Amazon’s palm-recognition technology can now verify your age to buy alcohol

Amazon has announced a new way to apply its palm-recognition technology, which it uses for contactless payments: verifying a person’s age. So from now on, there’s no need to take out your ID if the bar has an Amazon One scanner – just scan your palm. Of course, to do ... Read more

Amazon is creating a new MMO in the universe of The Lord of the Rings

Amazon is making another attempt at a massively multiplayer game set in the Lord of the Rings universe. The corporation has announced a partnership with Embracer Group, the media company that owns the intellectual property rights to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, to create a new open-world ... Read more

Amazon announces Project Kuiper, a new player in the satellite communications market that will compete with Starlink

Residents of large cities are unlikely to have significant problems with communication and the Internet, but for those people who are located a little further from megacities, the question of considerable restrictions in access to the Internet often arises. Now satellite communication like Starlink comes to the rescue of such ... Read more

ChatGPT is launching an AI-written e-book boom on Amazon

Brett Schickler, a salesman from the US, dreamed of being published, but had no idea it was possible. But after he learned about ChatGPT chatbot, Schickler realized that he had a great opportunity. “The idea of writing a book finally seemed possible,” said Schickler, a salesman in Rochester, New York. ... Read more

Zoox has received permission to use autonomous cars on public roads

Amazon-owned Zoox has begun offering rides in fully autonomous robot taxis in California after receiving approval from the local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Unlike Cruise or Waymo autonomous cars, Zoox robot taxis are designed as driverless, because they are not equipped with a steering wheel and pedals. On February ... Read more

Amazon’s delivery drones served fewer than 10 homes in their first month of operation

It’s been almost a decade since Jeff Bezos promised Amazon delivery drones. About a month after Amazon Prime Air made its first deliveries in California and Texas, it served fewer than 10 households — and already laid off more than half of the employees at those locations. This is claimed ... Read more

Microsoft wants to invest $10 billion in ChatGPT developer OpenAI

Microsoft is in talks to invest $10 billion in OpenAI, the developer of the wildly popular AI-based chatbot ChatGPT, reports Semafor with reference to people familiar with the negotiation process. The funding, which will also be provided by other venture capital firms, will reportedly value OpenAI at $29 billion. Microsoft’s ... Read more

Amazon begins drone delivery in California and Texas

Amazon has started delivering orders using drones. Amazon Prime Air is now operating in Lockeford, California, and College Station, Texas, delivering a small number of packages just in time for the New Year holidays, reports ArsTechnica. In August of this year, the retail giant received approval from the Federal Aviation ... Read more

Henry Cavill will star in a TV series set in the Warhammer 40K universe

Recently, you just can’t keep up with the changes in the creative plans of the actor Henry Cavill: he refuses the role of Geralt in the series The Witcher, then decides to return to the role of Superman, and now there is information that he is going to produce and ... Read more

Amazon will be the publisher of the next Tomb Raider game

Amazon has announced it will publish the next game in the popular Tomb Raider franchise, marking a coup for the tech giant’s video game business, reports The New York Times. Tomb Raider, an adventure game developed by California-based game studio Crystal Dynamics, follows Lara Croft, a British archaeologist who travels ... Read more

Amazon has confirmed that it is making a series based on God Of War

Rumors about a TV adaptation of the God Of War series have been circulating for some time, and finally today Amazon officially confirmed them: yes, the God of War series are going to happen: God of War is coming. — Prime Video (@PrimeVideo) December 14, 2022 It was first ... Read more

Amazon invests $1 billion a year in movies for theaters

Amazon plans to spend more than $1 billion a year to produce movies for theatrical distribution, reports Bloomberg. The world’s largest online retailer aims to produce 12 to 15 movies a year that will be released in theaters, said the people, who asked not to be named because the company ... Read more

Amazon may lose $10 billion this year due to Alexa voice assistant

Like many others, these are not the best times for Amazon. This is what the plans of the company to lay off approximately 10,000 employees say. The virtual “employee” of the company is also not feeling very well this year. Some of the layoffs in the company will also be ... Read more

