Amazon

Free Reverb App Brings Amazon's Alexa to Mac Desktops, iPhones and iPads

Developers at U.S. digital consultancy Rain have created a little-known app called Reverb that allows users to access Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant from their Mac desktop or iOS device.<p>Launching the free Mac app prompts users to sign in to their Amazon account, after which a window opens showing …

Apple

​Amazon lowers minimum for free shipping to $35

The retail giant matches Walmart by offering free two-day shipping to shoppers who spend more than $35. The threshold used to be $49.<p>Retail giant Amazon apparently doesn't want Walmart to offer a better deal on shipping.<p>Without promotion, Amazon has lowered the minimum required for free two-day US …

Technology (UK)

9 Things to Know About Amazon Prime Air Drone Delivery Service

Amazon Prime Air explored, from drone designs to pigeon dodging.<p>If you're a postman, look away now. The future of deliveries is here – and it's all about drones. It's long been known that autonomous flying machines are the future, because the movies told us so, but now it's become a reality thanks …

Drones

Amazon Echo - This one tip is ESSENTIAL for anyone who uses Alexa at home

GETTYAmazon Echo is an awesome gadget, and here's one simple trick you really need to know<p>The 360-degree omni-directional speaker lets you order …

Amazon Echo

New data highlights Amazon Australia threat

New research has underlined the threat to retailers from online juggernaut Amazon, which is expected to ramp up its presence in Australia later this …

eCommerce

Amazon Is Going on a Hiring Spree in London

Online retailer Amazon (amzn) is set to create more than 5,000 jobs in Britain this year, the company said on Monday, boosting its investment in the …

Markets

Amazon lowers its free shipping threshold to counter Walmart

When Walmart ditched its Amazon Prime-style subscriptions and offered free two-day shipping for all orders over $35, it was a shot across the bow -- we might not compete directly, but we can still undercut you. Well, Amazon is responding in kind. Just a year after it hiked its free shipping minimum …

Technology (UK)

Here's What's New And Leaving Hulu In March 2017

March is fast approaching, and Hulu has now announced what new content is set to arrive during the month, as well as what's on its way out.<p><i>Terminator 2</i>, <i>Carrie</i>, and <i>Top Gun</i> are among the movies coming to Hulu on March 1. All four part of Hulu's <i>National Treasure</i> series--a British show unrelated to the …

Amazon Prime

5 Alexa skills to try this week

This selection of Alexa skills worth trying is drawn from trending and most enabled categories in the Alexa Skills Marketplace. Each skill has a rating of four out of five stars or higher.<p>In the latest Alexa news: You may hear more “Cowabunga!” and “BOOM!” references from Alexa in the future, as …

Amazon Echo

LEAKED: Did Amazon and the CIA conspire against Trump?

Massive Conflict of Interest Exposed by Trump Against <i>Washington Post</i> Owner Bezos<p>Reasons for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ desire to “scrutinize” …

Jeff Bezos

Amazon plans 5,000 new posts in UK

<b>Online retail giant Amazon has said it will create 5,000 new full-time jobs in the UK this year.</b><p>The firm said it was looking for a range of staff including software developers and warehouse staff.<p>There will be jobs at Amazon's head office in London, as well as in the Edinburgh customer service …

United Kingdom

Incubus eBook: Michael R. Davidson: Amazon.com.au: Kindle Store

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.<p>Incubus Kindle Edition<p>New from<p>Used from<p>Kindle Edition<p>—<p>—<p>Kindle Daily Deal: Save at least 70%<p>Each …

Publishing

Ordering Starbucks coffee on Amazon Echo easy but not fast

Here’s an urgent, existential question to ponder: Is it faster to get Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant to kickstart your favorite Starbucks caffeine …

Amid boycott of Ivanka Trump-branded products, her perfume is a bestseller on Amazon

Ivanka Trump's brand of clothing, shoes and accessories has been at the center of a tempest since her father was elected president. On the left, …

Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump’s Perfume Is Selling Like Crazy on Amazon Despite a Boycott

