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Voice assistants can be great for looking up the weather, playing music, and answering inquiries. However, consumers should use caution before asking their voice assistant to call a business or customer service line. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) recently reported that voice assistants are accidentally dialing scammer phone numbers. According to the BBB, several consumers have recently used voice search to dial the numbers of customer service lines, but were taken instead to scammers. For example, one consumer asked their voice assistant to dial an airline’s customer service phone number. The scammer attempted to convince the consumer to purchase $400 in prepaid gift cards. Why are consumers... Read more...
One of the first preorders for a custom Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card has materialized on Amazon. There is a new listing for Gigabyte's Radeon RX 5700 XT Gaming OC 8G model, which sports three axial cooling fans instead of the blower-style cooler found on reference models. As to when it will ship, though, the listing does not say. It only says "Temporarily out of stock," albeit with the option of adding the item to your cart and/or purchasing it. "Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll email you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item," the list says. AMD previously said its hardware partners would... Read more...
Amazon is getting ahead of the game with its Alexa-powered line of smart speakers and devices. The company has announced that it will allow users to opt-out of having a human review users’ voice recordings. The move comes after recent complaints of violations of privacy with contractors listening to some recordings made by devices powered by digital assistants. Amazon's new policy went into effect on Friday, and it adds a setting in the menu of the Alexa smartphone app that allows the user to remove their voice recordings from a pool that could potentially be reviewed by Amazon employees and contractors. Amazon isn't first to do this, Google has offered a way to prevent voice recordings... Read more...
There is no doubt that the deal struck between Apple and Amazon to sell the former's iPhone and other products on the latter's online retail platform had a negative impact on some marketplace sellers. To what extent, however, is something the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is now investigating, which could potentially lead to an antitrust complaint. That is getting ahead of things, though. Let's start with the backstory. In November of last year, Apple and Amazon ended a long-standing feud to finally allow Amazon to sell iPhones, iPads, and other Apple products directly, through authorized sellers in the Amazon Marketplace. That in and of itself appeared to be a good thing. However, it was less... Read more...
Go ahead and cue the inevitable 'What's in your wallet?' jokes. One potential answer to that question, by the way, is a hacker's fingers. Capital One says an "outside individual" gained unauthorized access and obtained various personal information linked to both existing credit card customers, and people who had applied for a credit card. "While I am grateful that the perpetrator has been caught, I am deeply sorry for what has happened," said Richard D. Fairbank, Chairman and CEO. "I sincerely apologize for the understandable worry this incident must be causing those affected and I am committed to making it right." Capital One blamed the breach on a "configuration vulnerability" that it "immediately... Read more...
Yes Most gamers probably know that if you have an Amazon Prime account, you have Twitch Prime as well. A lot of gamers forget about that and Twitch Prime gives some sweet loot and perks to gamers, such as a free year of Switch Online service. Amazon Prime and Twitch members who are looking for a new video game to enjoy can essentially get a game for free with a deal that Twitch and Prime have going right now. Through July 26th Amazon Prime and Twitch members who have linked their accounts can get a $15 Amazon credit on a select offering of games. The good news is those games are $15 each meaning you buy one of them, and then you get a credit within seven days for $15 into your Prime account.... Read more...
Congratulations, online shoppers, you collectively bought 100,000 lunchboxes over the past two days in the US, which might be the most surprising statistic from Amazon's braggadocios announcement today. Those massive lunchbox sales helped Prime Day become Amazon's largest shopping event ever, surpassing Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined, the company claims. I'm not sure which is more impressive—that lunchboxes are apparently a hot ticket item, or that Prime Day took Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind the shed and beat them both up at the same time. Probably the former, though it's close. "We want to thank Prime members all around the world," said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO.... Read more...
Amazon is one of the most heavily visited websites in the world and ships an enormous amount of items globally each day. While millions of people have shopped at Amazon during its Prime Day sale, which kicked off yesterday, many customers may have never stopped and considered what is going on behind the scenes. Amazon warehouse workers allege that they work in poor conditions, and in some locations, workers have gone on strike during Prime Day. At an Amazon warehouse location in Staffordshire, UK workers claim that they urinate in bottles rather than take bathroom breaks over fears that they will miss quotas by walking to toilets that are too far away. They are worried about losing their jobs... Read more...
