Redux: Water in Yomibato

In 2016, I went to the Peruvian Amazon on assignment for National Geographic. I focused on a group of indigenous people, the Matsiguenka, living inside Manu National Park. One of my sources was Alejo Machipango, a hunter, farmer, and member of the water committee for the village of Yomibato. Alejo is about 34, but I […] …

Redux: Water in Yomibato

Alexa can do a lot more in your car with Echo Auto skills

Amazon’s Echo Auto just skilled up. 
Developers can now make skills just for the Auto, which works with your phone or with some in-car infotainment systems. What’s it for? It’s basically an Alexa digital assistant device made specifically for the car. 
Amazon announced on Wednesday the new customizable skill-making for the car, which it argues is different from developing skills for a living room or kitchen space. Car skills will determine how each is designed and works, whether it’s a game or a news-reading app. 
SEE ALSO: Amazon’s Echo Auto is finally here
Amazon doled out advice for those looking to create skills for the…

Alexa can do a lot more in your car with Echo Auto skills

Extraterrestrial Abductions Day: 5 Alien Cat Gifts And Accessories

If you’ve been feeling weird vibes from the universe lately, that might be because Extraterrestrial Abductions Day is on the horizon–March 20th. Check out these alien cat gifts and accessories!
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Extraterrestrial Abductions Day: 5 Alien Cat Gifts And Accessories

National Craft Month: 5 Cat-Themed Crafting Projects To Celebrate

Did you know that March is National Craft Month? It’s a time of the year to inspire your creative instincts and get you crafting, so let’s spotlight five cat-themed crafting projects you can order online and get started on right away.
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National Craft Month: 5 Cat-Themed Crafting Projects To Celebrate

In the Daily: Bitcoin Cash on Amazon Show, Bitwarden, Coinbin, Huobi Australia

In this edition of The Daily we cover an Amazon Prime show that features Bitcoin Cash (BCH), the open source password manager Bitwarden that now accepts crypto payments, a declaration of bankruptcy by Coinbin and the closure of Huobi’s Australian office. Also Read: Hong Kong Cryptocurrency Exchange Coinsuper Shifts Focus to Institutional Investors Bitcoin Cash […]
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In the Daily: Bitcoin Cash on Amazon Show, Bitwarden, Coinbin, Huobi Australia

Amazon Introduces Blog Blueprint to Deliver WordPress Posts as Audio on Alexa

Last week Amazon launched Alexa Skill Blueprints that allow anyone to publish new skills to the Alexa Skills Store without having to have any coding knowledge. The blueprints are templates that provide a starting point where users can create a new skill by filling in the blanks and then publish (more…) …

Amazon Introduces Blog Blueprint to Deliver WordPress Posts as Audio on Alexa

Today only: Get an unlocked 512GB Galaxy Note 9 with a free Galaxy Tab A 10.5 for $1,050 ($170 off)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is still one of the most expensive phones out there, but deals are starting to appear. If you act fast, Amazon will sell you a 512GB Note 9 with a free tablet for $1,049.99. This deal is good today only.

You probably know all about the Note 9 at this point—it’s Samsung’s current top-of-the-line until the Galaxy S10 shows up in a few weeks. It has a great OLED display (no notch), an S Pen stylus, and a larger battery than past Note phones. Read MoreToday only: Get an unlocked 512GB Galaxy Note 9 with a free…

Today only: Get an unlocked 512GB Galaxy Note 9 with a free Galaxy Tab A 10.5 for $1,050 ($170 off)

Transportation Weekly: Amazon’s secret acquisition and all the AV feels

Welcome to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. I cover all the ways people and goods move from Point A to Point B — today and in the future — whether it’s by bike, bus, scooter, car, train, truck, robotaxi or rocket. Sure, let’s include hyperloop and eVTOLs, or […] …

Amazon’s QVC-style shopping channel is a monument to sadness

Even in these dark online times, there are places on the internet that manage to shine through and offer us some form of digital redemption; places where we yearn to stay and build new forms of community.
Amazon Live is not one of those places. 
The QVC-like streaming media service — soft-launched on Amazon’s mobile apps, in stealth mode on the web, and first discovered by TechCrunch — offers a carousel of teeth-whitened enthusiasts detailing all the ways a featured product will improve their lives. 
SEE ALSO: Tesla launches Amazon store filled with every 40-year-old child’s dreams
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Jeff Bezos chose Medium for possibly the most important blog post of his life

When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos dropped a bombshell blog post saying the National Enquirer was attempting to blackmail him with nude photos, it immediately set the internet ablaze.
The lengthy post is full of scandalous details: not only does the National Enquirer have Bezos’ nudes (which are described in excruciatingly vivid detail), but the company allegedly used said photos to blackmail him into ending a Washington Post investigation into the tabloid. Bezos’ post also notes the connections between Enquirer-publisher David Pecker, Donald Trump, and the Saudi government.
It’s enough to make anyone’s head explode. Read more…More about Tech, Amazon, Jeff Bezos, Medium, and…

Jeff Bezos chose Medium for possibly the most important blog post of his life

5 Cat-Themed Gifts To Celebrate Drink Wine Day With Your Kitty

February 18th is Drink Wine Day! Check out these five feline-themed, cat-appropriate gifts you can pick up to enjoy the holiday with your favorite kitty. After all, you’re never drinking alone when your cat is around.
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5 Cat-Themed Gifts To Celebrate Drink Wine Day With Your Kitty

Watch the tech-centric Super Bowl ads from Amazon, Microsoft and others

Another year, another batch of Super Bowl commercials from tech giants like Amazon, Google and Microsoft. In fact, Amazon will have different ads focusing on different areas of the business: one highlighting products that won’t be taking advantage of its voice-powered assistant Alexa, and another previewing “Hanna,” an upcoming show on Amazon Prime. Microsoft, meanwhile, […] …

Every product with Amazon Alexa announced at CES 2019

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This was a massive year for Google Assistant announcements at CES, but Amazon Alexa had its fair share of new integrations as well – often debuting in the same product. There were so many new Alexa integrations, in fact, that the best way to comprehensively cover them is one big roundup. 
Below, find all the Alexa integrations that we were able to spot at CES, and note that we’ve also included mentions of Google Assistant and other voice AIs, in cause you straddle a few different ecosystems. Read MoreEvery product with Amazon Alexa announced at CES…

Every product with Amazon Alexa announced at CES 2019