If you’re looking for a sure-fire way to score some great deals this Prime Day, look no further than Amazon’s own line of devices. The tech giant is offering up to 50% off products from its Echo, Fire and Kindle lines, as well as acquired lines like Blink and Ring. Check out our roundup of the best discounts below.
Following the introduction of voice controls in Alexa for Android back in January, Amazon has now implemented the same functionality in its iOS app so iPhone users can now check the weather, too, as well as ask questions and more.
Forget the eerie laugh. For a family in Portland, Oregon, an Amazon Echo device has become no laughing matter. Not only did one of the smart speakers in their home record their conversations, it also sent those recordings to someone without the family’s permission.
There’s a new leader in the growing smart speaker market. During the first quarter of 2018, Google overtook Amazon for the top spot. Meanwhile, Apple’s nowhere to be found in the new Canalys survey of the top smart speaker producers in the world.
Amazon has developed a powerful new facial recognition technology, reports ACLU NorCal. The service is called “Rekognition,” and it analyzes people in real time, quickly scanning information it collects against databases featuring tens of millions of faces. It’s capable of recognizing up to 100 people in a single image, and the scary part is that Amazon markets the service to law enforcement and is actively helping governments deploy it.
As most of you are probably aware of by now, Amazon Prime is going up in price this week. On Friday, Amazon is raising the subscription price of its popular Prime service from $99/year to $119/year. That’s not a huge bump, but for those wondering how to avoid the hike, iDB has you covered.