We've already covered some of the incredible smartphone deals that are available during Amazon’s Prime Day, but there are also some smoking hot promotions available in storage for your PC, smartphone or digital camera. We saved you a few steps by rounding up some of the best deals that we've uncovered today, which you'll find listed below: Sabrent's Rocket SSD: NVMe & Dirt Cheap @ .11/Gig SSD WD Black SN750 1TB NVMe SSD: $174.99 Sabrent 512GB Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 Internal SSD: $59.99 Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 Internal SSD: $109.99 Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe SSD: $99.95 WD 1TB My Passport Go SSD Cobalt Portable External Storage: $134.99 Samsung SSD 860 EVO 2TB 2.5 Inch... Read more...
Amazon Prime Day is here, and if you have been waiting to get your hands on some deals, they are here. If you want a new Ring video doorbell and Echo dot 3rd gen bundle, get out your credit card now. Amazon has a pair of Ring Doorbells on sale in Satin Nickel or Venetian Bronze colors. The Venetian Bronze Ring and Echo Dot bundle is $69.99, which is $79.99 off the normal $149.98 price that Amazon sells the bundle for. The Ring Doorbell in Satin Nickel with the same 3rd gen Echo Dot is available at the same $69.99. Both of the Ring doorbell bundles are the same other than the color. They will both work with Alexa to illuminate and send announcements to Echo devices when the doorbell is pressed,... Read more...
Amazon Prime Day is officially open for business, and there are plenty of deals to be had on a wide range of products in various categories. If you’re looking for a new smartphone, Amazon is doing its best to pull you in with some enticing deals on a number of popular devices. Starting off with smartphones from Samsung’s camp, Amazon is running some crazy deals on unlocked devices. You can grab a Galaxy S10e for just $549, which is $200 off its normal price. The next step up – the Galaxy S10 – is ringing in at a low $599, which represents a $300 discount. Likewise, the Galaxy S10+ will set you back only 699, which again is a $300 discount... Read more...
Prime Day is here, and if you want to save some money on the hottest gadgets and gizmos that you want, this is the time to do it. Amazon unveiled a large list of Prime Day deals this weekend, but if you're looking for Apple gear, here is your chance. Amazon has some serious deals going on the Apple Watch, AirPods, iPad mini, iPad Pro, and other items. Big discounts on Apple gear aren't common, so Prime members in the market should take advantage if any of these items are on your wish list. The first item is the Apple Watch Series 3 starting at $199, an $80 discount off MSRP. Standard features include GPS, optical heart rate sensor, S3 dual-core processor, an accelerometer and gyroscope, and more.... Read more...
You're not still using your big screen TV's built-in speakers, are you? Granted, not all built-in speakers sound terrible on some modern TVs, but almost without exception, something as simple as adding a decent soundbar can significantly upgrade the audio quality. If that is the route you are considering, check out Samsung's HW-N650 Panoramic Soundbar, which is on sale right now. Amazon has Samsung's HW-N650 Panoramic Soundbar marked down to $339.90. That is 32 percent off its regular $499.99 list price—a delightful discount, especially considering that it hit a day ahead of the 48-hour Prime Day sales event. Samsung HW-N650 Panoramic Soundbar - $339.90 on Amazon (save 32 percent) There... Read more...
Amazon's Prime Day kicks off in less than two days and there will a slew of deals to be had. Actually, just like last year, Prime Day will actually encompass two days of deals (the full 48 hours this time around); so maybe Amazon should think about renaming its shopping extravaganza. With that being said, Prime Day deals are of course exclusive to members that pay $119 a year for the privilege. Those who aren't currently Prime members, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial to qualify for all of the promotions. As an added bonus, those who have an Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card, you'll get 6 percent back on Prime Day instead of the usual 5 percent (this also applies to purchases... Read more...
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