Amazon Cloud failure caused some popular websites to go offline

Amazon Web Services (AWS) rents out its cloud servers to interested firms that may not be capable or simply do not wish to invest in creating their own infrastructure. So in other words, quite a lot of websites and services depend upon AWS for their proper functioning. However a breakdown at AWS’s facility in Virginia, US caused its S3 (Simple Storage) cloud storage to fail.  Continue reading “Amazon Cloud failure caused some popular websites to go offline”

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Pixel XL Spigen case is already listed on Amazon

Google’s upcoming Pixel hones have been a source for much speculation and as we get closer to the official launch date, we seem to know almost everything already, ahead of the launch. We’ve even seen videos of 3D renders. And it’s not much surprise that the leading case makers are already gearing up for the launch of Google’s new phones, given the hype Google has been able to create with its mysterious rectangles.

There is already a clear TPU case available on Amazon, and now we have a new listing from Spigen. The company has already marked its territory on Amazon with its Rugged Armor case for the Big G’s impending phablet.  Continue reading “Pixel XL Spigen case is already listed on Amazon”

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, IBM and Amazon form a historic partnership to make AI seem less terrifying

Much like goods and coins before it, data is becoming an important currency for the modern world. The data’s value is rooted in its applications to artificial intelligence. Whichever company owns the data, effectively owns AI. Right now that means companies like Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet, IBM and Microsoft have a ton of power.

The world’s largest technology companies hold the keys to some of the largest databases on our planet, and are now joining hands together to form an effective alliance, however, two big Silicon Valley names are missing from the team up, which aims to set societal and ethical best practice for artificial intelligence research.

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Meet Hound, the voice assistant app that wipes the floor with Siri, Cortana and Google Now

Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and nearly every one of the world’s largest technology companies is trying to figure out how to let computers understand human speech. Voice assistants have gained a lot of focus from these companies and not without reasons but a Santa Clara-based startup may have just cut its way to the top of the field.

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Amazon’s ‘Prime Air’ Cargo Plane is Ready to Deliver Your Packages

It’s not a drone, but for now, Amazon is relying on the next best thing to make sure customers get their packages on time.

The e-retailer showed off its first-ever branded airplane Friday at the Seafair Air Show in Seattle. Dubbed “Amazon One,” the Boeing 767 is one of 40 cargo airplanes in a fleet Amazon is leasing to help serve its Amazon Prime members who get free two-day shipping on many of the retailer’s items.

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Amazon lets you make Alexa audio adventure games

Amazon’s Echo may not seem like the obvious candidate for gaming, but Alexa is hoping to get developers to think beyond the gamepad with its latest voice-control skill.Amazon has been pushing its voice-powered virtual assistant Alexa quite a bit, and now they’re trying to get gamers interested in the platform, releasing a new set of tools that allows developers to easily create audio adventures.

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Amazon Prime finally arrives in India and there’s no reason not to try it

Amazon Prime is arguably the most compelling service that Amazon has to offer. The service has been available in many countries around the world, but now, finally, after 3 years in the country, Amazon has brought Amazon Prime to India.

Users can sign up for Amazon Prime via the Amazon website, starting with a 60-day free trial. If you sign up now, Amazon Prime will cost ₹ 499 for a year after the 60 day trial, though the usual price for Amazon Prime in India will be ₹ 999 per year. It’s unclear at this point how long this inaugural price will be valid.

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