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Amazon Drive unlimited storage option no longer offered

Amazon Drive unlimited storage option no longer offered

Amazon has followed in the footsteps of certain other cloud storage services, dropping its unlimited storage option. The unlimited storage deal used to be available for the company's Amazon Drive cloud storage platform for $60, but now that $60 gets you a single terabyte of storage space. That's still a decent amount, but far less attractive for those in need of ample space. Unfortunately, an alternative isn't readily available.

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Amazon Prime price lowered for some Americans

Amazon Prime price lowered for some Americans

Amazon Prime can be a handy service to have, especially if you're a cord cutter or you do a lot of shopping on Amazon. The issue with it is that at $99 per year or $10.99 per month, it can be a little on the expensive side for some folks. Today Amazon announced an initiative to help with just that, revealing that it will offer discounted Prime subscriptions to low-income customers in the US.

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Amazon ‘Ice’ Android phones tipped in testing

Amazon ‘Ice’ Android phones tipped in testing

Amazon tried to get into the smartphone market a while ago with its Fire Phone, a product that promptly crashed and burned. While the company has seen better success with its tablets, Amazon hasn't try to dabble in the smartphone market since then, though that may be changing in the future. Sources have surfaced claiming that Amazon is working on a new Android smartphone product, one that goes by the name 'Ice.'

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Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) appears on Amazon ahead of launch

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) appears on Amazon ahead of launch

All rumors thus far point toward the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) model launching some time this month (June 22 is one possible date), but as of now the phone remains unofficial. That may change sooner than anticipated, however, as an Amazon listing for the phone just recently went live early, showing off what are presumably official photos of the budget smartphone, as well as a curious date: June 5 (that's today).

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Amazon kicks off PC gaming sale for E3 2017

Amazon kicks off PC gaming sale for E3 2017

E3 2017 is nearly upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a sale on gaming hardware? That's Amazon's thinking, at least, as it's launched a fairly impressive sale on its lineup of PC gaming hardware and software. Not only will the sale last quite some time, but it also covers a good variety of products and manufacturers, so there's plenty to have a look at.

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Amazon planning entry into Australian retail market

Amazon planning entry into Australian retail market

As the world's largest online retailer, Amazon has already managed to find success outside of North America, including countries like the UK, Germany, and Japan. But now it seems the company's next target is Australia, a country that has yet to fully embrace online shopping, and where physical retail stores still dominate consumers' shopping habits.

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Forgetful? Now Alexa can juggle your crazy reminder list

Forgetful? Now Alexa can juggle your crazy reminder list

Amazon's Alexa can now remind users of specific tasks, with the ability to set not only an alarm but assign a reason for it too. The latest in Alexa's growing skillset on the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Amazon Tap, it opens the door to far more useful reminders than simple alarms. Both reminders and timers are supported by the update.

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Amazon starts refunding unauthorized purchases made by kids

Amazon starts refunding unauthorized purchases made by kids

It has been years in the making, but parent can finally have some amount of reprieve. Between 2011 and 2016, more than $70 million worth of purchases have been made on Amazon. None of them made by the account owners. Instead, they were unwittingly made by their offspring, leading to an investigation and eventual charges by the FTC. Now the FTC proudly announces that affected customers will be finally be given their due.

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Amazon patent details parachute label for drone deliveries

Amazon patent details parachute label for drone deliveries

Another Amazon patent related to drone deliveries has surfaced, this one describing possible methods the company's future delivery drones may utilize to get packages to customers. One big question regarding drone deliveries is how, exactly, the package will go from the drone in the sky to the person on the ground. The patent details one method -- a package label that is also a parachute, deploying when the package is dropped to lower it safely to the ground.

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Amazon Alexa iCloud Calendar support gives Echo your schedule

Amazon Alexa iCloud Calendar support gives Echo your schedule

Amazon's Alexa now supports iCloud Calendar, allowing the virtual assistant to check your schedule on the Apple service. The update means that users of the Amazon Echo - as well as the Echo Dot and Amazon Tap - can get an instant read-out of what's on their agenda for the day, by asking "Alexa, what's on my calendar today?" There's also support for adding new appointments, again all by voice.

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AmazonFresh Pickup finally opens its doors in Seattle

AmazonFresh Pickup finally opens its doors in Seattle

It's no Amazon physical store, but it's the closest you'll currently get to one. Amazon has finally made its AmazonFresh Pickup service available to the public, but only if you reside in Seattle. While Amazon would still prefer that its users have their fresh groceries delivered directly, the drive-in pickup could help convince those still reluctant customers to embrace the modern age where you won't even have to go out for such menial tasks as buying groceries.

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Amazon Echo Dot price cut briefly offers Alexa for $10 less

Amazon Echo Dot price cut briefly offers Alexa for $10 less

Curious to dip your toe into the smart home assistant market? Amazon's Echo Dot has been given a rare discount, bringing the cost of the Alexa-packing connected home puck down to under $40. It's the cheapest way we've seen to pick up a single Echo Dot in some time.

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