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NASA drone tracking trials tap Verizon towers

NASA drone tracking trials tap Verizon towers

NASA and Verizon are working together on air traffic control for drones, aiming to use existing cellphone towers to track and even ground unmanned aircraft. The deal will see the space agency kick off trials at its Ames Research Center in California this summer, focusing on small, low-altitude drones which currently don't make it onto the radar of traditional air traffic management. The goal is an automated system which would open the skies to drone delivery, something which already has Amazon and Google throwing their money at NASA.

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Amazon announces Fire HD Kids Edition in the UK

Amazon announces Fire HD Kids Edition in the UK

It's been a while since we've last seen a mobile device that caters to the very young so it's mildly surprising to see Amazon make such an announcement in the middle of the year. The Fire HD Kids Edition is advertised to be a tablet designed with kids in mind from the ground up, though it's actually a Fire HD 6 just flooded with kid-friendly apps and features. As such, kids will be treated to a "real" Amazon-flavored Android tablet, which means parents can probably use them as well when the little ones are asleep.

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Amazon offering free shipping on small, light weight items

Amazon offering free shipping on small, light weight items

Following last week's updates to shipping services for Prime subscribers, internet giant Amazon has just announced a free shipping option for regular customers. Dubbed "Fulfillment by Amazon Small and Light," small items priced $10 and below, and weighing no more than 8 ounces (230 grams), will ship for free within the U.S. There are a few more criteria orders need to meet, and items won't be arriving in two days or less, but it's an option available for all customers, Prime subscriber or not.

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GameFly announces new game streaming service for Amazon Fire TV

GameFly announces new game streaming service for Amazon Fire TV

GameFly, the video game rent-by-mail service, has long been compared to Netflix, at least, back when they mailed us DVDs. Now the company has made a new step towards becoming the gaming equivalent of the Netflix that focuses on streaming. Along with announcing their acquisition of Playcast, GameFly is launching a new game streaming service exclusively on Amazon's Fire TV. And they're not talking about the kind of games you'd find a smartphone, but big-name titles including the Batman Arkham series, Hitman, Darksiders, Red Faction, and games from the various LEGO franchises.

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Amazon Stream is an entirely new shopping experience

Amazon Stream is an entirely new shopping experience

Amazon is always working hard to figure out new ways to get you to spend your money with it online. One of the latest ways Amazon wants to part you from your money is with a new shopping experience called Stream. Stream has an endless supply of products for men, women, and your home in an easy to browse format that crams all sorts of items in one location.

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Amazon’s ‘Kindle for Kids Bundle’ comes just in time for summer

Amazon’s ‘Kindle for Kids Bundle’ comes just in time for summer

School's out for summer, which means that children will have a lot more free time, and their parents are going to have to find ways to entertain them. Amazon wants to be your solution to summertime as it introduces the "Kindle for Kids Bundle". Perfect for rainy days and long car trips, the package includes the latest Kindle, kid-friendly case, and 2 year warranty for $99.00. If purchased separately, parents would be spending about $40 more.

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Amazon Echo adds Google Calendar support

Amazon Echo adds Google Calendar support

Amazon's Echo home assistant has quietly added another talent to its PA abilities, with a new update integrating Google Calendar with the cylindrical speaker. The firmware upgrade, which will be automatically pushed out to Echo units in the wild, allows limited voice control over calendar events and scheduling: you can ask the gadget to give a summary of what's on the agenda for that day, or just request a reminder of the next scheduled event.

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Amazon tipped in plan for self-branded grocery items

Amazon tipped in plan for self-branded grocery items

Are you ready to have a jug of milk in your fridge with an Amazon logo on it? How about the cereal in your cupboard and the jars of baby food? According to sources that have cropped up, such will be possible in the future, with the retail giant looking to roll out an own-branded line of food and grocery items. Think of it like a store brand, only that store brand is an Amazon brand — a generic product, in a sense, only one likely to be found on Prime subscriber’s shelves.

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Amazon Prime makes same-day delivery free in 14 cities

Amazon Prime makes same-day delivery free in 14 cities

It seems Amazon is continuing its push to improve delivery service in the face of rivals trying to challenge the internet shopping giant. The company just announced that it is making its same-day delivery option free for select Prime subscribers, doing away with the previous $5.99 fee. Amazon says orders will need to be over $35 and placed before noon on the day of delivery. The other limitations include that the service is only available in 14 metropolitan areas, and on roughly one million products.

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Mad Max turns Wilton Silver Mist into Amazon review star

Mad Max turns Wilton Silver Mist into Amazon review star

What you're about to witness is the Mad Max-based War Boys taking on the likes of the open market. Searching for the best silver spray paint for their trip to Valhalla, the War Boys have found the most ideal product of them all - Wilton Silver Color Mist. In contrast with the 2015 film Mad Max, this particular can of spray is non-toxic. In the film, the War Boys used chrome spray to end their lives in a blaze of glory. With this product, they suggest they've get the best of both worlds.

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