Tag: amazon

Dec 30, 2016

So Alexa Doesn’t Understand Kids Very Well

So Alexa Doesn’t Understand Kids Very Well

It’s Alexa Gone Wild! Apparently understanding kids is still a work in progress

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Dec 7, 2016

Amazon To Open Grocery Store With No Checkout Lines in 2017

Amazon To Open Grocery Store With No Checkout Lines in 2017

Imagine walking into a store, grabbing what you want, and being automatically charged as you exit

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Nov 5, 2016

A Developer Just Programmed Amazon’s Alexa Into a Big Mouth Billy Bass

A Developer Just Programmed Amazon’s Alexa Into a Big Mouth Billy Bass

It was never a question of ‘if’, but ‘when’

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Sep 19, 2016

Data Analysis of 18 Million Amazon Reviews Finds Incentivized Reviewers Give Higher Ratings

Data Analysis of 18 Million Amazon Reviews Finds Incentivized Reviewers Give Higher Ratings

People given free or discounted products in exchange for reviews were found to rate products 0.4 stars higher

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Dec 11, 2015

Alton Brown Reviews Ridiculous Kitchen Gadgets on Amazon

Alton Brown Reviews Ridiculous Kitchen Gadgets on Amazon

Celebrity chef and Thyme Lord Alton Brown is no fan of “unitaskers” — kitchen gadgets with only one purpose. But maybe these Amazon offerings aren’t so bad.

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Nov 30, 2015

Jeremy Clarkson Unveils Amazon’s Latest Delivery Drone

Jeremy Clarkson Unveils Amazon’s Latest Delivery Drone

Amazon Prime Air wants to deliver packages weighing up to 5 lbs to customers in 30 minutes or less using drones.

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Dec 6, 2014

Inside Amazon’s High Tech Fulfillment Centers

Inside Amazon’s High Tech Fulfillment Centers

Amazon unveils their eighth generation fulfillment center which utilizes robotics, Kiva technology, vision systems and almost 20 years worth of software and mechanical innovations. The company is currently operating 10 of these new generation fulfillment centers across the U.S. Some features of Amazon’s eighth generation fulfillment center include: – Kiva robots of which Amazon…

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Aug 8, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Giant Amazon Water Lily

Picture of the Day: The Giant Amazon Water Lily

THE GIANT AMAZON WATER LILY Photograph by The Living Rainforest Seen here is the underside of a Giant Amazon Water Lily, growing at the Living Rainforest. In 2002 it set a world record with a leaf that measured 2.65 meters (8 ft, 6.5 inches). The lily is a hybrid between the two…

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Dec 1, 2012

Inside Amazon’s ‘Chaotic Storage’ Warehouses

Inside Amazon’s ‘Chaotic Storage’ Warehouses

As the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon needs somewhere to put all of those products. The solution? Giant warehouses. Eighty to be exact. Strategically located near key shipping hubs around the world. The warehouses themselves are massive, with some over 1.2 million square feet in size (111,484 sq m). And at the heart of…

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