Amazon Introduces AR Packages In Celebration Of Halloween


Customers who purchase an item through Amazon now until Halloween can expect a little surprise with their eco-friendly boxes. When combined with Amazon’s AR app, customers can actually bring their artwork to life. Image Credit: Amazon.

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Amazon Salon Lets You Sample Hair Colors Using AR


Amazon’s first in-person haircare and styling center offers AR hair consultation as well as point-and-learn technology. Here, customers can enjoy a streamlined hair care experience powered by a wide range of Amazon technology. Image Credit: Amazon. Image Credit: Amazon.

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Amazon Lets You “Try On” Shoes Before You Buy Using AR


This past week, the multinational technology company and eCommerce platform Amazon announced a new interactive shopping experience that allows you to “try on” shoes before you purchase using a mobile device. Image Credit: Amazon.

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Spatial Beats: Amazon, Apple & Snap

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This week, we look at Amazon's Roomba acquisition, Snap's ups & downs and Apple's latest AR rumors. Welcome back to Spatial Beats, AR Insider's weekly series that features observations and insights of author and futurist Charlie Fink.

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AWS Outage Takes Down Amazon, Disney+, and Venmo

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Amazon Web Services (AWS), the engine that powers many of the internet’s most-trafficked websites and apps, appears to be experiencing a widespread outage that is bringing down several popular services.

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Uh Oh, Amazon Bought Your Favorite Robot Company

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Amazon Makes TVs Now

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Amazon debuted an all-new line of Fire TV devices on Thursday, a lineup which now includes the company’s first-ever branded TVs in the U.S. Read more.

Amazon sues 10,000 Facebook groups over fake reviews

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Amazon is going after thousands of Facebook groups that it accuses of setting up schemes for the creation of fake reviews for products on its shopping site. News Social Media Amazon Amazon Reviews Facebook Online Shopping

The Tricky Math in Amazon's Climate Report

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Amazon really, really wants you to think it’s trying on climate. Read more.

Workers say Amazon lied about COVID-19 cases at Minnesota warehouse

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News Amazon amazon COVID amazon COVID response Amazon Warehouse amazon workersWorkers said they were given no information about the spread of the disease.

Amazon Selling ‘Oculus Certified’ Refurbished Quest 2 with $50 Discount & Extra Warranty

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Oculus quietly began selling officially refurbished Quest 2 units earlier this month and now Amazon is offering them with an even more generous one-year warranty.

Nothing Phone Price Leaked By Amazon


The first phone from Nothing just had a relatively major leak occur, courtesy of a mistake by one of the biggest brands on the internet: Amazon. News Technology

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NVIDIA to Launch CloudXR Streaming on Amazon’s Cloud Platform Early Next Year

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NVIDIA plans to launch its CloudXR service on Amazon Web Services in early 2021, allowing enterprises to stream AR and VR content to tethered and standalone VR headsets. This week Nvidia announced that it will make its CloudXR streaming service available via Amazon Web Services in early 2021.

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Amazon to shut 68 retail sites, including its bookstores

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Amazon has revealed plans to close all of its brick-and-mortar bookstores, 4-Star locations, and pop-up sites. News Amazon amazon 4-star amazon bookstores retail

VW’s AR Experience Gives You Three Months Of Amazon Music


Scan your next Amazon package to unlock a unique WebAR experience featuring the 2022 Volkswagen Taos. Simply open up your camera and scan the QR code on your Amazon box. You should start seeing VW’s “Joy is a State of Drive” campaign on select Amazon boxes now.

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Why can’t Alexa reach Amazon Music?

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Is your Alexa device not connecting with your Amazon Music account? Let's look at what could be happening, and how to get your Amazon tunes playing again ASAP. Guides Smart Home Alexa Amazon Echo proactive evergreen smart home

What is Amazon Prime?

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What is Amazon Prime? Web Amazon Amazon Prime Tier 4 Twitch what isIs membership worth the cost? In this guide, we break down and consider the service's many features so you can make an informed decision.

A Staggering Amount of Amazon Rainforest Disappeared Last Month

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The number of trees cut down in the Brazilian section of the Amazon rainforest in January was five times greater than the same period last year, according to satellite imagery data from Brazil’s space research agency, INPE.

Amazon Web Services Outage Borks the Internet Again

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Amazon Web Services (AWS), the web-hosting service that powers, well, most everything online suffered its third outage this month on Wednesday morning, bringing giant chunks of the web crashing down with it.

