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Amazon accused of using AI in new movie Road House

Р. Lance Hill, the screenwriter of the original 1989 movie Road House, has filed a lawsuit against Amazon. He accuses the company of copyright infringement and the use of AI in the 2024 remake, writes Los Angeles Times. In 2021, Hill wanted to regain his copyright by filing an application ... Read more

Amazon Prime Video adds ads to subscription and requires extra payment for Dolby Vision and Atmos

Amazon has confirmed that this is not a mistake – your Amazon Prime Video subscription no longer includes Dolby Vision HDR or Dolby Atmos surround sound. And this is in addition to the advertisement that Amazon placed on the service on January 29. Now that you’re paying an additional $2.99 ... Read more

Federal Trade Commission launches investigation into Amazon, Google, and Microsoft’s investments in OpenAI and Anthropic

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched an investigation into Amazon, Google, and Microsoft’s investments and partnerships in OpenAI and Anthropic, including through the provision of cloud services to artificial intelligence companies. The Commission wants to better understand partnerships between companies and their potential impact on the competitive landscape. “History ... Read more

Amazon lays off more workers, this time from Prime and Amazon MGM

Yesterday, Amazon officially confirmed that it is laying off 500 employees from Twitch, but the company also announced even more cuts in its Prime and Amazon MGM departments, writes Android Central. Mike Hopkins, senior vice president of Prime and MGM, sent a letter to employees in which he wrote that ... Read more

Amazon Prime Video will start showing ads to subscribers

Amazon Prime Video streaming service will start showing ads to users starting from January 29, 2024, reports The Verge. Users will be able to opt out of advertising for an additional $2.99 per month. Amazon made this move following other companies that have also started adding ads to their cheapest ... Read more

A guy wanted to sue Amazon because of Lord of the Rings, but now he has to pay $134 thousand

Demetrius Polychron, who sued Amazon and the Tolkien Estate, accusing them of stealing his ideas from Lord of the Rings fanfiction for the Rings of Power series, lost the case and is now obliged to pay the companies $134 thousand. According to PC Gamer, Demetrius registered his fanfiction The Fellowship ... Read more

Amazon has successfully tested optical inter-satellite communication technology

Amazon has successfully tested optical inter-satellite link (OISL) as part of the Kuiper project. This technology involves the use of lasers to transmit data between spacecraft in orbit, writes TechCrunch. To do this, the company used KuiperSat-1 and KuiperSat-2 test satellites, which were launched into space aboard a United Launch ... Read more

The Boys – the first teaser trailer for the fourth season of the series was released on Prime Video

The official Prime Video channel has released the first teaser trailer for the fourth season of The Boys. Its premiere is scheduled for 2024. “The world is on the brink. Victoria Newman is closer than ever to the Oval Office and under the muscular thumb of the Homeender, who is ... Read more

Amazon introduced its own image generator Titan Image Generator

Amazon has introduced its own image generator based on artificial intelligence, joining the tech giants and startups that have already done so. The company presented the development during the re:Invent 2023 event in Las Vegas, writes TechCrunch. The image generator is called Titan Image Generator and is already available for ... Read more

Amazon announces Trainium2 chip for training AI systems, it will appear in 2024

Amazon has announced the Trainium2 chip for training artificial intelligence systems. The development was announced by Adam Selipsky, CEO of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Computing Division, during the re:Invent event in Las Vegas, writes Reuters. According to him, the performance of Trainium2 will be four times higher compared to ... Read more

Amazon introduces Q chatbot for corporate clients, it will cost $20 per month

Amazon.com Inc. has introduced a chatbot called Amazon Q. It is aimed at corporate clients and should help them search for information, write code, and view business metrics, writes Bloomberg. Adam Selipsky, CEO of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Computing, said at the re:Invent event in Las Vegas that existing ... Read more

New images and details of the Fallout series have been released

Vanity Fair has provided an exclusive first look at the Fallout TV series, which will premiere on April 12 on Amazon Prime Video. The article shared new footage and details of the show. One of the main characters of the series will be Lucy, a girl who spent her entire ... Read more

