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Amazon’s RxPass will help you buy generic medication, but only if you’re a Prime member

Science April 23, 2023 0 Comments

Amazon’s latest foray into the healthcare industry is arguably its most dramatic push yet, but with it comes major concerns from healthcare experts and critics. On Tuesday, Amazon announced the unveiling of RxPass, a subscription service benefit for Prime members initially offering over 50 commonly prescribed generic medications alongside free two-day shipping. For a flat rate of $5 per month,…

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Amazon’s layoffs will cut nearly twice as deep as previously warned

Science March 7, 2023 0 Comments

The tech sector’s ongoing economic woes continue to hammer Amazon, resulting in the largest round of layoffs in the e-commerce giant’s history. The company will eliminate an additional 8,000 positions this month alone, bringing the total up to 18,000 workers. That follows Amazon’s previous target, made public in November, to scale back 3 percent of its white-collar workers, or about 10,000 people.…

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The Opt Out: When it comes to privacy, smart devices are not the smarter choice

Science March 5, 2023 0 Comments

THE TECHNOLOGY in modern home appliances has breathed new life (and plausibility) into the old saying “If these walls could talk.” Your fridge and smart speaker may not have mouths, but they have an internet connection, and that can be more dangerous than the sharpest of tongues.  Tech companies and manufacturers have made it seem like privacy is just a…

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A guide to sharing streaming service logins while you still can

Science May 2, 2022 0 Comments

This story has been updated. It was originally published on June 22, 2019. If you’ve got access to a Netflix or Spotify account—or any other subscription streaming service—you might be using a friend or relative’s login details rather than your own. Or maybe you’re the one doing the login lending. It’s common practice, but should you be doing it? Might…

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Amazon’s high tech clothing store is coming to California later this year

Science January 20, 2022 0 Comments

After seeing a spike in fashion sales during the pandemic, Amazon is opening its first brick-and-mortar clothing store in Glendale, California later this year. The shop, called Amazon Style, will be located in the Americana at Brand mall. Amazon Style will offer a mix of apparel, accessories, and shoes at various price points—plus, the company is applying plenty of tech…

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Amazon Sent a Man 1,700 Alexa Recordings from a Complete Stranger

Software December 22, 2018 0 Comments

AGerman man who made a routine data request to Amazon found it strange when the firm sent back Alexa voice recordings — since he didn’t own any Amazon Echo devices. That’s because what he actually received were around 1,700 Alexa voice recordings of another user, which Amazon had apparently sent to him by mistake. The blunder was first reported by German magazinec’t,…

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Have Amazon text you when your order has shipped and again when it’s been delivered

Technology December 8, 2018 0 Comments

If you shop at Amazon you’re probably familiar with the emails they send letting their customers know when an order has shipped. But did you know you can have them text you as well? They will, and it’s very easy to set up. Simply sign up for “Shipment Updates via Text” and Amazon will send you a standard SMS text message when…

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Your Monthly Amazon Prime Membership Is Getting More Expensive

Technology January 27, 2018 0 Comments

ad news for Amazon Prime members: the company’s monthly subscription price is getting a small price bump of $2. Amazon announced on Friday that its month-to-month Prime subscription is going to increase from $10.99 to $12.99 in the U.S. That’s only about an 18 percent increase, but it works out to be about $24 more a year than the old price ($156…

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