News tagged: Amazon

Lenovo Miix 520 With Kaby Lake-R Officially Launches

Back in August, Lenovo unveiled a new 2-in-1 tablet called Miix 520. The tablet was also one of the first 2-in-1 devices that packed Intel's 8th generation Core Kaby Lake-R quad-core processor. Starting today, the tablet is officially up for order in the United States and China.

Amazon Brings Echo Devices, Alexa To Japan

Amazon's Echo smart speakers and its Alexa digital assistant are now available in Japan. Consumers in the country can purchase the Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot beginning today. Alexa will be available for users and developers have access to Alexa Skills.

Amazon Now Discounting Items From Third-Parties

Third-party sellers on Amazon's platform could see their items discounted by a new initiative that involves the ecommerce company reducing list prices at its own expense. A new "Discount provided by Amazon" tag has appeared that'll reduce prices as much as 9%.

Tablet Shipments Drop For 12th Quarter In A Row

Shipments in the tablet market have now fallen for twelve quarters straight, reports IDC. While smartphones grew in Q3, tablets fell by 5.4% year-over-year. They were down to 40 million global shipments from 42.3 million. That includes regular tablets and detachables.

Amazon Echo And Echo Plus Launches In The US

Back in September, Amazon announced next-generation products powered by its Alexa personal assistant. Out of four, two new Echo devices have now hit the shelves in the United States. The Amazon Echo is priced at $99.99 or $119.99, depending on which style variant

HTC U11 Life Available In Two Versions

Alongside HTC U11+, the company also announced a more affordable version called U11 Life as we reported earlier today. What we didn't know is that the phone will actually be available in two versions - Android One and Sense. The only difference between them

Amazon's iOS App Receives AR Shopping Features

Augmented reality shopping capabilities in the form of a feature called AR View are now available in Amazon's iOS app. With AR View, you can see how products would look in your house or office. This visualization option is available for thousands of items.

Amazon Echo Line Begins Shipping In India

Amazon's Echo smart speaker line is now shipping in India. The company announced earlier this month that those devices would become available in the region. Now consumers will receive the Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot. The units shipping out are from an invite-only offer.

PUBG Switches From Amazon's AWS To Microsoft Azure

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds is currently the best-performing game on Steam as it has recently set a new concurrent player record with over 1.5 million people in the game at the same time and is approaching a remarkable milestone of 2 million concurrent players.

Amazon Intros Business Prime Shipping

Amazon is updating its program for businesses to include free two-day shipping that's similar to what it offers regular consumers. Amazon Business members can now get two-day shipping on any qualifying item. Before the program only offered free shipping on orders over $49.

Strong Q3 Performance Boosts Amazon's Share Value

Amazon's shares jumped by more than 7% during after hours trading on Thursday in response to notably strong Q3 financial performance. The company recorded $43.7 billion in revenue, surpassing an average estimate of $42.1 billion. $1.3 billion of that came from Whole Foods.

Amazon Launches Paid Subscription For Alexa Skills

Amazon's Echo devices and digital assistant Alexa have quickly gained popularity around the globe and the company now commands 70% of the voice-controlled speaker market. Because of that, it has decided to experiment with a new paid subscription for "premium" Alexa skills.