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    The Year in Tech: The Big Get Bigger and Machines Get Smarter

    Looking back, 2017 seems like a momentous year for tech. But, if it is, it’s only because of the even more dramatic effects we could see in the years to come because of what happened this year. A lot of the tech stories we saw this year could completely transform society in the years to […]

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    3 Huge Tech Mergers That Happened in 2017, and 3 That Didn’t

    We had gotten used to seeing big-name tech mergers coming at us non-stop, but not so much this year! While there were plenty of companies being sold behind the scenes this year, there were only a handful that changed things dramatically for us! The bigger stories by far were the mergers and acquisitions that didn’t […]

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    Will You Be Asking Alexa to Fill Your Prescription Soon?

    These days, the right question to ask is what Amazon doesn’t sell! Believe it or not, there’s at least one answer — prescription medicine. You know Amazon isn’t satisfied with that! After all, they weren’t doing very well selling food, so they went out and bought themselves all of Whole Foods! They don’t mess around. This week […]

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    The Week in Tech – It’s Over, the Robots Have Won

    There’s a ton of tech news to get to! Maybe you didn’t get to it all, because who’s got time for that? Well, that’d be us — here are a handful of stories from the week that was that might affect you! Lyft is coming to Toronto Lyft used to be an also-ran to clear ride-hailing […]

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    The Random Things You Find When You Search for Halloween on Amazon

    How does one search for the spirit of the holidays? We’re fortunate enough to live in a time when we have one answer to that question for all holidays — Amazon! Can’t imagine what would say more about the way we celebrate our holidays than combing the things we buy for them, and boy does Amazon […]

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    Here Are All the New Goodies Amazon Just Announced Today

    Amazon knows what time of year it is. With Apple, Samsung, and plenty others unleashing their holiday hopefuls, Amazon was by no means going to stand on the sidelines. At an event earlier today, they announced a ton of brand new hardware, including some major new updates to the Echo and Fire TV. Here’s everything […]

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    Amazon is Turning Its Plan for a Second Headquarters into a Competition

    It’s a tale that really is as old as time — if you want the best deal, start playing your suitors off of each other. That’s what Amazon seems to be doing this week, announcing their plans to build a second corporate headquarters and telling North American cities to start sending in bids. In their announcement, […]

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    Here Are All the Price Cuts Amazon Brought to Whole Foods Today

    We weren’t surprised to hear that Amazon would be slashing prices at Whole Foods after their deal to acquire the grocery chain closed, but we weren’t sure how deep those cuts would be at the outset. Well, it’s day one of those price cuts, and while they aren’t store-wide, some items have gotten some pretty […]

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    The UE Boom 2 Bluetooth Speaker Just Got Alexa

    The UE Boom 2 came out about two years ago, and it’s cruised along as one of the better portable Bluetooth speakers on the market since then. That doesn’t mean Ultimate Ears has just been sitting back and enjoying the success — they’ve been gradually adding features to the speaker over time, including Siri and Google […]

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    Amazon Has Revived Plans to Bring Back Galaxy Quest as a TV Show

    Galaxy Quest, the 1999 sci-fi spoof on shows like Star Trek, ended up being a surprising hit at the time with critics and Trek fans alike. In 2017, that’s more than good enough to warrant a revival! Plans to turn the movie into a TV show have persisted for a while, and after almost moving forward […]

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    Amazon is Basically About to Introduce Remote Vending Machines

    In a major city and can’t wait the one hour it’s going to take for Amazon to send over the stuff they keep on hand in warehouses? Pretty soon, you’ll be able to drive down and get your stuff in minutes. If that seems to not be in keeping with the spirit of staying inside […]

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    Amazon Issues Refunds for Potentially Dangerous Solar Eclipse Glasses

    Next weekend’s solar eclipse is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and unfortunately, that’s exactly what makes it ripe for heinous get-rich-quick schemers. Dozens of companies have been selling glasses that are said to make it safe to get an eyeful of the solar eclipse, and over the weekend, Amazon revealed that a good number […]

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    Amazon Gets the Nokia 6 Android Phone as an Exclusive

    Want to get your hands on that new Nokia Android phone? The Nokia phone brand, revived by newcomer HMD, is entering the Android market with the Nokia 6. It’s now finally headed to the United States courtesy of the Amazon Prime Exclusives Phone program, which offers phones for a discount in exchange for putting ads […]

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    Amazon Will Let You Try on Clothes for Free

    Get ready to go nuts on your shopping cart. Amazon has come to dominate most of the retail world, but it’s still not quite there when it comes to clothing and food. They’re aggressively trying to fix that this year — first they bought Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, and now they’ve announced they’re preparing a […]

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    Amazon Announces 4 New Super Cheap Fire Tablets

    No one does cheap family tablets better than Amazon, and now that they’re little portable Alexa devices, they’re looking like even better values. Today, Amazon refreshed their Fire line of tablets with four options — regular and kid-friendly versions of their 7″ and 8″ Fire tablets. They’re still bare bones in terms of specs, but they’ll […]