October 2018 Xbox Update Brings Xbox Avatars and Cortana, Alexa Voice Skills

The October 2018 Xbox Update is bringing a slew of new content, including the debut of the new Xbox Avatars, Voice Skills, and Dolby Vision video streaming. The hotly-anticipated new Xbox Avatars are coming to the system with a wide range of different body types, clothing, and accessibility options that will allow players to customize their Avatars to their liking. […]

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Amazon AI Hiring Tool Scrapped In 2017 Was Shut Down For Discriminating Against Women

Amazon has been recognized for their innovation, and a computer program designed to look over job applications for the company was supposed to be a new, helpful tool. According to Reuters, however, the tool didn’t end up being as fair as expected. The artificial intelligence tended to reject females from the top 5 applicants it would select. “Everyone wanted this […]

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Amazon’s recruiting system penalised CVs with the word ‘women’

Amazon ’s machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem: their new recruiting engine did not like women. The team had been building computer programs since 2014 to review job applicants’ resumes with the aim of mechanizing the search for top talent, five people familiar with the effort told Reuters . Automation has been key to Amazon’s e-commerce dominance, be it inside […]

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Apple, Google and Amazon top table of world’s 100 most valuable brands

Revealed: Apple, Google and Amazon top table of world’s 100 most valuable brands – with Jaguar Land Rover, Visa and Jack Daniel’s making 2018 list Apple tops annual Interbrand Best Global Brands list, followed by Google, Amazon and Microsoft Four British brands on list – Jaguar Land Rover in 78, Mini at 90, Burberry at 94, Johnnie Walker at 97  […]

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eBay accuses Amazon of illegally poaching sellers on its marketplace

eBay has accused rival Amazon of poaching sellers on its site around the world by infiltrating the company's internal message system. About 10 days ago, an eBay seller alerted the company to the alleged campaign after the person was contacted by an Amazon employee, under false pretenses, attempting to recruit the person to switch platforms, according to a person familiar […]

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Amazon raising minimum wage for US workers to $15 per hour

SEATTLE — Amazon is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 per hour starting next month. The company said Tuesday the wage hike will benefit more than 350,000 workers, which includes full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal positions. Pay for workers at Amazon can vary by location. Its starting pay is $10 an hour at a warehouse in […]

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Amazon, Twitch Unveil Enhanced Features for NFL ‘Thursday Night Football’ Live-Streams

The NFL’s live-streaming pact with Amazon for the 2018 season kicks off Thursday — and the ecommerce giant company has some new tricks up its sleeve for “Thursday Night Football.” Amazon is offering Fox’s feed of 11 “Thursday Night Football” games this season, available across Prime Video and Twitch, the company’s game-streaming platform. New this season, Amazon and Twitch will […]

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Amazon is releasing its own Alexa-enabled microwave and clock, on top of new Echo devices

Now that Amazon has set the bar for virtual assistant speakers, the tech giant is taking the technology where it’s never gone before: the kitchen. No, we don’t just mean putting your Echo device in your kitchen so that you can ask Alexa for recipes while you’re busy making dinner. Today (September 20), Amazon has announced several new Alexa-enabled products […]

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Amazon Announces Fire TV Recast Networked-Connected DVR for Cord Cutters

Amazon used its fall event in Seattle Thursday to announce a network-connected DVR. Dubbed the Fire TV Recast, the device is capable of recording free over-the-air broadcast programming and stream it to multiple devices. Fire TV Recast will cost $229.99 for a two-tuner version with an integrated 500GB hard drive. The company will also sell a 4-tuner version with a […]

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