Smart Homes

Amazon Footpath Wants To Connect Your Neighbourhood — If You’ll Let It

Amazon Footpath Wants To Connect Your Neighbourhood — If You’ll Let It

Over the years, Amazon has made it very clear that it’s no longer satisfied with being “the everything store.” What was once just a hub where you buy shit online has since branched into the world of autonomous vehicles, pharmaceuticals, drones and space travel. Earlier today, the company unveiled some…

Amazon’s Alexa for Landlords Is a Privacy Nightmare Waiting to Happen

Amazon’s Alexa for Landlords Is a Privacy Nightmare Waiting to Happen

You know that clip of Steve Carell from The Office where he’s shouting “No, God! No, God, please no! No! No! Nooooooooo!” That’s how I feel about Amazon’s announcement that it’s adding a new service to Alexa for landlords. It’s called Alexa for Residential that, according to Amazon, “makes it…

Would You Give Up Your Privacy For $5000 Worth Of Amazon Crap?

Would You Give Up Your Privacy For $5000 Worth Of Amazon Crap?

You know what none of us needs more of in our homes? Amazon products. And yet that’s exactly what’s promised to prospective homebuyers should they decide to purchase through its new U.S.-based TurnKey service. The company will reportedly gift thousands of dollars in products and services to tempt American homebuyers…