Google fights Amazon on assistant front
Published in News


Sorry, can I hear an echo?Sorry, can I hear an echo?


A report suggests that Google is so alarmed by Alexa's dominance on the home intelligence assistant front that it is pouring vast amounts of energy to play catch up with Amazon.

Amazon announces Fire TV Cube
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 07 June 2018 21:26

Amazon announces Fire TV Cube


Combines Echo with Fire TV for US $119.99

Amazon has officially announced the Fire TV Cube, a small cube which combines Echo with Fire TV to bring, what Amazon calls, the first hands-free media player with Alexa.

Agressive Oracle hacking off customers
Published in Cloud


Trying to start a Krays 

Oracle customers are getting upset with the company’s aggressive sales tactics as it tries to catch up to Amazon in the cloud market

Top three AIs are pretty stupid
Published in AI
Monday, 30 April 2018 10:37

Top three AIs are pretty stupid


Google is brighter, Siri is as intelligent as plankton 


A new report has named Google as the cleverest AI but warns all three of the leading machines are pretty pants and disappointing.

Amazon doubles profits
Published in Cloud
Friday, 27 April 2018 11:21

Amazon doubles profits


Thanks to cloud


US president Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump's favourite US company, Amazon, more than doubled its profit on Thursday and predicted strong spring results – the outfit was so pleased with its results it jacked up the price for its US Prime subscribers.

Amazon plots home robots
Published in IoT
Monday, 23 April 2018 17:32

Amazon plots home robots


Strike a light

We've had robot vacuum cleaners for quite a few years, but now it seems Amazon is working on a more ambitious project.

Trump goes for Amazon's jugular
Published in News
Thursday, 29 March 2018 16:31

Trump goes for Amazon's jugular


President goes postal

The president of the United States read out a litany of complaints against Amazon using his usual transmission mode, Twitter.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X shows up briefly on Amazon.de
Published in PC Hardware


Said it should ship on April 19th

German Amazon has leaked one of the AMD's upcoming Pinnacle Ridge CPUs, the Ryzen 5 2600X, with the shipping date set for April 19th.

Look out Apple, Amazon is going to steal your crown
Published in News


It could not happen to a nicer multinational

Apple is about to lose its crown as the world's most valuable publicly listed company and will be beaten by Amazon.com to the $1 trillion mark.

Amazon takes aim at supermarket market
Published in News
Monday, 05 March 2018 16:13

Amazon takes aim at supermarket market

Ants in your pantries

An article in a French newspaper quotes the boss of Amazon France saying his company does have plans to compete with supermarket chains to deliver groceries in Europe.