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The Expanse’s Third Season Hits Amazon Next Month, Belters Still Waiting for That Season 4 Premiere Date

Later this year, we’ll get to see the fourth season of The Expanse, after Amazon swooped in and saved the show from cancellation at Syfy’s hands. But good news: you can while away the time you’ll spend waiting for it by being able to watch all three seasons so far on Amazon Prime Video, starting next month. Read More >>

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Life Without the Tech Giants

Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple collectively make products that we love, products that we hate (but can’t stop using), and products that dictate how we communicate and how we are seen. Their devices and services make our lives easier than they’ve ever been before, yet more complicated in unforeseen ways. They are so ubiquitous and fundamental to our lives that their offerings have replaced core functions of our brains. We’re now realising it’s as possible to get addicted to these buttons, clicks, screens, and scrolls as it is to get hooked on nicotine or heroin. Who, after all, can deny the high that comes from an Instagram like? Read More >>

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This Code Gets You 25 Per Cent Off Amazon Device Accessories

After the discount bonanza that is the Black Friday > Cyber Monday > Christmas > Boxing Day sales run, the latter half of January can be a bit quiet on the savings stakes. Read More >>

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Amazon Is Rolling Out a ‘Robotic Tech Vest’ to Keep Workers From Getting Hit by Robots

Amazon has begun rolling out a “new worker safety wearable” to over 25 of its locations over the past year, TechCrunch reported on Friday—namely, a “Robotic Tech Vest” that alerts robots to the location of workers within a facility in order to prevent workplace accidents. Read More >>

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The Grand Tour’s Official Hashtag Is Not So Flattering

Those funny buggers at The Grand Tour have come up with a hashtag for the new series, and it can be read two ways. One not-so-flattering. Read More >>

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You Asked For It: What James O’Malley Thinks of The Grand Tour’s Third Series Premiere

When I signed off my Gizmodo UK editorship last October, I was sad to go. Despite the promise of new challenges ahead, I was going to miss working with my excellent colleagues. But whenever I felt sad about it, I gave myself a little pep talk while looking in the bathroom mirror: “At least you’ll never have to watch The Grand Tour ever again”, I’d tell myself. Read More >>

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Amazon’s Ring Security Cameras May Have Let Employees Spy on Customers: Report

It shouldn’t be the case that inviting smart technology into our homes to safeguard against potential threats might instead lead to serious breaches of individual privacy, and yet reports of such violations of user trust are increasingly common. Now, Amazon’s Ring security cameras have come under fire for just that. Read More >>

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A German Court Has Decided Amazon Dash Buttons are Illegal

You know what Dash buttons are. Those little product-specific buttons Amazon will sell you so you can buy something by pressing a button. Well Germany has decided those same buttons are in violation of consumer law, effectively making them illegal. Read More >>

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Amazon’s World Domination Is Reportedly Extending to a Game Streaming Service

Amazon has a well-deserved reputation for taking over whatever industry it gets itself into, but its record of success is far from flawless. The online retailer has spent years hesitantly flirting with the gaming business with little to show for it. But as the wide-open field of game streaming picks up steam, it appears Amazon might see an opportunity to really become a player. Read More >>

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CES 2019: You Can Ask Alexa to Change Sounds on Roland’s New Keyboard While Your Hands Keep Playing

Voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa have been baked into a lot of questionable gadgets that don’t really need to be controlled through voice commands. But one device where hands-free operation makes a bit more sense is a digital piano where a user’s hands are preoccupied making music, so Roland’s adding Alexa to its new Go:Piano, letting performers change sounds and settings by just asking the virtual assistant to. Read More >>

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The Biggest Sign Yet That Automation Is Taking Over at Amazon

The day after Christmas, Amazon celebrated its own annual holiday tradition: announcing record-breaking sales in a very long press release that affirms its status as the largest retailer in the known universe. As such, Jeff Bezos’s Big Store said that in 2018, it surpassed its own sales records with “More Items Ordered Worldwide Than Ever Before.” Of course, Amazon announces some version of that milestone just about every year, as it continues to upend brick-and-mortar stores and march into new digital markets around the globe. Read More >>

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Mum Busts Son Using Alexa to Solve His Maths Homework

If you got an Amazon Alexa device for Christmas, you might want to keep a closer eye on the wily kids in your house. Last week, a mum in the US state of New Jersey caught her son red-handed using the virtual assistant to cheat on his maths homework. Read More >>

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Amazon Pantry is Now Way Less Confusing

Amazon has so many delivery services and products that it's getting quite hard to keep track. Out of all of them, we've always been most baffled by Amazon Pantry, a convoluted offering that we're not convinced many people actually use. Read More >>