Amazon plans to lay off thousands of employees

While Jeff Bezos is going to give all his fortune to charity in Amazon itself, large-scale layoffs have begun, which will affect 10,000 company employees, according to The New York Times. According to a report by The New York Times, Amazon plans to lay off approximately 10,000 employees in corporate ... Read more

After deploying the massive array, the BlueWalker satellite became as bright as Orion’s stars

Since the launch of the BlueWalker-3 satellite in September, observers have anxiously watched the sky in anticipation of its full deployment. Now the prototype satellite has fully deployed its antenna array, greatly increasing the brightness and creating a threat to space exploration. AST SpaceMobile Company announced the full deployment of ... Read more

Jeff Bezos says he will give most of his $124 billion to charity during his lifetime

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos plans to give away most of his $124 billion during his lifetime, saying in an exclusive interview with CNN that he will dedicate most of his fortune to fighting climate change and supporting people who can unite humanity in the face of deep social and political ... Read more

Amazon became the first company to lose $1 trillion in market capitalization

Amazon, one of the first companies to join the prestigious $1 trillion club, just passed another, albeit less desirable, milestone. Jeff Bezos’ brainchild this week became the first public company to lose $1 trillion in market capitalization, reports Gizmodo. Staggering figures, for the first time marked by Bloomberg, is the ... Read more

Amazon introduced the fifth generation of spherical Echo Dot speakers

At its annual September event, Amazon showed not only the new Kindle Scribe, but also the new, fifth generation of compact “smart” Echo Dot speakers. They retain the spherical design of the previous generation, which was introduced back in 2020, but were greatly updated “inside”. So, the new speaker implements ... Read more

Amazon Kindle Scribe is the first Kindle that lets you write and draw

Amazon introduced Kindle Scribe, its first e-book, which received a touch screen not only for flipping book pages but also for handwriting or drawing thanks to pen support. The novelty will be available worldwide at a price of $339.99 and will have a basic stylus included. The Kindle Scribe has ... Read more

Amazon greenlights Blade Runner series

Ridley Scott, who directed the original movie Blade Runner in 1982 and became the executive producer of the sequel by Denis Villeneuve in 2017, will now take part in the creation of a series based on the cinematic universe of the franchise for Amazon, reports Deadline. “The Original Blade Runner ... Read more

Amazon showed an updated Kindle: with USB-C and a high-resolution display

Amazon has announced the release of a new generation of its basic Kindle model. The e-book has received several significant updates that should increase its popularity because in the last couple of years this device has been difficult to call the optimal choice. In particular, Kindle received an improved display ... Read more

Tolkien fans destroyed the rating of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, now Amazon will fight them

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power collected a lot of negative reviews, and its rating began to fall, including on Amazon Prime Video streaming itself, where the series began to air on September 2. Now it has come to light that all reviews on the Amazon platform ... Read more

StockApps research found that Google tracks 39 types of personal user information, while Apple only tracks 12

The protection of users’ personal data has recently been increasingly on the agenda of many tech giant companies. But in order to maintain their work and make a profit, companies have to track some information about users. A new study from StockApps, which talks about the tracking of user data ... Read more

Amazon is NOT buying Electronic Arts. But this is not 100%

This morning there were rumors that Amazon is going to make Electronic Arts an offer it can’t refuse. That is, Jeff Bezos’ company, which has been trying to build its own game business for about ten years, is going to buy EA. Bloomberg and CNBC later denied the information. EA ... Read more

Amazon will buy robot vacuum cleaner maker iRobot for $1.7 billion

Amazon has decided to buy the famous robot vacuum cleaner maker Roomba for $61 per share in cash, in a deal that values ​​iRobot at $1.7 billion, reports CNBC. Closing the deal will strengthen Amazon’s presence in consumer robotics. The company made a bold bet on the industry last year ... Read more