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Amazon patent self-destructing fail-safe for its drone service

Amazon’s Prime Air drone delivery service is still trying to take off, but it seems that the company might have finally quelled customer fears over the vehicle malfunctioning mid-flight. Addressing the safety concerns, Amazon has now been granted a patent for self-destructing drones. Specifically, the paten regards the “direct fragmentation …

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Google pulls YouTube from Amazon’s Echo Show device

Google isn’t playing nicely with Amazon products as of late, with the search giant removing support for its YouTube platform from Amazon’s Echo Show device on Tuesday. A wave of statements regarding the move has come to light, with both companies pointing the finger. Google and Amazon are in direct …

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Amazon rumoured to push Alexa-powered smart glasses

It’s no surprise that Amazon is pushing Alexa given that its virtual assistant dominates much of the market. Alongside implementing the AI into its rumoured 2017 revamp of its Fire TV series, the company is also possibly going to be pushing wearables with its own pair of glasses. The rumoured …

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Amazon fires volley at Microsoft, Google, unveils Echo Show

Following hot on the heels of the Cortana-powered Harman-Kardon Invoke soft launch, Amazon has announced the imminent release of the Echo Show, a digital home assistant-slash-display with integrated Dolby-certified speakers. Amazon’s new device builds on the Alexa assistant and adds a number of new features. This will connect you with …

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Update: Twitch AutoMod is already having some success


The automated moderation algorithm introduced by gaming streaming site, Twitch, earlier this week, is already paying dividends. According to a number of streamers who traditionally have to deal with abuse or fighting in their attached chat, the number of people saying mean stuff has fallen dramatically. Traditionally, viewing any popular …

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Amazon Prime Video expands to 200 countries, but not China


Amazon has continued the rapid expansion of its Prime Video service to more than 200 countries around the world. Highlighting the strength of its original programming, Amazon made the announcement among news of discounts for new members for up to six months. While major markets like the U.S., UK, Canada, …

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Amazon has best weekend ever for selling its own devices


The last week has been very kind to Amazon, with its bevy of sales helping it make tens of millions at discounted retail, but it also showed that some of the most popular products were Amazon’s own. Alexa equipped devices were some of the hottest sellers and Amazon managed to …

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