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Tony Hsieh, Former Zappos CEO and Las Vegas Visionary, Dies After Being Injured in House Fire

Tony Hsieh, a Las Vegas visionary and the former CEO of Zappos who rocketed the online shoe retailer to the big leagues with its billion-dollar sale to Amazon, has died at the age of 46. He died after sustaining injuries from a fire at his home in New London, Connecticut, his attorney Puoy Premsrirut told the Wall…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Las Vegas, Zappos, Tony Hsieh, New London Connecticut, Puoy Premsrirut


Utopia Has Been Cancelled After One Season at Amazon

The original British version of Utopia, Gillian Flynn’s conspiracy theory thriller, had a two-season run. Amazon’s adaptation/remake isn’t getting the same luck. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Utopia, Gillian Flynn, Rainn Wilson, John Cusack, Amazon Studios, Sasha Lane


Let's Get Lit: Save Up to 22% Off Gaming PCs, Laptops, and Monitors at Amazon

Up to 22% Off Gaming PCs, Laptops, Monitors | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Black Friday, Science, Black Friday Deals, Amazon deals, Holiday 2020


Mine ponds amplify mercury risks in Peru's Amazon

The proliferation of pits and ponds created in recent years by miners digging for gold in Peru's Amazon has altered the landscape and amplified the risk of mercury poisoning, a new study shows. In some watersheds, there's been a 670% increase in land area covered by abandoned mining pits that have filled in with water. Low-oxygen conditions in these ponds accelerate the conversion of submerged mercury, a leftover from the mining, into highly toxic methylmercury.
Tags: Amazon, Science, Peru


It's Not Just You, AWS Is Down Right Now

Amazon Web Services—or just AWS, for short—suffered a massive outage on Wednesday that left a ton of apps, sites, and connected devices relying on the hosting giant completely in the dark.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Aws, Outages, Amazon Web Services


Amazon and Feds Team Up to Sniff Out Counterfeiters

In the latest example of Amazon buddying up with federal forces, the ecommerce giant announced a new partnership with the Department of Homeland and security and DHL dubbed “Operation Fulfilled Action,” aimed at cracking down on counterfeit products. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Dhs, DHL, Department of Homeland, Bedfellows


The Expanse's First Season 5 Clip Hints at Cosmic Trouble on the Horizon

The Expanse has just been renewed for a sixth and final season, but it’s not time to say good-bye just yet. In fact, season five arrives on Amazon in just a few short weeks. io9 is thrilled—like, James-Holden-finding-a-working-coffee-maker-in space thrilled!—to share the very first clip from the season premiere. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Science, Chad Coleman, Streaming, Horizon, The Expanse, Exclusive, James Sa Corey, Amazon Studios, James Holden, Steven Strait


Amazon's Eero 6 Is the Cure for Your Stuck-At-Home Internet Problems

We’re all trapped at home sharing broadband for the foreseeable future with no end in sight, and our internet setups need some help. You might be looking at mesh routers as a solution to help blanket your house with wifi and ensure that every Zoom meeting, online class, and virtual exercise session goes off without a…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Commerce, Consumer Tech, Eero, Wi Fi 6, Eero 6, Amazon Eero 6 Review


Amazon's Echo Buds Are Fitness Trackers Now Too

Alexa, show me a corporate pivot to fitness tracking.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Fitness, Fitness Trackers, Alexa, Consumer Tech, Echo Buds


Amazon's Cloud Gaming Is Still a Work in Progress, but It Has Potential

When Luna works it handles games as effortlessly as a local computer. That’s a pleasant surprise for someone like me who is generally skeptical of cloud gaming platforms but has come to embrace them over the last year. After many, many hours of playing games on other platforms like GeForce Now, Shadow, and Stadia, and…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Streaming, Streaming Services, Luna, First Look, Cloud Gaming, Amazon Luna


Amazon's Channels Platform Will Drop HBO Next Year as Part of HBO Max Deal

Starting next year, you won’t find HBO among Amazon’s Prime Video Channels selection anymore, CNBC reports. That was apparently one of WarnerMedia’s conditions in the months-long negotiations to bring its subscription streaming service, HBO Max, to Amazon Fire TV devices.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Science, Amazon Prime, Cnbc, Amazon Prime Video, WarnerMedia, HBO Max, HBO Max to Amazon Fire TV




