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Amazon’s massive sales kick off next week on June 21st, better known as Prime Day. Previously, Amazon gave us a glimpse at some of its products on sale, but the list is now growing. With only three days to go, Amazon is releasing details about a few of the 2 million deals that will become available during the two-day deals extravaganza. What most of our readers will likely be interested in are the electronics and IoT devices that will go on sale. While customers will be able to save up to 40% on Amazon basics electronics as well as Sony and JBL headphones, you can also save 20% on 4K TVs, 25% on Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit from Nintendo, among much more. Items such as laptops, desktops,... Read more...
Google’s Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC) is the company’s attempt to improve privacy around the web by replacing third-party cookies that dominate user tracking. In recent weeks, the FLoC has received quite a bit of scrutiny from WordPress and other organizations. It seems Amazon is the latest to join the FLoC-block as the e-commerce company has blocked the new tracking service on many of its websites. From the main site to WholeFoods and everything else in between, it is being reported that Amazon is now blocking Google’s FLoC from gathering data. Interestingly, analysis collected by Digiday shows that the Seattle-based company is doing this in several different ways.... Read more...
Before Amazon’s Prime Day celebrations kick off properly on June 21st, the company is offering some of its products up for sale early. From smart speakers to smart glasses and several products in-between, take a look at what is on sale on Amazon right here. Echo Buds 2nd Generation If you are in the market for some new earbuds, the Echo Buds may be a decent place to start looking. Featuring Alexa integration and active noise cancellation, these wireless earbuds bring a lot to the table. You can also use these to make phone calls wherever you find yourself without taking your phone out. The only downside to these earbuds is that you can expect up to 5 hours of music playback per charge,... Read more...
In 2020, Amazon Luna was announced as the company’s first foray into video games to compete with Google Stadia and Microsoft’s Project xCloud program. Through many trials and tribulations, the game streaming service is finally becoming more accessible. Starting on Prime Day (June 21st), Amazon Prime members can access Luna for free for seven days, but the Luna controller is on sale for the first time right now if you want to jump in as soon as possible. For just $5.99 a month, players can play a rich library of games from Ubisoft, Capcom, 505 Games, and Team 17, among others. From action to racing games, the Luna library is also constantly growing with both new and old titles like... Read more...
There is still a little over a week to go before Amazon kicks off its annual Prime Day sales event, in which there will be big markdowns on practically every kind of product imaginable—you just have to a Prime member to take advantage of the deals. Don't feel like waiting? This is Amazon we are talking about, and sales are pretty much always going on to some extent. In addition, the etail juggernaut is already specifically calling out early Prime Day deals, so we've rounded up some tech bargains that are already live and worth checking out ahead of Prime Day 2021. Shown above is Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3, on sale for $879.99 at Amazon (save $202.90, 19% off). This is a previous generation... Read more...
Prime Day 2021 festivities won't kick off until June 21st, but Amazon is already rolling out many deals on its hardware products. In this case, we're talking about smartphone devices from Amazon smart home brands Ring and Blink. First up is a rather compelling bundle offer on the latest version (2021) of the standard Ring Video Doorbell Wired. The doorbell connects to your router using Wi-Fi and gives you clear, 1080p resolution video from your front door. It also supports two-way audio using the Ring app, allowing you to talk with folks at your front door without even getting up. The Ring Video Doorbell Wired typically costs $59.99, but it's available today for a low $44.99 with free shipping... Read more...
There's still two more weeks to go before Amazon's annual Prime Day sales bonanza kicks off, and with it will come savings on a wide range of products, exclusive to Prime members (you can sign up for a 30-day free trial). No need to wait, though—if it's a deal you are after, Amazon has plenty of discounts in play, including a nice bonus if you purchase a $40 gift card. Here's what you do—head to the Amazon Gift Card promo page, hit the 'Apply code to your account' button (or enter coupon code GIFTFORPD21 at checkout), add $40 or more in select Amazon gift cards, and you will receive a $10 promotional credit to your account withing two days. This is a neat way to save even more during... Read more...
Ring is changing how its users are able to respond to public safety requests. Public agencies will now need to post requests for help publicly through Ring's Neighbors app. The purpose of this change is to provide greater “transparency and accountability.” These requests for assistance will be limited to two posts per incident. The request is viewable by anyone who can view the app’s main feed. Each request must contain information that references an active investigation, including the type of incident (i.e. suspected theft), a reference number for the investigation, current contact information for the public agency requesting the information, relevant date/time range,... Read more...
