Amazon strives to always be responsive to customer requests, but they also like to reduce costs by making their staff stick to scripts whenever possible, and sometimes this can result in absurd situations.
Amazon's in-home digital concierge is still making its way to consumers, and no one knows yet exactly how it's going to work. But that hasn't stopped a couple Youtubers from posting parody videos.
The Amazon Echo is a 9-inch-tall, cylinder-shaped Bluetooth speaker that can be situated anywhere in the home, and functions always-on digital assistant. Much like with Siri and Google Now, you can ask it anything – from “how tall is Vesuvius?” to “how many inches are in a yard?” or even to add items to your shopping list. Continue reading
In this new promo video, Amazon VP Michael Stusser details the many ways that the Amazon Prime Air program will be used to benefit the public. Once these drones achieve pinpoint accuracy and perfect on time delivery, Amazon will be able to repurpose the drones to perform new tasks: Continue reading
Earlier today no fewer than 4 media outlets launched simultaneous attacks on Amazon. With a strong coalition of media allies that spans the Atlantic, Hachette now has the obstreperous and obstinate retailer on the run. Continue reading
There's a new post over on the Harlequin Reader Service blog this morning (found via TPV blog) which informs us that Harlequin authors are taking a stand against bullying (I wonder if that includes bullying by their publisher): Continue reading
In 2009 Apple debuted a Macbook which replaced the keyboard with an iPod-inspired scroll wheel. Sadly, the design did not catch on and only a single model was released.
Here's a news report from 2009: Continue reading
For a multi-national multi-billion dollar retailer, Ikea has a penchance for adverts which take things not at all seriously, and in this latest video the retailer pokes fun at Apple.
Ikea just posted a new video, shot in the classic Apple style, which touts its paper catalog. And yes, it is absurdly funny as it sounds.
At only 8mm thin, and weighing in at less than 400g, the 2015 IKEA Catalogue comes pre-installed with thousands of home furnishing ideas.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the Australian branch of the Aldi supermarket chain recently pulled one of Dahl's books from its shelves. Much to everyone's surprise, the book in question, Revolting Rhymes, had a revolting rhyme in it: Continue reading
eBooks are great: they're convenient, fast, and enable you to carry an entire library around in your pocket. But there's at least one way that paper books can do which ebooks can't and that is tell everyone around you what you're reading. Thanks to the Onion, that's no longer an issue. Continue reading