There Ain't No Party Like a Sony First-Party Because Sony First-Party Games Are on Sale at Amazon

Sony First-Party Game Sale | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Amazon deals, Sony First Party


Some Amazon rainforest regions more resistant to climate change than previously thought

Is the Amazon rainforest as sensitive to water stress as what the current models have been showing? Columbia Engineering researchers found that the models have been largely over-estimating water stress in tropical forests. While models show that increases in air dryness greatly diminish photosynthesis rates in certain regions of the Amazon rainforest, observational data results show the opposite: in certain very wet regions, the forests instead even increase photosynthesis rates in response to d...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Columbia Engineering


Anyone Can Wear Alexa on Their Face Now

Amazon’s Echo Frames smart glasses aren’t invite-only anymore. That’s right, baby, the plebes can now preorder the Alexa-enabled glasses for $250. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Smart Glasses, Alexa, Consumer Tech, Echo Loop, Echo Frames




Bleak: Amazon Is a Pharmacy Now

In addition to presiding over our food, the supply chain, and acting as a rent-seeking middleman for retail while quietly picking off the competition, Amazon will now oversee drugs. Today, the behemoth launched Amazon Pharmacy, which is certain to leave more small business owners out in the cold. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Amazon Pharmacy, Theres Still A Choice






Amazon Customer Support Apparently Did Not Know That Northern Ireland Was Part of the UK

These are trying times, and that can sometimes means that our brains just don’t function as well as they normally do. A member of the Amazon support team unfortunately learned this lesson in a very public way on Saturday when they stated that Northern Ireland was not a part of the United Kingdom. Spoiler: It is. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Science, Social Media, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Amazon Customer




These Are the Creepiest Gadgets of 2020, According to Mozilla

The weather outside is turning frightful, and that means it’s time for the Mozilla Foundation to scare the crap out of you with its annual “Privacy Not Included” buyer’s guide. Each year, the Mozilla Foundation judges a handful of gadgets based on their privacy chops, giving shoppers an easy way to judge whether a…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Science, Mozilla, Mozilla Foundation, Tis The Season For Unfettered Data Collection


Relax Your Muscles With a TaoTronics Massage Gun, Down to $72

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Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Amazon deals, Taotronics


Amazon's Alexa Can Now Ask You Follow-Up Questions

Responding to demands from consumers for “an Alexa, but make it talk even more,” Amazon announced on Wednesday that its latest digital assistant model will be able to infer a user’s “latent goals,” and will use those to pose follow-up questions to users.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Machine Learning, Algorithms, Alexa, Digital Assistants


Here's All the Big Tech-Linked Advisors on Biden's Transition Team

On Tuesday, President-elect Joe Biden announced his administration’s transition team, including the list of agency review team members that will help his White House “hit the ground running on Day One.” It also, by all indications, includes a deeper bench of big tech figures than any transition team prior.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Lyft, Uber, Politics, Science, Technology, Government, White House, Linkedin, Tech, Joe Biden, Dropbox, Airbnb, Dell, Salesforce, Biden


Get an Anker Powercore 20,000mAh Power Bank For $30

Anker Powercore Portable Charger | $30 | Amazon Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Amazon deals, Anker PowerCore, 000mAh Power Bank


Get Boltune Active Noise Canceling Wireless Headphones for Just $30 [Exclusive]

Boltune Noise Canceling Wireless Headphones | $30 | Amazon | Clip coupon + Promo code KINJADJS8Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Boltune, Boltune Deals


Your Cop-Friendly Spy Device Could Burst Into Flames

Another argument for throwing your Ring doorbell into a cement mixer: It might catch your house on fire. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Ring


We Now Know How Much Ubisoft Games on Amazon's Cloud Gaming Service Will Cost

As of this morning, anyone who has received, or will receive, a beta invite to Luna, Amazon’s brand new cloud gaming service, can access the Ubisoft+ channel that’s filled with—you guessed it—Ubisoft games like Assassins’ Creed Odyssey. What Amazon didn’t initially announce was the price of subscribing to that game…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Video Games, Ubisoft, Streaming Services, Luna, Consumer Tech, Yikes, Cloud Gaming, Luna Amazon, Creed Odyssey What Amazon



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