Monday, October 26


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Amazon Fire TV devices to get new hands-free features through Alexa

Amazon Alexa will now provide Fire TV devices with additional hands-free functionality, Amazon has confirmed. Until now, you could only ask your Echo devices to open specific shows or apps on Fire TV devices. Now, through a new update, you can use Alexa to answer more general inquiries using a new "show me" command. In practice, this can be used in a number of ways, such as "Alexa, show me the weather," "Alexa, show me the calendar," and "Alexa, show me my shopping list." Additionally, you can now use voice commands to search for content and navigate your Fire TV device. For example, you can say "Alexa, search for comedies" and then choose the content you want by saying "Alexa, select the number 4." You can even say "Alexa, play...
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Amazon Canada Announces Multi-Year Engagement with Breakfast Club of Canada

Amazon has announced that it will support more than 1,000 charities around the world with monetary and product donations. According to a Press release, the e-commerce giant will help charities in Canada, the US, the UK, Spain, Singapore, Japan, Italy, India, Germany, France, China, Australis, and more, partnering with celebrities from around the world. Amazon Canada is partnering with Toronto Maple Leafs alternate captain Mitch Marner, actors Pier-Luc Funk and Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Big Brother Canada host and executive producer Arisa Cox, Canadian Drag Race winner Priyanka, and host Jessi Cruikshank Television to drive donations for the Breakfast Club of Canada and to fulfill Wish Lists created by Big Brothers Big Sisters. "Charities around the world play a vital role in thei...
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Amazon Canada Launches Holiday Dash Event and Gift Guides

Amazon Canada recently launched a new Holiday Dash event, offering daily deals before Christmas, in addition to debuting their annual gift guides for electronics and more. Check out all of the gift guides below, ready to get you started on your holiday shopping early:Some other upcoming announcements from Amazon Canada related to Amazon Music Unlimited:October 23: New Amazon Music Unlimited Customers You can get three months of the premium streaming level for free, to enjoy unlimited access to tens of millions of songs, ad-free. October 29 - Current Amazon Music Unlimited Subscribers you can upgrade to the family plan for free for three months, with access to up to six accounts.Amazon Canada also said iPhone in Canada Their extended return windows are now in effect, as "...
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Amazon Reveals Best-Selling Prime Day Deals, Members ‘Saved Over $ 1.4 Billion’

After two days of saving for Prime day This year, Amazon has revealed its best-selling items globally and in Canada, noting around the world that its members "saved more than $ 1.4 billion." These are the most popular Prime Day items sold in Canada:Amazon says it's new Echo Dot was the most popular item purchased on Prime Day globally, while some other popular items were the Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) wireless earbuds, the Fitbit Versa 2 Health and Fitness smartwatch. The United States saw these items as the most popular on Prime Day: iRobot Roomba Robot Vacuum, MyQ Wireless & WiFi Enabled Smart Garage Door Opener, LifeStraw Personal Water Filter, Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Vitamins and Kids Against Maturity: Card Game for Kids and Families . The company says that "custo...
Amazon Prime Day 2020 Canada Deals Day 2: Full List [Sticky]
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Amazon Prime Day 2020 Canada Deals Day 2: Full List [Sticky]

We are on the second day of Prime Day 2020 in Canada. Are you already experiencing online shopping fatigue? Have a coffee (or two) and keep shopping. Here are yesterday's deals with more added to the list for Day 2 of Prime Day - last chance to save! Here's a full list of Anker offers and also IRobot Vacuum Deals. Brydge also has iPad keyboards for sale also, while Eve has her Apple HomeKit accessories discounted too. Amazon device dealsFire TVElectronics, video games, PC, headphonesCamera, Photo and Video, ComputersClothes and accessoriesHome entertainmentHome, furniture, patio, lawn and garden improvementsOffice productsWireless speakers and headphonesSports and outdoorsToolsKitchenAutomotive and travelBabyBeauty, health and personal carebook...
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Save up to $ 350 on select Roomba vacuums for Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day October 13 is approaching and many companies are preparing offers and discounts. That includes iRobot, which announced several offers on its Roomba vacuums. Below you can see the offers that will be available for Roomba products from October 13:It's worth noting that the Roomba i6 + is a bit unique in that it includes a base that can automatically remove dirt accumulated by the robot vacuum cleaner. For more Amazon Prime Day deals, check out our full breakdown here. Source: Amazon Canada
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Some returns from Amazon Canada end up in landfills, undercover investigation reveals

