to a virtual cart.
  • Amazon Created a Mini Grocery Store of the Future Without Checkout Lines or Cashiers

    Amazon Created a Mini Grocery Store of the Future Without Checkout Lines or Cashiers

    In early 2017, Amazon will open its first Amazon Go store that is likely the future of grocery shopping (or shopping in general), assuming they want this to be.That’s Amazon Go.
  • AWS Smooths Developers' Path To Cloud, Enterprise To Follow?

    AWS Smooths Developers' Path To Cloud, Enterprise To Follow?

    Heretofore, it's had spot tools for code headed to the cloud.See FINRA Commits Mission-Critical App To Amazon Cloud.
  • AWS Smooths Developers' Path To Cloud, Enterprise To Follow?

    AWS Smooths Developers' Path To Cloud, Enterprise To Follow?

    Heretofore, it's had spot tools for code headed to the cloud.See FINRA Commits Mission-Critical App To Amazon Cloud.
  • Amazon Tests New Retail Consumer Checkout System

    Amazon Tests New Retail Consumer Checkout System

    That frictionless experience is what Amazon is shooting for in one of the world's largest retail markets, the neighborhood grocery store.The system "rids the store of one of the biggest hassles of shopping: the checkout lines," concluded MarketWatch.
  • Amazon Tests New Retail Consumer Checkout System

    Amazon Tests New Retail Consumer Checkout System

    That frictionless experience is what Amazon is shooting for in one of the world's largest retail markets, the neighborhood grocery store.The system "rids the store of one of the biggest hassles of shopping: the checkout lines," concluded MarketWatch.
  • How to Set Up an Amazon Echo

    How to Set Up an Amazon Echo

    Download the Amazon Alexa AppIt's available free for iOS or Android and of course for Fire OS on Amazon's own tablets—in fact, newer Fire tablets should probably have it already.Pick a Device to Set UpYou have to have an Amazon account to use Alexa, but you don't need Amazon Prime.
  • The 33 Best Amazon Fire Tablet Apps

    The 33 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 8 or the Amazon Fire, Amazon's tablet is only as useful as the apps you put on it.
  • Amazon, Google Offer 99-Cent Movie Rentals

    Amazon, Google Offer 99-Cent Movie Rentals

    Whether you're opening gifts with family, devouring ham with friends, or watching the football game alone this Christmas, Google and Amazon are making the days merry and bright with 99-cent movie rentals.Visit the Google Play store or head over to Amazon Video, where you can download one movie per account for less than a dollar.
  • Amazon Alexa Data Wanted in Murder Investigation

    Amazon Alexa Data Wanted in Murder Investigation

    Since the Echo speaker is always listening for Alexa voice commands, the audio it recorded could provide clues about what happened inside Bates' home on Nov.According to its privacy statement, the company collects "information about use of Alexa and its interaction with your Alexa Enabled Product (such as device type, voice information, content metadata, and location).
  • Lenovo Reveals Echo-Like 'Smart Assistant' Gadget

    Lenovo Reveals Echo-Like 'Smart Assistant' Gadget

    LAS VEGAS—Lenovo is jumping into the smart home market here with an Amazon Echo-like speaker known as the Smart Assistant.The gadget actually taps into the Amazon Alexa voice service, and is like "having your own digital assistant at home," Lenovo says, tipping options like checking traffic, ordering things from Amazon, and listening to music.
  • Ford Offers Amazon's Alexa in Cars

    Ford Offers Amazon's Alexa in Cars

    The integration, announced at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, will roll out in two phases.Starting later this month, Echo, Echo Dot, and Amazon Tap owners can remote start, lock or unlock doors, and get vehicle information from the comfort of their home using voice commands.
  • Amazon, Expedia Back Suit Over Trump Immigration Ban

    Amazon, Expedia Back Suit Over Trump Immigration Ban

    The complaint says the mandate violates the US Constitution and federal Immigration and Nationality Act.It "asks the court to declare major sections of the Executive Order illegal and unconstitutional and to enjoin the Trump Administration from enforcing the policy.
  • Amazon Considers Supermarkets Staffed by 3 People

    Amazon Considers Supermarkets Staffed by 3 People

    In December last year, Amazon unveiled its vision of grocery shopping called Amazon Go.According to the New York Post, a two-story store of between 10,000 and 40,000 square feet is under consideration.
  • Amazon Launches Chime Video & Voice Chat

    Amazon Launches Chime Video & Voice Chat

    It's been 11 years since Amazon first launched Amazon Web Services (AWS).The latest of those is video and voice chat.
  • Google Home & Amazon Echo Could Soon Handle Voice Calls

    Google Home & Amazon Echo Could Soon Handle Voice Calls

    2017 could be the year that Amazon's Echo and Google's Home replace your smartphone, at least, when you're at home.That's because these chatty device are thought to be adding the ability to handle voice calls.