Amazon has introduced a new device for accessing the virtual desktop

Amazon has introduced the WorkSpaces Thin Client, a new device for accessing a virtual workspace based on the Fire TV Cube. The new device was introduced in response to customer requests to replace PCs and laptops with cheaper hardware. WorkSpaces Thin Client costs only $195, while full-fledged computers cost companies ... Read more

Amazon introduces Astro robot for business – it will “work” as a security guard

Amazon has unveiled a new version of the Astro robot aimed at businesses that costs $2,350. In this way, the company aims to give new life to a product that is slowly gaining popularity among consumers, writes Bloomberg. The new model is focused on working as a mobile security guard. ... Read more

Amazon Games lays off more than 180 employees

Amazon is laying off about 180 employees from the gaming department, including the full Game Growth and Crown Channel teams, reports Aftermath. Amazon has confirmed the news of the layoffs and shared an internal letter that employees received from Christoph Hartmann, Vice President of Amazon Games: “We’ve listened to our ... Read more

Amazon trains Olympus AI model and hopes to compete with OpenAI

Amazon is investing millions of dollars to train an ambitious AI-powered large language model (LLM), hoping it can compete with models from OpenAI and Alphabet. This is reported by Reuters with reference to knowledgeable sources. The model, codenamed Olympus, has 2 trillion parameters. It is being developed by a team ... Read more

Amazon is testing AI tools to help advertisers beautify photos of their products

Amazon is testing AI tools that will allow advertisers to decorate images of their products, reports The Verge. The new technology will make it easy to create backgrounds or scenes around the product being offered for sale. Amazon claims that the new feature is “designed to remove creative barriers and ... Read more

Amazon has announced the premiere date of the Fallout TV series – it will happen next spring

Amazon has announced the premiere of the series based on the popular role-playing game series Fallout on April 12, 2024, reports Ars Technica. The expected TV series will be shown on Amazon Prime Video. Little is known about the plot and characters of Fallout. The events will take place in ... Read more

Amazon renewed Gen V for a second season

Amazon has renewed Gen V, a spin-off of the superhero series The Boys, for a second season, writes The Hollywood Reporter. The final episode of the first season of Gen V will be released on November 3, but the success of the series, which is ranked number one on Prime ... Read more

Amazon wants to launch drone delivery in the UK and Italy in 2024

Amazon plans to launch drone delivery in the UK and Italy in 2024. It also intends to expand this service in the United States. It also intends to expand this service in the United States, reports Engadget. So far, the company has not named the locations in which it wants ... Read more

On October 6, Amazon will launch test Internet satellites of the Kuiper project into space

On October 6, Amazon will launch two test satellites of the Kuiper project into space. They are called KuiperSat-1 and KuiperSat-2 and will be sent aboard an Atlas V rocket from United Launch Alliance (ULA), reports The Verge. The launch of the test vehicles is part of the company’s intentions ... Read more

US sues Amazon for market monopolization

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a lawsuit against the global giant Amazon, accusing the company of violating antitrust laws, reports CNBC. The lawsuit was also supported by the attorneys general of 17 US states. The case will be heard by the Federal Court in Seattle. The plaintiffs believe ... Read more

Amazon invests up to $4 billion in Anthropic, one of OpenAI’s main competitors

Amazon is making a significant step in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) by investing up to $4 billion in the well-known startup Anthropic, reports Reuters. This strategic investment is aimed at strengthening Amazon’s position in the AI race, especially in the face of fierce competition among cloud computing providers. ... Read more

Amazon has introduced updated Echo Frames smart glasses. What makes them special?

During its annual fall event, Amazon unveiled an update to Echo Frames smart glasses with Alexa voice assistant, reports Engadget. One of the advantages of these glasses is their extended battery life. Echo Frames can now play up to six hours of media on a single battery charge. In addition, ... Read more

Amazon extends preferential terms for Ukrainian business for another year

Ukrainian entrepreneurs will continue to sell goods on Amazon without commission. This was announced by Vice Prime Minister for Innovation, Education, Science and Technology Mykhailo Fedorov on Telegram. “The company has extended the preferential conditions for businesses from Ukraine for another year. Entrepreneurs will not pay a commission of 7-17% ... Read more