Movies & TV

‘The Departed’ is getting rebooted as a TV series at Amazon

Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning film The Departed is being rebooted as a TV series. The project is currently in development at Amazon and will reportedly be set in present-day Chicago.

Amazon will offer an Echo-exclusive music streaming plan for $4 or $5 a month

There are reports that Amazon is prepping a music streaming service to compete with Apple Music and Spotify, and the company's internet-connected Echo speaker seems to be central to its plans.

Amazon’s music streaming service may be a lot cheaper than Spotify

Possibly ideal for Amazon customers that are also Spotify subscribers, the online retailer may debut a less expensive music streaming service for anyone that's purchased an Amazon Echo device.
Movies & TV

Five shows to stream this week: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ ‘Brooklyn,’ and more

How are you going to get through this week? By following our guide to the finest films and TV shows available now, of course. On the list this week: 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' 'Brooklyn,' and more.

Automatic pet feeder will order food from Amazon when you’re running low

EasyFeed is the automatic pet feeder that integrates with Amazon to automatically order more food when you're running low. It's just too bad you can't feed your baby with the push of a button, right?

Popular gaming outlet Curse is now part of the Amazon-owned Twitch empire

Amazon's Twitch has revealed the popular gaming media outlet Curse is now part of its family. Curse provides a desktop client for PC gamers along with add-ons for popular titles, original content, video channels, and loads more to consume.
Cool Tech

New AI program could help drones avoid flying over big crowds

A startup is looking to make drone flight safer through artificial intelligence that identifies hazardous weather and even crowds of people. Flock is developing a program to help commercial drone pilots choose the safest route.

Amazon Japan accused of using its power for evil, has its offices raided

The Japan Fair Trade Commission conducted an on-site inspection of Amazon Japan's offices, with the agency accusing Amazon's Japanese arm of unfair business practices. It is unknown what course of action the FTC will take next.

BMW set to make Amazon’s Alexa your back-seat driver this fall

It's just good sense to let Amazon Echo's Alexa control not only your smart home, but your car as well. And now, if that car is a BMW, Alexa will do just that. Come September, Alexa will be your go-to digital assistant on the road.
Home Theater

Waiting for some new Amazon shows? They’re set to debut on Twitch for 24 hours

It's been nearly two years since Amazon bought live video-game-streaming site Twitch for almost $1 billion. Now, the online retail giant is making moves with its acquisition, using the platform to premiere its new pilot shows.

Ten handy Amazon Fire tablet tips and tricks

The Amazon's Fire tablet is more capable than you might expect. Here are 10 useful tips and tricks to help you wring the most of Amazon's latest flagship, whether you want to enable parental controls or disable pesky notifications.

Reunited: Target resumes sales of Amazon's devices after a four-year hiatus

After a four-year hiatus, Target has resumed sales of Amazon's devices, with the devices now available for purchase through Target's website. They will make their way to physical store shelves this fall.