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When I was 18 years old, I bought a baby Louis Vuitton handbag off of eBay. It was about $400 and light blue. I loved it. Then the zipper broke, and when I took it to the Louis Vuitton store to get repaired, the snooty sales girl informed me that it was counterfeit. Eighteen-year-old me was incensed, humiliated and embarrassed, but I learned an expensive (if important) lesson: Don't buy designer goods off of eBay.


Amazon loves talking about its drone delivery system despite the fact that it's nowhere near complete. When the company made its first drone delivery earlier this month, the aircraft carried a bag of popcorn and Fire TV box a measly 700m. Nevertheless, Amazon is exploring an even more ambitious idea: Flying warehouses.


While Touch ID may feel like the most secure way to prevent others from accessing your phone, it cost Bethany Howell $US250 ($349). While the Arkansas mother napped on the couch in the week before the holidays, her 6-year-old daughter Ashlynd borrowed her thumbprint to unlock her phone and opened the Amazon app.


Some of technology's most prominent leaders and CEOs have made the pilgrimage from the Tesla-lined streets of Silicon Valley to the slightly more civilised New York City to attend President Donald J. Trump's tech summit.


This Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump will meet with — or "summon", as it were — leaders from across the tech industry for a round-table chat. On paper, this appears to be a very sensible meeting. Silicon Valley nurtured a deliciously cosy relationship with the Obama administration, and it stands to reason that it will try that route with the Trump regime.


Season one of Man in the High Castle threw us into a gorgeously realised alternate reality where the Axis won World War II and the United States was divided into the east coast run by Nazis, the west coast run by Imperial Japan and a neutral zone between them. Since then, the real world landscape has exploded with people wondering about what other realities look like. With season two arriving on Amazon next week, we asked the cast and producers about rising popularity of alternate realities.


Amazon just officially announced its long rumoured grocery store in the US, and it actually looks pretty neat. The concept is that there's no place to checkout. You just tap your phone on some sort of detector when you walk in and then walk out with your food. Once you've left, you are billed through your Amazon account.


Amazon is building a new version of its artificially intelligent Echo speaker with a screen, according to a Bloomberg report. The device is currently being worked on by the company's secretive Lab126 research team that was also responsible for some of Amazon's greatest flops and successes like the Fire Phone, Echo Dot and Fire tablet. It sounds weird and kind of unwieldy — but it might prove to be a great idea.