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Alexa Guard Plus Can Bark at Home Intruders

Alexa Guard Plus Can Bark at Home Intruders
This past week, Amazon revealed a slew of new gadgets to upgrade your smart home setup. Among them is Guard Plus, a premium version of its Guard security service that lets you use your Echo speakers and Echo displays as home security devices.

Of All the Echo Dot Holders I’ve Had, You’re the First, Bender

Of All the Echo Dot Holders I’ve Had, You’re the First, Bender
Among the many pop culture robots to ever be created, Bender Bending Rodríguez lands a place plainly in the top 10 of all time. Futurama’s snarky, belligerent, and occasionally sympathetic robot companion has a fond place in many a geek’s heart.
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Amazon Pegasus Robots Sort Packages

Amazon Pegasus Robots Sort Packages
Amazon is showing off its latest robots in use at its sorting center in Denver, Colorado. Their orange Pegasus robots are 2 feet-high and 3 feet-wide, and are designed specifically to swiftly sort packages and get them on their way.

Amazon’s Latest Prime Air Delivery Drone Revealed

Amazon’s Latest Prime Air Delivery Drone Revealed
Amazon has been working on delivery by drone for a while now. And now the world’s largest online retailer has revealed its latest drone variant. The newly-revealed Amazon Prime Air delivery drone flies using a similar approach to VTOL aircraft, taking off and landing vertically, but orienting itself horizontally once airborne.

Rick and Morty Operation Game Lets You Remove a Sphincter

Rick and Morty Operation Game Lets You Remove a Sphincter
Rick and Morty is one of the most popular cartoons out there, and those guys get up to all sorts of weird stuff. One of the most memorable episodes is where Morty decides to save a homeless man, requiring him to go inside the man’s body – and it turns out that Rick has turned the guys innards into a miniature amusement park.

Pop Popcorn with Your Voice on the Cheap with an Alexa-Powered Microwave

Pop Popcorn with Your Voice on the Cheap with an Alexa-Powered Microwave
The 2019 Super Bowl sucked, and everyone but Patriots fans will agree with that statement. There were also no really good commercials, and the half time act was universally panned, leaving me wondering why I was even watching.

Amazon’s Adorable Scout Autonomous Delivery Robot Being Tested

Amazon’s Adorable Scout Autonomous Delivery Robot Being Tested
Look at this cute little six-wheeled robot. It’s pretty adorable and is designed to deliver small goods. Specifically, Amazon’s Scout robot is delivering packages to customers in a neighborhood in Snohomish County, Washington. The ‘bot is about the size of a drink cooler and rolls along sidewalks at walking pace.

Hyperkin Xbox Classic Pack Turns Xbox One X into an Original Xbox

Hyperkin Xbox Classic Pack Turns Xbox One X into an Original Xbox
Now that Santa has come and gone, I’m sure some of you still have Christmas cash or gift cards burning a hole in your pockets. You might be wanting something to make you feel like you got a new console for Christmas rather than a gift card.

BoxLock Protects your Packages from Sticky Fingers

BoxLock Protects your Packages from Sticky Fingers
Anyone who orders stuff from Amazon or other online sources knows that package theft is a big problem. Thieves all around the world walk up and steal packages off door steps all the time. If you don’t want to use that creepy system that lets drivers into your home to drop stuff off, check out BoxLock.

What Amazon Would Have Been Like in the ’80s

What Amazon Would Have Been Like in the ’80s
The 1980s. That decade gave us some of the coolest things ever like The Empire Strikes Back, The A-Team, Back to the Future, arcades everywhere, computers with graphics that we thought were so awesome, and Amazon.

“When In Rome” Board Game Uses Amazon’s Alexa to Enhance Gameplay

“When In Rome” Board Game Uses Amazon’s Alexa to Enhance Gameplay
Board game companies are always looking for new ways to incorporate technology into their games, and one board game maker is hoping that the incorporation of Amazon’s Alexa will mean huge sales. When In Rome is a new board game from manufacturer Sensible Object.

The 2017 Amazon Fire HD 8 Is the Perfect iPad Mini Alternative

The 2017 Amazon Fire HD 8 Is the Perfect iPad Mini Alternative
The current generation iPad Mini 4 is a great tablet if you want something compact but capable of playing media, checking emails, surfing the web, and playing games. But it’s also ridiculously expensive for what it is – selling for $399 or more.

Jeff Bezos Tests out Gigantic Robot Suit

Jeff Bezos Tests out Gigantic Robot Suit
It must get boring being a billionaire. What do you do when making money is not a challenge anymore? Well, you could become a super villain. Looks like that is the route that Jeff Bezos of Amazon fame has taken.

Guy Rips Alexa’s Skin and Muscles off, Revealing Only a Talking Skull

Guy Rips Alexa’s Skin and Muscles off, Revealing Only a Talking Skull
Sometimes Amazon’s Alexa gives creepy responses. Just do a Google search. You know how to make it even creepier? By turning Alexa into a talking skull. No, that’s not creepy at all. Mike McGurrin created this abomination – it’s the virtual assistant you never ever wanted.

Who Doesn’t Want Five Pounds of Sour Patch Kids?!

Who Doesn’t Want Five Pounds of Sour Patch Kids?!
I mentioned earlier this week that you could buy five pounds of Haribo Gummy Bears for about $10 on Amazon. Clearly lots of you are as big a fan of gummy bears as I. You know what i like more than gummy bears?

OMG! Amazon Has 5-pound Bags of Gummy Bears for 10 Bucks

OMG! Amazon Has 5-pound Bags of Gummy Bears for 10 Bucks
I am a serious fan of gummy bears. There are some out there that are crap though, you know the ones that are hard and will break your jaw to eat. Normally I buy my gummy bears in the small packs you get at the gas station.
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