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Monday, 3 Aug 2015

Amazon gives developers and hobbyists access to Alexa

Amazon gives developers and hobbyists access to Alexa

When voice recognition software is mentioned, the names Cortana and Siri will undoubtedly pop up. Amazon wants to add one more name to that list; Alexa. To do that, it's making the software free for anybody to use and integrate into their devices.

Thursday, 30 Jul 2015

Amazon wants commercial drones to have a place in the sky

Amazon wants commercial drones to have a place in the sky

While laws about drone use are still being debated upon in many countries, Amazon has proposed reserving a section of airspace devoted to commercial drone use.

Monday, 13 Jul 2015

90% of all tech patents lawsuits filed in the first half of 2015 were by patent trolls

90% of all tech patents lawsuits filed in the first half of 2015 were by patent trolls

A study conducted by United Patents found that nearly 90% of all patent lawsuits filed in the first half of this year were by patent trolls.

Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015

July 15 is Prime Day

July 15 is Prime Day

Mark your calendars. July 15 is Prime Day and Amazon aims to make it a day that your wallet won't soon forget.

Friday, 27 Mar 2015

Amazon now offers unlimited cloud storage for just US$59.99 per year

Amazon now offers unlimited cloud storage for just US$59.99 per year

Amazon has just announced that it will offer a new "Unlimited Everything" cloud storage plan that will offer unlimited cloud storage for just US$59.99 a year.

Saturday, 21 Mar 2015

Amazon gets green light from FAA to begin drone testing

Amazon gets green light from FAA to begin drone testing

Amazon has just gotten the go-ahead from the Federal Aviation Administration to begin unmanned drone tests near its R&D facility in Seattle, USA. This could represent a small but important step in making delivery drones which deliver packages straight to your doorstep a reality. Hit the link for more details!

Thursday, 12 Feb 2015

Limited time offer: Download US$140 worth of apps from Amazon Appstore for free

Limited time offer: Download US$140 worth of apps from Amazon Appstore for free

Amazon is currently having a limited time offer where you can download 37 apps (worth a total of US$140) for free from its Appstore. Hit the link to find out more.

Friday, 10 Oct 2014

Amazon to open first physical store

Amazon to open first physical store

Reports from CNBC have surfaced, revealing that the e-commerce giant is looking to open its first physical store in midtown Manhattan just in time for the year-end holidays.

Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014

Amazon buys Twitch for $970 million

Amazon buys Twitch for $970 million

Following earlier rumors that Google was prepared to pay US$1 billion for Twitch, Amazon has apparently swooped in and picked up the livestreaming video network for a mere US$970 million.

Monday, 4 Aug 2014

Flappy bird returns...but only on the Amazon Fire TV

Flappy bird returns...but only on the Amazon Fire TV

Deemed as too addictive by its creator, Flappy Bird is back to frustrate more users, but only on the Amazon Fire TV box.

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