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Amazon is increasing the price of Prime membership by up to 43% in Europe

For the first time in quite a while, Amazon is increased the price of the annual Prime subscription in the UK and the rest of Europe. In the UK at least, the company has communicated out to its customers that the yearly price is increasing – as are the monthly memberships for Prime Video. All across the Europe the prices are going up, in this article we’ll cover what has […]

Amazon to stop supporting the Cloud Cam this year, customers offered free Blink Mini in return

Late last week, Amazon announced that support for the Cloud Cam will be ending later this year on 2nd December 2022. Amazon launched the Cloud Cam back in 2017 and stores video recordings in the cloud, the company also later unveiled a Cloud Cam—Key Edition that was designed to work with smart locks. Amazon has said that on 2nd December 2022 customers will no longer be able to use the […]

Amazon updates the Fire 7 tablet with USB-C and longer battery life

Amazon has today revealed the next version of its popular Fire 7 tablets, with the standard model and the kids edition receiving updates. Amazon has said that with these new models, the battery life is longer, with more RAM and more powerful CPU. Over the previous generation, Amazon has added double the amount of RAM and a new quad-core processor that’s 30 percent faster than the old one. Amazon has also […]

Google Nest cameras now work with Amazon Alexa

This week Google has announced that its line of Nest smart cameras will now be compatible with Amazon Alexa devices, such as the Amazon Fire TV and Echo Show. Google has updated Amazon Alexa Skills few days ago and users will now be able to pull up the camera feed on the screen. Amazon also started to open up its Alexa eco system to be able to support security cameras […]

Amazon Prime in Canada is going to get more expensive

Amazon Prime is going to get a bit more expensive over in Canada soon, over the years Prime in America has had multiple price jumps but in Canada the subscription has never had a price increase, it has been the same $8 CAD per month out $79 CAD (£48) per year since it was launched back in 2013. However, in the last few days website MobileSyrup has found out that Amazon […]

Amazon Fire TV is being added to Ford SUVs this year

Some Ford SUV models in the US will be getting Amazon Fire TV preinstalled on the head units, with the capability to use Alexa, run apps and watch TV when on the road. Amazon has already partnered with Jeep for the same thing and starting this year, the 2022 Ford Explorer and the Lincoln Navigator SUV will be getting access too, as well as some SUVs from Stellantis. The interface […]

Amazon’s Alexa told a child to do a dangerous challenge

Over the past couple days, a report came in from Bleeping Computer about child in the US who asked Alexa on the family’s Amazon Echo for a challenge to do, which is a new thing that is trending on TikTok. The child asked Alexa for a challenge and it suggested that they touch a penny to the exposed prongs of a phone charger plugged into the wall. OMFG My 10 year old just […]

Free Deliveroo deliveries are now included with Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime in the UK is about to get a bit more useful, as one year of Deliveroo Plus is now included at no extra charge. Deliveroo offers unlimited free deliveries with its premium subscription, but a minimum spend of £25 per order is required to benefit from it. Around two years ago Amazon invested $575 million into the company. Deliveroo charges £3.49 per month for Deliveroo Plus, taking into […]

Amazon and Tile partner up to take on AirTag from Apple

Apple launched the new AirTag last month and Tile has been vocally against Apple lately, along with other developers such as Spotify and Epic. AirTag takes unique advantage of the iPhone and the Find My network, as well as utilising the U1 Ultra Wide Band chip that is in the most recent generations of iPhone. Third party manufacturers don’t have access to the U1 chip, but Apple did open up the […]

Ford is adding support for Alexa to its new cars

Last week, Ford announced that it is planning on adding over the air software updates to its cars that support it, on the Mustang Mach E and new Bronco and as part of that, Alexa support will be added too. Obviously, people know Alexa from Amazon’s line of smart speakers and the Fire TV but in a car, it’ll be used to help the driver get information on traffic levels, […]