Tag Archive: Amazon


How to prepare for Amazon Prime Day 2018

There’s a lot you can do, so start now.

Amazon’s Prime Day will be here before you know it — expect it in mid-July — and the deals will be flowing. But without proper preparation, you may miss out on some of them. From simple things like ensuring your account is in good standing with updated information to small tips and tricks, we have you covered. Let’s take a look at some of what you’ll want to  [Read More…]

Amazon Cloud Cam vs. Nest Cam: Which is the better connected camera?

These two cameras each offer a turn-key video surveillance solution, but which is better for you?

Nest and Amazon are both very recognizable names when it comes to gadgetry we have in and around our homes. Both companies also offer easy to use security cameras that allow you to place them and walk away — there’s no integration into any sort of hub or controller needed. That, along with other consumer-friendly features make both the Nest Cam  [Read More…]

Motorola, Amazon, and Instagram (Podcast #15)

In this episode, Scott Webster shares the more relevant mobile news of the last few days. Among the headlines are new releases from Motorola and Amazon as well as Instagram’s latest endeavor. And, just as we went to air, we learned something new about Pokemon Go’s friends and trading capabilities.

Editor Note: This episode is slightly different from other In Brief shows in that we’re trying it as a standalone voice without added commentary. We want to honor the “brief”  [Read More…]

NVIDIA Shield TV vs. Amazon Fire TV Cube: Which should you buy?

Which Android TV streaming box is best for cord cutters?

The NVIDIA Shield TV has been the best streaming solution for Android users since 2015, but Amazon is set to take over that top spot in 2018 with the Amazon Fire TV Cube.

Amazon’s latest living room entertainment solution sure looks compelling, in spite of its boxy design and slightly underpowered specs compared to the Shield TV. Both are better at doing different things, so deciding which  [Read More…]

What’s new on Amazon Prime Video for July 2018

Three new Amazon Originals and a bunch of old favorites!

We’re getting into the meat of summer. That means a couple things. First is that you should probably be spending a good bit of time outside. But that also means you’ll be reminded of just how great things are inside, with conditioned air, a distinct lack of bug life, and a lot less perspiration. Outside? Hot. Inside? Cool. With loads to watch on TV — an specifically on Amazon  [Read More…]

Motorola, Amazon, and Instagram (Podcast #15)

In this episode, Scott Webster shares the more relevant mobile news of the last few days. Among the headlines are new releases from Motorola and Amazon as well as Instagram’s latest endeavor. And, just as we went to air, we learned something new about Pokemon Go’s friends and trading capabilities.

Editor Note: This episode is slightly different from other In Brief shows in that we’re trying it as a standalone voice without added commentary. We want to honor the “brief”  [Read More…]

Amazon Fire TV Cube goes on sale for $119

Amazon’s previously rumored TV Cube device is now official. And, as expected, it’s a hybrid between a Fire TV and an Amazon Echo. And, as of today, it’s available for purchase.

The new Amazon Fire TV Cube can do all sorts of things like connect to your TV and stream up to 4K UHD content from Amazon Prime services, Hulu, Netflix and more. It also works as a legitimate successor of the Amazon Echo, so you can direct requests at Alexa  [Read More…]

Moto Z3 Play and Moto G6 Play are the latest Amazon Prime Exclusive Phones

Announced earlier this month in Brazil, the Moto Z3 Play is now up for pre-order at Amazon, but you’ll need to be a Prime member to get it.

The phone is the latest addition to Amazon’s Prime Exclusive Phones program which allow Prime members to get quality smartphones at discounted prices. All Prime Phones come bundled with Amazon’s services and apps including Prime Video, Prime Music and more. But thankfully the annoying lockscreen ads have been removed.

Anyway, the Moto  [Read More…]

Amazon Fire TV Cube is officially available today!

And be sure to check out those trade-in discounts.

Today’s the day, folks. Amazon Fire TV Cube is officially available. And that means a couple things. First is that for those who preordered, it’ll be in your mailbox or on your doorstep (or wherever you receive boxes of things) today. Not tomorrow, today. If you order one today, it can be here tomorrow. Because that’s how ordering things online works.

The other thing you need to know is  [Read More…]

What’s new on Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and Hulu in July 2018

Iliza Shlesinger’s “Elder Millennial” special hits Netflix in July. (Image credit: Netflix)

The best of the streaming giants is yet to come.

So you’re looking for some way to avoid the outdoors. To instead waste away your summer inside, watching the very best that the streaming services have to offer. We feel ya. It’s just too damn hot out there. And there are bugs. And ultraviolet rays shooting through the sky at the  [Read More…]