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The largest wind farm from online retailer and cloud provider Amazon has turned on in Texas. "Amazon Wind Farm Texas" features more than 100 turbines and it'll produce enough energy to power upwards of 330,000 homes. It's located in Scurry County, Texas.
Logitech has now expanded its portfolio with two new speakers called Ultimate Ears Blast and Ultimate Ears Megablast. The new speakers are very similar to the existing Boom 2 and Megaboom in terms of design, but they both come with Amazon's voice assistant Alexa.
Owners of Moto Z or Moto Z2 smartphones have the ability to upgrade their phones through the Moto Mod accessories. There are various accessories available and today, Motorola has unveiled yet another one called Moto Smart Speaker, it resembles the current
Many American cities are vying to receive Amazon's second US headquarters and the most likely pick might be Austin, Texas. An analysis of the potential cities by Moody's Analytics points to Austin being the top choice based on the company's known requirements.
VAT fraud has been allowed to take place somewhat uninhibited by Amazon and eBay, according to a report from the UK's Public Accounts Committee. The report accuses those sites, along with other unnamed online marketplaces, of consistently facilitating VAT fraud.
Many regions are trying to become the home of Amazon's second headquarters and one of the regions involved in the bidding is New Jersey. Governor Chris Christie is offering $7 billion in tax incentives to Amazon if it decides to open its HQ2 campus in Newark.
Misfit Vapor smartwatch, the company's first proper smartwatch was expected to launch a few weeks ago. Due to some unknown reasons, the company decided to postpone the launch to October and while there is no official confirmation of the launch, the smartwatch is now listed on
Amazon Prime Video, one of the larger streaming services, is reportedly going to arrive on the Apple TV on October 26. This report isn't especially well-supported, however. It comes from a Reddit user claiming to be an engineer for Amazon. We won't know for sure until October 26.
Amazon is finally coming out with a waterproof Kindle. The company has just announced an updated Kindle Oasis that features the largest display of any device in the lineup at 7-inches. Adaptive auto brightness is included, which was absent on the prior Oasis.
If you're in a situation where multiple people are using an Amazon Alexa-based device, the digital assistant is now going to be more useful. Alexa has been updated such that it can now recognize different voices and provide personalized responses based on who's talking.
Amazon is bringing down the price of its Alexa-based Echo Show for the first time. The product has fallen from $230 to $200 following a decline in sales triggered by the removal of YouTube from the platform. Amazon launched the product at $230 back in June.
Working with Rosina Sound, the BBC is coming out with an interactive radio play for platforms like the Amazon Echo and Google Home. The play, called The Inspection Chamber, is essentially an audio-based choose-your-own-adventure story. You'll play a role in the story's direction.
Amazon may expand its offerings to include medications, reports CNBC. The company is considering an expansion into drug sales and it's been increasing hiring for its "healthcare" push over the past year. It'll decide about heading down this path before the end of November.
Amazon is testing its own delivery service that can bring items from third-party merchants on its platform to consumers. The "Seller Flex" service is being piloted on the west coast of the United States and an expansion is planned for 2018. It previously rolled out in India.
Voice controls via Amazon's Alexa digital assistant are now available on some Nissan vehicles. Alexa is capable of remotely controlling all vehicles from 2016 onward that came with NissanConnected Services. Owners will be able to remotely start their car and control their lights.
Amazon has delivered its Echo lineup along with its Alexa digital assistant to India, though the products are only available by invitation right now. The Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot are available for Rs 9,999, Rs 14,999, and Rs, 4,499, respectively.
The first voice assistant to arrive on the Sonos lineup is Amazon's Alexa. On Wednesday, Sonos introduced the assistant, with the software becoming available as a beta today. You'll now be able to control your home's wireless speakers with your voice.
Amazon has an unpaid tax bill totaling €250 million, says the European Commission, which has ordered the company to pay up. The online retailer managed to avoid a large portion of taxes with an allegedly illegal tax deal in Luxembourg. It was able to skirt around corporate tax.
Alexa's calling capabilities are arriving in a few new markets. Amazon has rolled out that feature in the UK, Germany, and Austria. People can now talk with their smart speaker and use the included digital assistant to place a phone call. This feature is already in the US.
Just days after Sony officially launched its latest flagship smartphone in the United States, following with the launch of the Compact variant just days after, the Xperia XZ1 has already received its first price cut. The smartphone launched with a price tag of $699.99, but is now