Boycott or no boycott, Ivanka Trump's perfumes have taken over the top two best-selling spots on Amazon.com's beauty section.<p>As of early Saturday, …

Ivanka Trump

Unlocked Alcatel IDOL 4S with Windows 10 Mobile now on Amazon for $450

Although there are slim pickings these days for Windows 10 Mobile devices at least Alcatel's IDOL 4S is becoming more widely available. Originally …

Phones

Amazon Echo: Now Alexa can check your Microsoft Outlook calendar, and voice calls could be coming soon

Outlook can be set as the default calendar for Alexa-powered devices, while rumours suggest that support for voice calls could be on the way.<p>Users of …

Amazon Echo

Best Amazon Echo and Echo Dot Accessories: 6 you shouldn’t miss

Connected speakers and digital assistants are slowly creeping into our households: some people are saying this AI thing could be a big deal someday. Amazon clearly believes so, having unleashed the Echo range of speakers, powered by its digital assistant, Alexa.<p>A competitor to Google Home, the …

Amazon Echo

Here's Why Apple Isn't Building An Amazon Echo Rival

In terms of sales, the iPhone is clearly Apple's most important product. But a relatively unsung hero for the company is Siri, its voice-activated …

Amazon Echo

How to get Alexa in your home without buying an Amazon Echo

You don't need an Amazon Echo to enjoy Alexa.<p>One of the coolest parts of Amazon's Alexa service, especially when comparing the tech to other …

Amazon Echo

Amazon’s smart home consult figured out how to connect a 50-year-old thermostat

Why it matters to you<p>Finding out you just bought a gadget you can't use is annoying, so Amazon wants to offer free consultations before you …

Smart Homes

This online course will teach you over 40 healthy ways to handle stress

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Stress doesn't discriminate.<p>Whether you have a tight deadline at work, or are struggling to pay off your student loans, anyone (even the …

Jeff Bezos

Amazon Rivals Have Big Clouds to Fill

Some things, even huge piles of money can’t buy.<p>One of those things might be the ability to unseat Amazon.com Inc.’s AWS as the king of the cloud computing market. Not that others haven’t made a game effort. The two largest challengers—Microsoft Corp. and Google parent Alphabet Inc.—have dropped …

Fortune 500

5 Sly Ways Amazon Tricks Everyone (And We Mean Everyone) Into Paying Jeff Bezos

An epic analysis of the company argues for anti-trust action against Seattle's giant<p>To understand Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, it helps to understand …

Jeff Bezos

Is Google Home on its way to beat Amazon Echo? Smart home gets smarter

Smart home is becoming smarter and its market getting bigger. There are dozens of smart gadgets available in the market but Amazon Echo and Google Home are among the coolest devices around. The competition between these two products is getting tougher now that the search giant has introduced a new …

Amazon Echo

Fremo Evo transforms Amazon’s Echo Dot into a portable Alexa speaker

Amazon’s Echo Dot is the smallest and most affordable Alexa speaker in Amazon’s arsenal, but it has one main problem: like the much larger Amazon …

Amazon Echo

Alexa, more cowbell: 18 silly (but fun) Amazon Echo commands

Amazon's amazing Alexa AI assistant keeps getting smarter and smarter. Here are 18 dumb ways you can waste all that wonderful computing power.<p>Last …

Amazon Echo

‘Bates Motel’: Meet Four Real Norman Bates — Watch

The fifth and final season of A&E's "Psycho" prequel premieres on Monday, February 20.<p>The fifth and final season of “Bates Motel” is near, and to …

Amazon Prime

This hilarious video perfectly illustrates what happens when a boy band fangirl grows up

Sure, everyone loves and would recognize Drake or Bruno Mars, the but the boy band members of decades past still hold real estate in our heart. This …

Amazon Prime

Watch “The Good Fight” and Six Other Movies and Shows This Weekend

You can also catch a new season of "Chef's Table," a new episode of "The Mindy Project" and all of "The Golden Girls."

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