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Amazon could be prepping Prime Air drone tests for early 2018

Amazon filed documents to the FCC that request permission to carry out research near its headquarters, prompting speculation that the company's drone delivery program is taking flight.
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Got 50 bucks burning a hole in your pocket? Here’s the best tech to spend it on

Now that TVs and tablets cost more than ever, everyone is on a lookout for electronics on the cheap. Check out our favorite tech accessories for under $50, whether you're looking for a fitness tracker or a means of capturing photos from…
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Amazon Echo continues AI domination into 2017

Amazon's Echo is dominating the AI space, with its integration into the massive Amazon inventory a key component to its success. As 2017 unfolds, Echo faces increased competition from companies like Google.
Movies & TV

Five shows to stream this week: Unfortunate events, con men, Iranian horror

How are you going to get through this week? By following our guide to the finest films and TV shows available to stream, of course. On the list this week: 'Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events' gets another shot at the screen…
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Brookfield Residential’s Amazon Alexa Smart Home is available for public tours

After announcing a partnership with Amazon in December, Brookfield Residential says its offering tours of its Alexa-powered Smart Home. Unfortunately, the tours are only taking place at the Avendale community in Virginia.
Gaming

Watch trailer for the live-action promo prequel to ‘Ghost Recon: Wildlands’

In partnership with Amazon, Ubisoft is bringing a 30-minute live-action promotional video for Ghost Recon Wildlands, titled War Within the Cartel, to Twitch and Amazon Prime Video on February 16.
Movies & TV

Amazon launches its first self-branded streaming channel, Anime Strike

Amazon has launched its first self-branded subscription streaming channel, Anime Strike, with more planned to come later this year, though what these will be has not been revealed so far.
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Amazon, FreshDirect, and others begin to accept food stamps in a pilot program

Starting this summer, families who depend upon food stamps will be able to take advantage of online grocers like Amazon, FreshDirect, and other local stores that offer a digital shopping option.
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Dallas child orders a dollhouse and cookies via Alexa

A Dallas six-year-old didn't get a dollhouse for Christmas, so she asked her new bestie Alexa if she could have one, plus a big tin of cookies. Bingo, Alexa was more than happy to oblige.
Mobile

Amazon makes its mobile app service available to other online retailers

Amazon wants all retailers to gather under its technological umbrella and is hoping to encourage them to start using its mobile application as a foundation for their own online services.
Web

An Amazon brick-and-mortar bookstore is headed to New York City

Amazon announced plans to open a bookstore in New York City, with the company already set to open bookstores in two other cities. The NYC location will open sometime this spring.
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Amazon's Alexa can now re-order your next meal from Amazon Restaurants

Now you can use Alexa to order your next meal, as Amazon created a new skill supporting the company's Restaurants service that will drop off orders in 20 cities with free deliveries for Amazon Prime members.