Tag Archive: Amazon


Can you use Ring products with the new Amazon Echo Show 8?

Best answer: Yes, Ring products pair perfectly with the Echo Show 8, allowing you to monitor and control your smart home security from this latest Amazon touch screen smart speaker.

Multiuse monitor: Echo Show 8 ($ 130 at Amazon) Keep an eye out: Ring Stick Up Cam ($ 100 at Amazon) Amazon and Ring relationship

Amazon was among the first large companies to see the value in smart home devices and smart home automation, and early on  [Read More…]

Sling launches its free experience on Android and Amazon Fire TV

You’ll get free TV shows and movies without having to sign up for a Sling account.

What you need to know Sling is bringing some free content to Android and Amazon Fire TV devices. It’s already doing this on Roku. That’ll include the Oct. 15 presidential debate.

Sling today announced that it’s bringing a bunch of free content to Android and Amazon Fire TV devices. that means no credit cards required. No Sling account sign-ups, even. Just  [Read More…]

Amazon fires delivery providers following allegations of poor safety

Three of the company’s delivery partners reportedly were involved in various public safety incidents.

What you need to know Amazon uses smaller ‘delivery service providers’ for last-mile deliveries to its customers. The three companies in question have been engulfed in scandal due to pedestrian deaths. The move will lead to as many as 2,000 layoffs.

Three of Amazon’s delivery service providers — Inpax Shipping Solutions, Sheard-Loman Transport, and Letter Ride LLC — will be laying off more than 2,000  [Read More…]

Which big smart screen is right for you? Nest Hub Max or Amazon Echo Show

The Nest Hub Max takes all that was great about the Nest Hub and scales it up. Amazon has taken a similar approach with its Echo Show line. We’ll talk through the pros and cons of each to help you decide which you should get.

Nest Hub Max

Nest to the MAX

$ 230 at B&H

Pros Face Match feature is cool Physical mic and camera cover switch Google Photos integration for a smart frame  [Read More…]

New concerns raised over how Amazon handles people’s Cloud Cam footage

AI has to be trained by a human, and what better way to do this than with real-world examples?

What you need to know Video clips from Amazon Cloud Cams can be manually submitted for review when a false alarm is detected. Teams of workers in India and Romania review hundreds of clips every day. Amazon’s handling of private and sensitive data is being brought into question.

Amazon, who is no stranger to privacy issues with Alexa  [Read More…]

Which Amazon Fire Tablet should you get?

When the original Kindle Fire was released way back in 2011, many thought Amazon was onto something with a low-cost, easy-to-use tablet experience. You know what? They were right! Today there are no fewer than six Fire tablet devices on offer from Amazon, if you count the Kids Editions. Out of them all, we think the Fire HD 8 hits that sweet spot of price, performance, and portability.

Best Overall: Fire HD 8 Tablet

The Fire  [Read More…]

Amazon refreshes Fire HD 10 with faster processor and better battery

Amazon is back with another refresh of its Fire HD 10 tablet line, this time punching up the processor and battery. And for the first time, it is adding USB C for charging.

As we’ve seen in the past, the Fire HD 10 will come in a standard edition and a kids-centric model. Both feature the same core hardware, including the 10.1-inch FHD display, an updated octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, and 32GB/64GB storage capacity.

For the 2019 edition, Amazon has  [Read More…]

This $29 bundle is your ticket to a side hustle Amazon business

We live in an era where anyone can turn their side gig or passion into a career. It’s not uncommon for people to put a few hours into a hobby for a few months and then watch it quickly blossom into a budding, revenue generating business.

One such way is by selling through Amazon FBA; plenty of folks are starting to turn to the platform as a side hustle that can pull in thousands per month.

If this is something  [Read More…]

Preorder The Art of the Last of Us Part II on Amazon

Preorders are now open for The Art of The Last of Us Part II from Dark Horse on Amazon.

What you need to know The Last of Us Part II is the next big game from Naughty Dog and is aiming for release on February 21, 2020. There’s an official art book for the game coming from Dark Horse, called The Art of The Last of Us Part II. This art book is set to release on  [Read More…]

Huawei Mate 30 Pro, Galaxy Watch Active 2, OnePlus 7T, new Amazon devices

There’s a final bit of follow up on iPhone 11 Pro vs. Note 10 before Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Hayato Huseman move on to the Huawei Mate 30 Pro and the process for installing Google apps on the phone.

In the realm of smartwatches, Andrew has plenty of great things to say about Galaxy Watch Active 2. Likewise, the OnePlus 7T is heralded by the team as the best Android phone for $ 600. Finally, they discuss  [Read More…]