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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

Tai Gooden | June 16, 2016 - 12:15 pm

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…

Jenni Miller | April 18, 2016 - 11:02 am

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…

Newser | February 23, 2016 - 1:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 11, 2016 - 4:00 pm

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

Perfect for Margaret Cho fans and weed fans alike.

Megan Reynolds | December 15, 2015 - 1:30 pm

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.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 24, 2015 - 2:45 pm

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

“You’re all monsters!”

Megan Reynolds | November 19, 2015 - 3:00 pm

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

Lauren Vinopal | October 21, 2015 - 2:30 pm

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…

Katrin Higher | September 5, 2015 - 11:00 am

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…

Newser | June 23, 2015 - 5:45 pm

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…

Beejoli Shah | January 14, 2015 - 9:00 am

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…

Beejoli Shah | December 30, 2014 - 10:00 am

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 3, 2014 - 5:30 pm

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 13, 2014 - 10:14 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 16, 2014 - 11:40 am

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…

Rachel Krause | December 5, 2013 - 3:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 20, 2013 - 10:20 am

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…

Ami Angelowicz | August 28, 2013 - 2:30 pm

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 10, 2013 - 9:40 am

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.

Ami Angelowicz | February 15, 2012 - 1:40 pm
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