Category: Miscellaneous

Tile’s New Pro Series Are Waterproof With Double The Performance

Tile that took an everyday problem that consumers run into (losing valuable items) and used modern technology to help solve this dilemma in an affordable and intelligent way. Since the launch of the original Tile model, the company has released several new iterations. Today they announced their Pro Series which is geared for users who don't mind dishing out a little bit more cash for a sleeker, more robust design and better performance. Earlier today they announced their Pro Series which is geared for users who don't mind dishing out a little bit more cash for a sleeker, more...

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US Army Halts Use Of DJI Drones Due To Cyber Security Concerns

DJI is the most well-known company in the consumer quadcopter market, and their business has exploded over the last five years as drone technology improves and general pricing gets more affordable. Since the technology has become so advanced, even the Army has been utilizing DJI models sold right off the shelf for military operations like reconnaissance, engineering support, communications and fire support. While they Army gained great functionality out of these consumer drones for a small cost, a recent memo urged all Army personnel to immediately stop all use of DJI products via the following order:  “cease all use, uninstall...

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Jay’Z’s ‘4:44’ Album Now Available For Listening Beyond Tidal

Just a few weeks back, Jay-Z announced that his ‘4:44' album would launch exclusively on Tidal for existing subscribers along with Sprint customers through a partnership with Tidal and the mobile carrier. The title launched on June 30th and went platinum in just a week despite disgruntled fans who were unable to listen at launch due to an odd restriction which kept new Tidal customers from accessing the album had they signed up for a new Tidal account after the album launch. Now that we are a full week after the exclusive launch, Jay-Z has now added the album to...

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FAA Refunding $5 Fee For Anyone Who Registered A Personal Drone

Back in December of 2015, the FAA began requiring drone owners to register their portable aerial vehicles to help regulate the consumer industry better and hold operators accountable for drone-related accidents and crime. Fortunately, the registration process wasn't overly cumbersome and only cost $5 for three years of eligibility. On May 18th, the US Court of Appeals came forth with a ruling that the FAA violated their own Modernization and Reform Act which banned model aircraft regulations thus legally speaking drone owners should not be required to carry out a registration process. As part of this ruling, the FAA...

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Amazon’s Third Annual Prime Day Will Take Place On July 11th

A few years back, Amazon began offering a special sales holiday each summer dubbed ‘Prime Day'. This concept is a dedicated sales holiday like Black Friday or Cyber Monday held exclusively on Amazon's online storefront. In the past, the Prime Day sales have been underwhelming yet we still have hope that Amazon will surprise us this year and their chance is coming soon. Earlier this morning, Amazon announced the official date of Prime Day 2017 for July 11th. While the primary day of sales will be on the 11th, the deals will begin on the 10th at 9 PM...

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eBay Will Now Match Amazon & Walmart Prices On Select Items

Price matching has become a standard business practice for many retailers both traditional brick-n-mortar and especially online. Amazon's prices are often lowest, so they are usually the go-to source for negotiating a price-match when shopping at another retailer eBay is widely known for being a service that acts as the middle man between a third party seller and you as a buyer although they have been pushing a more traditional e-commerce strategy with their own dedicated sales and fulfillment methods. To combat the intense competition on internet sales, eBay has just launched a Price Match Guarantee feature that will...

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Breaking: Amazon Purchases Whole Foods Market For $13.7B

Big news from Amazon this morning as they have officially announced their plans to acquire Whole Foods, the high-end organic food market for a staggering $13.7B in cash. This marks the largest company acquisition from Amazon following their purchases of Zappos for $1.2B in 2009 and Twitch for $970M back in 2014. The actual transaction is slated to be complete by the end of the year while retaining their current Whole Foods CEO, John Mackey as well as their headquarters in Austin, Texas. All Whole Foods stores will continue to operate independently for the extended future. A purchase of...

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Amazon’s Alexa-Enabled Dash Wand Is Basically Free For Prime Users

The Amazon Dash is a product that the company announced a few years back to help customers make their purchase easier via a small Wi-fi barcode scanner. Fast-forward to 2017 and the company has introduced their ‘Dash Wand' which solves the same purpose as the original although with improvements thanks to their Alexa voice assistant technology which gained recognition from their Echo line. Using Alexa, you can carry out tasks like measurement conversions, recipe lookups, and buying products. Like the original, it still harnesses a barcode scanner if you find that easier than using your voice to order and...

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Amazon Axes Unlimited Cloud Drive Storage Plan For $60

In such a data-heavy world, Amazon can no longer offer their coveted $60/year for unlimited terabytes of cloud storage plan and instead has replaced it with a pay per terabyte plan that is capped at 30TB. While that is still a great deal of data, it is far less than the potential of the unlimited option. Pricing for the new option comes in at $60/year for a single terabyte and you can add-on to this at a $60 per TB pricing up to 30TB (bringing the total to $1,800 a year). This pricing directly matches new Apple's iCloud storage...

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Walmart’s New ‘Ship To Store’ Promo Takes Aim At Amazon

Amazon's Prime subscription program is a great way for the company to stay competitive and retain customers. However, retailers like Walmart are doing their part of staying relevant in the e-commerce space. Just a short while ago, Walmart matched the free 2-day shipping offer from Amazon Prime for all customers without the need to purchase any yearly subscription as long as the order total exceeded $35 or pay a flat rate of $5.99. This morning Walmart has upped the bar with a new announcement for online shoppers that might steal even more customers away from Amazon. Starting April 19th, the...

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