Move over Optimus Prime, here come... Amazon Prime? Yeah, that's not a typo, though Amazon's newest little transformer doesn't do anything quite as spectacular as morphing from a truck into a robot and kicking Megatron in the er... bolts.
A sister company of Google, Alphabet’s Wing Aviation, just got federal approval to start using drones for commercial delivery. Amazon’s own drone-delivery program is ready to launch as well. As drones take flight, the world is about to get a lot louder – as if neighborhoods were filled with leaf blowers, lawn mowers and chainsaws.
First SpaceX, and now Amazon plans to send 3,236 satellites into low earth orbit in a bid to beam internet to humans on the ground.
Amazon has finally revealed how many Alexa devices have been sold, handing out the figure before the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2019) kicked off in Vegas this week. This is pretty momentous on its own, as Amazon has dodged the question in the past. All told, more than 100 million Alexa devices have been sold. Amazon revealed that they have sold 100 million Alexa devices — an impressive f...[Read More]
Stuff has been recommending Amazon’s range of Kindles to anyone who would listen for years. Sometimes even to people who won’t listen, because… well, they won’t bloody listen. And the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is the e-reader that we’ve probably recommended most, thanks to its combination of pricing, features, and that excellent side-lit screen. But there have been a f...[Read More]
High-tech companies and venture capitalists have been striving to break into the transport and mobility market. Between 2016 and 2018, venture capital investment in urban technology surpassed that of many other areas, including pharmaceuticals and artificial intelligence. Almost 70% of this investment was in mobility. There are many players in this space, but the three largest are Alphabet, Uber a...[Read More]
It took forever for Amazon to launch a waterproof Kindle and when they eventually gave us one, the liquid-resistance was reserved for their top-of-the-line (and rather expensive) Oasis. Now reading in the bath is going to be coming to the masses, as Amazon has announced an updated Kindle Paperwhite with waterproofing. Amazon’s new device was announced earlier today, bringing Amazon’s w...[Read More]
Amazon isn’t normally one for surprises, but last night the online shopping juggernaut dropped the details on a whole lot of new Alexa-enabled Echo gear, from revamped Dots to an in-car Alexa device, and even an Amazon-branded microwave. Though Alexa isn’t officially supported here in South Africa, we remain ever hopeful that we’ll be able to make use of Amazon’s smart home...[Read More]
Just a month after Apple became the first company to pass the magical US$1tn threshold, Amazon has done the same. Amazon isn’t called the “everything store” for nothing. From its humble origins as an online bookseller, it has morphed into an ecommerce giant and the largest provider of cloud computing. Its annual revenue is a staggering $178bn and it accounts for 49 cents out of every d...[Read More]