As reported by the , journalists who work for Market recently conducted research on where Amazon Canada the returns eventually end and what kind of effect they have on the environment. As part of the investigation, Market The journalists bought a dozen items on Amazon, including but not limited to a backpack, some toys, a printer and a coffee maker. The journalists installed hidden GPS trackers on the articles and returned them in the same condition they were received. In tracing the items, the journalists discovered that only 4 of the 12 items purchased and then returned to Amazon were resold: the backpack that was apparently in perfect condition, but was argued to be defective when Amazon received it was sent to a landfill, and the other The items stayed in Amazon warehouse...
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Amazon has built a custom electric delivery van with Rivian

Amazon plans to build and deploy 10,000 electric delivery vehicles by 2022 and 100,000 by 2030. The company developed its new cargo van in conjunction with electric automotive startup Rivian. Beyond just being electric, the two companies sought to rethink the delivery experience to make it more efficient and safer for people to do their jobs. This includes "a suite of road and traffic assist technology and a large windshield to improve driver visibility," according to the Amazon blog. Of course, Amazon included Alexa in the new vehicle so that people can use the hands-free assistant on the road for routes and more.Outside there are some exterior cameras that give the driver a 360 degree view outside the vehicle. To give delivery...
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Apple Podcasts Launch on Amazon Echo and Fire TV Devices in Canada

Apple podcasts are now available at Amazon Echo Devices and Fire TV in Canada. Amazon said iPhone in Canada Your customers can now link their account in the Alexa app with their Apple ID and start listening to podcasts right away. Here's how to set up Apple Podcasts with the Alexa app for iOS. Just touch the 'More' tab> Settings> Music> Link new service> Podcasts> Enable skill. Check out our screenshot below:“It's easy to find and play your favorite podcasts with Alexa; all you have to do is request the podcast you want to listen to, "Amazon said in a statement. Here are some phrases you can ask Alexa to start: Alexa, play things you need to know on Apple podcasts Alexa, play the latest episode of The Daily on Apple Podcasts Alexa, resume Anyone Know Something on Apple Pod...
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Amazon discounted Echo hardware, including Echo Auto, Show 5

If you're looking to outfit your home with Alexa-enabled smart speakers and displays, Amazon is offering some good deals in the run-up to Prime Day. While it's worth noting that these are older Echo products from last year, many of them are still very good, especially the more audio-focused Echo Plus. On top of that, there is also a good chance that some of the new Echo devices will receive discounts on Prime Day, which is celebrated on October 13 and 14 this year. Source:
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Amazon announces plans to open new delivery station in Winnipeg

Amazon and the Manitoba provincial government have announced that a new delivery station will open in Winnipeg, in the Inkster Industrial Park, northeast of the airport. According to CTV News, Amazon's Winnipeg delivery station is expected to go online in 2021. The new delivery station will receive and sort packages from other distribution centers "and will coordinate deliveries to homes and businesses in the Winnipeg area through local third-party service providers," according to the announcement. Amazon Last Mile Regional Director of Fulfillment Operations for Amazon Canada, Tushar Kumar, said this new plant will help create hundreds of jobs in and around Winnipeg."The new delivery station will create hundreds of full and part-time jobs in Winnipeg," said Kumar. Ralph Ei...
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US House of Representatives Panel to Propose Breakdown of Tech Giants, Divided into Solutions

A House competition subcommittee is preparing to publish a report on Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google after a year-long investigation. A House panel investigating competition in the tech sector is poised to propose sweeping reforms to prevent giants like Apple and Amazon from owning and selling their own markets, according to a criticism of a member's recommendations. Republican from the subcommittee. A key Republican lawmaker who has been an ally of the Democrats on the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee, Rep. Ken Buck, plans to release his own "common ground" and "non-initiators" report. for antitrust reform in technology, according to a draft copy of the report. Buck's report, first obtained and published by Political, is written in response to the Democratic Majority...