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Amazon Could Run Out of Warehouse Workers to Wear Down by 2024

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Amazon, the company notorious for its awful labor practices , is grinding through its potential workforce too fast, according to an internal company research memo leaked to and first reported on by Vox. “If

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Quest 2 Listings on Amazon EU Have Disappeared, a Safety Notice Regarding Skin Irritation May Be Why

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Last week we started seeing reports that users couldn’t find Oculus Quest 2 across a range of Amazon EU websites. The headset is still unavailable in many Amazon Europe sites as of this week, but Oculus isn’t saying why.

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Amazon Acquired iRobot—Everyone's Favorite Robot Cleaning Company

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Amazon and Roomba developer iRobot have finalized a merger agreement that will see Amazon acquiring the consumer robot manufacturer. The true motive behind the acquisition is unclear, but it is likely an attempt for Amazon to develop more autonomous warehouse robots.

Ouch! Some Amazon Prime members face a 43% price hike

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earlier this year, Amazon Prime members across Europe will see the cost of their subscriptions rise by up to 43%. News Amazon Amazon Prime Europe Online ShoppingFollowing a similar increase in the U.S.

Amazon Prime to Get Pricier in Europe

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Amazon is increasing the cost of Prime membership for subscribers across Europe. amazon amazonprime business2cfinance macroeconomics economy inflation economicsYou’ve got to pay up to stay primo. Rate hikes are set to start in September and vary depending on country.

Celebrate Prime Day by Deleting the Data Amazon Has on You

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Many of us spend a lot of time interacting with Amazon’s apps and services—speaking to its smart speakers, watching videos on its streaming platform, ordering items online—and all of those interactions leave a digital trail behind.

HBO Is Leaving Amazon Prime Video

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Beginning on September 15, anyone who once subscribed to HBO via their Amazon Prime Video account will have their subscription terminated as part of a deal cut by HBO’s parent company , WarnerMedia, to remove the channel from Prime Video’s Channels service.

Here's When Amazon Prime Day 2022 Kicks Off


Amazon Prime Day is back again this year, but this time around, Amazon is plotting weeks of deals centered around small businesses. News Technology

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What is Amazon Sidewalk?

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Amazon Sidewalk could be the cure for all our short-range network troubles. Smart Home Alexa Amazon Amazon Echo Amazon Sidewalk RingTired of your outdoor cameras dropping Wi-Fi? Here's a deep dive on what to expect.

The best Amazon Original movies

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Like Netflix, Amazon has its own catalog of award-winning original films. Movies & TV Amazon Amazon Prime manchester-by-the-sea StreamingHere, we've rounded up the best.

Amazon Blasts Away Competition With 20% Growth in Workplace Injuries

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Amazon’s most recent example of double digit growth likely isn’t one it’s eager to tell shareholders. Read more.

How Amazon Consumed All of Commerce

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Gizmodo is 20 years old! To celebrate the anniversary, we’re looking back at some of the most significant ways our lives have been thrown for a loop by our digital tools. Read more.

Amazon Echo vs. Echo Dot

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Amazon's Echo or Dot? We break down the similarities and differences between the two Amazon smart speakers. Buying Guides Smart Home Alexa Amazon Echo Dot with clock Amazon Echo Third Generation Echo Echo Dot

Amazon’s Newest Warehouse Workers Will Never Unionize

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Amazon has faced lots of public scrutiny and backlash for the dangerous working conditions in its warehouses. Amazon warehouses seem like bad places to work. And rightfully so.

Amazon Purchases Podcast Network Wondery

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will soon become a subsidiary of Amazon. amazon wondery podcast networks podcast publisher podcasts dirty john subsidiaryOne of the last large independent podcast networks in the U.S. Read more.

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Amazon Labor Union Leader Puts Lindsey Graham in His Place

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Amazon Labor Union President Chris Smalls had some choice words for South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham during a congressional hearing this week: “The people are the ones that make these corporations go, not the other way around.”

Amazon's Fall Hardware Debut Is Set for Sept. 24

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But the month’s not over yet: Amazon has revealed that it’s debuting its fall product line on Thursday, Sept. amazon amazon echo amazon echo show amazon echo dot smarthome smart speakers smart homes speakers

What is Amazon Prime Now?

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Smart Home Amazon amazon prime now delivery services smart home Tier 4 what isPrime Now offers delivery of your purchased goods in just one to two hours. Here's what you need to know.