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Amazon Prime Video now has user profiles

A few days ago, Amazon updated its Prime Video apps on multiple platforms to now support multiple users, a feature which has been a long time coming. Netflix has had this feature for many years and the newly launched Disney+ service already has this feature. Prime Video now has multiple profiles for users as well as Kid’s profiles too. Amazon is launching the feature in only a few countries so […]

Amazon Alexa can now provide traffic updates and alerts for severe weather

Amazon is always working on what Alexa can do and now, as of this week Alexa can now tell you what the traffic is like, ready for your morning commute to work. Alexa can now tell you about the directions to take to avoid bad traffic and what the conditions are like on selected routes. With the traffic alerts, Alexa can send you a notification to your phone if needed […]

Eero’s routers and mesh system now supports Apple HomeKit

At Apple’s WWDC last year, it announced a few additions to HomeKit, one was HomeKit Secure Video which utilises the power of the HomePod or Apple TV to analyse footage and stores videos in iCloud. This week, Netatmo announced support for this. The other, was HomeKit support for home routers which will automatically configure the firewall to help isolate smart home devices from your main LAN. This isn’t a new […]

AWS alone, generated two thirds of Amazon’s profit for Q4 2019

We mentioned earlier today that Amazon had hit 150 million Prime members worldwide during the fourth quarter of 2019 and also, the lesser known side to Amazon, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has generated a lot of profit for the company in the last financial quarter. AWS is Amazon’s cloud platform which businesses and customers can host websites, services, storage and much, much more. AWS generated two thirds of the profit […]

Amazon now has 150 million Prime members

In the past week, Apple released its earnings and had an amazing Q4 quarter, as did Tesla and now Amazon has some subscriber news regarding Prime, its subscription service which offers Prime Video, free one day delivery and much much more. Amazon Prime now has 150 million members, worldwide. Assuming all 150 million people pay the $119 yearly fee, that’s $30 billion a year, just from Prime. Back in 2018 Amazon […]

Alexa voice control is coming soon to Rivian and Lamborghini vehicles

Most cars from Mercedes, Volkswagen and others have their own system built in for grabbing the attention of a voice assistant to do certain things in the car, in Mercedes cars for example you have ‘Hey Mercedes” and in the latest Mk8 VW Golf you now have “Hey Volkswagen” which lets you use your voice to turn the heating up and all sorts of various commands. But what Rivian and […]

The Grand Tour ‘Seamen’ is now out on Amazon Prime

We reported back in November that Clarkson, Hammond and May would be back for a The Grand Tour special is December and now, here it is. The trio have ditched the cars for boats and are attempting to sail up the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. “For one time only, the presenters have taken a break from four wheels and instead undertaken an ambitious journey in boats. Their adventure-packed voyage takes them along […]

Apple Podcasts now works on Amazon Echo speakers

Apple is really starting to branch out its services to other platforms, other than its own. Apple Music is already on the Echo speakers and has been for over a year, Apple Music has been on Sonos for a while now and the Apple TV was added to a bunch of smart TVs earlier this year in preparation for the launch of Apple TV+. And now, Apple Podcasts is now […]

Samuel L. Jackson’s voice is now available on Amazon Alexa

Back in September at the Amazon product event, the company announced that later down the line that Samuel L. Jackson’s voice would be an option to replace the Alexa voice on Amazon’s Echo products. Today, Amazon has released Jackson’s voice as a optional skill which costs $0.99. You can ask Jackson for the weather, ask him to play music, podcasts and more. To enable his voice, simply ask “Alexa, introduce […]

Amazon has said the Premier League matches brought in a record number of new Prime subscriptions

Amazon debuted the first round of Premier League matches on its Amazon Prime streaming platform this week, a lot of feedback on Twitter on the first night was pretty positive, users mentioning the price, picture quality and the features of the app. Twitter comments The fact that Amazon Prime costs £7.99 per month and is now showing Premier League football is incredible, especially when compared to the complete rip off […]