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?
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.
It was rumored to be happening for quite a while now, and Amazon just officially announced its first ever brick and mortar grocery store. The big new idea is that there’s no checkout. All you have to do is just tap your phone on a detector when you walk in and then walk out with your food.
Looking for a dirt cheap last minute Halloween costume? Just use those Amazon boxes that you have lying around and create a Transformer. Caron Arnold, a creative director of Fusion Marketing agency in St. Louis came up with this version of Optimus Prime made from cardboard Amazon Prime boxes.
Amazon Echo and its Alexa voice assistant platform can do many things, and it is learning to do more all of the time. It can call you an Uber, it can turn on the lights, it can read to you, it can tell you the weather, it can even order you a pizza.
There are an insane amount of projects being launched and funded on Kickstarter, so it can be hard to keep track of what was funded and what hasn’t been. Amazon will help with that. They have created a storefront in partnership with Kickstarter that will show you nothing but products which were launched on Kickstarter.
There are various features of Tesla’s cars that can be activated using mobile apps. If you have a compatible garage door opener, you can even have a Tesla vehicle enter or exit your garage with just a few taps.
Amazon has just released two variants of the Echo, a personal assistant and Bluetooth speaker. Both these variants – the Tap and the Echo Dot – are significantly cheaper than the $180 (USD) Echo. But makers can save even more money by tapping into Amazon’s Alexa voice service using a single board computer.
How about experiencing a radio-like adventure on your Amazon Echo? You can now use Amazon’s electronic personal assistant to investigate the murder of Bruce Wayne’s parents in this promotional tie-in for the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie.
If you ask me, Amazon Echo started off pretty lame, but it has gained several neat abilities since its launch in 2014. The gadget’s latest trick will be useful to anyone wanting a pizza who is too lazy to pick up the phone and order one.
In the not too distant future, you may be able to have Amazon goods delivered within just a half hour’s time. How will it work? Former Top Gear host (and future Amazon car show host) Jeremy Clarkson explains the upcoming Amazon Prime Air drone-based delivery service in a new video.
The Dash Button was originally intended to make it easier for loyal customers to order products from Amazon, but we’ve seen how you can easily hack it for other purposes. It looks like the company took notice of the Dash’s potential, because it’s created a variant that connects to its new Amazon Web Services Internet of Things (AWS IoT) cloud platform.
Amazon’s new Dash Button lets Prime members order a product with a press of a button. You can think of it as a convenient tool or maybe a depressing metaphor. Cloudstitch CTO Ted Benson thought of it as a way to track his baby’s sleeping and pooping habits.
Jeff Bezos and Amazon want in the worst way possible to get goods into your hands faster. Let’s face it, one of the only reasons many of us don’t buy everything from Amazon already is because either we can’t wait for delivery or we just don’t like to wait.
Having grown up playing Mechwarrior games you can bet that I want this Kuratasu Starter kit that has turned up on Amazon Japan really badly. The problem is that it’s only a starter kit that isn’t complete and it’s very expensive.