You and 99,999,999 Other People are Amazon Prime Subscribers

Amazon CEO and Lex Luthor lookalike Jeff Bezos announced Wednesday in a letter to shareholders that more than 100 million people around the world are subscribers to Amazon Prime, providing them the privilege of getting all the shit they buy delivered in just two days. Read More >>

Amazon Patent Points to Future in Which Humanity Is Reduced to Screaming at Drones

Get ready to grovel for your next shipment of toilet roll. A recently published Amazon patent depicts a delivery drone capable of recognising and responding to human gestures and speech, which means you may want to practise the art of supplication to ensure proper delivery of that two-ply to your front door. Read More >>

How to Break Your Amazon Prime Addiction

Everyone has a Prime account now, don’t they? It’s become almost an afterthought—a utility bill paid once a year (or once a month) in return for fast delivery, a Netflix clone, a Kindle lending library, and some other bits and pieces. But is Prime such a no-brainer? Maybe you’re tired of paying the richest man in the world, or you’re eager to cut the cord that tethers you to the Amazon machine. Maybe you’ve become a monthly fee addict and are ready to break free. Whatever your reason, here’s how to move on from Amazon Prime. Read More >>

Amazon Could be Investigated for Late Prime Deliveries

When you sign up for Amazon Prime the main perk you get is unlimited free next day delivery, provided you order before a certain point in the day. The problem is some people have been complaining Amazon hasn't managed to achieve that, and it could mean an investigation by the Advertising Standards Authority. Read More >>

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The Grand Tour Returns to Amazon Prime on 8th December

We finally know when the second series of The Grand Tour will hit Amazon's Prime Video service. It's a bit late this year, probably down to Clarkson's pneumonia, Hammond's continued habit of crashing cars, and James May's haircut, but the first episode will debut on 8th December. Read More >>

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Prime Reading Promises Thousands of Books and Comics for Amazon High Rollers

People who willingly pay the Amazon Tax have another thing to be happy about today, with the UK division of the sales giant launching its Prime Reading offering. Read More >>

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Amazon Prime Will Show You Blondie for £150

Amazon's Prime members have a new offer open to them today -- concert tickets. Physical concert tickets, sold through Amazon Tickets and non-refundable and non-transferable as is the modern way, for the amazing price of as much as £150. Read More >>

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[Updated] Richard Hammond Knocked Unconscious In Grand Tour Motorbike Accident

This article has been updated with a statement from Richard Hammond. Read More >>

The Man in the High Castle Gets Another Season and Another Showrunner

Amazon’s adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s story is going strong, so it’s no surprise that the show’s been renewed for a third season. And with that third season comes a new—and hopefully permanent—showrunner. Read More >>

Amazon’s Flying Warehouse Idea Looks Like a Total Disaster

Amazon loves talking about its drone delivery system despite the fact that it’s nowhere near complete. When the company made its first drone delivery earlier this month, the aircraft carried a bag of popcorn and Fire TV box a measly half-mile. Nevertheless, Amazon is exploring an even more ambitious idea: flying warehouses. Read More >>

Netflix Might Finally Add Offline Playback—But Not For You

Streaming giant Netflix has been teasing offline playback for years—and delivering hollow excuses as to why the feature hasn’t been implemented yet. Most egregiously, the company said that it would add an undesirable level of complexity to the product. But based on an executive’s comments, it seems more likely than ever that offline playback is coming now, just not for you. Read More >>

Goodbye Netflix, Hello Amazon Prime: Why I’m Switching Sides in the TV Streaming Battle

It’s fair to say Netflix owned the San Diego Comic Con by unveiling trailers for upcoming Marvel shows Luke Cage, Iron Fist and Defenders, plus announcing that they’ve got the UK rights for the new Star Trek TV series. Add this to the rave reviews Stranger Things has been getting and Netflix is having a pretty good month. Read More >>

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Here’s How to Win Free Tickets for the UK Episode of The Grand Tour

Get excited. See forms. Sigh. Fill in forms. Do superstitious stuff. Check inbox thrice as frequently as usual. Read More >>

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Amazon Prime Day is Back in July, But Only for Subscription Customers

“Do you want this half-price smart thing that used to be £100? That’ll be £129 please.” Amazon has ruined what was supposed to be a joyous day for thousands of cheapskates like me, by revealing that this year’s 24-hour festival of discounts will only be open to Prime members. Read More >>

Amazon’s Planning to Sell Own-Branded Food

Amazon plans to infiltrate your home more throughly than ever. A new report by the Wall Street Journal suggests that is planning to launch a slew of own-brand products in the coming month, which will include perishable food and other household items. Read More >>