Amazon adds remastered ‘Baywatch’ to Prime Video on January 20th

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Amazon adds remastered ‘Baywatch’ to Prime Video on January 20th Baywatch If you’re feeling nostalgic for the 90s, Prime Video may have something you can binge on. Amazon is adding Baywatch — yes, the classic TV series and not Dwayne Johnson’s flick…

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Amazon made a vest to keep robots from pummeling humans

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Amazon made a vest to keep robots from pummeling humans TechCrunch Amazon is using an electric vest to help improve worker safety when dealing with automated systems and robots inside its warehouses, according to a report from TechCrunch. The Robotic Tech Vest,…

Amazon Echo Wall Clock shines a light on your Alexa timers

Amazon Echo Wall Clock shines a light on your Alexa timers

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Amazon Echo Wall Clock shines a light on your Alexa timers It’s hard not to look deeper into the Echo Wall Clock. It is, after all, tied to Alexa, Amazon’s popular, always-listening voice assistant that by most recent count has sold over…

Facebook employees caught leaving five-star Amazon reviews for Portal

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Facebook employees caught leaving five-star Amazon reviews for Portal Facebook Facebook released its Portal and Portal+ smart displays two months ago, at the tail end of a scandal-ridden year in which data leaks and privacy incidents were abundant. So, the company faced…

Shareholders ask Amazon to halt sales of facial recognition tech

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Shareholders ask Amazon to halt sales of facial recognition tech NICOLAS ASFOURI via Getty Images A group of Amazon shareholders has filed a resolution requesting the company stop selling its facial recognition technology to government agencies until a review can determine whether…

Alexa can read news briefs in a ‘newscaster’ voice in the US

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Alexa can read news briefs in a ‘newscaster’ voice in the US Nathan Ingraham/Engadget Alexa can now modulate its voice beyond whispering in hushed tones. Amazon has introduced a ‘newscaster’ voice in the US that kicks in when Alexa reads the day’s…

‘The Sims’ Alexa Skill is a game companion for superfans

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‘The Sims’ Alexa Skill is a game companion for superfans Electronic Arts Electronic Arts and Amazon are doing their version of the old “You got your peanut butter in my chocolate!” and “You got your chocolate in my peanut butter!” bit. The…

Amazon’s base Fire TV Stick now comes with its new Alexa remote

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Amazon’s base Fire TV Stick now comes with its new Alexa remote Amazon You don’t have to sacrifice all the bells and whistles to get Amazon’s entry-level Fire TV hardware. The internet giant is releasing an updated edition of the basic Fire…

Caper’s smart shopping cart uses AI to skip checkout lines

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Caper’s smart shopping cart uses AI to skip checkout lines Caper From cashierless Amazon Go stores to Walmart‘s self-driving vans for food drop-offs, tech is revolutionizing grocery shopping with an emphasis on speed and convenience. Now a lesser-known startup is entering the…

Germany outlaws Amazon’s one-click Dash buttons

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Germany outlaws Amazon’s one-click Dash buttons Amazon Amazon has run afoul of consumer protection laws in Germany over its click-to-buy Dash buttons for Prime members. A Munich regional court ordered the company to stop taking orders from the dinky devices because they…

Amazon unveils ad-supported IMDb video streaming service

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Amazon unveils ad-supported IMDb video streaming service IMDb Freedive It’s been rumored that Amazon has been working on an ad-supported video streaming service, similar to what’s offered from Vudu and Roku, and now the service has officially launched. Variety reports that IMDb…

Key by Amazon is not just about deliveries

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Key by Amazon is not just about deliveries When Amazon Key first debuted, its primary pitch was as a solution for porch piracy. Despite the initial queasiness of letting random delivery people in your home, the service appears to have caught on,…

Amazon’s Echo Auto accessory is making its way to customers

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Amazon’s Echo Auto accessory is making its way to customers Amazon Amazon wasn’t able to release Echo Auto before the 2018 holiday season like it did its other brand new Alexa-connected devices. According to TechCrunch, though, the company has already started shipping…

Amazon revisits Lorena Bobbitt’s trial in new ‘Lorena’ trailer

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Amazon revisits Lorena Bobbitt’s trial in new ‘Lorena’ trailer Jeffrey Markowitz via Getty Images Last year, Amazon greenlit a Jordan Peele-produced documentary series on Lorena Bobbitt, and now it has released a trailer for the upcoming four-part series. Bobbitt made headlines in…

Lenovo’s 2-in-1 Android tablet turns into an Echo Show clone

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Lenovo’s 2-in-1 Android tablet turns into an Echo Show clone At last year’s Alexa event, Amazon teased that Lenovo would be making a tablet with Echo Show capabilities. Now at CES, we finally know more details about it. It’s called the Lenovo…