The Internet of Things, or IoT, Connected Devices, Smart devices whatever you want to call them have become a fixture in most homes. It has gotten to the point where you have to look hard to find a device that is not “Smart”. Manufacturers love to push the marketing term smart onto the consumer as it becomes a value add proposal; hey this can do all of this and you can control it using your phone from anywhere. What they do not disclose is exactly how insecure these devices are and how much privacy you can end up giving up just by having them in your home.
Hey, remember all of those rumors that YouTube would by live streaming service Twitch? Well it looks like all of that might have been wrong. According to a new report uncovered by the Wall Street Journal it is not YouTube or Google that is buying up Twitch, it is Amazon. This is something of a departure from what most analysts felt was going to happen within the company. A lot of people felt the marriage of Twitch and YouTube was one that made sense even if there was reluctance on the part of the community.
Annnnddd just like that, we have another rumor about Amazon jumping into the smartphone market. The original rumors surfaced in 2012 when the smartphone market was in one of its more rapid growth phases. At the time the rumors claimed that Amazon was looking to use a customized flavor of Google’s Android with hardware assembled by Foxconn. The details were (and still are) very limited.
Amazon has unveiled its device which will be connected to a TV that in order to allow streaming of video and playing games.
According to several sites (among which is VG247.com) that are dealing with the descriptions of games and all that has some connection with gaming, Amazon will this year issue their own gaming console which would cost in the US under $300.
The company Amazon in the holiday period, more precisely in the week preceding Christmas, on its website recorded 426 products sold every second.
When you order something online these days you put your money and trust in the companies that are responsible for getting the package to you. I do not think there is anyone out there that has not received a package that is a little more beat up that it should be after spending its time with UPS or FedEx. There seems to be an unwritten rule that says package delivery services must take out their frustration on the poor boxes that are in their care. Between worrying about the state of our orders and if they will actually get to our doorstep things can get annoying.
Yesterday Amazon made an announcement that they were working on plans to deliver goods to people’s homes using a fleet of electrical powered, unmanned drones. The articles that followed this were… forward looking to say the least. Many of them seem to have missed s crucial part of the announcement (and reality). Sadly for them these little snags will probably delay any attempt to use drones for delivery for at least the next ten years.
Company Amazon launched its version of an advertising campaign that attacks the competition. In fact in a commercial for their tablet Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon pokes competition from Apple, which recently launched new models of the iPad family to the market.