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Amazon Echo Is Suddenly A Lazy Stoner's Dream

This week, Amazon rolled out three major updates to its artificially intelligent speaker, which make it a fantastic tool for stoners: You can now order a Domino’s pizza, stream music from Spotify, and hail an Uber all by yelling commands at your Amazon Echo.


You Can Now Order An Uber From Amazon Echo

With pizza delivery and Spotify integration under its belt just this week, Amazon’s now adding Uber support to its Alexa-powered speaker. Starting today, you can can yell “Request an Uber,” or lots of other variations on that phrase, and an Uber you shall receive.


The British Are Coming (For Google And Facebook Data On American Servers)

The US and UK are currently holding secret meetings with the hopes of making it easier for police and spy agencies to access emails and other electronic data held by private companies on both sides of the Atlantic, the Washington Post reports.


Print Your Digital Photos Right Now You Lazy Dunderhead

You need to print your digital photos. Not next year, not when you have more free time — right now. I don’t care if your favourite dank memes are playing at the picture showhouse tonight (or whatever the kids are doing for fun these days). Start your first photobook tonight. It’s now or never. Your future self will be grateful. And the friends and relatives who will be digging through your shit after you die will be even more grateful.


Kindle's Home Screen Is Finally Getting Updated

I’ve been using Kindles since ebooks were barely a thing, and while the hardware has come a very long way, the user interface has been lingering. At long last, the much-neglected homescreen is being fixed.


Amazon Will Open Over 300 Physical Bookstores Because Life Is A Practical Joke Played On Us All

Amazon is working on plans to open hundreds of brick-and-mortar bookstores, according to a new report from CNBC. Yes, following in the footsteps of chains like Borders, Amazon apparently thinks that the future is in dead trees.


This Amazon Customer Service Story Will Freak You Out

Over the weekend a story appeared on Medium that will make any Amazon user wince. According to customer Eric Springer, all a hacker needs to unlock your whole damn life is your name, email address and a mailing address — and the mailing address doesn’t even have to be correct.


Report: Amazon Wants To Kill Spotify

Did you know that Amazon Prime comes with a pretty crappy streaming music service? Maybe not, and Jeff Bezos reportedly wants to try again with a new standalone, Spotify-killing music offering. The kicker: Amazon can make it really easy to buy your favourite records, too.


This Week's Tech Rumours, Smartphone Edition

As we inch closer and closer to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where we’re expecting smartphones aplenty, the rumour engines are currently cranked to eleven. New small iPhone details? MicroSD-equipped Galaxy?! Surfacephone.com?!?


Inside Amazon Prime Air: Multiple Drone Models, Smart Flightpaths, 2 Kilogram Parcels

Amazon’s delivery drone service has been under development for some time. Now, in a big interview with Yahoo Tech, its vice president for global public policy, Paul Misener, has explained in more detail than ever how the scheme will work.


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