We imagine this is the time of the year that Amazon really bolsters its Prime membership numbers, with people signing up in anticipation of its annual Prime Day event. To that end, Amazon Prime Day 2021 is right around the corner (it takes place June 21-22). Ahead the event, however, Amazon is serving up another treat for Prime members—a free copy of Battlefield 4 for PC. Claiming your copy is rather easy. Just head over to Amazon's Battlefield 4 promotion page, click the Claim Now button, and then grab (copy) the key and redeem it on your Origin account. You will be prompted to sign into your Amazon Prime account when you attempt to do this, if you are not already. And if you are not a... Read more...
Amazon just recently announced that Prime Day 2021 will occur between June 21st and June 22nd. Some items are already available for a discount while others will not go on sale until June 21st. Here is what you need to know about Prime Day 2021. You must be a Amazon Prime member to participate, but you can sign-up for a 30-day free trial to get access to the sale. There will be over two million deals available over the course of the sale, including the launch of new products. It is important to note that Prime Day is only available in certain countries and will be postponed in Canada and India this year due to the ongoing public health crisis. Amazon will instead donate $1.5 million for COVID-19... Read more...
Several of Amazon's hardware devices are about to become part of a mesh network, with a crowdsourced spin. It is part of an initiative called Amazon Sidewalk, and what it does is allow devices is create is a low bandwidth network from bridge devices, including select Echo and Ring gadgets from you and your nearby neighbors. The kicker, though, is that this sharing-is-caring approach will be enabled by default. That means if you own an Echo or Ring device and do absolutely nothing, it will automatically become part of a crowdsourced mesh network (unless you live in the boonies far removed from any neighbors, of course). This is an opt-out and not an opt-in affair. Should I Use Amazon Sidewalk?... Read more...
Amazon has a spotty track record of delivering electronics in perfect condition to customers, such as the destruction of AMD CPUs earlier this year. Most recently, a farming and photography couple in Colorado ordered a brand-new Sony Alpha 1 camera from Amazon, but only found empty boxes. When you spend $7,000 on a product, you would expect a certain level of care and protection to ensure that it arrives in good, working condition. In an interview with The Denver Channel, Bill and Kelly Chiles explained that they ordered a new camera only to open it and find two empty camera boxes inside the ironically smiling Amazon box that left them anything but happy. "We've bought several cameras from Amazon,... Read more...
With new original content like movies and shows coming out regularly, Amazon’s in-house production company, Amazon Studios, is constantly growing. In the continuation of this growth trend, Amazon announced the acquisition of Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) for an impressive $8.45 billion. The purchase of MGM by Amazon will bring thousands of film and TV titles under the company's umbrella. MGM’s catalog of movies includes favorites such as 12 Angry Men, Basic Instinct, James Bond, Rocky, and Tomb Raider, among others in the list of 4000 movies. Furthermore, the acquisition of MGM also brings 17,000 TV shows like Fargo, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Vikings, which “have collectively... Read more...
The streaming music wars are heating up now that Apple Music has entered the lossless arena. Earlier this morning, Apple announced that lossless streaming – up to 24-bit at 192 kHz – will be available to all Apple Music subscribers. Not to be outdone, Amazon Music HD, which was previously available at an additional cost, is now coming to all Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers. Lossless options start with 16-bit at 44.1 kHz “CD quality” audio, which is available across 70 million songs in the Amazon Music catalog. The top tier is called “Ultra HD,” offering 24-bit depth at a sample rate of 192 kHz. Ultra HD, for now, is only available on 7 million songs. Like... Read more...
Last week, cybersecurity researchers discovered an open Elasticsearch database that exposed an extensive fake Amazon reviews scam ring. The database contained millions of direct messages between Amazon vendors and upwards of 200,000 customers willing to provide fake reviews in exchange for free products. It is presently unknown who owns the database, but it shows the nasty underbelly of some Amazon vendors and online retail. The SafetyDetectives cybersecurity team’s discovery of this Elasticsearch database proved to be incredibly interesting and valuable as it outlined how Amazon vendors went about getting the fake reviews. The team reported that Amazon vendors send to reviewers, or an... Read more...
