Sonos now supports Amazon Music’s Ultra HD and Dolby Atmos tracks

If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement. As it previously promised, Sonos is today rolling out support for Ultra HD and Dolby Atmos tracks from Amazon Music Unlimited. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/12/7/22822132/sonos-amazon-music-ultra-hd-dolby-atmos-music-now-available

Review: Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite (2021) is even better than the Oasis

The 2021 Kindle Paperwhite is simply the best ereader for the majority of people who actually want an ereader. It improves on its predecessors in the places it matters most, and starting at $140, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better combination of features and quality. via Technology and News Today https://thenextweb.com/news/kindle-paperwhite-2021-review

Amazon is reportedly negotiating to buy MGM

GABRIEL BOUYS via Getty ImagesNow that the streaming video race is about as crowded as it can get, what can Amazon do to lock up more exclusive content? According to rumors reported by The Information, Variety and the New York Times, it’s considering spending as much as $9 billion to buy MGM, which via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/mgm-amazon-prime-video-074510816.html

Court says Amazon is responsible for the safety of third-party products

Amazon may soon be more accountable for more products than the ones it directly sells. According to the LA Times, a California state appeals court has ruled that Amazon is responsible for the safety of third-party products available through its marketplace following a 2015 hoverboard fire. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/amazon-third-party-product-safety-court-ruling-151546590.html

Amazon’s pay raise for over 500,000 workers comes at an interesting time

Amazon has announced that over 500,000 of its workers will get a permanent increase in their hourly wages starting in mid-May, from as low as an additional 50 cents an hour to as much as three extra dollars per hour (via GeekWire). That’s a substantial chunk of its 1. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/28/22408440/amazon-hourly-wage-increase-2021-factory-delivery-workers

Peak Design congratulates Amazon for copying its signature sling bag so well

Peak Design, a maker of fine bags and accessories, has a problem: Amazon appears to have copied its popular bag, the $99.95 Everyday Sling, with its own $32.99 Amazon Basics Camera Bag. It was even called Everyday Sling until Peak Design’s video. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/3/22311574/peak-design-video-amazon-copy-everyday-sling-bag

Amazon will use AI-powered cameras to monitor delivery vans and drivers

Amazon will use AI-powered cameras to monitor delivery vans and drivers

Amazon is planning to use AI-equipped cameras to surveil deliveries drivers on their routes, The Information has reported. The “Driveri” camera and software platform, supplied by a company called Netradyne (yep) can detect and warn drivers about road violations or poor driver practices.

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Amazon’s net income tripled last quarter, and it didn’t even have Prime Day to help

Amazon’s net income tripled last quarter, and it didn’t even have Prime Day to help

Even without Prime Day, Amazon had a blockbuster quarter. Its net income nearly tripled from this time last year, as retail store closures and coronavirus restrictions encouraged people to spend big online. In its earnings report today, Amazon said it made $6.33 billion in net income, up from $2.

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Amazon workers sue over alleged failure to follow COVID-19 guidelines

Amazon workers sue over alleged failure to follow COVID-19 guidelines
The lawsuit was filed with the support of groups Make the Road New York, Public Justice and Towards Justice. We’ve asked Amazon for comment. In a statement to CNBC, it maintained that it followed all national and local health guidelines, including the CDC’s contact tracing approach.
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Get three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $25 at Amazon

Get three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $25 at Amazon
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate lets Xbox One and PC gamers play a library of over 100 games, and frequently adds new titles to its lineup. Games published by Xbox Game Studio are added the same day as retail releases, so subscribers aren’t stuck playing old games.
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Apple’s new MacBook Air is $100 off at Amazon

Apple’s new MacBook Air is $100 off at Amazon
One of the best things about this MacBook is that Apple fixed the keyboard. It has the same new scissor-style design that the company debuted on last year’s 16-inch MacBook Pro, so you won’t have to jab away at sticky butterfly keys or worry about them breaking.
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Slack video and voice calls will rely on Amazon Chime

Slack video and voice calls will rely on Amazon Chime
Just as Slack reported quarterly earnings, it also announced a new agreement with Amazon. Under the terms of the deal Slack will keep using Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred cloud provider — as it has since launching in 2014 — and is shifting its Slack Calls feature to use Amazon Chime.
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Slack video and voice calls will rely on Amazon Chime

Slack video and voice calls will rely on Amazon Chime
Just as Slack reported quarterly earnings, it also announced a new agreement with Amazon. Under the terms of the deal Slack will keep using Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred cloud provider — as it has since launching in 2014 — and is shifting its Slack Calls feature to use Amazon Chime.
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Amazon knocks $300 off the price of Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro

Amazon knocks $300 off the price of Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro
While the 16-inch MacBook Pro is deep into its lifecycle at this point, it’s still a compelling system if you’re looking for a speedy yet reasonably sleek laptop. Apple once again has a keyboard it can be proud of, not to mention improved performance, high-quality mics and very capable speakers.
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Annual PS Plus and PS Now memberships drop to $42 at Amazon

Annual PS Plus and PS Now memberships drop to $42 at Amazon
Amazon will deliver both codes digitally, so no need to wait for anything in the mail. However, one thing to note is that you’ll need to add the pre-paid codes to your cart before you’ll be able to see their sale price.  PlayStation Plus is virtually mandatory if you want to play online.
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Amazon UK will stream some English Premier League games for free

Amazon UK will stream some English Premier League games for free
Last month, BBC Sport announced it would be showing some of these games — marking the first time Premier League matches will be shown live by the broadcaster. Amazon is picking up some of the rest. It’s not yet clear which matches Amazon and other broadcasters will add to their free roster.
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