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Amazon’s Virtual Assistant, Alexa, Will Be Able To Pick Up On Your Emotions Soon

It’s a little unnerving to have a machine trying to read your mind (what if you have an embarrassing sex dream, will Alexa know about those too?!), but it will also make life so much easier. More »


Is Amazon’s Streaming Service Better Than Netflix? Eh, It’s Just Different

Is Amazon’s streaming service better than Netflix? Well… that’s up for debate. It’s slowly but surely creeping up on Netflix when it comes to original programming and movies, but one of the major turn-offs has been that you have to sign up for a Prime subscription to access their goodies. If you enjoy going on… More »


Starbucks, Amazon Customers in for Unhappy Changes

Both Starbucks and Amazon are in the news for recent changes—and not necessarily good ones. Starbucks is changing its rewards program in a fashion that hurts people who don’t spend much per visit. Read more on Newser…More »


4 Reasons To Watch Golden Globe Winner “Mozart In The Jungle”

There were quite a few surprises during last night’s Golden Globe Awards, with a numbers of newcomers taking home big awards, including Rachel Bloom from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend nabbing Best Actress in a TV Comedy, Brie Larson snatching Best Actress In A Motion Picture Drama for her brilliant turn in Room, and the low profile Amazon comedy… More »


Margaret Cho Will Star In A Chill Weed Dramedy Coming To Amazon

Perfect for Margaret Cho fans and weed fans alike. More »


Turns Out, New Yorkers Don’t Love Commuting On Subways Decorated With Nazi Insignias

Earlier this week, commuters on the Shuttle train between Times Square and Grand Central in Manhattan were stunned to discover subway cars plastered with symbols from Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. No, Donald Trump hadn’t come up with some new marketing strategy for his presidential campaign — but the MTA had agreed to an advertising campaign for… More »


“Transparent” Season 2: The Family That Yells Together Stays Together

“You’re all monsters!” More »


Amazon Just Realized That A “Lady Boy Drag Costume” Was A Bad Idea

Some people wear Halloween costumes to disguise themselves, while others pick costumes that reveal the truth behind who they really are — namely, an asshole. That’s what the “Adult Lady Boy Drag Fancy Dress Costume” will do for anyone who purchased it before Amazon UK removed it from their site.More »


Mother Sues Amazon And UPenn Over Daughter’s Suicide

Sujata Singh has filed a lawsuit against Amazon and the University of Pennsylvania, two years after the suicide of her 20-year-old daughter, Arya Singh.

Sujata Singh is suing Amazon for negligence and failing to prevent a Thai company from selling cyanide to her daughter. Arya was able to purchase cyanide pills with no… More »


Amazon Dumps The Confederate Flag

The movement to ditch the Confederate flag is now steamrolling along: Amazon and eBay today forbid the sale of any flag-related merchandise, reports CNN. (Walmart already did so, as did Sears.) An eBay spokesperson provides an explanation that is beginning to sound familiar after images surfaced of Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof posing with the… More »


Amazon’s New Woody Allen Show Would Be A Bad Idea Even If He Wasn’t A Pedophile

As news broke yesterday that Amazon Studios brokered a deal with controversial filmmaker and alleged pedophile Woody Allen to create a TV series for the fledgling streaming network, perhaps no one encapsulated the reaction better than Allen himself. “My guess is that Roy Price will regret this.” … More »


My First Year In New York City, As Told By My Amazon Purchase History

This piece was originally published on The Daily Dot.

After 26 years of living in California, I moved to New York City in February 2014. I did not handle it well. Although I was moving for a fun job to a city I’d often fantasized about living in, I still found myself on… More »


Amazon Released A List Of Its Most Popular Kindle Highlights

Kindle’s popular highlights are pretty much the only reason I would have to read anything on a Kindle anymore. I have successfully boycotted Amazon for books and most other things for the last several months, but I still find myself amazed at the popular highlights, mostly because of their extraordinary mediocrity. I’m pretty sure that… More »


5 Alternatives To Amazon For Your Book-Buying Needs

You might have seen Stephen Colbert’s take on the Amazon vs. Hachette debacle, or you might have seen articles floating around Facebook, or friends declaring that they’re not buying books from Amazon anymore. What’s the big deal, right?

Here’s what’s happening: Hachette is a gigantic publisher — right up there with Harper Collins,… More »


The Amazon Reviews For Haribo Sugarless Gummy Bears Are Disgustingly Hilarious

The reviews on Amazon are often a treasure trove of hilarity, but occasionally they are both amusing and educational. For example, I had no idea until today that if I were to eat a handful of Haribo sugarless gummy bears, I could expect my insides to turn into hot lava. According to the hundreds of reviews for… More »


British Bookseller Waterstones Overshadows Amazon’s New Drone Program

Sorry, Amazon: your robot drone delivery program just got one-upped, in terms of both efficiency and novelty. The future of delivery will not be dependent on technology, but rather winged animals — that is, if one British book retail giant has any say in it. Waterstones has trounced Amazon’s plans (which, really, now seem quaint… More »


Joy Covey, Former Amazon.com Executive, Dies Suddenly In Bike Accident At 50

Joy Covey, the former CFO of Amazon.com and a pioneering woman in tech, died suddenly in a bicycle accident yesterday in San Mateo County, California, at age 50. Named by Fortune magazine in 1999 as one of the 50 most powerful women, Covey was the first chief fiscal officer of Amazon between 1996 and 2000. More »


Guys, If You’ve Been Slacking Off At The Gym, You Can Just Buy A Fake Torso

From the deep, dark recesses of Amazon (where all the best products lie in wait), I came across this “Silicone Muscle Man Body Suit Transformation” for the bargain price of 24,000 Yen (that’s about $250). According to the Amazon description, you should buy this self-adhesive breast plate “because it is made of silicon, muscle Muscles… More »


Today In Things That Actually Exist: The Steering Wheel Desk

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Wheelmate steering wheel desk. According to the product description, the Wheelmate is “light enough to carry, but sturdy enough to support a notepad, lunch, or even a laptop.” In the very last sentence, the company cautions against using the product while driving (apparently it’s made for parking lot lunch enthusiasts),… More »


Amazon Sells A 55-Gallon Bucket Of Lube For $1,495

Okay, someone please tell me what a $1,500, 55-gallon vat of Passion Natural Water-Based Lubricant can be used for. Usually a dollop will do ya. Fifty-five gallons seems beyond excessive. When you’re done explaining that, please look at the “customers who viewed this item also viewed” section. The “Accoutrement Horse Head Mask,” I understand. But… More »


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