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Place virtual furniture in your home with Amazon AR View

March 2, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Augmented Reality (AR) is one of the latest trends in technology and brings futuristic abilities to the palm of your hand. The concept is still in its early beginning, but Amazon is hoping to speed things along with its latest development of Amazon AR View.

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Amazon will acquire Ring for more than $1 billion

February 28, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Ring, a popular doorbell and home security company, will soon join Amazon. In a developing news story that broke yesterday, tech giant Amazon informed trusted sources that it will acquire Ring.com for over $1 billion. Up through this point, the two companies have worked together so consumers could benefit from integrated experiences, but an acquisition would allow the two to take things to the next step.

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Buyers of Amazon Prime Exclusive phones are being refunded $20 in Amazon credit

February 14, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Last week Amazon had sent Droid Turf an email informing us of the removal of lock screen ads from Prime Exclusive phones like the Moto X4. This action has resulted in a price increase of Prime Exclusive phones by $20 to make up for lost advertising revenue. An email was sent out to owners of Prime Exclusive phones who purchased their device prior to the price hike. Since these customers dealt with ads, Amazon is sending a $20 refund to these [Read More]

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Amazon Prime Exclusive phones become ad-free, but at a $20 cost to new buyers

February 8, 2018 Droid Turf

Amazon has been the place to visit in order to save on mid-range Android smartphones such as the Moto X4. The retailer’s Prime Exclusive phones are discounted from their standard price in exchange for mandatory lockscreen advertisements. However, moving forward, this will no longer be the case if you are an Amazon Prime user.

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Amazon and Google aren’t generating much profit from smart speakers

January 5, 2018 Amiel Pineda

Shoppers looking to get into the smart speaker game were definitely happy during the holiday season when both Google and Amazon slashed the prices of their AI driven speakers. The Amazon Echo Dot and Google Home Mini decreased to $29 from their original price points of $50. At almost a 50% discount, it’s hard to imagine both companies profiting much from their entry-level smart speakers, but looking big picture, it was probably all about getting as many people as possible [Read More]

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Amazon working on ‘AmazonTube,’ a YouTube-like app for Echo Show and Echo Spot

December 26, 2017 Doug Demagistris

AmazonTube? Really, Amazon? According to a recent file with the USPTO, Amazon could be working on a video content service similar to Google’s wildly popular YouTube platform. This news comes only weeks after Google removed access to YouTube on Amazon smart devices like Echo Show and Echo Spot. This, of course, was because Amazon removed certain functions from YouTube without notifying Google.

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