A brick-and-mortar Amazon store may be coming to a city near you

At Amazon's annual shareholders meeting, CEO Jeff Bezos promised to bring more of Amazon offline and into the physical sphere. Not to neglect the company's online business, Bezos also wants to build upon perks for Amazon Prime members.

Amazon launches its restaurant service in New York City and Dallas, Texas

On-demand food services are all the rage in this buzzing metropolis, and now, Amazon Prime has gotten into the game, now officially offering free delivery from over 350 restaurants across Manhattan by way of its Prime Now service.
Social Media

Proofpilot wants to help you design, launch, and manage research studies

With the on-demand service industry already booming, a new secure online platform called Proofpilot is allowing study participants to browse research studies, contribute to research, and earn rewards for completing study tasks.
Social Media

Facebook will soon let you record and share videos as comments

Facebook users have noticed the ability to record and share video comments on posts from pages and friends. The social network is currently testing the update on a small group of people as a means to encourage users to express themselves…
Social Media

Environmental disaster spurs a Facebook ban in Vietnam

Facebook appears to have been blocked by the Vietnamese government over the weekend in an attempt to prevent citizens from easily organizing protests over an environmental disaster.

Amazon boss wants it to look ‘irresponsible’ not to be a Prime member

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos told shareholders on Tuesday that he aims to make the company's $99-a-year Prime service so attractive that to not be a member will look "irresponsible."

Google’s going after Facebook, could announce chatbot play of its own this week

According to a recent report, Google is going after Facebook, and is set to announce chatbot plans of its own at I/O 2016 later this week. It's unclear exactly how the company will implement chatbots.

Could Amazon’s Alexa soon be paired with a touchscreen device?

The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon is working on a device, code-named "Knight," that pairs its Alexa voice assistant with tablet-like hardware -- including a touchscreen display.

Clues suggest July 29 is Microsoft’s launch date for Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Two slides used in Microsoft's Windows Hardware Engineering Conference event earlier this year point to a July 29 release date for the free Anniversary Update upgrade for Windows 10. That's also the same day Microsoft pulls the plug on its…
Movies & TV

Your video skills could land you a ticket to the NBA All-Star Game

The NBA and multi-platform network BroadbandTV have partnered to launch NBA Playmakers, an online video network that gives passionate basketball fans and content creators perks in exchange for videos on all things basketball.

Is Soundcloud about to place serious restrictions on DJ mixes? Sources say yes

Soundcloud was once the go-to spot for DJs to post their mixes. But following deals with major record labels, the site might be preparing a new policy that couldchange the very nature of the service.

Amazon’s DSSTNE machine learning tech is now open source

Anyone interested in the way Amazon recommends products to its customers can now download an open-source version of the company's Deep Scalable Sparse Tensor Network Engine (otherwise known as DSSTNE) machine learning tech.