Did you know that you can buy everything on Amazon? Medical devices, snack foods, designer clothing, books, pet supplies, art, and -- you're never gonna guess this one -- buildings!
Tagged With amazon
When Amazon released the Kindle Oasis back in the spring of 2016, we said it was the best e-reader ever made. But that doesn't mean it was perfect, and in the year and half since it came out, it's become clear there was room for improvement.
With a starting price of $449, the old Oasis was a bit pricey, it had a blocky (and now outdated) design and it was missing features like the adaptive backlighting found on the even older Kindle Voyage. And despite having a name that immediately conjures up visions of pools and fountains, the previous Oasis didn't have any sort of water resistance either. But now, Amazon is giving it another go with the simply (and annoyingly) named New Kindle Oasis, which looks to address all those shortcomings while also adding a number of new improvements too.
The Kindle Oasis is the best e-reader ever made, we think. And it just got better, with a larger screen and waterproofing for bath-time reading.
Amazon is really looking to makes Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams, its upcoming scifi anthology series, more cinematic than episodic. At "The World of Philip K. Dick" panel at New York Comic Con (which covered both Electric Dreams and The Man in the High Castle), the producers emphasised how the show is far more like a series of films than a television show.
Amazon already has a Philip K. Dick show in its adaptation of Man in the High Castle, which is headed into its third season. But Stan also has an anthology series based on Dick's work available now, called Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams. And the executive producers feel like they could adapt the same story more than one time over the years.
Over the past two seasons, The Man in the High Castle has slowly delved into the idea of other realities, including our own (which Tagomi travelled to at the end of season one). But it looks like season three is going all-in: The multiverse is real, certain people can traverse it, and the Nazis are ready to invade.
Mattel is cancelling Aristotle, a device described as "Alexa for kids", after facing criticism from lawmakers and parents' groups. In a statement, Mattel said Aristotle did not "fully align with Mattel's new technology strategy" and would not bring the device to market "as part of an ongoing effort to deliver the best possible connected product experience to the consumer".
At long last, Sonos is ready for small talk. The wireless speaker company -- whose gloss has dulled as Amazon, Google and soon Apple have released increasingly decent "smart" speakers over the last couple of years -- is finally releasing a speaker with built-in voice commands. It's called the Sonos One and it comes with Amazon's Alexa assistant built in. In 2018, Sonos says it will support Google's Assistant, too.
Back when Good Omens first came out, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman had plans for a sequel -- one that never came to pass, just like the planned movie adaptation of the novel. But now ideas from the sequel are being given new life in Amazon and the BBC's TV miniseries remake, in the form of Jon Hamm.
Any retailer budgets for broken goods, shoplifting and other losses, and Amazon is no different. But because of the volume of sales and a customer-forward policy, the gargantuan online marketplace appears to rarely investigate claims of broken or unreceived goods, opting instead to replace or refund -- no questions asked. That's how Indiana couple Erin and Leah Finan scored $US1.2 million ($1.5 million) in electronics.
It might not feel like it, but it's been almost three years since the original Amazon Echo hit the scene. In the time since, the number of Alexa-powered devices has grown from a single smart speaker into an entire family including the Dot, the Look, and the Show -- not to mention all the third-party devices out there. But now, Amazon has returned its attention to the device that got the whole smart speaker revolution started with an all new Echo (along with a ton of other new Echo devices, too).
On Monday, Trump signed a memorandum to ramp up education initiatives in US STEM education and computer science, and on Tuesday, Ivanka joined a panel discussing the over $US300 million that tech companies have just pledged to K-12 computer science programs in the US. "Computer science and coding are a priority for the administration as we think about pathways for jobs," Ivanka said during the Internet Association lobby group's press conference. But to blindly believe that the Trump administration now gives a damn about these efforts requires a complete disregard of how the White House has screwed US education, science, and technology efforts in the past.
Amazon, as you may have heard, needs another base of operations. Rather than pick the best geographic location, Jeff Bezos dangled a substantial carrot in front of North America's metropolitan centres: $6 billion in investment, and up to 50,000 jobs.