Tag Archive: Amazon


Amazon may own Ring, but does that mean the Amazon Cloud Cam works with it?

Best answer: Amazon and Ring products can work together through Alexa, but you can’t directly integrate your Amazon Cloud Cam into your Ring system nor have them talk directly to each other. Amazon Cloud Cam is its own separate security system.

Amazon: Amazon Cloud Cam ($ 120)

Two systems, one master

Amazon bought Ring near the beginning of 2018, and while it’s taken Amazon a while to build and begin executing its plans for the platform,  [Read More…]

Save $15 and stream music to any speaker with the Amazon Echo Input

Plug in and jam.

The Amazon Echo Input is down to $ 19.99 in both black and white. The device normally sells for $ 35 and has never been on sale since its introduction last September.

This deal comes on the back of Google discontinuing the Chromecast Audio. What a coincidence since the two devices do very similar things! The Input lets you connect to a regular speaker via the 3.5mm audio jack or through Bluetooth. You  [Read More…]

WD’s portable 1TB My Passport drive is down to $50 at Amazon

Simple, fast, large storage solution.

Western Digital is a well-known brand when it comes to hard drives, and the company’s $ 49.99 1TB external My Passport drive is no exception. Its portable design makes it easy to keep in your bag with you for quick and easy access to your files from anywhere. We live in a digital age, and it’s never been more necessary to backup your data and keep extra copies of it around. Right  [Read More…]

IMDB ‘Freedive’ brings ad-supported movies and shows via Amazon

It’s more shows and movies, only with advertising.

Amazon has teamed up with IMDB (insofar as Amazon, which owns IMDB, probably said “Hey, IMDB! We’re going to do a thing) to bring free movies to the Internet Movie Database.

It’s a free service called “IMDB Freedive.” (Which first was rumored to be coming back in August.) And on it you’ll get movies like Memento and True Romance, TV shows like Fringe and *Quantum Leap (oh, boy …)  [Read More…]

How to set up your new Amazon Echo, Dot, or Plus

There’s a truly incredible number of things you can do with Amazon’s connected speakers, and ideally a lot of these things will casually become a part of your daily routine over time. Amazon’s Alexa service is designed to be something you can rely on for just about every aspect of the connected home, and to get the most out of this experience you want to start by setting it up correctly out of the box.

Here’s everything you  [Read More…]

Ecovacs Deebot 601 review: Robo-vacuuming with Android and Amazon Echo

In a world of useless IoT tech, is a robotic vacuum cleaner really worth your time and effort? Ecovacs made me a bit of a believer.

The world is full of superfluous connected tech which is supposed to make our lives easier, but often, well, doesn’t. As such, when I had the opportunity to try out Ecovacs Deebot 601 robotic vacuum cleaner, I was a tad skeptical. However, I must say that the company has made  [Read More…]

Here’s how long you have to shop at Amazon and get your gifts in time

Hop to it, lazybones.

In case you’ve been hibernating under a log for the past six weeks, here’s a quick update: Christmas is in just a few days. Whether you’ve been straight-up putting off your shopping, or you just got a sweet bonus and you want grab some more gifts, here’s everything you need to know about Amazon’s shipping deadlines.

Although Amazon offered free shipping on all orders for the holidays, and they still are through Christmas,  [Read More…]

Amazon Digital Day 2018 kicks off on December 28 with thousands of deals

Shop from home!

Friday December 28 will be the date which Amazon’s third annual Digital Day will take place, offering up thousands of deals on digital content from in-game purchases to digital magazines, novels, and so much more. Some of the deals will go live as early as December 26, though the biggest discounts are going to be available starting at 12:00 am PST on December 28, so you may want to set an alarm.

Unlike many  [Read More…]

Facebook gave Microsoft, Amazon, and Netflix unfettered access to user data

In its latest controversy, Facebook let tech giants read users’ private messages without their consent.

Facebook was hit with a maelstrom of controversy this year, and it doesn’t look like things are about to get better for the social network. A new report by The New York Times states that Facebook provided the likes of Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix, and Spotify unrestricted access to users’ data.

The publication says it interviewed over 60 people, including “former employees of  [Read More…]

Pick up a $25 Starbucks eGift Card at Amazon and you’ll get $5 back

I’ll take a triple grande two-pump mocha, please.

Amazon is offering a $ 5 promo credit when you purchase a Starbucks eGift Card worth at least $ 25 and use code SBUX during checkout. The promotional credit will be automatically applied within three days of your purchase, and it’ll expire on February 15th, 2019. There’s a limit of one coupon use per account for this deal.

Make your gift card stretch even more by stacking it with  [Read More…]