Amazon targets Tesla with $700M investment in electric truck maker

Watch out, Elon — Jeff Bezos just popped up in your rearview mirror. Amazon’s billionaire boss — whose rocket startup Blue Origin has been locked in a space race against Musk’s SpaceX — now appears to be chasing Tesla. Last week, electric- pickup truck maker Rivian announced that Amazon was leading a $700 million investment round in the company. That […]

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Politician behind Amazon death blow may struggle to get statewide gig

State Sen. Mike Gianaris’ key role in killing the $3 billion Amazon deal probably won’t hurt his re-election chances next year — but he might have a hard time running for statewide office, insiders say. Gianaris is so popular in his Queens district that he was re-elected last year without a primary or general election opponent. But higher office might […]

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How to find refurbished laptops and the best deals for those on a tight budget

If you can’t afford a brand new laptop, a refurbished model is a great alternative that offers the same high spec for a much lower cost. There are plenty of major online and high street retailers including eBay, Amazon and Currys PC World that offer great value refurbished versions of some of the most coveted tech brands – including Apple […]

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This is the man who delivered the death blow to Amazon deal

The watershed moment that led Amazon to reconsider coming to Queens came on Feb. 4 — when a fierce political foe was appointed to a state board with the power to thwart the project, said sources involved in the discussions. That was the day state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins nominated Sen. Michael Gianaris as her appointee to the obscure […]

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Amazon launch incredible smart home discount code – but it’s not for everyone

Ever since we got an Amazon Echo we’ve been eye-ing up all the rest of the smart home elements, from the surely essential Nest thermostats to those almost magical voice-controlled light bulbs. Now we just need to win the lottery… Or so we thought, before we spotted that Amazon have just slashed the prices of both their smart plug and […]

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Amazon Users in India Will Get Less Choice and Pay More Under New Selling Rules

NEW DELHI — On Friday, Indian consumers will wake up to an emptier, more expensive version of Amazon’s shopping service. Gone will be iPhones and cheap jumbo packs of Pampers diapers. Fewer varieties of Maybelline cosmetics will be available, and Amazon’s own Echo smart speakers will vanish entirely. In all, more than 400,000 items that account for nearly a third […]

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Protesters swarm City Hall in new bid to derail NYC’s $3B deal with Amazon

Protesters twice interrupted an Amazon hearing at City Hall on Wednesday, unfurling a giant banner that read “Amazon delivers lies” and “Amazon fuels ICE deportations,” referencing the work the company does for federal immigration authorities. Council Speaker Corey Johnson quickly interrupted the chants and asked for quiet, but as soon as it was restored and Amazon executive Brian Huseman began to […]

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Amazon’s face-detection tech shows gender, racial bias

Facial-detection technology that Amazon is marketing to law enforcement often misidentifies women, particularly those with darker skin, according to researchers from MIT and the University of Toronto. Privacy and civil rights advocates have called on Amazon to stop marketing its Rekognition service because of worries about discrimination against minorities. Some Amazon investors have also asked the company to stop out […]

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Stunning 27-acre island in the Amazon could be yours for £674,000

A stunning 27-acre private Amazon island could be yours for the relative steal of £674,000. Incredible images of the piece of paradise show the lush green island from above with extensive buildings, a private pool and your own jetty. Other stunning shots show the glimmering pool area, cosy bedrooms filled with rose petals and an outdoor decking area. Amazon Resort […]

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Top-secret Amazon drone testing pictures revealed as company trials aerial deliveries

Engineers donning orange hi-vis jackets were snapped testing the drones at a base in Cambridgeshire. The photographs taken by the Mirror, captured its test programme that has been kept a secret since 2016. The engineers were reportedly assessing safety concerns and trying to improve the drones battery life, the newspaper reported. An expert said: "If you have to recharge them […]

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