Amazon appears to be getting serious about ridding its site of fake goods

Amazon is stepping up efforts to rid its site of counterfeit goods, this week filing lawsuits that for the first time go after sellers allegedly offering fake products to its online customers.

Amazon just expanded its Home Services to 20 new American cities

Need some help around the house? Amazon to the rescue. Amazon announced the expansion of Home Services into 20 new cities across the U.S., including Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Boulder, Cleveland, and more.

Amazon’s trade-in program now pays out instantly for games, tech, and books

Need some extra cash for your holiday shopping? Amazon is now issuing instant gift cards for customers who trade in used video games, laptops, and books via the company's online storefront.

In need of Alexa skills developers, Amazon teams up with Coding Dojo

Coding Dojo, in collaboration with Amazon's Alexa team, has prepared a series of coding bootcamps, video training, and an on-site hackathon aimed at filling the need for Alexa skills developers.

Judge orders Amazon to pay back parents after their kids made unauthorized app store purchases

The issue began in 2014, when the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) told Amazon that if it didn’t adopt a more Apple-like policy about in-app purchases, it might wind up in court. Court did indeed happen.
Movies & TV

Five shows to stream this week: ‘Green Room,’ Red Oaks,’ 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: 'Green Room,' 'Red Oaks,' and more.

Amazon ordered to start giving refunds to parents for their kids’ in-app buys

Amazon has been told to start organizing how it's going to pay back millions of dollars to parents whose kids made in-app purchases on their mobile devices without permission. A judge told the ecommerce company to begin paying up next year…

Could Amazon offer housekeeping as its latest Prime perk?

It looks like Amazon prime could soon offer more than online services and cheap shipping. The company has posted two listings for housekeepers to be hired by Amazon in Seattle to help with things like "tidying up around the house."

Amazon is having a 1-day sale on the Echo, $40 off

Powered by Alexa, Amazon's personal digital assistant, the Echo Wireless Speaker is one of Amazon's most ambitious devices. To celebrate its 2-year anniversary, Amazon and select retailers are offering the rarely-discounted Echo speaker for…

Amazon has introduced an Alexa skills marketplace

Shopping for an Alexa Skill on Amazon just got as easy as, well, shopping on Amazon. A recent update to the online marketplace has given the skills marketplace a much-needed makeover, organizing them in a novel (but intuitive) way.
Movies & TV

Five shows to stream this week: ‘The Night Manager,’ ‘The Crown,’ 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: 'The Crown,' 'The Night Manager,' and more
Android Army

TCL’s kitchen-ready tablet adds Amazon Alexa integration

TCL’s Xess tablet is a massive 17.3-inch “smart home hub,” and aside from the new Alexa integration, it offers built-in dual 3-watt JBL speakers, and a remote camera. Available for $500, the tablet has a Full HD display.