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India privately took Amazon to task over insulting flag doormat | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s reaction to an Amazon.com website selling doormats resembling the country’s flag involved an unprecedented public and private offensive against the U.S. company by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, a document shows.<p>FILE PHOTO: Employees of Amazon India are …

India

Blind Kitten with Weak Heart Lives Out Final Months With Bucket List Adventure

A good Samaritan found a tiny blind kitten standing in the middle of the road crying for help. He scooped him up and immediately took him to the …

New – AWS Step Functions – Build Distributed Applications Using Visual Workflows | Amazon Web Services

We want to make it even easier for you to build complex, distributed applications by connecting multiple web and microservices. Whether you are …

Cloud Computing

AWS X-Ray – Distributed Tracing System

<b>Review Request Behavior</b><p>AWS X-Ray traces user requests as they travel through your entire application. It aggregates the data generated by the …

Microservices

New – IPv6 Support for EC2 Instances in Virtual Private Clouds | Amazon Web Services

<b>Update (7/13/2017)</b>: Since this post was published, IPv6 supported has been extended and now supports 15 Regions and Multiple AWS Services.<p>The …

Cloud Computing

AWS Batch – Run Batch Computing Jobs on AWS | Amazon Web Services

I entered college in the fall of 1978. The Computer Science department at Montgomery College was built around a powerful (for its time) IBM 370/168 …

Cloud Computing

AWS enhances Lambda with Step Functions, CloudFront compute capability, C# support

At its re:Invent user conference in Las Vegas today, public cloud infrastructure provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced support for the C# programming language in its Lambda event-driven computing service, as well as a new capability called Lambda@Edge, which makes it possible to run Lambda …

Cloud Computing

AWS launches Amazon Lightsail, a DigitalOcean Killer offering virtual private servers starting at $5 a month

Amazon Web services (AWS), the king of cloud computing business announced Amazon Lightsail, a VPS service starting just at $5 a month. At its AWS …

Cloud Computing

AWS launches Amazon Pinpoint mobile analytics service

At its re:Invent user conference in Las Vegas today, public cloud infrastructure provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of Amazon Pinpoint, a mobile analytics service.<p>Pinpoint will help developers understand the behaviors of people using mobile apps. It lets developers send push …

Cloud Computing

AWS launches Shield to protect web applications from DDoS attacks

At its re:Invent developer conference, Amazon today announced AWS Shield, a DDoS protection service for web apps that run on Amazon’s cloud computing service.<p>AWS Shield is generally available today and is already turned on (for free) for all web applications that currently run on AWS — no action by …

Blox – New Open Source Scheduler for Amazon EC2 Container Service | Amazon Web Services

Back in 2014 I talked about Amazon ECS and showed you how it helps you to build, run, and scale Docker-based applications. I talked about the three …

Cloud Computing

AWS latest innovation is a huge truck to help customers physically move data to the cloud

Snowmobile unit can store 100 petabytes of data

Customers

Amazon enables AWS CodeBuild, a managed service to build applications

While many developers use build servers running in AWS, typically those build environments are deployed, configured and managed by the developers …

Here's How Many Pop-Up Stores Amazon Plans to Open

While other companies work to compete with Amazon (amzn) in the e-commerce space, the online retailer is ramping up its physical presence.<p>At the end …

The weird, wide world of Amazon's Alexa Easter eggs

From Star Trek to Monty Python, Amazon's popular virtual assistant loves a good inside joke.<p>Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa can stream music, read off the day's headlines, or take control of your smart home, but half of the fun is asking questions out of left field to see if she can keep up.<p>And, …

Smart Homes

5 Things We Just Learned About Jeff Bezos' Space Company

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wants to make space tourism a reality.<p>His secretive space company, Blue Origin, recently opened its doors to journalists for …

5 ways Amazon Echo is better than Siri

Most people compare it to Siri, Apple's nearly five-year-old voice assistant that's available in iPhones, iPads, and the Apple TV. (Mac support is coming soon, apparently). But Amazon's solution, in my personal experience, is so much better than Siri.<p>Siri has some advantages over Echo: Since it's …

A second Amazon brick-and-mortar bookstore is coming -- to San Diego

Amazon's second brick-and-mortar bookstore will open in San Diego this summer, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.<p>The final sign of the bookstore was just that — a sign. Signage over construction in the University Towne Center Mall in San Diego reads, "Coming this summer — Amazon books."<p>Last …

San Diego

John McAfee reveals the one way he could hack the iPhone without Apple's help

Initially, McAfee had joked he would do it with social engineering— i.e., tricking people into helping. "That was all bullshit," he told Tech Insider in a phone interview. "Of course I'm going to say social engineering, but think about it: How in the hell are you going to social engineer a dead …

Amazon Fire TV Stick 2015 Vs Google Chromecast 2: 10 Reasons Why Amazon's Offering Is Better

Media-streaming HDMI dongles might not be the A-listers in the world of TV gadgetry, but that’s probably because they are currently few and far …

Get Ready for Amazon's New Fashion Line

Amazon has slowly but steadily been making in-roads into the fashion world. The online shopping behemoth already carries over 30 million clothing …

Building Scalable Web Apps with AWS Lambda and Home-Grown Serverless Web Framework

There is a growing demand for enterprise software solutions that are easy to build and quick to deploy. Cloud Computing has emerged as one of the …

Amazon Echo just made it that much easier to order an Uber

Just one day after Amazon integrated Spotify's premium music service into its bluetooth speaker/virtual assistant Echo, the company has unveiled …

Automation

There's a New Way to Order Dominos This Super Bowl Sunday

Forget having to pick up your phone or log onto the Internet to place your Domino’s Pizza order this Super Bowl Sunday. Simply, yell out your order …

Fortune Magazine has apologised for a cover that depicted Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos as a Hindu deity

The cover story, titled "Amazon Takes India," reported on how Bezos and a specialised team in India were looking to tackle the next "trillion-dollar market." The art was created by Nigel Buchanan, an Australian illustrator who also works for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Time.<p>"The …

Fitness apps are ruining the Apple Watch. Apple should scrap them.

Apple has got its fitness strategy all wrong. It sees Apple Watch as a computing platform rather than a device, and so it promotes third-party apps instead of making better built-in ones of its own.<p>That may be a fine strategy for Macs and iPhones, but it just does not work for watches and fitness …

Smartwatches

An Amazon Customer Received This Nasty Surprise In His Shopping Cart After Complaining To Customer Service

A student and IT contractor living in Ireland alleges that he was the butt of an unprofessional joke after he complained to Amazon.de customer service about an unpleasant shopping experience. The man — who is going only by “Pedro” — claims that after having purchased a textbook he needed for an …

Whirlpool's new Amazon Dash-integrated smart appliances know when you need supplies

Home appliances get more high-tech every single year, which means they get better at doing their jobs and conserving energy in the process. But Whirlpool appliances are getting smarter and doing not just their jobs, but yours, too: Its 2016 line-up of smart dishwashers, top-load washers, and dryers …

Smart Homes