Tricks of the trade: How to get free stuff on Amazon

So what could be better than an awesome discount? Free stuff, of course. Amazon may be the largest online retailer, but that doesn't mean there aren't few freebies to be had -- you just need to know where to look.
Smart Home

Use Alexa Skill Blueprints to leave instructions, save jokes, or make flash cards

Who says you need to be a developer to develop skills for Amazon Alexa? Certainly not Amazon. The company has launched Alexa Skill Blueprints, heralded as an easy way to create customized Alexa functions and responses.
DT Daily

DT Daily: Amazon lets anyone create Alexa skills with Blueprint

Creating custom skills for Amazon Alexa speakers is now possible, and downright easy with the new Alexa Skills Blueprint. It lets Alexa owners create fun skills designed to entertain and bring the family together.
Smart Home

Logistics firm XPO integrates with virtual assistants to help you track deliveries

XPO Logistics, the largest provider of last-mile deliveries for large items in North America, has introduced voice-enabled delivery tracking through both Amazon and Google's smart assistants.

Amazon patent wants to unmask Bitcoin users, sell data to law enforcement, others

Amazon has a brand-new patent to its name, but it's nothing to do with retail. The internet giant now has a patent on the ability to identify Bitcoin owners through the use of amalgamated sales and telecoms data.

Amazon reveals there are over 100 million Prime members

Amazon has always been vague when it comes to the issue of how many people pay for Prime. But CEO Jeff Bezos has revealed the figure to shareholders, adding that more new members joined Prime in 2017 than in any other year.
Smart Home

As Apple and Amazon fight for a share of the smart home market, one lags behind

The smart home market has gotten a lot more interesting to manufacturers of voice-activated smart assistants as homebuilders start to integrate smart home technology into their products from the ground up. Who's winning this fight?

Amazon’s Internet is a new lightweight browser app for emerging markets

Mobile users in developing nations with slower internet connections don't need to download Chrome or go onto Safari -- instead, they can simply get on Internet. The aptly named app is the latest product to emerge from Amazon.
Home Theater

Amazon and Best Buy shake hands and team up to sell smart TVs

Amazon and Best Buy are putting aside their rivalry for the time being, and instead teaming up in order to sell smart TVs powered by Amazon's Fire TV operating system. In total, the duo will sell 11 models of these TVs.
Movies & TV

‘Westworld’ creators to take their talents to Amazon for new sci-fi series

Westworld showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy just signed on with Amazon Studios to adapt William Gibson's acclaimed 2014 sci-fi/noir book The Peripheral into an original series.

30 Amazon Coupons to help you save on the things you need

Did you know there are thousands of Amazon Coupons and promo codes that you can take advantage of? We found coupons for everything from tech to everyday products. Find out what savings you've been missing out on.

A BBQ in a briefcase? 21 Amazon products you don’t need, but will probably want

In a world of convenience and innovation, there are bound to be a few inventions that toe the line between genius and stupidity -- and these Amazon products do just that. You're bound to find something you can't live with out on this…