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Apex Legends Twitch Prime loot available now: Here’s how to get it

Apex Legends Twitch Prime loot available now: Here’s how to get it

Well that didn't take long at all: hot on the heels of Apex Legends' successful launch, Electronic Arts and Amazon have teamed up to offer some free loot for the game through Twitch Prime. Popular games - especially battle royale titles - are often at the center of these Twitch Prime giveaways, which typically hand out cosmetics or loot boxes to subscribers. For Apex Legends, that's no different, as you'll get one skin and a handful of loot boxes when you redeem the offer.

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Echo Wall Clock sales return after Amazon fixes connectivity issue

Echo Wall Clock sales return after Amazon fixes connectivity issue

In September 2018, Amazon unveiled Echo Wall Clock, a new connected device in its Echo product line. The device was only available to purchase for a short time before Amazon stopped selling the product in January. According to the company, it had paused sales in order to fix a connectivity problem customers reported experiencing, which is partly reflected in some of the device's low reviews on Amazon.

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Amazon reveals ‘ambitious’ net zero carbon shipments goal

Amazon reveals ‘ambitious’ net zero carbon shipments goal

Amazon has announced Shipment Zero, a new project that aims to make half of the company's shipments net zero carbon by 2030. The retailer calls its goal 'ambitious,' acknowledging that it won't be easy, but that it is committed to achieving the results by its self-imposed deadline. This joins Amazon's larger sustainability goal of powering its worldwide infrastructure using entirely renewable energy.

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Apple acquires Pullstring for likely Siri upgrade

Apple acquires Pullstring for likely Siri upgrade

Apple seems to want to expand the speed at which Siri is implemented in 3rd-party products. At least that's what it'd seem, given their acquisition of the group called Pullstring. This group is in the business of assisting with the building and designing of voice apps for physical products. Oh, they've got their own conversational AI, too.

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Amazon just led a $700m investment in Tesla-rival Rivian

Amazon just led a $700m investment in Tesla-rival Rivian

Electric vehicle startup Rivian has received some big-name backing, with Amazon leading a $700m investment round into the Tesla rival. The automaker came out of stealth back in November 2018, bringing not one but two visions of its electric future to the LA Auto Show, each tapping into big selling categories in the US.

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Amazon ‘Good Omens’ series gets Benedict Cumberbatch as Satan

Amazon ‘Good Omens’ series gets Benedict Cumberbatch as Satan

Amazon has announced that its limited Good Omens series will be available to stream starting on May 31. The show is an adaption of the Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett fantasy novel by the same name. In addition to announcing its premiere date, it was also revealed that British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined the cast in the role of Satan.

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Amazon just canceled HQ2 in New York, and everywhere else too

Amazon just canceled HQ2 in New York, and everywhere else too

This morning Amazon made public their cancelled plans to create a headquarters in Long Island City, Queens, New York. They appear to blame this cancelled move on "a number of state and local politicians" and their opposition to Amazon's NY-based presence. They suggested in a document released today that these politicians "will not work with us to build the type of relationships that are required to go forward with the project we and many others envisioned in Long Island City."

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Apple video service will make starry March 25 event debut: Report

Apple video service will make starry March 25 event debut: Report

Apple was tipped to call upon "Hollywood stars" to attend a March 25th event for the launch of a new video service. This video service would join a new News subscription service that'd also launch on the same day, at the same event. The video service would be similar to, but not the same as, major video streaming services already on the market like Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.

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Amazon users can now publish their own Alexa skills

Amazon users can now publish their own Alexa skills

In April 2018, Amazon introduced Alexa Skill Blueprints, a tool that allows Echo owners to create their own custom skills for the assistant. These skills are linked to the user's Amazon account and are kept private, but the company announced a change today that'll make it possible to share your skills with other Alexa users. The custom skills can be published in the Alexa Skills Store for US customers to find and download.

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Electric pickup truck maker Rivian tipped in investment talks with GM, Amazon

Electric pickup truck maker Rivian tipped in investment talks with GM, Amazon

General Motors and Amazon are both in talks to invest in electric truck company Rivian Automotive, sources have claimed. Assuming the alleged investment takes place, the US-based automotive company will reportedly have a value that falls between $1 billion and $2 billion. Negotiations are reportedly still taking place, but the sources claim we may hear an official announcement some time this month.

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Amazon buys Eero for mesh network smarts: Here’s why

Amazon buys Eero for mesh network smarts: Here’s why

Amazon is acquiring Eero, adding the mesh router company to the long-list of hardware brands it owns, in an unexpected buy-out announced today. The retail behemoth has inked an agreement to buy Eero, it confirmed this afternoon, as it pushes simpler networking configurations.

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Amazon Live is like QVC for your Fire and Echo devices

Amazon Live is like QVC for your Fire and Echo devices

So you're already addicted to buying things from Amazon, but you want someone to tell you what to buy next, right? Imagine a world where the 1990's least exciting television channel, QVC, became popular again here in the internet age. That reality is... real... now with Amazon Live. They've brought back the only channel parodied in every single movie ever made about insomnia - and it's streaming on the internet, too!

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