It's been about a year and a half since Amazon last updated its Fire HD 10 family of tablets. So, it should come as no surprise that Amazon is ready to unleash its next generation of Fire HD 10 tablets onto the market to appeal to consumers looking for a consumption-oriented tablet that won't break the bank. First up is the new Fire HD 10, which features an unnamed 2GHz octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM (twice as much as previous generations). The display still measures 10.1-inch across with a Full HD resolution, but it is now 10 percent brighter than before. Customers can choose from either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, while the included microSD slot can expand storage by up to 1TB. Besides... Read more...
It hardly matters that it is nigh impossible to find a Ryzen 9 5900X both in stock and priced at (or even near) its MSRP of $549, the chip is still selling like hotcakes regardless. In fact, it is the second-best selling CPU on Amazon, behind only the previous generation (Zen 2) Ryzen 7 3700X. Should Intel be concerned about this? Let's unpack the situation. The Ryzen 9 5900X is based on AMD's latest generation Zen 3 architecture. It is a 12-core/24-thread processor with a 3.7GHz base clock, 4.8GHz max boost clock, and 64MB of L3 cache, all wrapped in a 105W TDP. The suggested e-tailer pricing (SEP) is $549, but like AMD's flagship Ryzen 9 5950X, it has been difficult to find for anywhere near... Read more...
With all due apologies for the disappointing news, you did not win a set of Apple AirPods, no matter what that unsolicited text message you received may have said. The text message is a scam attempt, plain and simple. It has gotten so big that the Better Business Bureau (BBB) felt it necessary to issue a warning to the public, explaining how the text message con works. Tech savvy individuals (most of you reading this) will recognize this sort of thing right away. But even if you would never fall for such a thing, you can probably think of family members and friends who would. So if nothing else, pass the warning on to those you know who would be duped by what basically amounts to a popular phishing... Read more...
We have bad news for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings franchise. Remember the Lord of the Rings MMORPG that Amazon Game Studios announced it was co-developing two years ago? Sadly, the project has been cancelled, with Lord of the Rings becoming the latest casualty from Amazon's troubled game studio. Amazon revealed in October 2019 that it was working with Leyou Technologies Holdings Limited and Middle-earth Enterprises on the Lord of the Rings MMO. It promised to give fans a "new, immersive game experience for epic exploration of the vast world of Tolkien," with versions planned for both PC and game consoles. "The collaboration brings together Amazon’s game technology and talented... Read more...
What is all that noise and hullabaloo? It sounds like Amazon introducing the all-new Echo Buds that are smaller, lighter, and produce better sound for just $119. Announced today, the new Echo Buds have a wealth of new technologies which make them better than before. The big selling point of the new Echo Buds is that they are 20% smaller, lightweight, and IPX4 rated, meaning they can withstand splashes, sweat, and light rain. This means they can go nearly wherever you go and should be comfortable and hopefully imperceptible throughout the day. The earbuds also come with four ear tip sizes and two wingtip sizes, so you can customize them for your best fit and seal for audio quality. Making sure... Read more...
Peace of mind is certainly worth something, and if that happens to come with a home security system, it is more than worth it. However, security systems are not normally cheap, but Amazon has some systems from Anker on sale, which could save you up to 25%. These deals will not last long, so get peace of mind on a budget today. Up for grabs on Amazon are two security system kits from eufy Security, an Anker company. The eufyCam 2C Pro, with either a three camera kit or four camera kit, boast an 2K resolution for seeing great detail in recorded video. Moreover, the cameras come with infrared night vision and human detection technology, meaning you can capture footage day or night and get an alert... Read more...
Amazon has grown leaps and bounds since Jeff Bezos ran the operation out of his garage in Bellevue, Washington. Moving beyond just book sales, Amazon is a massive outfit that dominates the e-commerce space, and one of the challenges is finding room for all of its inventory. One possible solution is to sell overstocked items in brick and mortar stores at reduced prices. While nothing has been decided, Amazon moving into physical retail spaces for this kind of thing would not be a stretch. The company already operates over 100 physical locations, including stores and over half a dozen pop-ups in malls. And of course it bought Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion in 2017, which itself has a footprint... Read more...
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