Amazon device event: Evolutionary, not revolutionary, and there’s nothing wrong with that

Working on training local models to understand what sounds are correlated with different activities, so when you put Alexa into Away mode you will get notified when she detected the likelihood of activity in your homeWhen you say, “Alexa I’m off to work,” Alexa will switch into away mode, lock your door, and turn on […]

Mum vomits after unwrapping Amazon water bottle to find it ‘filled with urine’

“First I thought maybe it was tea because I could see a bag inside but looking closer it was one of those gel pack bags to keep the bottle fresh.

Dozens of Amazon’s own products have been reported as dangerous — melting, exploding or even bursting into flames. Many are still on the market

These reviews represented around 1.7% of the roughly 2,600 US reviews posted about the $10.99 device as of late last year, before Amazon removed it from the site. Several included claims of flames and fires like Citro’s. As a comparison, a similar product made by a major consumer electronics company and also sold on Amazon’s […]

Best Prime Day Amazon Echo Deals 2020: What to expect

We strive to help our readers find the best deals on quality products and services, and we choose what we cover carefully and independently. The prices, details, and availability of the products and deals in this post may be subject to change at anytime. Be sure to check that they are still in effect before […]

Amazon Prime Day comes with protests by warehouse workers, pilots and engineers

Amazon Web Services hosts Department of Homeland Security databases that allow the department and its agencies to track and apprehend immigrants.The company is also in talks to expand a partnership to host new DHS biometric databases that store more extensive data, including eye color, tattoos and other identifiers.

Amazon accused of price gouging throughout the pandemic

In response to its findings, Public Citizen notes that Amazon’s price gouging is in violation of many state laws that prohibit price increases of more than 10 percent. In concluding its report, Public Citizen is now calling for a unilateral federal law to prohibit price gouging, as online shopping platforms are often able to dodge […]

Amazon fraudsters tricked me into paying £4,000 to cancel my Prime account

“I received a call to say an Amazon Prime subscription was to be renewed. I told them that I did not want Amazon Prime. Then I was passed to a man who said I was due a rebate,” the customer told This is Money.

Police Called on Rep. Rashida Tlaib During Visit to Michigan Amazon Center

Expanded virus mitigation measures were implemented at the Romulus facility, according to The Detroit News. Employees must undergo a temperature scan and health screening before being allowed to start their shift. Social distancing assistants scan the work floor to determine when employees are too close to each other. Functioning somewhat like traffic lights, the social […]

Amazon to hire 30,000 workers at job fairs in 6 cities on September 17

The current number of job openings is the highest it’s ever had at one time. The job fairs will take place in cities where the retailer thinks it can find the strongest talent. The company is calling it “Amazon Career Day,” and set up a website with more details:

Walmart+ vs. Amazon Prime: Which one is right for you?

Did you know Walmart has its own subscription plan? Recently, Walmart made Walmart+ official, which a service that’s in direct competition to Amazon Prime. Walmart wants to be the online shopping powerhouse that Amazon already is, and you just can’t be on the same level without the same level of benefits for members. Walmart+ makes […]