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When we last talked about the SHIELD TV, it was a much simpler time. Back in Late February, NVIDIA released the SHIELD Experience 8.1.1 that delivered some new features and critical bug fixes for the 2019 family of SHIELD TV devices. Just over a month later, America has been thrust into the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and Americans are cooped up at home by the millions. For those that are pulling out their hair looking for something to do in this downtime, Amazon and Best Buy are running some good deals on the newest SHIELD TV media streamer. The base SHIELD TV (2019 Edition) typically retails for $149.99, but both retail giants are currently selling it for a more palatable $129.99.... Read more...
During the coronavirus outbreak with everyone home doing school or working, it can be hard to get peace and quiet in a full house. One way to block out all the static, and concentrate on school or work, is with a nice set of noise-cancelling headphones such as the Bose QuietComfort 35 II. These headphones are currently on sale at both Amazon.com and the Microsoft Store. Bose QuietComfort 35 II are on sale Amazon.com for $299, which is a $50 discount. As with most things at Amazon, the headphones also come with free shipping for Amazon Prime members. Amazon has been a bit slower delivering items during the coronavirus outbreak, and has made it clear that the company is focusing on delivering essentials... Read more...
If there's one day that Amazon shopping fans look forward to each year, it's Prime Day, when the discounts are enormous on all sorts of items on the Amazon online store. With coronavirus ravaging so many people and hampering logistics around the world, Amazon has been pushing shipping times back and promising to focus on critical items that consumers really need, such cleaning and medical supplies, as opposed to other convenience type items. As a result, unfortunately, anyone waiting for Prime Day 2020, to pull the trigger on something they've been eyeing on Amazon, may have to wait a little longer, as Amazon has reportedly postponed Prime Day until at least August. The online giant also... Read more...
Amazon may have started out primarily as a seller of books, but it was not long after that it also got into the business of video games, among other things. From those humble beginnings, Amazon has experienced exponential growth. It is also a major player in the cloud space, and it will apparently leverage its related assets into taking on Google Stadia and GeForce NOW in the cloud gaming sector. Of course, Stadia and GeForce NOW are two different beasts—Stadia is sort of a hybrid distribution and game streaming platform (players have to purchases title through Stadia to play them on the platform), whereas GeForce NOW is more like having a gaming PC in the cloud to play your existing library... Read more...
Amazon is really finding itself under immense strain as it tries to cope with an influx of orders amid the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic. Not only are shipping times slipping for various products that it sells via its website (for both Amazon and Marketplace platforms), but its inventory has been obliterated when it comes to household staples like toilet paper and hand sanitizer.  In a bid to ease some stress on its shipping channels, Amazon is giving customers a financial incentive to choose slower "No-Rush Shipping" (when available) rather than take advantage of fast and free Prime shipping. For example, let's take the popular AMD Ryzen 5 3600, which is currently selling... Read more...
With the COVID-19 pandemic causing problems across the globe, there's been a rush on daily household staples like toilet paper, paper towels, hand sanitizer, and all manners of food items. It has also even led to an increase in sales for certain electronic items, given that people are working from home and kids are out of school. One item in particular that is hard to come by due to production shortages is the "standard" Nintendo Switch. While the newer and less expensive Nintendo Switch Lite seems to still be readily available, its more expensive sibling is out of stock at nearly every major retailer. A quick check at poplar online shopping destinations like Amazon, Best Buy,... Read more...
Amazon is asking customers to cooperate with a Department of Justice criminal investigation that is being conducted into third-party sellers via the Amazon Marketplace. Amazon has informed customers who may have purchased products from sellers that have been price-gouging in the wake of the coronavirus threat that is spreading the nation. An email asking Amazon customers from Joell Parks, a senior law enforcement response specialist from Amazon. The United States government is putting pressure on Amazon to crack down on sellers that have attempted to take advantage of coronavirus fears among the population to engage in price gouging. The Department of Justice was asked to investigate potential... Read more...
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted a majority of the industrialized world, resulting in thousands of deaths and the disruption of our daily lives. Even children are being affected, as school districts around the United States have shut down until further notice to help stop the spread of the disease. For parents that are currently pulling their hair out of their heads dealing with kids that are stir-crazy, Amazon has come to the rescue with a deal on the Fire 7 Kids Edition which is now priced at just $59.99. This particular tablet is perfect for both preschool and early elementary-age children, and as its name implies comes with a 7-inch display. The resolution for that display is relatively... Read more...
These are strange times we live in. Tom Brady is leaving the New England Patriots, most sporting events have either been cancelled or postponed, we're being told to social distance ourselves, and toilet paper is quickly becoming the new currency. Video games provide a respite from reality, though if you preordered a physical copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons from Amazon, check your email—it might be delayed. New Horizons releases on Friday, March 20, and is one of the most eagerly anticipated games so far in 2020. The other one is Doom Eternal, and as we reported on earlier, GameStop is releasing that game a day early (today) in hopes of spreading out the crowd, since it is due to release... Read more...
With the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading like wildfire across the glove, many people are turning to leisure activities in their downtime. While many people are simply working from home, others are left with not much to do at all and have found solace in playing video games or binge-watching their favorite television shows. Amazon is buying in to our "social distancing" protocols with a sale on some popular streaming hardware. Naturally, the online retail giant is discounting its own first-party hardware including the stalwart Fire TV Stick. The Fire TV stick is normally priced at $39.99, but Amazon is currently discounting it by $17 to a low $22.99 with free shipping for Prime subscribers.... Read more...
As we reported earlier this week, Amazon is struggling to keep up with demand on its website as Americans are stuck at home in the wake of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. With many local grocery stores and shops running out of essential items (toilet paper, paper towels, and other household staples, etc.) Amazon itself is running into logistics problems. And for the orders that it can fulfill, its shipping services have been pushed to the brink, which is causing Amazon to take a rather drastic step to provide relief. The company's "Fulfillment by Amazon" (FBA) program is being temporarily suspended for certain product categories. Third-party sellers heavily rely on FBA,... Read more...
Anyone who's ventured out in the grocery stores in their local area recently has probably seen the same thing: many of the everyday items that we normally purchase without thinking about it are out of stock. Particularly difficult to find are things like toilet paper, household cleaners, and hand sanitizers. Not surprisingly, many of those same items at Amazon are out of stock as well. Amazon has said that it's out of stock on many household items, and consumers should be prepared for delayed deliveries due to heavy coronavirus demand. Amazon says that shipping times are slower due to the high demand from online shopping. Amazon has directly blamed a "dramatic increase in the rate that people... Read more...
Google and Amazon haven’t exactly been on good terms in recent years. The two have been duking it out in the streaming world, and the rivalry got so bad that Amazon refused to sell Google streaming hardware, while Google wouldn’t allow the YouTube app to be installed on Amazon Fire TV devices. Those specific tensions have been settled over the past year, but there is still bad blood between the two companies lurking under the surface. A new report from Protocol indicates that Google is currently holding back the growth potential of Fire TV Edition smart TVs due to contractual agreements that it has entered into with its Android TV partners. According to the report,... Read more...
The United States Department of Defense (DoD) said it "wishes to reconsider" a Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract it awarded to Microsoft last October, which could be worth as much as $10 billion over the decade if all of the options outlined are exercised. In a subsequent statement, Amazon said it is "pleased" with the Pentagon's decision to reevaluate things. JEDI will provide enterprise-level commercial Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service to support the DoD's business and mission operations. IBM and Oracle had both been in the running for the lucrative contract as well, but were eliminated before the last round of bidding. That left Amazon and Microsoft... Read more...
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